Dear Friends,

Our block was poppin’ this week!! Wednesday night’s Local Author Showcase was a big hit and next door “Can You Rock A Little Softer?” (the weekly mostly-acoustic showcase at Churchill’s) had some amazing acts and open-mic’ers going until 3am!! Next Wednesday evening is the SWEAT BOOKS Book Club meeting so finish up Irvine Welsh’s “Bedroom Secrets for the Master Chefs” and plan for a nice night out…

New at Sweat this week: FRENCH DUNNYS!! Kid Robot’s new collection of 3″ soft vinyl bunny figures were just released yesterday and are tricked out by some of France’s hottest artists. They’re $7 a pop and going fast so come and get ’em. Other toys recently added to our shelves include 4″ customizable Mini Munnys, Frank Kozik’s Smorkin’ Labbits Series 3, fuzzy Yummy Donut Keychains, Series 2 of the Munny Zipper Pulls and Tokidoki’s spiky Cactus Pups!!

This weekend we’ve got a full line-up of titillating events for you:

TONIGHT: Film screening and panel discussion at Sweat!! The SUPER group (Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights) presents a viewing of the award-winning documentary “OCCUPATION 101” followed by a group discussion with some panelists close to the cause. This event starts at 7.30pm and is free and open to everyone.

SATURDAY (at PS14): Sweat + Switch are extremely happy to be presenting a rare live performance by Canada’s electronic mastermind VENETIAN SNARES!! Pre-sale tickets have been going fast and people are literally coming from all over to attend this show. Also on the bill tonight is the one and only OTTO VON SCHIRACH (with the Witch Doctor of course), a DJ set by DOORMOUSE and more!! If you like crazy electronic music, this is definitely going to be one of the shows of the year.

SUNDAY (at Churchills): TORCHE are back in South Florida and ready to ROCK. Also on the bill – THE JACUZZI BOYS, THE WATERFORD LANDING and TONGUES OF THE HEARTWORM!! Come out for some fuzzy, noisy, sludgy, guitar-heavy goodness.

Sweat’s open 12 to 12 every day, so have a great weekend everyone and stop by if you’re in the neighborhood…

Lolo, Jsin + the Sweat crew

P.S. Before Snares on Saturday, there’s a cool event happening at the Upper Eastside Garden. They’re unveiling a new obstacle/hazard on their putt-putt course by local artist Aja Albertson and Aunt Dracula from Philly are playing live!! It starts at 7pm and if you say “Sweat!” at the door you can get in for $5 instead of $10, and there’s free beer all night. Cheers!!


(If your event is not in here send one email to lolo [at] sweatrecordsmiami [dot] com with the flier image and all the info. It’s that simple.)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd @ SWEAT RECORDS: South Florida Palestinian Solidarity presents a FILM SCREENING + DISCUSSION on non-violence and the joint struggle for peace and justice. See the award-winning documentary film OCCUPATION 101 and stay for a panel discussion featuring people close to the cause. 7.30pm, FREE. 5505 NE 2nd Ave. www.sweatrecordsmiami.com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd @ CHURCHILL’S: THE REMNANTS performs live with guests F, JOLLY BADFELLOW, TO BE HATED, ENOUGH and FTN!! $5 cover, 5501 NE 2nd Ave. www.churchillspub.com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd @ THE CATALINA HOTEL: Swank Entertainment presents THE GREEN PARTY every Friday!! A $10 donation to the Environmental Coalition of Miami Beach gets you complimentary organic Veev cocktails, organic hors d’oeuvres, a raffle for green-friendly prizes, and music by DJs Haviken Hayes and Karakter. 5pm to 2am. 1732-1756 Collins Ave. Miami Beach.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd@ PS14: LOOP presents four girl DJs bringing a banging dance party… FAUX REAL, OLY, CUCI and QUITA throw down plus $3 Sweet-Tart shots all night!! 28 NE 14th St. www.ps14.com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd @ CRAZY 8s: If you’re in the 954, check out the weekly Friday party HEATER!! Sounds by Sean Weeks, The Commissioner, JohnVincent, Marvelous Kendall and guests, visuals by Dark Intersection, photos by Michael Turpin, plus patio bar with pool tables, drink specials and more!! 18 and up, 21 to drink. 4 W. Las Olas Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. myspace.com/heaterparty

