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Cris Cab Red Road Album Release.

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Cris Cab has officially released his latest mixtape, Red Road & it’s gotta be my favorite thus far!

The newly released album features nine songs, one of them is probably the best cover of Monsters of Men’s ‘Little Talks’ that I’ve ever heard, and the rest are originals worth listening to -on repeat.

Once again, Cris collaborated with his mentor Wyclef Jean, this time on ‘Another Love’ which is one of my favorite songs on the album. But who am I kidding? I’m seriously obsessed with all nine songs. They’re that good. He also did a collab with Mike Posner on ‘Colors’, his second single off the mixtape. Check out the video below.

Cris just began the two-month Light It Up Tour with Collie Buddz & New Kingston today. They’re first show is in Washington, D.C. tonight.

To download Red Road  & see when he’s going to be playing a show in your city, go to criscab.com or visit iTunes.


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Miami <3's to Boom Boom.

The Canadians have invaded Miami, but this time it wasn’t old snowbirds taking up our beaches. I recently met an incredibly talented band from East Vancouver who were in town for a few weeks. During their time in So Flo, the boys hung out, rocked out, and made a new fan out of me and lots of other Miamians who got to catch them live.

The Boom Booms are an amazing six-piece band with a rock-pop, reggae, funky vibe that is guaranteed to get you up on your feet and dancing within the first two minutes of their set –trust me.

Since forming, they’ve toured all over the world including Brazil, Central America, Mexico, Europe, Canada and the US. They’ve played a sold out show in the heart of the Amazon, performed on mountaintops, and in front of large crowds at festivals. With their light-hearted personalities and high-energy performances, they’ve quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere.

While in Miami, the band wasted no time. They performed at venues all over South Florida including shows in Wynwood, Boca, Sunny Isles, Jupiter, Key West and Miami Beach. “People here don’t know us yet, so anytime you play for a new crowd it’s a little different. When people already know your songs, they’re already on board. You’re already dating them. Here it’s like, ‘Hey, nice to meet you. Maybe you wanna do some stuff with us?’ – and these crowds definitely wanted to do some stuff.

For six guys from Canada, Miami was the perfect escape from the Canadian winter and they loved the 305 so much in fact that they plan on making it their second home! “It feels like the music scene is growing down here. There’s a lot of good music. It’s not established in the way that like LA or NY is which makes it exciting to be part of something like that. I think that’s attractive for us.”

We think it’s attractive too.

The Boom Booms are currently hitting up the west coast and will soon get started on recording their second studio album, which they expect to get started on in May.

After that, they’re touring Canada for the summer, playing in festivals around the country before releasing their sophomore album in September and heading back to the states to tour some more and settle down in the lovely MIA.

Check out the documentary they shot while in Brazil as well as some of their songs on their YouTube page. Love their stuff?? Of course you do! Download it on iTunes!

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http://theboombooms.com/

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FUNDRAISING CONCERT FOR POP UP PIANO MIAMI.

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Last night Miami Beach was alive. Not to say that it usually isn’t, but if you were out & about on our beautiful streets, you know what I’m talking about. Art Basel is in full blast & I couldn’t be more excited!

I’m so honored & thrilled to have had the chance to attend the Pop Up Piano Miami Fundraising Concert last night. The entire Pop Up Piano committee put on an incredible event with a special concert put on by singer/songwriter Yuna, the unbelievable Elew, and a surprise performance by Miami’s own, Cris Cab.

If you haven’t had a chance to tickle the ivories, check out the pop-up performances happening Friday & Saturday in the Midtown/Wynwood area.

The gorgeous butterfly piano will be at Sugarcane for the next few days with a POPM guest performance by local musicians Locos Por Juana & Suenalo on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Ross Von Rosenberg’s colorful piano will be at the Wynwood Cigar Factory on Saturday, Dec. 8 with  performances by Juke, the Heavy Pets & Arboles Libres beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Check out my photos from last night below & be sure to check out these pianos around town!

The über talented artists responsible for the gorgeous pianos

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The very beautiful & talented Yuna (http://www.yunamusic.com/)

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Cris Cab stopped by for a surprise performance too! (http://www.criscab.com/)

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The man who blew everyone away, ELew! (http://elewrockjazz.com/)

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Isabella Acker & I. She’s one of the founders of The Black Key Group & Pop Up Piano Miami. She’s also amazing overall!

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Whitney Lykins & I. She’s another one responsible for pulling off this incredible event.

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The very cool piano painted by POPM’s own & urban artist, Arnaud Pages

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An Alex Mijares original

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The colorful piano that will be featured at the Wynwood Cigar Factory by Ross Von Rosenberg

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Wase One’s finished product! Catch & Release!

