Ten Miami Musicians Who Got Their Start at Bardot
Via Facebook.com Millionyoung: One of the many successful 305 artists who got a shot at Bardot.
During its four years of bringing musical talent and drunken debauchery to the Magic City, Bardot has attracted some of the best indie, hip-hop, and electronic artists to its floor-level carpet stage.
While the club has hosted national acts, including Florence Welch, Mayer Hawthorne, and Starfucker, it's the local artists that have made the Wynwood hotspot what it is today, or as resident DJ Ynot put it, "the go-to stop."
As a stepping stone to musical success, many Miami musicians got their start playing at small music venues like Bardot.
In the spirit of its fourth birthday, here are ten local Bardot favorites who've made it in the 305, according to the club's David Sinopoli.
"I always like the first performances of bands because it's rawer and you sense a little bit of nervousness," admits Sinopoli.
"The first time Krisp performed at Bardot, they had Kryogenifex come in and do the whole smoke thing," he describes.
Today, the "indie rock, disco, new wave and dream pop" band has opened for LCD Soundsystem and other acts of the ilk, and released their first single with Sweat Records' in-house label, Sutro, earlier this year.
"Psychic Mirrors had a release party [in late August 2011] and came in through the back door with Ghostbusters back packs on," laughs Sinopoli.
"They played the theme song and rolled onto the stage almost like a conga line."
Maybe their funky ways and ability to keep the crowd on their toes is what makes Psychic Mirrors a 305 staple.