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd @ STUDIO A: Friday nights weekly is LADIES AND EIGHTIES with DJs Shredded Beats and Captain Awesome. Ladies drink free all night, doors at 10pm, 18+, no cover before 11pm (after is $5 for girls and $10 for guys). 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ LEGION PARK: Come to the UPPER EASTSIDE GREEN MARKET!! More than 20 vendors wil be selling fresh fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, orchids, plants and trees, local honey, imported ethnic products, fresh baked bread, handmade soaps, potpourri, tropical jams and preserves, plus cooking demonstrations and horticultural highlights. Hell yeah! Continues every Saturday through March 15th!! 9am to 3pm, Biscayne Boulevard + 66th St. Vendor info call 305.775.2166

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ PS14: Switch and Sweat present a first-ever South Florida live performance by VENETIAN SNARES (Planet Mu)!!!! With OTTO VON SCHIRACH (Ipecac/Schematic) + THE VOODOO WITCH DOCTOR + YOUNGER SISTER OF PIMP QUEETOE, plus DJs DOORMOUSE, BURN and DRACULA’S DAUGHTER!! Hosted by Notorious Nastie. Tickets $15 in advance available at Sweat Records, Books & Books (Lincoln Rd.), Uncle Sam’s or ps14.com/tickets. 28 NE 14th St.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ UPPER EASTSIDE GARDEN: The Upper Eastside Garden is proud to unveil it’s newest Mini Golf Hazard/Sculpture by local artist AJA ALBERTSON, with live music by Philly’s AUNT DRACULA!! $10 cover gets you music, putt-putt and free Grolsch beer [only $5 if you say “Sweat!” at the door]. 7pm to 11pm. 7244 Biscayne Blvd. www.uppereastsidegarden.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ STUDIO A: Come to an early matinee show featuring GUAJIRO, LA VIEJA GUARDIA, DATE, LIFE OF SEALS, GLASS BULLETS, MALT LIQUOR RIOT and special guests EL PICHY!! Guajiro will also be filming a video… Doors at 4pm, first band at 5pm, $7. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ RIVIERA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: EarthSave Miami presents a VEGAN POTLUCK with guest speaker Will Tuttle, Ph.D., author of “The World Peace Diet” with a talk entitled “Eating For Peace: Hidden Roots of War and Injustice.” Please bring a vegan dish (no animal products, eggs, dairy, honey, hydrogenated oils or chemical additives – if you’re unsure an organic green salad or fresh fruit is fine!!) that will serve 8-10 and your own place setting. Free to EarthSave members and first-timers, $5 for non-members. 6.30pm. 5275 Sunset Drive. South Miami.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ THE WHITE ROOM: Poplife presents a live performance by Mr. Miami himself – JOSE EL REY!! Followed by DJs Matt Cash, Induce, and Aramis. Doors at 10pm. 1306 N Miami Ave. www.epoplife.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ RESPECTABLE STREET CAFE: CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE performs live with DEAR NORA and HELLO HUMAN!! 8pm. 518 West Clematis St. Downtown West Palm Beach.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd @ AREA 7 MUSIC + ALE (formerly Duck Soup): CityLink and Trigger Finger Productions present THE BATTLE FOR BEERFEST!! 13 bands compete for the opportunity to play at City Link’s annual Beerfest. 8pm to 3am, $10 for 18+, $5 for 21+ and $20 all you can drink well and draft all night. 3809 N Powerline Rd. Oakland Park 33309.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24th @ WVUM 90.5 FM: Tune into WVUM for PURE IMAGINATION, Miami’s best radio-drama featuring darkly humorous original stories read over hypnotic loops by local musicians!! Fans of “This American Life”, McSweeney’s and more will love this. Pure Imagination airs Sundays at 6.15pm on WVUM 90.5 FM. Info and episodes up at myspace.com/pureimaginationshow

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24th @ CHURCHILL’S: TORCHE returns to South Florida for a live performance with special guests THE JACUZZI BOYS, WATERFORD LANDING, and TONGUE OF THE HEARTWORM – hell yeah!!!! 8pm, 5501 NE 2nd Ave. www.churchillspub.com

