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Event Calendar

PIG at Churchills

Churchill's Pub

Wednesday July 26th, Churchills presents PIG, Julien K, Ghostfeeder, Cyanide Regime, & Petter Pepper.

Tickets on sale now at churchillspub.com/tickets


Colony Theatre

Embark on a journey through Edith Piaf’s life with her most beloved songs. Experience how a frail woman who started making a living singing in the streets of working-class Paris went on to become a musical legend.


Piaf, an extraordinary theatrical work, has been hailed by critics across Latin America and now makes its North American premiere at the Colony Theatre.


Piaf’s voice and melodies are instantly recognizable, making it a tremendous challenge for any actress to transform into the role. Mariaca Semprún, known as the “Queen of Musicals” in Venezuela, is up to the challenge. Semprún digs deep to channel her inner genius and pays a gorgeous tribute to Piaf’s voice, art and legacy as she physically and emotionally transform into the legendary singer. Leonardo Padrón, one of Venezuela’s most respected writers, has woven Piaf’s music into a captivating story.


If interested in additional performances in Spanish, shows are available July 20 – July 30 (Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm)

Miami Girls Rock Camp 2017 Grand Finale Showcase

The Gleason Room | Backstage at The Fillmore

Come check out all nine Miami Girls Rock Camp 2017 camper bands playing their original songs at our Grand Finale Showcase. The entire camp weeks leads up to this moment and we can’t wait to share it with you! Incredible local youth act Anastasia Max closes out this year’s show. 

All-ages, $10 admission, doors at 4PM, show at 5PM. Get your tickets at https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/0D0052DDFDDCB9C3

Miami Girls Rock Camp is a 501(c)3 organization and is supported in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

O Cinema and Reel Hottpants present Barry Gordy’s THE LAST DRAGON!

O Cinema Wynwood

Motown Records believed their first movie in the ‘80s was destined for success (it wasn’t)!

DJ Hottpants is sharing the most important and influential movies in his life. They may not be highly rated on Rotten Tomatoes, but they are AMAZING!!! Take The Karate Kid, add Purple Rain, sprinkle with Xanadu-esque special effects, and you are still just scratching the surface of what THE LAST DRAGON is. The cast includes Prince-protégé Vanity, Tony Winner Faith Prince, cartoonish bad guys, and leading man Taimak (one name only… seriously, like he’s Cher or Madonna or, well, Vanity)! Reel Hottpants invites you to laugh inappropriately, join in some audience participation, and search for “The Glow”. Bonus: the movie works the ENTIRE DeBarge “Rhythm of the Night” music video into the script!!!

Martial Arts gis and ’80s costumes are encouraged.

• 8PM – DJ Hottpants will show classic ’80s Motown music videos, share ridiculous trivia, teach your audience participation cues, and encourage you to start drinking! • 9PM – THE LAST DRAGON with audience participation and commentary by DJ Hottpants

Holly Hunt and Rat Bastard at Kill Your Idol

Kill Your Idol

Friday August 4th, Holly Hunt and Rat Bastard at Kill Your Idol

10pm, FREE

Cave of Swimmers w/Smut & Dracula

Gramps Bar

CAVE OF SWIMMERS (Venezuela/Miami new metal) Back from tour and playing songs from their brand new 7″ record “The Sun” https://caveofswimmers.bandcamp.com/

SMUT (sh*t-gaze punk by Ale Campos) https://smutmiami.bandcamp.com/ Performing as a power trio!

DRACULA (candlelit acoustic folklore) https://miamidracula.bandcamp.com/

Dance after party curated by DJ WOOZLES

$5 cover in Shirley’s Theater


Donald Fagen and The Nightflyers

Fillmore Miami Beach

The legendary co-founder of the super group Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, comes to the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 / 8PM for a special intimate performance. Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, April 28th / 10am.

Donald Fagen is one of the two masterminds behind the legendary jazz-pop band Steely Dan. Along with his longtime friend Walter Becker, they created a string of hits including “Aja,” “FM,” “Reelin In The Years,” “Deacon Blues” and many more.  His solo work has been a continuation of the band’s personna — carefully constructed and arranged, intricately detailed pop songs that are more substantial than their stylish surface may indicate. His solo debut, The Nightfly, was considered one of the best albums he had ever made; it covered the same ground as the previous Steely Dan albums, yet surpassed them in terms of ambition and achievement.  It was certified platinum for sales of over a million copies in the U.S. and reached 11 on the Billboard Top 200 albums list.  It was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Becker produced Fagen’s second album, Kamakiriad, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and reached number 10 on the Top 200 albums chart.  Fagen has produced two additional well-received solo albums as well as publishing an autobiography titled Eminent Hipsters.  He and Becker still continue to tour frequently as Steely Dan.

