You damn kids and your Pitbull music, your Culture Room, and your Vagabond. Where's the Friday-night music event that will soothe us and booze us without raping our earholes with 150-decibel 808? Does no tonic exist for Miami's relentless assault of crunkism? And if that tonic does exist, can we pour some gin into it?
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Cue the Bass Museum, standing politely at 2121 Collins Ave. on Miami Beach, with a healthy 7-to-9 p.m. dose of Hot Nights, Cool Jazz. Throw down ten bucks (or no bucks if you're a member) and let the Dave Fernandez Quartet marinate your brain in tonal harmonies while the folks at the Bass keep the free drink in your hand constantly replenished. It's the perfect recipe for closing your briefcase and opening up the weekend's endless possibilities.
Fri., Aug. 28, 7 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 11, 7 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 18, 7 p.m., 2009