Grand Central presents
Gold Dust Lounge, Skinny Jimmy and the Stingrays, Haitian Hillbilly
697 N Miami Ave.
Miami, FL, 33136
Doors 8:00 PM
Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's. Not the '60's as is commonly believed. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right handed guitar left handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before.
Gold Dust Lounge
Gold Dust Lounge is a collaborative musical project led by guitarist/songwriter, Russell Mofsky. Mofsky is a native of South Florida who came up through the DIY punk scene of the late 1980s. He was a member of the critically-acclaimed band Quit who were regulars in independent music circles and shared the stage with bands such as Social Distortion, Green Day, Fugazi, Marilyn Manson, Butthole Surfers, 7-Seconds, Samiam, and ALL. Subsequently studying jazz guitar at the New England Conservatory of Music, Mofsky started Gold Dust Lounge as a way to explore and integrate a broad range of musical influences.
Gold Dust Lounge has been playing on the street in Miami’s uber-hip Wynwood Arts District since the winter of 2009. Their sound and music embody the neighborhood’s electric and eclectic atmosphere, but their roots reach far beyond to the varied arenas of acid surf, jazz, punk rock, spy-fi and spaghetti western. A compelling fusion of sounds that weave in and out around a deep groove, Gold Dust Lounge are masters at creating new rhythms, unexpected melodies and down tempo moods to kick back to.