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24th @ PURDY LOUNGE: This Chocolate Sunday, catch DJ CRAZE in the hometown stop on his North American Tour!! Celebrate the release of his new mix in the Fabric Live series!! No cover, 21+. 1811 Purdy Ave. Miami Beach. www.djcraze.com

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24th @ THE STANDARD: Every Sunday come out for LOVE LIFE with bingo, chillin’ and music by DJs Induce and Matt Cash. 8pm, 40 Island Ave. Miami Beach. www.standardhotel.com

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25th @ STUDIO A: It’s the return of NASTIE’S FEMALE WRESTLING with live music by OTTO VON SCHIRACH, MAD MARTIGAN and CRACKWHORE SWEETHEARTS, DJs Doormouse and Alan Ash, and hosted by Notorious Nastie himself… Doors at 8pm. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25th @ JAZID: Every Monday night in Jazid’s upstairs lounge check out ONE MIC MONDAY, hosted by Magen Melancholy & Co. Local, non-commercial, old school hip hop, soul and funk by resident DJ Name Brand, Mr. Alvarez and guests, and live painting on female canvas by MXYTSPLYK!! Doors at 11pm, no cover. 1342 Washington Ave. myspace.com/onemicmonday

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25th @ LAUNDRY BAR: Workmens Miami presents MIXTAPE MONDAYS with DJANE, DJ Lean Rocker and DJ Engineer spinning hip hop, funk and soul every Monday night. No cover, 721 Lincoln Ln. Miami Beach. www.laundrybarmiami.com

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25th @ LOVEHATE: Check out the LONELY HEARTS CLUB, hosted by Mr. Misery and The Colonel. Edwin Adams and Mr. Brown kick it ooold skool spinning jazz, blues, soul, hip hop and beyond. Doors at 9pm, 423 Washington Ave.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th @ GOLD COAST ROLLER RINK: Roll out to INTOXISKATE every Tuesday!! DJ Misha of VooDoo Lounge spins the hits, plus cheap drinks, arcade games, videos and more!! 8pm to 2am, $4 entry, $2 skate rental. 2604 Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. myspace.com/intoxiskate

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th @ JAZID: THE ATTIC is a merger of art, music and culture every Tuesday night upstairs at Jazid!! Local artists such as LEBO, We_rd F_ckr and more do live installations to the electro sounds of resident DJs Mike Deuce, Ray Milian and weekly guests. Doors at 11pm, no cover. myspace.com/theatticmiami

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th @ BUCK15: Every week check out TAKEOUT TUESDAY with awesome rotating DJs like DJ CRAZE, TOM LAROC, CONTRA, DOORMOUSE, INDUCE, SEAMSTARR, SAFE STADICK and KEEN ONE!! Hosted by Keen with 2-for-1 drinks 11 to 1am. No cover, doors at 10pm. 770 Lincoln Lane.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th @ SWEAT RECORDS: The SWEAT BOOKS Book Club meets to discuss “Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs” by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, The Acid House, Filth, etc.)!! 8pm, all bookworms welcome!! Be there and be square. 5505 NE 2nd Ave. www.sweatrecordsmiami.com

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th @ CHURCHILL’S: Check out Raffa and Rainer’s weekly acoustic showcase – CAN YOU ROCK A LITTLE SOFTER? Each week check out talented local and national featured acts from 9.30 to midnight, with an hour of open mic before and after. It also deliciously coincides with Curry Night at Churchill’s so come hungry!! This is really a great night with nice people and solid music. Only $5 cover, doors at 8.30pm, curry ’til 10, music ends at 1. 18+ welcome. 5501 NE 2nd Ave. myspace.com/cyrals

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th @ PS14: Every Wednesday I Am Your Villain presents FINGER LICK’N featuring DJs Hugo and Stravinsky, BBQ and special events. Doors at 10pm. 28 NE 14th St.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th @ JAZID: Check out GRAND GROOVE… Funk, hip-hop, soul and rare grooves provided by DJs Mr. Brown, DJANE, Sire Esq., Lumin, Kems and guests. No cover + weekly drink specials! 10pm to 3am, 1342 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th @ STUDIO A: THE MAUSOLEUM, Wednesdays weekly at Studio A features DJs DRACULA’S DAUGHTER and CARLOS SAINT GERMAIN spinning dark music in English, Spanish, French and German… No cover, 18+, doors at 11pm. 60 NE 11th St. myspace.com/mausoleumclub

