Ricardo Guerrero on Final Death to the Sun and Why "Miami Venues Still Suck Dick"

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Ricardo Guerrero: Musician, promoter, shit-talker.
Death to the Sun is not only Miami's best rock fest for the new, the hip, and the off-kilter. The annual farewell-to-summer local music bash, hosted by This Heart Electric's Ricardo Guerrero, is also one of the most controversial events spawned from the Biscayne Corridor's art-party music scene.

Last year, after hosting the festival's first two editions in Miami - first at The American Legion on the Boulevard's "Upper East Side," and then at the now-shuttered BAR (formerly P.S.14) - Guerrero abruptly moved the showcase to the also-now-closed Snooze Theater in Lake Park in Palm Beach County. His motivation?

In an interview, Guerrero explained to Crossfade that, "Miami venues sucked dick," which resulted in a heated (like, hot diarrhea) debate that produced two separate articles, 118 comments, and a personally addressed response in list format.

With DTTS making its return to Dade County to host a last hurrah, Crossfade sent Guerrero an email to see what was up with the festival's last edition.

See also:
-Ricardo Guerrero: "Miami Venues Suck Dick"
-Dear Ricardo Guerrero: Ten Reasons Why Miami Venues Don't Suck Dick
-Death to the Sun Festival: The Final Episode's Ridiculous 29-Band Lineup


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Photo by Ian Witlen
Space Voodoo Crystal at the American Legion, Death To The Sun, 2009.

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Photo by Ian Witlen
Surfer Blood at the American Legion, Death To The Sun, 2009.

Crossfade: Why is this the festival's last year?
I have decided to focus on making music, and nothing else. I feel like I do too much for others and not enough for myself. Saturn's in return right now. So many things are coming to light.

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Photo by Ronnie Rivera
Teepee at BAR, Death to the Sun II, 2010.

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