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Miami, Florida, United States

Miami, Florida, United States
Band Alternative Rock


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"Addax - Digging Through the Crates..."

Digging through the crates with Laura Barry of Addax - Miami New Times - Crossfade Blog

"Nice Girls Kicking A** and Taking Names at Transit"

Nice Girls Kicking A** and Taking Names at Transit - Miami New Times

"Rev Miami interview"

5 questions with Laura Barry of Addax -

"City Link Music Fest/Lead Singer Q&A"

Q&A Laura Schweitzer

Lead singer for Miami alternative band Addax

by T.M. Shine
Posted November 10 2004

How old are you? 21. It's the best age.

In five words or less, describe your band's sound. Incubus with a female singer.

What does it say on your favorite T-shirt? "You say tomato, I say fuck you."

Do you owe people money? People owe me. I'm the one everyone comes to for money. I always say, "All I have is a five." That's as high as I go. Don't ever tell anyone you have more than a five.

Do you work a part-time job? No, but I need work. If anyone needs a bartender or an interpretive dancer, I'm your girl.

What's in your car's CD player? A local band, Just for a Day.

What's your best lyric? "In days in which I could have loved to live/But lived to only love to hurt."

What lyric do you wish you wrote? Everything that Incubus has written.

What's your backup plan? I'm majoring in advertising at FIU, but hopefully rock star will interfere with that.

Gwen Stefani or Karen 0? Gwen, for sure.

What's with the name Addax? Craig, the bass player, came running in with a list of endangered creatures one day and yelled, "I've got it!" We were confused, but it ended up sticking. The addax is some kind of rare relative of the antelope. It lives in Africa, I believe, and can go for a long time without water.

What turns you off about a guy? Super-smelly breath.

What turns you on? When his name is Alex. For some reason, I pretty much end up with Alexes.

What's your most prized possession? I have this old spiral notebook full of song lyrics and pictures of old boyfriends. It's like my little black book.

Are breakups good for the music? I could do a full album on my breakups. Music is my out.

What did you do the last time you skipped school? Went to see this local band in the middle of the day. Catapillah Silk.

Finish this sentence: I believe in … my music. How corny is that?

Addax will perform 10 p.m. Saturday at the City Link Music Fest in downtown Hollywood. For more information, see schedule. For more on the band, visit - City Link Magazine

"Addax-Band of the Hour"

Featured as "Band of the Hour" -

"Daily Candy - ADDAX"

Featured on The Weekend Guide -


"Missoutonme" EP-2005
"Be the Victim" Full Length Album-2007
"Take Aim, Take Flight" EP-2010

Internet Streaming/Distribution:
-Facebook (Addax Page)

Radio Airplay & Interviews:
WHDR 93.1 93Rock
WZTA 94.9 Zeta Rocks
WVUM 90.5 University of Miami
WRGP 88.1 Florida International University (Interview & Airplay)
WNSU 88.5 Nova Southeastern University



In an age where most up-and-coming bands choose to relegate their musical fate solely to Internet sites, South Florida band Addax will do no such thing.

Beginning in 2003, Addax, comprised of vocalist Laura Barry, bassist Eddy Davis, guitarists Omar Williams and Josh Rohe, and drummer Louis Gonzales, decided early on that passivity was not an option. Blending elements of hard rock, impassioned singer/songwriter vocals, and a lock-step groove rhythm section, Addax is taking its message to the people. In 2009, drummer Carlos Paguaga joined the lineup adding his own fire-powered rock chops to the mix.

The band has made it their mission to become something of local "road dogs" in South Florida - playing every venue, every time, every way possible - earning themselves a significant following and respect within the burgeoning scene. The band has also branched out beyond Florida having performed dates up the East coast including New York City hot spots Acme Underground and The Lion's Den.

Much like a prize fighter, Addax has the blood, bruises, and belts to prove its mettle. After winning several local battle of the band competitions, the band placed 2nd in the 2005 International Emergenza Competition in the Florida regional finals. Also, Billboard Magazine honored the band's single "Puzzle" in its recent World Songwriting Contest. Along the way, Addax released a variety of demos, as well as 2006's EP MissOutOnMe, which garnered the band significant rotation on regional college radio stations WVUM 90.5 FM, Radiate 95.3 FM and RadioX WNSU 88.5.

The band's latest full-length album Be The Victim is an impressive collection of new wave rock, powerful pop ballads, and sick-tight drum and bass grooves from which Addax has made a name for themselves. Songs like "Take This and Remember" and "Your Eyes I'm Wearing" blare with bombastic notions of angst and personal empowerment, while a tight-knit rhythm section and seething guitar riffs provide a sonic portrait that only a band like Addax could execute without being coy.

A collection of the high-profile engineers are credited with work on Be The Victim. Recording engineers include Matt LaPlant (Nonpoint, Skindred, Fiction Plane), while mixing duties were skillfully handled by Patrick Magee, noted for his work with Timbaland, Missy Elliot, and LL Cool J among others.

Of the recording, which was released independently in the spring of 2008 Barry commented, "It's a culmination of the beginnings of Addax... a lot of emotion and love by many, many people went into the making of the album and I just know that it will shine through." - Adam Cohen