The Psychedelic Furs at Culture Room

Culture Room

If you sit and talk to many of the alternative rock artists dominating today’s music, you’ll find that many of them pay homage t The Psychedelic Furs. Led by front man and songwriter Richard Butler, the Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation. Through it all, the band scored major hits with “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heartbreak Beat” in all releasing seven studio albums and spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD. 

The Psychedelic Furs join us in Fort Lauderdale at Culture Room on August 9th as part of their 2017 national tour.

Tickets on sale here:


Second Sundays at Faena Forum

Faena Forum

Àngeles veloces arcanos fugaces is a participatory art installation that reimagines a roller dancing rink as an art experience by assume vivid astro focus (avaf).

Musical experience curated by Paperwater. Performances by the TM Sisters and the Miami Quad Squad.

This participatory work establishes a new platform for social interaction in the Faena Forum. The roller disco will feature a performance by renowned Miami performance artist duo TM Sisters and will be activated musically by guest DJ Paperwater. Roller skates will be provided to attendees.

The Black Market Aug 13! Deaf Poets! Pop Up Skate Park! Vendors! Musicians, Artists!

Churchill's Pub

The Black Market is Back! Bigger and Better!

An alternative flea market featuring vendors selling used vinyl records, tapes, cassettes, vintage clothes, handmade jewelry,(horror,punk,anime)art, handmade crafts, plus many more goodies here at the infamous Churchills Pub!!!!

We strive to give you the best music that miami has to offer, that being said we have an exceptional lineup of artists this month of not only the best of local talent, but some great out of towners that we are fortunate to have grace the stage……..

✴Performing Live✴

Deaf Poets Rip Junior (Jacksonville) Ex Isles [highly anticipated debut] Pathos Pathos (Orlando) Pocket of Lollipops Anastiamax The Lone Wolf – Killer One Man Band

Not only do we have the best musicians, but the best Artists!! Come see some of Miami’s finest paint live!

Nicole Salgar The DOWW Chytea

POP UP SKATE PARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lemon City Standard will have a pop skate park at their location across the street from churchills, with all the ramps and rails for all you little skater fiends. It will be an open jam so just bring your board or skates and have a good time ….

Food?!?! YES!!! We will have the Vibe 305 truck along with Empowered Youth, a nonprofit providing job training for at risk young men, not only do they have delicious food, but you get to help out your community as well!

Speaking of community, The Black Market is not only a flea market with bad ass bands and artists but a platform to raise social awareness in our community, this month we are supporting and promoting the Louis Salgar  Fund, they are starting a new music/art after school program for underprivileged children in Overtown. Miami’s educating has been deteriorating for years with cutbacks in music education and the arts, most kids don’t even have the opportunity to learn what we learned back In school, that needs to change! We at The Black Market will donate %15 of the door sales towards this incredible program!!!


If you’d like to participate in the event as a vendor please email pumpkinheartmia@gmail.com

Rock the Mic at Faena Theater

Faena Theater Miami Beach

Channel your inner rockstar at Faena Theater with Rock the Mic, an unconventional karaoke experience in which guests take center stage while live band Higher Ground supports your pitch-perfect belts and croons along the way.  

Following your on-stage debut, relive your five minutes of fame with a full-length video of your performance, shot from four different camera angles and edited on the spot to share (and brag about) within minutes.

Free & open to the public. RSVP to party@faena.com to choose your song and reserve your spot. For more information, visit www.faena.com or call +1 786 655 5600.

Mary J. Blige

Fillmore Miami Beach

The One & Only Mary J. Blige, brings her dynamic voice into the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 / 8PM for a rare special intimate performance.  Lalah Hathaway opens the show.  Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, May 19th / 10AM.


Social Distortion

Fillmore Miami Beach

 Social Distortion has stayed strong for three decades on their own terms, on their own time, by their own rules, and over that time their influence has only grown. Each of their albums has been stronger than their last. They’ve been brought onstage by Bruce Springsteen, because he wanted to play one of their songs. They’ve seen high times and low ones, good days and tragic days, but every night they give 100%, and every morning they wake up still swinging.  