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Deco Drive’s own Louis Aguirre also enjoyed the night of art & music

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Two dates are better than one! I had a great time thanks to these two!

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 Don’t forget to visit www.popuppianomia.com for all the info on where to find the pianos!

Happy Baseling! xo

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Pop Up Piano Miami Debuts Art Basel Pianos.

As December approaches, most people are feeling anxious about Christmas. However, due to the lack of Christmas-like weather Miami is dealt each year, I’m anxious about Basel.

Pop Up Piano Miami combines the love of art, music and charity while enriching the community.

Last night I attended my first Art Basel event of the year, Pop Up Piano Miami’s Pre-Basel mixer where 8 different artists from around Miami displayed Steinway pianos with their own personal twists. Artists included Eric Estrada AKA Wase One, Ivan Roque, Desiree Kawass, Rodrigo Gaya, Federico Carosio III, Ruben Ubiera, Alexander Mijares and Ross Von Rosenberg.

The artists were chosen out of dozens of applicants by the Pop Up Piano Committee to customize Steinway-donated pianos, creating an original, one-of-a kind, functional pieces of art. The pianos are then put on public display throughout the community during Art Basel Miami Beach Week, making it one of the city’s most wide-spread music and public arts project during Basel Week.

The event was held at the Miami Ironside Warehouse, an absolute perfect venue in Wynwood. Crowds of art lovers gathered around to be the first to see the colorful pianos in person. Thanks to social media, I got to see bits and pieces of the pianos beforehand, but in person they were simply breathtaking.

KIND Snacks and Pattycake Bakery provided the snacks. Steep City Teas & Deep Eddy Vodka provided the drinks & DJ Scotty K provided the tunes.

A BIG shout out goes out to the incredible Pop Up Piano committee for creating such an amazing program and event.

Visit the Pop Up Miami official website  for more information on their gala taking place on Dec. 5 at the Perry Hotel South Beach.

Stay tuned for my upcoming Basel posts! Happy Baseling! xo

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Brand New Cris Cab Video.

Hello friends! I’ve been waiting a while for this and the day has finally arrived! Cris Cab has released his latest video for ‘Good Girls (Don’t Grow On Trees)’ featuring Big Sean.

Big Sean has recently collaborated with the Biebs and other big names so this is pretty huge for Cris. ‘Good Girls’ was written by Cris along with Pharell and produced by his mentor, Wyclef Jean & Sedeck Jean. Check it out. The video was shot in California and is pretty awesome.

Cris also just announced his North American tour dates for the Rise Tour, in support of his upcoming EP, RISE, available in October. I’m so bummed he won’t be playing in his HOMETOWN but I definitely wanna check him out again. Orlando road trip anyone??

Saturday, October 6 — Jacksonville, FL — Jack Rabbits
Monday, October 8 — Atlanta, GA — Smith’s Olde Bar
Wednesday, October 10 — Washington, DC — U Street Music Hall
Friday, October 12 —  West Chester, PA — The Note
Saturday, October 13 — Cambridge, MA — TT the Bears
Monday, October 15 — New York, NY — The Gramercy Theatre
Wednesday, October 17 — South Burlington, VT — Higher Ground
Thursday, October 18 — Toronto, ON — El Mocambo
Saturday, October 20 — Cleveland, OH — Grog Shop
Monday, October 22 — Pontiac, MI — The Crofoot – Pike Room
Tuesday, October 23 — Chicago, IL — Schubas
Thursday, October 25 — Minneapolis, MN — Triple Rock
Thursday, November 1 — Tallahassee, FL — Potbellys
Friday, November 2 — Orlando, FL — The Social

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MY RED HOT DREAM COME TRUE.

I’ve been obsessed with the Red Hot Chili Peppers ever since I was about 13 years old, just around the time I met one of my best friends. And although I had been wanting to see them live for years, I was beginning to think it would never happen –until, it did.

After waiting so long for tickets to go on sale, then the tour getting postponed a few months due to Anthony Kiedis’ foot surgery, the day finally arrived. The concert was AMAZING. Their set list was everything I ever wanted from them. They started off with some classic old school RHCP & mixed in their more recent songs like ‘The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie’ & ‘Look Around’ off of their last album.

I had been waiting for this night for years & I couldn’t believe I was actually there to witness the magic with the girl who had witnessed me on several occasions dancing & singing along to ‘Under The Bridge’ like a crazy hippie child. The entire night was unreal. Miami was supposed to be the start of the tour but I’m glad Anthony recovered and got to really kick ass for our show. The wait was well worth it <3

Check out some of the awesome pictures my talented friend Janin Cruz Morales took below!

My best friend Mel & I had an unforgettable night!

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