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Electric Piquete vs. Spam Allstars at The Stage Miami on Boxing Day
December 26, 2014 @ 10:00 pm - December 27, 2014 @ 3:00 am$10
The undisputed champions of the Miami music scene The Spam Allstars and one of the Latin funk scene’s title contenders Electric Piquete will both play The Stage Miami (170 NE 38 Street, Miami, FL 33137) on December 26, 2014. Pound-for-pound, this barnburner of an evening will be the most exciting and danceable event of the year. The doors open at 9 p.m. and the cover is $10. There will be $6 well drink specials and $3 domestic beers; open to 21 and over. For more information, call 305.576.9577 or visit www.TheStageMiami.com.
Formed in and by the gritty Miami suburb of Hialeah, Electric Piquete is driven by an explosive three-piece horn section featuring Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn, Guillermo Roig on tenor sax and Jose Miranda on trombone, a powerfully tight rhythm section including the Latin Grammy-winning pianist Pepe Montes, Ed Rosado (drums), Michael Mut (bass) and Chris Correoso (guitar) and percussionist Miguel Rega.
The band’s flavorful sound and intense live performances twice earned them a spot as house band on the Fusion Live TV program, and the Miss Carnaval Miami pageant three times.; they also secured slots at numerous area music festivals. In 2009, Miami.com featured them as a Band of the Hour and the Miami New Times named the group “Best Latin Band.” Miami New Times also recently said this about Electric Piquete: “The group’s commitment to the groove is a force to be reckoned with, and they are full of poetry and fuego.” The Miami Herald featured the band’s original “En La Playa Giron” in a special report about the 50th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion.
Electric Piquete will soon reenter the studio to cut a new single, for which there will also be a new accompanying concept video. They recently released the studio version of “En La Playa Giron” and “El Raton”, the late Cheo Feliciano’s classic, produced by Latin Grammy-nominated musician and producer DJ Le Spam. EP’s music is available for sale on iTunes and Amazon.com and streams from www.soundcloud.com/ElectricPiquete.