Coldplay + AlunaGeorge

Hard Rock Stadium

Coldplay’s “Head Full of Dreams” tour comes to South Florida with opening acts Izzy Bizu AlunaGeorge! Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Kendrick Lamar

American Airlines Arena

Kendrick Lamar brings his “DAMN” tour to South Florida with openers YG and D.R.A.M. Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 20th.

Modest Mouse

Fillmore Miami Beach

Live at the Fillmore Miami Beach! Public Onsale : Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM. More info at http://www.fillmoremb.com

Tony Bennett

Au-Rene Theatre at The Broward Center

The incomparable Tony Bennett returns to the Broward Center stage. Performing songs from his vast repertoire of American classics and pop standards, this international treasure has earned a phenomenal 17 Grammy Awards and the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Bennett is a true artist who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his impressive vocals and charming stage presence

Tickets on sale here:



Fillmore Miami Beach

Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro.

Popular rockers Paramore, brings their tour into the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on Friday, August 8th, 2017 / 8PM for a special intimate performance.  Tickets go on sale starting on Wednesday, May 24th / 10AM.

Tove Lo

Revolution Live

Crafting an idiosyncratic blend of pop influenced as much by ’80s pop as by contemporary EDM and coupled with raw, brutally honest lyrics, Tove Lo made a name for herself as an award-winning performer and Grammy-nominated songwriter. Born in a suburb of Stockholm, she began writing poetry and short stories at a young age. She went on to study at the famous Rytmus Musikergymnasiet where she befriended the future members of Icona Pop. She decided to focus on her own songs, spending six months in her shed studio working on a demo. At a party celebrating Icona Pop’s first record deal, she used the opportunity to foist her demo on a staff member at their label, leading to a publishing deal with Warner Chappell and a trip to L.A. to work with fellow Swede and pop songwriting/production supremo Max Martin.

Depeche Mode with Special Guest: Warpaint

American Airlines Arena

Depeche Mode joins us in Miami for one night at the American Airlines Arena for their Global Spirit Tour. They are supported by special guest Warpaint.

From beginnings in Basildon, Essex, to the Universe, Depeche Mode has been creating their brand of music for over 30 years. The band has been recognized as making a significant impact on the development of various popular music genres, including heavy metal, techno, and indie rock, leading to many artists citing them as an inspiration. Come out to experience the band that brought you hits like “Just Can’t Get Enough,” “Enjoy the Silence,” & “Personal Jesus”.

Tickets on sale here:


(the) Melvins with special guest Spotlights

Culture Room

Washington punk-rock band, (the) Melvins, make their way to the Culture Room on September 17th as part of their 2017 summer tour. Following the release of their new album, “A Walk With Love and Death”, the band will be performing in Fort Lauderdale with support from Spotlights.

Forming in 1983 out of Montesano, Washington, (the) Melvins are seasoned veterans to the punk rock scene. With hits like “Honey Bucket” and “Hooch”, the band has created somewhat of a cult following. Within the rock community, the band’s music is held in high esteem in regards to the development of both the grunge and sludge metal movements.

Tickets are on sale now:


Epica, Lacuna Coil & Insomnium

Revolution Live

The world of symphonic metal is all about big ideas and high standards, but few bands have taken this most bombastic of genres to such momentous creative heights as EPICA. Formed in the Netherlands, these perennially dynamic masters of sonic opulence swiftly grabbed the world’s attention with their debut album, The Phantom Agony. With a fresh and vital sound that struck a sublime balance between orchestral grandeur and pure heavy metal grit, EPICA’s music has continued to showcase the compelling contrast between singer, Simone Simons’s soaring vocals and guitarist, Mark Jansen’s guttural growls; between Isaac Delahaye’s unstoppable core of scything riffs and keyboard maestro, Coen Janssen’s intricate, hugely cinematic arrangements and embellishments. All of this backed by a powerful tandem: Ariën van Weesenbeek blasting his drums and Rob van der Loo providing tasteful low end.  The lyrics, too, made EPICA stand out from the crowd, as they eschewed the traditional symphonic trope of fantasy and began to explore and dissect notions of philosophy, science and spirituality. This Dutch sextet are widely regarded as the genre’s brightest hope and international success is in their grasp.

