Vampire Weekend and Jacuzzi Boys - Fillmore Miami Beach

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Check out Crossfade's 46-photo slideshow from Vampire Weekend and Jacuzzi Boys at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

Vampire Weekend
With Jacuzzi Boys
Fillmore Miami Beach
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Better Than: All of those other vampiric pop-culture creatures feasting on the blood of the millennial generation.

A fat, crooked queue of teens and post-teens stretched from the Fillmore Miami Beach's doorstep to 17th Street before veering around the corner and snaking down the block.

The kids were chattering, giggling, snapping pics. And yes, they were actually all hyped up for an indie rock show.

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Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez
Check out Crossfade's 46-photo slideshow from Vampire Weekend and Jacuzzi Boys at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

Quite honestly, it's been, like, forever since we here at Crossfade have witnessed a mob of young adults expressing such effervescent enthusiasm for a nice evening of guitar-, bass-, drums-, and doodads-based music in Miami.

Sure, this past year's two-night stand from Arcade Fire (as the Reflektors) elicited extreme effusiveness from local rock fans. But even that crowd was a bit too old to serve as an especially apt point of comparison.

Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez

In fact, it might be necessary to zip back to 2010, when MGMT, Phoenix, and LCD Soundsystem all visited the Fillmore in just a few short weeks, for the last indie-ish shows that inspired a full-blown, 21-and-under fan frenzy.

Last night, though, as one totally overwhelmed girl screeched: "OMG! OMG! OMG! Vampire Weeeeeeeeeeeekend!"

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However, the party started with our own hometown rock 'n' roll heroes.

"Hello, boys and girls! We're Jacuzzi Boys from Miami, F.L.A.," frontguy Gabriel Alcala said, introducing the crew in his special sneeringly stoked way. "Thank you soooooo much."

The set lasted just over 30 minutes. But the Boys ripped through eight fuzzy faves from the back catalog, including "No Seasons," "Smells Dead," "Glazin'," "Bricks or Coconuts," and "Double Vision," while Gabriel moaned gems like, "This one's for the loverrrs," and blew half-sarcastic kisses into the crowd.

Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez

The Jacuzzis also showed off some unheard stuff. "This is a new song," Alcala chirped, "called 'Happy Damage.'"

And later, Gabriel, bass player Danny Gonzalez, and drummer Diego Monasterios even covered the man who once praised them by saying, "It's a stupid name, but they've got a good spirit."

"This next one's for Iggy Pop, by Iggy Pop," the singer shouted. "It's called 'Fun Time," so have a fun time 'cause it's fun to have fun."

A mini-pit churned. Some Miami kids tossed fists in the air for the locals. And after two more quick cuts and a signature Alcala brain-dead bobblehead gag, it was finally time for "OMG! OMG! OMG! Vampire Weeeeeeeeeeeekend!"

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Location Info


The Fillmore Miami Beach

1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

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