This past spring we hosted our 2nd Annual Rock the Beach: Battle of the Bands competition to bring together local musicians to share their craft. It was an amazing afternoon of music and beer with Sun City Riot taking home the crown. The band, made up of Raul Ramirez, Carlos Barrios, Iván Andres and Carlos Benitez, has been playing in this setup for the last 2 years and now they’re headed to The Fillmore!
As part of the grand prize for winning, they will be playing on August 2 at the Fillmore Miami Tito’s Stardust Lounge and debuting their new EP Showcase, IMAGINARY! The show is FREE and will also feature a special guest performance and opening by Cabaleta. Get to know the band in our rapid fire questions below and then join us at the show!
5. Describe your sound in 5 words or less.
Electric, distorted, loud, soul.
4. What music and/or artist inspired you?
Clásica Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pantera Beatles, Queens of the Stone Age.
3. If you could jam with any other artist/group (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
Led Zeppelin – for the amazing musical legacy they left to us.
2. How would you describe your experience at Rock the Beach and what does it mean to you to perform at the Fillmore?
Rock the Beach exceeded our expectations. We are proud to be the winners given how much talent we saw that evening.
1. If your band were a beer, what would it be and why?
Lager – strong but refreshing.