Black Taxi are currently on the road in support of their latest album, “We Don’t Know Any Better” and will be doing a tour diary for Infectious Magazine to keep fans up to date on the latest on-the-road happenings. You can check out the second update below.
5/10-The Stage, Miami, FL
We love Miami, with all it’s chic design, amazing weather and beautiful people. It was our second time there as a band, we’d been really looking forward to coming back after last time we were here back in January. We performed at The Stage which is one of only a few clubs that features live music, which is in contrast to the DJ culture that dominates Miami’s nightlife. On the bill with us was a local band who’s entire set was in Spanish, and some new friends of ours from Brooklyn, a duo called BoomChick.
Some good friends of ours in the arts were in attendance – well-know Miami artist Lebo (http://www.lebostudios.com/ ) was in attendance, as were some of his paintings installed for our show. A while back in NYC, Lebo painted live during one of our performances and even painted up one of Ezra’s megaphones in his signature style. We were psyched to have him and a few other notables from the Miami arts and music scene at our show.
We were lucky enough to stay close by with another artist and good friend Hugo Montoya (http://hugomontoya.blogspot.com/ , ), who despite having his hands full with a huge installation project showed us his usual hospitality by opening up his home in the heart of Miami’s arts district. This city is so full of good people and creative minds and artists making names for themselves on their own terms – it’s so inspiring for us to come be a part of that if only for a few moments.
Miami photographer Stian Petter Roenning ( http://www.stianroenning.com/ ) was at our show and had invited us to come by his studio the following day for a shoot. We spent a few hours in his amazing space, playing with props and having fun in from of the camera. It seems that whatever Stian touches turns to photographic gold and we couldn’t be happier with the results of this shoot. You’ll be seeing the shots soon…
Thanks for following along tour with us, and we invite you to come check out our shows! If you see that we’re playing in a city where you have friends send ‘em on out to catch a show and hang out. We love making new friends and playing to a crowd! ( http://www.blacktaxi.com/tour/ ) – Jason
5/11-Funky Buddha, Boca Raton, FL
The rat’s mouth? Surely a geographical reference for this otherwise friendly and beautiful town. We rolled into town after driving some pretty long stretches and the beach was a welcome sight. Somehow Paul Simon’s Graceland album made it’s way into Tony Vanza’s playlist and we were like, super feeling it, ya know? We jammed on the mini acoustic guitar and threw a baseball around while the venue prepped for our arrival. Boca had it’s share of Black Taxi supporters which was a welcoming surprise for our first show there. Also in attendance was our old friend, Debbie, who was a fan of ours probably before anyone else. I get the feeling Florida leans toward the jam bands because the guitar and trumpet solos were a fan favorite. We’ll be back, Boca. Put that keg of Hop Gun IPA on ice for us. – Bill