The SWEAT BOOKS Book Club meeting this week was superb!! We had a great discussion about “Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs” and decided that the next selection will be the infamous “Satanic Verses” by Salman Rushdie. The meeting to discuss it will be WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9th @ 8pm. That’s plenty of time so head over to Books & Books, get thee to a library, or go online (we recommend powells.com – a cool, huge indie bookstore from Portland) and grab yourself a copy. If you still need convincing, check out some recent press the SBBC got…
TONS of music and DVDs coming into the store today so if you’ve made a special order this week drop on by or expect to hear from us soon!! Drop by anyway to scope out all the goodies and delicious new releases…
Tonight!! The Rhythm Foundation and Poplife present Swedish songster JOSE GONZALEZ live with opening act MIA DOI TODD!! It’s Jose’s first time in South Florida, though you’ve probably heard his song “Heartbeats” as covered by The Knife or featured in that nifty Sony commercial with all the bouncy balls… and the lovely Mia Doi Todd has been a Sweat fave for a while so don’t miss this show!! Then, later on tonight at Churchill’s is a kick-ass local get-down featuring Animals of the Arctic, Dino Felipe and a whole bunch more!! Full details below.
Also this weekend: the 15th Annual Caribbean Festival aka MarleyFest (which we’ve sold a ridiculous amount of pre-sale tickets for so it should be jammin’), the LaVillaTech minimal house warehouse party, Rachel Goodrich and Cleaveland Jones performing Friday and Saturday respectively at Oneninety (plus the amazing food), as well as the start of the Miami International Film Festival and the temporary LuminaireX space in the Design District. See everyone out and about!!
Last but certainly not least… COMING SOON: Details on the new WEEKLY party at a shiny new venue that Sweat is going to be a part of. It’s going to be a family affair and we absolutely can’t wait.
Lolo, Jsin + the Sweat crew
P.S. Current TV has a great video piece about the International Noise Conference that happened last month at Churchill’s!! Check it out here: International Noise Conference
UPCOMING LOCAL EVENT GOODNESS:
(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 29th through SUNDAY, MARCH 9th: The 25th Annual MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL goes down in venues across the city!! For full line-up of films, discussions and special events, go to www.miamifilmfestival.com
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29th through WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30th: Explore, experiment and experience LUMINAIRE X – Miami’s first pop-up community. For two months, Luminaire, BASE, Books & Books, Bang & Olufsen and Lavazza host a space that celebrates good design and features a store, WiFi video lounge and more. Open 11am-6pm Tuesday through Saturday and 6-9pm on second Saturdays. Grand opening Friday the 29th from 6-9pm. Located on the corner of NE 2nd Ave and NE 41st St. www.luminairex.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
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29th @ PS14: LOOP presents the after-party for the Jose Gonzalez concert!! 28 NE 14th St. www.ps14.com
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29th @ CHURCHILL’S PUB: Live performances by ANIMALS OF THE ARCTIC, LE FANTOME, DINO FELIPE, SQUARES VS AMERICA, BLEEDING ECHOES and PRETTY PLEASE!! Doors at 9pm, $6. 5501 NE 2nd Ave. www.churchillspub.com
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29th @ 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 29th @ ONENINETY: RACHEL GOODRICH performs live at this fantastic local restaurant. Nicely priced wine and beer and the kitchen’s open late. 26 NE 54th St. www.oneninetyrestaurant.com
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29th @ 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!! This week’s guest DJ is MIKEY R from Radio-Active Records!! 18 and up, 21 to drink. 4 W. Las Olas Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. myspace.com/heaterparty
SATURDAY, MARCH 1st @ 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, 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 @ SOHO STUDIOS: LAVILLATECH presents an underground change of scenery for music lovers with minimal house/techno DJs CONNIE and MICHAL HO (Switzerland)!! 21+ welcome and cash only at the bar. 10pm to 8am, 2136 NW 1st Ave. Less than 100 pre-sale tickets available at www.lavillatech.com
SATURDAY, MARCH 1st @ THE WHITE ROOM: POPLIFE this week features the stylists from Prive Salon giving free haircuts on stage to the sounds of DJs Matt Cash, Induce, and Aramis. In the Red Room, peep DISCOTETA with DJs Karakter and Haviken Hayes. Doors at 10pm. 1306 N Miami Ave. www.epoplife.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 @ STUDIO A: ATTACK OF THE BEATS with AK1200, B2, KCIS, RABBIT VS MAD HATTER, DERANGED, MONTE, MAD MC, and MC MOTIVE!! Doors at 11pm, all ages. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com
SATURDAY, MARCH 1st @ ONENINETY: CLEAVELAND JONES performs “soul-o” live at this fantastic local restaurant. Nicely priced wine and beer and the kitchen’s open late. 26 NE 54th St. www.oneninetyrestaurant.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
SATURDAY, MARCH 1st @ TANNER STUDIO/LUMONICS: Open house at LUMONICS!! Come out for Tanner light sculptures, video by Tanner/Billard, music and refreshments. 8-11pm. 3019 NW 60th St. Ft. Lauderdale. www.lumonics.net
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
SUNDAY, MARCH 2nd @ 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, MARCH 2nd @ 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
SUNDAY, MARCH 2nd @ NOCTURNAL: Wildlife Sundays presents NOISE ARTISTRY with resident DJ NOVA!! A must for techno-lovers… Doors at 10pm. 50 NE 11th St.
