I recently spoke with the band ICE CREAM about why they chose to move to NYC, and what Miami is lacking musically.
Bandmember Justin Anthony Rivers spoke on behalf of the band. (Other bandmembers; Thomas Kennedy, Roy Neil Hunter, Joel Gutman and Alex Lashley)
Anais: Let's get right to it. What could South Florida use more of to build up the music scene?
Justin: South Florida could use more support from show promotors, venue owners/managers, and other local bands. Promotors in South Florida generally have no clue how to handle an event featuring local acts.
Venue owners/managers don't care to associate with local acts, and never come close to making sure the money being made is given to the bands by the promotor. Other bands are not supportive of something that is a bit different, despite how good it might be, there is always weird tension behind fake smiles.
In your opinion, what is the biggest hindrance for up and coming bands trying to grow as musicians in South Florida?