Arcade Fire with Wolf Parade

Watsco Center

Following the release of their new album “Everything Now”, Miami welcomes back Arcade Fire as they travel along their summer tour. With a string of hits under their belt, the members of Arcade Fire are seasoned veterans when it comes to their craft.

Arcade Fire will be performing at the Watsco Center, located on the University of Miami Campus, with support from Wolf Parade.

Arcade Fire has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to saving lives, revitalizing communities, and transforming global health through Partners In Health.


Young The Giant + Cold War Kids + Joywave

Bayfront Park Miami

Young The Giant’s “Home of the Strange” tour comes to South Florida with Cold War Kids and Joywave! Tickets start at $17 and are available via Ticketmaster: https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/0D00527FD41DCB5F

Foster the People at the Fillmore

Fillmore Miami Beach

Join us on September 27th as we welcome hit indie rock band Foster the People to The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater.

Foster the People took the indie rock industry by storm with mega-hit “Pumped Up Kicks” and others like “Houdini” and “Helena Beat”. Their success earned them three Grammy nominations over the course of their career.

Tickets on sale here:


Trombone Shorty (Two Nights)

Revolution Live

“gleaming, graceful, slightly gritty and distinctly modern.”—The Wall Street Journal

“an entertainer, whose music blends jazz, funk, R&B and whatever else will get the crowd jumping and shouting…

play it loud enough and questions of genre will fly away on the breeze from Andrews’ horn.”—Stereogum

“Parking Lot Symphony continues Trombone Shorty’s personal tradition of stunningly good musicianship, crowd-pleasing good material and just plain good fun… Andrews keeps the music close to his heart and his hometown.”—OffBeat

Papadosio with Phutureprimative

Culture Room

Falling somewhere between rock, jazz and electronic mayhem we find space rock. This is a genre that is not readily defined and is a state of mind as much as it could be considered a genre. This range of frequencies is where Papadosio tends to spend their time, sometimes dining in deep space, and other times snacking right on your front porch. Papadosio strives to create music that is strangely familiar and calls all walks of humanity to bask in a unique experience celebrating the one constant in an ever-changing world: music. Join Papadosio in an effort to create, augment, and rejoice in the universal language of music. Most importantly, have a good time.

Tickets on sale here:


Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Dumpstaphunk

Revolution Live

New Orlean’s powerhouse, Trombone Shorty, joins us in Fort Lauderdale at Revolution Live for two nights of funk on September 29th &30th. Joined by his band Orleans Avenue. Opening for them will be Dumpstaphunk.

Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews has God-given talent, natural charisma and a relentless drive to bridge music’s past and future. His third outing for Verve Records, Say That To Say This (Sept. 10), co-produced by Andrews and kindred spirit Raphael Saadiq, sounds like nothing else out there, as Andrews and his longtime band, Orleans Avenue – guitarist Pete Murano, bassist Mike Ballard and drummer Joey Peebles – continue their natural musical evolution. In a very real sense, the torch is passed from one great New Orleans band to another on the new album, which features the first new studio recording from the original members of the legendary Meters in 36 years, as they revisit their 1977 classic “Be My Lady,” with Andrews singing lead and playing horns.

Tickets on sale here for the 29th:


And here for the 30th:




Snap Judgement LIVE!

Olympia Theater at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

Coming to Miami this fall, WLRN is proud to present Snap Judgment LIVE! – the critically-acclaimed show featuring the world’s finest storytellers, on stage, backed by the Snap Judgment band.   Produced by WNYC and airing Sundays at 11 AM on WLRN Public Radio, Snap Judgement delivers a raw, intimate, musical brand of narrative that dares audiences to see the world through the eyes of another. You’ll marvel at how Snap storytellers dig deep to create magic and craft powerful multi-platform experiences.   Ira Glass wrote, “As a host, Glynn Washington has chops that I and (Jad) Abumrad and (Garrison) Keillor don’t even dream of . . .”

The Atlantic magazine hailed Snap’s Glynn Washington as “the first African American (NPR) host to swing a big cultural stick, the first who seems likely to become a public-radio superstar on the order of Glass or Garrison Keillor . . .”

 Snap Judgment is heard weekly on over 365 public radio stations, and downloaded over two million times a month.

