Keyrats schedule for the week
I just got this message from Keyrats manager Chris Fong. The rats will be playing 3 shows in the next week, so now there’s no excuses for not being able to make it.
Just to update you all on our busy schedule:
Saturday night 6/14: Boardwalk Tavern, Coconut Grove Fundraiser for Cancer
Tuesday afternoon 6/17: Greenstreet, Coconut Grove; Drink specials from 7-11pm
Friday night 6/20: Cefalo’s, Coconut Grove; Great party
Thanks for everyone’s support! Come out this Saturday, drink and help raise money for Cancer!
Keyrats Live at Cefalo’s again this Friday 6/6
In case you missed it when they played their little acoustic set last Friday, the Keyrats are playing again at Cefalo’s in the Grove. Everyone I got to talk to said it was a good time, and I think people were even hoping it was going to be a regular thing. For them and for all of you who missed it, it’s not a bad Friday night.
On a related note, I’ve heard that Mike, the bassist, is leaving the Keyrats. He’s taking a job in Naples, and will continue to play with the rats on and off until a proper replacement is found. Not exactly the best news, but sometimes these things happen. Even though Alex is the driving force behind the Keyrats, I always felt Mike played a big part in defining some of the Keyrats’ more wacky, party loving style. On the backend of things he also contributed a lot to keeping the rats focused and organized. We all wish him the best, and hope he comes back to play a show or two in the future.
Cocowalk to get new Movie theater; Bowling Alley
According to the Coconut Grove Grapevine Cocowalk will be seeing some renovations soon. There’s not much detail at the moment, but it’s confirmed that the old AMC theaters are out, with a new Muvico megaplex coming. The new theater will have a restaurant and bar, as well as all the things you’d expect from a new theater, such as stadium seating and big seats like the one’s you’re used to at Sunset Place.
Cocowalk will also be getting a Lucky Strike Lanes, like the one in South Beach. It’s all expected to open October 2009.
The whole thing is much needed, in my opinion. Cocowalk has become this decrepit place where no one goes except noobs/tourists who don’t know where else to check out. The movie theater now is a derelict shadow of it’s former self complete with weird smells, uncomfortable seats, and poor visibility when there’s a crowd.
The bowling alley (which includes a lounge) will be a nice change of pace from Greenstreets and the other bars. Hopefully they can rival some of the drink specials.
KeyRats Live at Cefalo’s Friday
Been jonesing for some KeyRats? This Friday they’ll be playing live at Cefalo’s in the Grove. From what I understand it’ll be a happy hour type of event, from 8pm to midnight. The KeyRats will be playing acoustic (whatever that means) and will be playing a mix of originals and covers.
I heard the last happy hour event in Grove Isle went pretty well, so don’t be reluctant to pass by and see what’s going on.
Outereach in the Herald; CD Release Tomorrow
Outereach is making moves. They have an article about them in the Herald’s new website Miami.com, and they have their new album coming out tomorrow. The article is a bit of a fluff piece; it talks about how the band has a great sound, and how they’ve been around for a while. It finishes with a great Miami cliche, mentioning how the new album “…includes a cornucopia of songs — exactly what you would expect from a band gathering its influences from a melting pot like Miami.”
Don’t let that detract, you, though. Outereach does have a great sound, and if their last album is anything to go by, this new album should be great. The album release party is being held tomorrow night at Flavour. Get out there to the Grove and check it out.