‘The Standard, Miami—a seventies-style hotel with a vibe that’s half summer camp, half hippie commune … where it’s hard to decide whether to watch the hipsters or the sunset…..you can listen to live music by the jazzy jam band Gold Dust Lounge’
– Eimear Lynch, Condé Nast Traveler
‘Excellent support comes from Miami scene vet Russell Mofsky, whose local punk pedigree bleeds through the surfabilly edges of his new project, Gold Dust Lounge.’
- Arielle Castillo, Miami New Times
‘From a slight distance, the trio’s music — ambient instrumentals laden with reverb and often performed at an unhurried pace — can sound as fragile as smoke rings.’
- Jake Cline, Citylink Magazine
‘Gold Dust Lounge is that rare music act that accurately describes its own music: “original post-surf, noir, spy-fi rock-n-roll.” Throw in the spirit of free-form jazz and you’ve got Wynwood Bootleg’ - William Alton, Beached Miami
Gold Dust Lounge has been playing on the street in Miami's uber-hip Wynwood Arts District since the winter of 2009. Their sound and music embody the neighborhood's electric and eclectic atmosphere, but their roots reach far beyond to the varied arenas of acid surf, jazz, punk rock, spy-fi and spaghetti western. A compelling fusion of sounds that weave in and out around a deep groove, Gold Dust Lounge are masters at creating new rhythms, unexpected melodies and down tempo moods to kick back to.
Merging the jam band energy of playing outside with the free, but focused improvisation of seasoned musicians, Gold Dust Lounge have developed their own feel, connecting with audiences through music that captures a moment, a memory, a desire – sounds that envelop them, soundtracks perhaps for their own silent movies.
Biography: Gold Dust Lounge is a collaborative musical project led by guitarist/songwriter, Russell Mofsky, a native of South Florida who came up through the DIY punk scene of the late 1980s. He was a member of the critically-acclaimed band Quit who were regulars in independent music circles and shared the stage with bands such as Social Distortion, Green Day, Fugazi, Marilyn Manson, Butthole Surfers, 7-Seconds, Samiam, and ALL. Subsequently studying jazz guitar at the New England Conservatory of Music, Mofsky started Gold Dust Lounge as a way to explore and integrate a broad range of musical influences.