MEET & GREET:  Get together with Glynn and the Snap Judgement Livecast in a post show Meet & Greet with the purchase of tickets at the $75.00 level.

Tickets and more info at https://tickets.olympiatheater.org/eventperformances.asp?evt=190

VNV Nation with Special Guest: iVardensphere

Culture Room

VNV Nation have persistently leaped from strength to strength over the last few years, emerging as a powerhouse in the alternative electronic rock and industrial scenes. Their unique sound blends influences from contemporary electronic music, indie, rock and underground dance music, with thematic lyrics and emotive vocals. The music can range from hard-hitting beats to indie-electronic anthems to haunting ballads to symphonic orchestrations. VNV Nation are renowned for their energetic live shows and have gained a fanatical worldwide following.

Join us as we welcome them to Culture Room on October 4.

Tickets on sale here:



Sweat Records

III Points Music, Art and Technology Festival is thrilled to announce that Gorillaz will headline this year’s festival in October. It will also be the first EVER Miami show for Gorillaz, who have only performed 58 shows in their history as a band. In its fifth year, III Points will take place October 13-15 at Mana Wynwood in Miami. Very limited pre-sale tickets will be available to the public for a short time before the full III Points lineup is released later in May.

Tickets can be purchased online at iiipoints.com on 4.21. South Florida locals will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in person only on 4.20 at The Anderson at 709 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138, starting at 3pm. The 3-day general admission ticket will be available for a limited time for a special price of $111 (+ taxes and fees) and VIP Foresight Passes will be available for $245 (+ taxes and fees).

III Points Music & Arts Festival

Mana Wynwood

III Points Music Art + Tech Festival is happy to announce that we will be returning for our 5th year on October 13th – 15th, 2017! The festival will take place in Miami, FL at Mana Wynwood located at: 318 NW 23rd ST.

Lineups Includes:

The xx // Gorillaz // Nicolas Jaar Richie Hawtin // The Ship: An Audio Installation by Brian Eno Bonobo (live!) // Kaytranada // Skepta Arca & Jesse Kanda // RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL Danny Brown // Lil B “THE BASEDGOD” // Melody’s Echo Chamber Thundercat // The Black Madonna // Madlib BADBADNOTGOOD // Kali Uchis // Willow Smith John Talabot // Danny Daze // SOHN // Daniel Avery Jackmaster // Barclay Crenshaw // Lane 8 Hundred Waters // Mr Twin Sister // Actress (live!) ABRA // Jacques Greene // Kelsey Lu Teklife CREW Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith // Nico Stojan // Romare mild high club // Moscoman // Fort Romeau // Yves Tumor Jacuzzi Boys // serpentwithfeet // Ricky Eat Acid Nick León // Twelve’Len // Will Buckley // Lemurian Permaboy // Plastic Pinks // POORgrrrl // Deaf Poets Holly Hunt // VIRGO // TWYN // Byrdipop // Wastelands // JBZ Kumi // Skeleton Boy // Seafoam WALLS // Brother Dan // Face/Off

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Thievery Corporation Presented by Sirius XM

Fillmore Miami Beach

Thievery Corporation, Presented by Sirius XM, brings their tour in support of their latest release The Temple of I&I to the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on Wednesday, October 17th, 2017 / 8:30PM for a rare intimate performance.

Few musical artists are as diverse as Thievery Corporation, moving from space rock, hip-hop, Indian trip-hop, dub, French torch songs, and shoe-gazer blissfulness with remarkable cohesive ease. Boundaries and following trends have never been part of Garza and Hilton’s agenda.  They have released 8 studio LP’s, 2 remix collections, 2 DJ mix albums, and continued to perform live on 5 continents.

General Admission tickets for Thievery Corporation Preseted by Sirius XM, Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 / 8:30PM are $40.50 in advance and $45.00 day of show.  A limited number of Special Reserved Seats are also available for $69.50.  All tickets go on sale Thursday, June 29th /10AM at LiveNation.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000 and at the Fillmore Box Office during normal business hours (Mon. – Fri., 11AM – 6PM and during show days).

Blues Traveler

Revolution Live

Blues Traveler started their career in the late ‘80s, and went on to become one of the most widely known artists in the jam-band scene. In celebration of their monumental 30 year career, Blues Traveler has announced that they will embark on a 30 Year Anniversary tour this October. Kicking off on October 11th at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT, the 25 date run will take the band across the US, wrapping up at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA on November 19th.  They come to Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday, October 21st / 8PM.