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th @ CANELA CAFE: The talented, infamous JESSE JACKSON performs live every Wednesday!! 190 NE 46th St. myspace.com/jessejackson

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th @ ABRAXAS: LUSH is every Wednesday night at Abraxas and features indie rock, Britpop and live performances. Hosted by Mr. Ashe and Diego Escobar. No cover, 21+. 407 Meridian Ave.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th @ THE UPPER EASTSIDE GARDEN: Every Thursday come see a sunset movie at JANUS FILMS NIGHT at the lovely Upper Eastside Garden!! Tickets are $7 per person and includes picnic mats or seats in the garden, a bag of popcorn, and a drink. The schedule of upcoming featured films listed on their website includes classics by Antonioni, Gilliam and Godard, and continues through May so look it up!! The garden opens at 5pm, the film starts at 8pm. 7244 Biscayne Blvd. www.uppereastsidegarden.com

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th @ ONENINETY: JESSE JACKSON performs live every Thursday at this fantastic local restaurant. Nicely priced wine and beer and the kitchen’s open late. 26 NE 54th St. www.oneninetyrestaurant.com

THURSDAY,FEBRUARY 28th @ ABRAXAS: Check out weekly party APT. 407 at Abraxas Lounge. Resident DJ Chris Mora (Off The Radar blog) and friends spin classics and soon-to-be-classics. No cover, 11pm to 5am, huge beer and wine selection, free weekly champagne toast for all in attendance at 1am. 407 Meridian Ave. www.myspace.com/apt407miami

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th @ THE POORHOUSE: For a solid good time in the 954, check out ADD ADAPTER Thursdays at The Poorhouse. DJs Cabello, Mitzie and special guests spin mish mash and what nots… 10pm, no cover. 110 SW 3rd Ave. Downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th @ LAUNDRY BAR: GHETTO BLASTER every Thursday with DJs HAVIKEN HAYES, KARAKTER, D’JANE and more. No cover, 721 N Lincoln Ln. Miami Beach. myspace.com/laundrybar, myspace.com/toughtitty

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th @ THE STANDARD: Every 4th Thursday, enjoy conscious music and networking at THE STANDARD. Natural and organic treats. Come take a tranquil journey with music from DJ Inga Ambrosia. Enjoy the spa for $10 which includes sauna, turkish bath, steam room, jacuzzi and pool. Network with environmentally friendly folks. 7pm – 11pm, 40 Island Ave. Miami Beach. www.standardhotel.com, www.ingaambrosia.com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29th @ MANUEL ARTIME THEATER: The Rhythm Foundation and Poplife present JOSE GONZALEZ (Domino Records) live with special guest MIA DOI TODD!! Don’t miss this!! Advance tickets are $16 through groovetickets.com and local outlets, or $21 at the door. Doors at 8pm, 900 SW 1st St. Miami. www.therhythmfoundation.com, www.epoplife.com


SATURDAY, MARCH 1st @ BAYFRONT PARK AMPHITHEATER: Bob Marley Movement of Jah People and 103.5 The Beat presents THE 15TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL featuring live performances by Stephen Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Julian Marley and more!! Tickets are $45 and available at Sweat Records!! 301 N Biscayne Blvd. www.bobmarleymovement.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 1st @ STUDIO A: Slammie and Studio A present WHOLE WHEAT BREAD, FALLEN FROM THE SKY, FTN and MUG!! All ages, doors at 6pm, tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 1st @ PS14: Switch and Serge Rock present ¡MAYDAY! live with HIGH RISE, PROTOMAN, 2AM, BROKEN SOUND BLVD, B DOPE, and DJs IQUE and SMALLZ!! Doors at 10pm, $6. 28 NE 14th St. www.ps14.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 2nd @ PURDY LOUNGE: I Am Your Villain presents CHOCOLATE SUNDAYS with DJs Doormouse, Induce, Contra and rotating others spinning hip hop in the front, and Ray Milian, Jessica Who?, Danny Ashe and guests do it up indie/80s in the back. No cover, 21+. 1811 Purdy Ave. Miami Beach. www.myspace.com/iamyourvillain

