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 a brand new feel, connecting with audiences through music that captures a moment, a memory, a desire – soundtracks for imaginary films.
From their experience as the resident band at The Standard, Miami at Aqua Art Fair , Harold Golen Gallery, and the Corning Museum of Glass, as well as playing at festivals such as The Hukilau, and the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival, Gold Dust Lounge are carving their own path in the new music economy – developing new business approaches as interesting & diverse as their music.
In November 2012, Gold Dust Lounge’s unique approach was the subject of a short film “On the Ground with Gold Dust Lounge” by Miami filmmaker Sascha Rybinski.
Biography: Gold Dust Lounge is a collaborative musical project led by guitarist/songwriter, Russell Mofsky. Mofsky is 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 among others. 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.