South Floridians of a certain age remember when you could tell the seasonal changes up north by the influx of French Canadian tourists clogging up Hollywood Beach. A silly stereotype of rude, banana-hammock wearing clods took hold. It became so ingrained that even today you can purchase a "french canadian tourist" halloween costume.
Tonight, when the Vagabond's "Shake" party hosts French Canadian laptop guy Poirier, you can find out what would happen if the above caricature had an obnoxious musical baby. Poirier's videos contain close-ups of urinals. He practices musical colonialism by hiring a variety of rappers and toasters to freestyle over his half-thought out electro beats to give him "authenticity." But instead of making a musical whole, all it does is separate the "real" from the "memorex." He's a musical tourist of the worst kind. But as he works a laptop and makes dance music, he gets an equal "shake" in the magic city.
Lucky for him, we truly are one city under a groove.