FRIDAY, MARCH 6th through SUNDAY, MARCH 9th @ BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE INDIAN RESERVATION: It’s the 6th Annual LANGERADO MUSIC FESTIVAL!! They’ve moved locations in order to bring you a 4-day festival like no other!! The full band line-up is: Beastie Boys • R.E.M. • Phil Lesh & Friends • 311 • Matisyahu • Thievery Corporation • The Roots • Gov’t Mule • Ani DiFranco • Ben Folds • G. Love & Special Sauce • Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood • Built to Spill • The National • Les Claypool • Umphrey’s McGee • The Disco Biscuits • Keller Williams • Mickey Hart Band • STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) • of Montreal • Robert Randolph & the Family Band • The Wailers • funky Meters • Citizen Cope • Antibalas • !!! • Dark Star Orchestra • Ozomatli • Sam Bush • Minus the Bear • Ghostland Observatory • Arrested Development • Blind Melon • Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars • The New Deal • Benevento Russo Duo • Perpetual Groove • Railroad Earth • Martin Sexton • The Avett Brothers • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals • The Walkmen • Dr. Dog • Indigenous • State Radio • Vampire Weekend • The Bad Plus • The Felice Brothers • Pelican • Yard Dogs Road Show • Brett Dennen • Earl Greyhound • The New Mastersounds • Dan Deacon • Josh Ritter • Pete Francis • Ryan Shaw • Blitzen Trapper • matt pond PA • The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker • Bassnectar • Balkan Beat Box • The Lee Boys • Shout Out Louds • Golem • The Wood Brothers • Busdriver • RAQ • Will Hoge • Spam Allstars • Phix • American Babies • Dead Confederate • The Heavy Pets • Backyard Tire Fire • The Postmarks • Steel Train • Hoots and Hellmouth • Jonah Smith • Pnuma Trio • Awesome New Republic • That 1 Guy • Trevor Hall • American Bang • School of Rock All-Stars. Whew!! Come by the day or camp out. Tickets available online or (soon!) at Sweat Records. Full info at www.langerado.com

THURSDAY, MARCH 6th @ PS14: SELF RUN WILL perform live with special guests LIARBIRDS (Milwaukee), SAGA HIGH, RACHEL GOODRICH, GUS CORNEL and GATO XANGO!! $5 cover. 28 NE 14th St. www.ps14.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 8th @ CULTURE ROOM: THE ENGLISH BEAT perform live!! With opening act RX BANDITS. Tickets $19.99 via Ticketmaster. 8pm, 3045 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. www.cultureroom.net

SATURDAY, MARCH 8th @ PURGATORY: Fetish Factory presents their monthly ALTER EGO FETISH PARTY with DJs, performances, and lots of kinky friends!! This one is medical-themed so bust out those stethoscopes… Strict dress code – rubber, vinyl, leather, gothic, fetish glam, cyber erotic, kinky drag, victorian, uniform, or ultra-formal so play dress up. 18+ welcome, $10 in advance, $15 online or $20 at the door. Purgatory (formerly The Saint) is at 1000 W SR-84. Full info at www.thefetishparty.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 8th @ PS14: Switch presents STATIC INTERFERENCE with live performances by THE FREAKIN HOTT, ASTARI NITE, RIMSKY, BOY and DJ LADY ANIME!! Doors at 10pm, $6. 28 NE 14th St. www.ps14.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 8th @ STUDIO A: JUNK SCIENCE features live music from ARTOFFICIAL, BACHACO and AMNESTY with DJ Stravinsky spinning all night. All ages, doors at 6pm, $10. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

MONDAY, MARCH 10th @ STUDIO A: Slammie and Studio A present STRIKE ANYWHERE, THE RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS, COLISEUM, and MODERN DAY 84!! All ages, doors at 7pm, tickets $12 in advance. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12th @ REVOLUTION: THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS perform live!! Doors at 7pm, 14+, tickets via Ticketmaster. 200 W Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