MONDAY, MARCH 3rd @ 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, MARCH 3rd @ 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, MARCH 3rd @ 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, MARCH 4th @ 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, MARCH 4th @ 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, MARCH 4th @ CHURCHILL’S: NIGHT OF WEIRDS soldiers on with a chaotic line-up of local music!! You might hear anything and everything… 5501 NE 2nd Ave. www.churchillspub.com, www.myspace.com/nightofweirds
TUESDAY, MARCH 4th @ 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, MARCH 5th @ 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, MARCH 5th @ 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, MARCH 5th @ 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, MARCH 5th @ 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, MARCH 5th @ CANELA CAFE: The talented, infamous JESSE JACKSON performs live every Wednesday!! 190 NE 46th St. myspace.com/jessejackson
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5th @ 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, 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 @ 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, MARCH 6th @ 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, MARCH 6th @ 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, MARCH 6th @ 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, MARCH 6th @ ROKBAR: Honor Roll Music and Onefifty present UNDERCOVER every Thursday with AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC playing a set of covers!! 1905 Collins Ave. Miami Beach. www.rokbarmiami.com
THURSDAY, MARCH 6th @ 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, 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
THURSDAY, MARCH 6th @ STUDIO A: FLIGHT OF ICARUS, ATLANTIC & PACIFIC, ROBOTS & BUTTERFLIES, SHUFLY, ADAMENT, and FILLMORE EAST with music by DJ NOSAJ. Open bar 8-9pm, $7 cover. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com
THURSDAY, MARCH 6th @ TOBACCO ROAD: THEROCK THURDAYS at Tobacco Road presents ADORE, BIG POPPA E, GHOST OF GLORIA, and SCI FI. 9pm to 1am upstairs, 626 S Miami Ave. www.tobacco-road.net
SATURDAY, MARCH 8th @ SPINELLO GALLERY: Spinello Gallery presents the encore closing reception for the BLACKBOOKS solo exhibition “ASK US ABOUT OUR FREE STABBINGS” with special guest DJ SENSITIVE SIDE. 2294 NW 2nd Ave. www.spinellogallery.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 @ BUCK15: 131 Projects presents MAGIC CITY, an art exhibition dedicated to Miami and the wide variety of local talent that resides in the thriving city!! Featuring work by over 30 esteemed locals including AHOLSNIFFSGLUE, KRAVE, ROSS FORD, GEMS, TYPOE, JOSE EL REY, ALEX YANES, JOHN VALE and more!! Music by DJ STRAVINSKY. 7pm to midnight, complimentary drinks 7-8pm. 707 Lincoln Lane. Miami Beach. www.131projects.com
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12th @ REVOLUTION: THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS perform live with opening act THE POSTMARKS!! 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
THURSDAY, MARCH 13th @ TOBACCO ROAD: QUEEN OF THE SCENE and THEROCK THURDAYS at Tobacco Road present ROYALTY featuring live performances by DIVIDED BY SILENCE, BRAND NAME PUNK, SPACE STATION 5, DALEENA SEGUI, ADRIAN MESA, FRANCHESCA RAMSEY and special guest DAVE JAY (NYC). 9pm to 1am upstairs, 626 S Miami Ave. www.tobacco-road.net
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
THURSDAY, MARCH 20th @ TOBACCO ROAD: THEROCK THURDAYS at Tobacco Road presents the UNDERGROUND CONCERT SERIES with ALUCARD, THE CORNERSTONERS and more!! 9pm to 1am upstairs, 626 S Miami Ave. www.tobacco-road.net
FRIDAY, MARCH 21st @ MIAMI KILLIAN SENIOR HIGH: On the patio next to the butterfly garden, the Annex Building will be renamed “The Robert Hood Wing” in honor of English teacher ROBERT HOOD, who passed away due to cancer in 2004. [Mr. Hood was a truly inspirational educator, a kind-hearted and sympathetic soul, and a personal friend of mine. His passion for music was one of the motivations to open the store and Sweat wouldn’t have happened without him. -Lolo]. Ceremony starts at 10am. 10655 Cougar Way. Miami 33176. http://killian.dadeschools.net
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
THURSDAY, MARCH 27th @ 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
THURSDAY, MARCH 27th @ TOBACCO ROAD: THEROCK THURDAYS at Tobacco Road presents SOME BODY’S MOMMA, JOHNNY ON THE ROCKS (NYC), VYRUS (JACKSONVILLE) and THE BLEEDING ECHOES. 9pm to 1am upstairs, 626 S Miami Ave. www.tobacco-road.net
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 @ RIVIERA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: EarthSave Miami presents a VEGAN POTLUCK with this month’s guest speaker Dr. Frank Sabatino speaking on “Food Connections.” 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, 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 5th @ STUDIO A: CAPPADONNA of the Wu-Tang Clan performs live with BIG NOYD, GARCIA, MAJOR LEAGUE and PSYKO SOUTH!! Free event for everyone over 21, doors at 11pm. 60 NE 11th St. www.studioamiami.com
TUESDAY, APRIL 8th @ CULTURE ROOM: The NEW YORK DOLLS perform live!! Tickets $22 via Ticketmaster or $25 at the door. 7.30pm, 3045 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. www.cultureroom.net
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9th @ SWEAT RECORDS: The SWEAT BOOKS Book Club meets to discuss the controversial “Satanic Verses” by Salman Rushdie!! Meeting starts at 8pm, refreshments provided, all bookworms welcome!! Be there and be square. 5505 NE 2nd Ave. www.sweatrecordsmiami.com
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 with guests THE WALKMEN and WHITE RABBITS!! 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
SUNDAY, APRIL 20th @ CRANDON PARK: Celebrate Earth Day with EARTHFEST 2008!! Full details TBA. 4000 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. For more information or to get involved go to www.greenermiami.com/earthfest/
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