The building is as iconic as the brand it now houses. That said edifice happens to be one of the most iconic in a neighborhood full of iconic edifices only compounds the supreme suitability of it all. We’re speaking of the gloriously modern Dorissa Building, that sublime blue-and-white striped two-plex across from The Electric Pickle which since last March has been the Miami home for none other than Gibson.
Yes, that’s right, we’re talkin’ ‘bout Gibson Guitars, perhaps the most legendary brand in the land. Last night the site-specific hotspot hosted a BMI showcase with Cuban/Canadian sensation Alex Cuba, who had a crowd of a cool couple hundred bopping beneath some very impressive displays.
Word is the BMI event was just one of three or four such doings Gibson’s got going on each month. Among the many who’ve taken to its increasingly fabled stage are Venezualan singing sensation Franco De Vita (one of the first) and Lillian Garcia, the former WWE darling whose recent appearance brought out a slew of Wrestlemania’s most vivid (and well known) characters.
In addition to that action though, the space apparently also plays host to tons of press junkets, art showings and songwriting sessions, any of which anyone would be privileged to hit. MTV Latino alum Brad Berman runs the showplace, and Lebo is its resident artist, two names you may wanna know when you pop in for the May 4th Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser (which will feature Ransom Everglades’ in house student rock band) and May 18th for the Jacob Jeffries Band’s new CD release party.
While you’re at it, thank your lucky stars the likes of Gibson are choosing wily Wynwood to carry on their esteemed traditions.