LCD Soundsystem

James L Knight Center

In the wake of the May 5th release of their “call the police”/“American dream” single and May 6th Saturday Night Live performance of those songs, and having sold out their latest seven-night residency at New York’s Brooklyn Steel in 10 minutes, LCD Soundsystem now confirm details of their long-awaited fourth album and accompanying world tour. Tickets on sale here: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0D0052C9897F7D55?irgwc=1&clickid=wwuWcs2vQSh1XIWQf3WHFWC8UkhSpmQBTwNj080&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_253158&impradid=253158&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat253158&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_253158&utm_source=253158-Facebook-%2520TM&impradname=Facebook-%2520TM&utm_medium=affiliate

Magpie Salute

Revolution Live

he Magpie Salute is an exciting new band that features musicians who have played together for decades throughout various projects and share a musical bond. The band brings Rich Robinson, the guitarist and co-founding member of The Black Crowes, together with two key members of Crowes fame – guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien – alongside drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. The Magpie Salute marks the reunion of the Robinson and Ford guitar team which ended back in 1997 when Ford left The Black Crowes.  The band also boasts a fine cast of vocalists, including lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen. The term “Magpie Salute” references a British superstition about the imperative to salute a Magpie anytime you see one in order to ward off negativity, or to have a good day. Clearly, The Magpie Salute intends to mix it up, breathing new life into musical bonds, rooted in tradition and the universal language of Rock and Roll.

Ibeyi with Special Guests: theMIND

North Beach Bandshell

From Paris to Cuba and all points in between, Ibeyi created a global sensation with their debut in 2015. How does one follow up on a groundbreaker?  The young artists immersed themselves in their Afro-Cuban roots, and collaborated with musical luminaries. They return to the US this fall, including a date Saturday October 28th at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach.

Ibeyi is 22-year-old French-Cuban twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz.  Since the release of their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album, Ibeyi have been captivating audiences across the globe with their unique blend of modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influenced with the traditional sounds of Yorùbá. At the end of 2016 the adoration of their debut album revealed itself through requests for the twins to open the Chanel Cruise fashion show in Cuba, an appearance in Beyoncé’s video for Lemonade, and Maura Bigonzetti’s  ‘Deep,’ a performance choreographed to music by Ibeyi for Alvin Ailey’s Dance Theatre

Band of Horses

Fillmore Miami Beach

Band of Horses is an American rock band formed in 2004 in Seattle by Ben Bridwell. The band has released five studio albums, the most successful of which is 2010’s Grammy-nominated Infinite Arms. The band’s lineup, which included Mat Brooke for the debut album, has undergone several changes; the most-recent lineup of Bridwell, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey, Bill Reynolds, and Creighton Barrett, had been together for several years until Ramsey and Reynolds’ departure in 2017, recording three albums. Band of Horses’ fifth studio album, Why Are You OK, was released in June 2016.

Grizzly Bear

Fillmore Miami Beach

When Grizzly Bear came to the end of the road with their fourth album, 2012’s Shields, the future was unclear. No dramatic decisions were made, no arguments were had, but there was a feeling as there always is with the foursome that a breather was required. The band who emerged in 2004 in Brooklyn, New York, have forever functioned as a self-described “democracy”. It’s equal and it’s fair but it can also take a lot of out of them. And so they went their separate ways and bedded down in different corners.  But they couldn’t stay away.  The resulting fifth Grizzly Bear album Painted Ruins benefits from having the songs develop in a completely organic way.  That relief, that momentum, that sense of a band really relishing the chance to relocate their mojo is apparent on the album, which wound up taking two years to make.
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    Tuesday, 7/18: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.

    Sunday, 7/23: Classic Album Sundays presents July’s album of the month Kraftwerk’s Trans-Europe Express (1977) plus Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992) as a special warm-up! Hear both albums in full on audiophile gear provided by Deja Vu Audio South. Free pizza and PBR with ticket, get yours here for $6 or it’s $10 at the door. 5-8pm.

    Tuesday, 7/25: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.

    Thursday, 7/27: Emerge Miami presents a screening of retro documentary ATOMIC CAFE, along with two locally-produced short films. Discussion to follow. 7pm, free.

    Tuesday, 8/1: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.

    Tuesday, 8/8: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.