Pre-Basel Shop Parties

It’s Monday and Basel-related festivities are already underway – check out these three early shopping-related options in the Design District.

Tonight is the Jewelry Salon at NDS, a wearable art event at local designer Nektar De Stagni‘s shop!  Come check out limited jewelry pieces by Miami artists like Hernan Bas, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Martin Oppel and more. Starts at 7pm at 155 NE 38th St, Suite 102

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Tuesday evening, Miami’s purveyors of art and magical plushes FriendsWithYou invite you to “Shop Happy” at the grand opening of their new flagship boutique!

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Animal Tropical “Waterbed City” Video

Animal Tropical (say it Miami style: ahh-nee-mahl trow-pee-cahl) are one of the best and most underrated bands in the whole damn city.  Formerly the Down Home Southernaires and jazz-rockers Pygmy before that, these four talented and well-dressed gentlemen make some of the most uniquely weird but listenable music around.  Read nice things other people had …

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Sweat, Black Friday + The 3/50 Project

Black Friday is upon us, the busiest shopping day of the year when people wake up before dawn, and literally risk their lives in the name of a discount on…stuff.

At Sweat, we offer you an alternative.  We open at noon, offer you a wide variety of already reasonably priced unique gifts and music, and promise that absolutely no one will be trampled to death.  We do know the lure of a good sale though so EVERYTHING will be 10% off.  No ifs, ands or buts, just an across-the-board discount on all of our awesome LPs, CDs, books, movies, toys and treats.

In this same spirit, we’d like to introduce you to a concept we think is pretty neat – THE 3/50 PROJECT:

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The basic premise is

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The Electric Bunnies’ Sweet New LP

More new local music!  The Electric Bunnies have been hopping around Miami for a few years now, playing their psychedelic tunes to appreciative audiences.  They’ve released a few 7″s but their full length LP is finally here and it’s a beautyThrough the Magical Door is a gorgeous gatefold LP designed by Lucha Workshop and along with the perforated inserts it becomes a whole board game!  Very awesome.

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New Local Music: Black Bobby “Phat Kid Tendencies”

TONS of awesome new releases have been emerging from right in our backyard.  We’re going to be turning you on to as many of them as possible in the next few weeks.  This one you don’t even have to buy…

BLACK BOBBY is the alias of Miami-based MC Larry Harris, Jr.  Originally from DC, this Harvard grad was about to start running for seats but realized his calling was to run rhymes and move seats!  He’s all about preserving the original spirit of hip hop – his album has no grandstanding foolishness, no bling-worship, and no features – it’s just one man rapping right over some classic beats and reminding you what hip hop is all about.

Start listening here and read more below:

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Wednesday Night: The 7th Annual ’80s Prom!

For the last six years on Thanksgiving Eve, Miamians have gathered to pay homage to the most decadent decade at the ANNUAL ’80s PROM! This year is the SEVENTH one and it promises to be the best Prom yet!  It’s at The Vagabond on Wednesday night, RSVP here and read below to see what we’ve got in store for you…  Doors are at 10pm, it’s $5 before midnight and $10 after!

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