THURSDAY, MARCH 13th @ TRANSIT LOUNGE: NIL LARA performs live!! 10pm, no cover. 729 SW 1st Ave. nillara.blogspot.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 15th @ PS14: Switch Saturdays and Buffalo invite you to a multi-sensory COLLISION featuring music by RAFFA (of Raffa + Rainer), MAGEN MELANCHOLY, SINDRI, ELASTIC BOND, JOHN HANCOCK (ANR), OUT OF THE ANONYMOUS plus special guest DJs, body painting by MYXTSPLYK, featured artwork by ALISSA CHRISTINE and EV RUIZ, and projection art with VJ ALESS!! Doors at 10pm, $5. 28 NE 14th St. www.ps14.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 15th @ STUDIO A: MUSIC IS A WEAPON, TERESO, C.H.A.L.K., ASTARI NITE, RIMSKY, TV KILLS KIDS with DJs LADY ANIME and NOSAJ!! Doors at 9pm. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

THURSDAY, MARCH 20th @ THE MIAMI ART MUSEUM: The third Thursdays of every month check out the JAM @ MAM – “happy hour with an artful twist” featuring art, music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 5-8.30pm, museum members free, non-members $10. 101 West Flagler St. miamiartmuseum.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 22nd @ AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA: JAY-Z and MARY J. BLIGE perform live!! Tickets on sale soon via Ticketmaster. 601 Biscayne Blvd.

SATURDAY, MARCH 22nd @ TOBACCO ROAD: Ploppy Palace Productions presents the 5th ANNUAL EVERGLADES AWARENESS BENEFIT CONCERT!! As a testament to the diversity of supporters for this cause, there will be a broad variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, folk, traditional Peruvian, vocal harmonies, melodic keyboards, Latin, funk, hip hop, experimental, tribal rhythms, world beat fusion, psychedelic grooves and various interactive jams. Plus, spoken word, live art, DVD slide show, speakers and advocates, and tables from a variety of community organizations. 4pm to 3am, $10. 626 S Miami Ave. Full info at myspace.com/evergladesawareness

SATURDAY, MARCH 22nd @ PS14: Switch presents LOSE THE ROOKIE, THE GETBACK, MAD MARTIGAN, STAY HITT with DJs MICHAEL MIDNIGHT (Boy Prostitute), LADY ANIME (The Mausoleum), and D. PANTIES (Alternolifestyle). Doors at 10pm. 28 NE 14th St. www.ps14.com

TUESDAY, MARCH 25th @ SHAKE-A-LEG: Books & Books and Sweat Records present a benefit concert for Shake-A-Leg featuring a live performance by KIMYA DAWSON!! More details to come…

TUESDAY, MARCH 25th @ PURDY LOUNGE: BEMBA is a dope free event featuring some of the best performers Miami has to offer including LE SPAM, PUSH BUTTON OBJECTS, SINDRI, ALPHA 606, NOMADIC, AFROBETA, ELASTIC BOND, MANIAC, AS1, KARAKTER, MEDLEY and HAVIKEN HAYES!! Two rooms of music going all night, 10pm to 5am, no cover!! 1811 Purdy Ave. Miami Beach. www.purdylounge.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26th @ STUDIO A: DOWNTOWN RIOT 2 featuring SWITCH, SLINDEN, JESSE ROSE, ANNIE MAC, DUKE DUMONT and DROP THE LIME!! Tickets $15 in advance through wanttickets.com. Doors at 10pm, 21+. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

THURSDAY, MARCH 27th @ STUDIO A: GET PHYSICAL MIAMI 2 with M.A.N.D.Y., HEIDI, TIEFSCHWARZ, JUNIOR BOYS, NOZE (live) and ITALO BOYZ!! Tickets $20 in advance via wanttickets.com. Doors at 10pm, 21+. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

FRIDAY, MARCH 28th @ PS14: Transient Force, Stilleben, and Interdimensional Transmissions present SOMETHING SIMPLE featuring live performances by LUKE EARGOGGLE and ECTOMORPH plus GOSUB, ALPHA 606, VIDRIO, NOMADIC, AS1, HECTIC, SPECTRE313, UPROKK, WUNDT, MEDLEY, KARAKTER and WRECK!! Come at 9pm to watch the movie “DARKBEAT” and stay for the music… $15 before midnight, $20 after midnight, with free giveaways to the first 100 people. 28 NE 14th St. www.ps14.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 29th @ STUDIO A: FIXED WMC FREAKOUT with EROL ALKAN, SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO (live), RADIOSLAVE, GUI BORATTO (live), RITON, JDH & DAVE P, and RORY PHILLIPS!! Doors at 10pm, ticket info TBA. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2nd @ FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT JACKIE GLEASON THEATER: THE MARS VOLTA perform live!! Tickets $38.50 via Ticketmaster. 1700 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4th @ STUDIO A: TOKYO POLICE CLUB perform live!! With opening act Eagle Seagull. ALL AGES, doors at 6pm. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 5th @ CULTURE ROOM: Formerly Manitoba… CARIBOU (Domino Records) performs live!! With opening act F*CK BUTTONS. Tickets via Ticketmaster. 8pm, 3045 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. www.cultureroom.net

SATURDAY, APRIL 12th @ MIAMI LIGHT PROJECT: Miami Light projects presents “WIRE WIRE WIRE” – a night of time-based art orchestrated by local artist FEDERICO NESSI and featuring a live performance by ELECTRIC BUNNIES, dance piece “Parucca” by ANA MENDEZ, and Nessi’s original WIRE WIRE WIRE, a multi-media installation combining video, live audio, and sculpture. One night only!! Admission is free and open to the public. 8pm to 11pm, with reception hosted by Sweat Records. 3000 Biscayne Blvd. #100. myspace.com/wirewirewire

SATURDAY, APRIL 12th @ REVOLUTION: IRON AND WINE performs live!! Tickets via Ticketmaster. Doors at 7pm. 200 W Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

SATURDAY, APRIL 12th @ FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT JACKIE GLEASON THEATER: MARGARET CHO performs live!! Tickets $43.50 via Ticketmaster. 1700 Washington Ave. Miami Beach.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16th @ REVOLUTION: SPOON performs live!! Tickets via Ticketmaster. 200 W Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

FRIDAY, APRIL 18th @ BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: Legendary Bollywood songstress ASHA BHOSLE performs live!! Don’t miss this!!!!!! 8pm, tickets $35-140 via Ticketmaster. 201 SW 5th Ave. Ft. Lauderdale.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18th @ CULTURE ROOM: VHS OR BETA perform live!! Tickets $9.99 via Ticketmaster. 8pm, 3045 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. www.cultureroom.net

MONDAY, APRIL 21st @ REVOLUTION: MINISTRY perform live with guests MESHUGGAH and HEMLOCK!! Doors at 6.30pm, tickets via Ticketmaster. 200 W Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

THURSDAY, APRIL 24th @ STUDIO A: As part of the 2008 Heineken TransAtlantic Festival, The Rhythm Foundation presents BONDE DO ROLE live!! With opening act THE DOWN HOME SOUTHERNAIRES and DJ MIKE DEUCE!! Tickets are $15 in advance through www.groovetickets.com or $21 at the door. 8pm, 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com

SATURDAY, MAY 3rd @ BANK ATLANTIC CENTER SINATRA THEATER: Blues legend B.B. KING performs live!! Tickets $62.75-82.75 via Ticketmaster. 8pm, 2555 Panther Pkwy. Sunrise.

MONDAY, MAY 5th @ CRUZAN AMPHITHEATER (formerly Sound Advice): RADIOHEAD perform live!! Tickets $32-55 via Ticketmaster. 601-7 Sansbury Way, West Palm Beach.

THURSDAY, MAY 8th @ REVOLUTION: MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE perform live!! Doors at 6.30pm, tickets via Ticketmaster. 200 W Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. www.jointherevolution.net

SATURDAY, MAY 17th @ CRUZAN AMPHITHEATER: THE POLICE perform live with special guests ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS!! Holy crap… Tickets $40-225 via Ticketmaster. 7.30pm. 601-7 Sansbury Way, West Palm Beach.

THURSDAY, JUNE 12th @ STUDIO A: LADYTRON live with DATAROCK!! Doors at 9pm. Tickets $22 in advance or $25 day of show. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com