Kat Bein is a freelance writer for Miami New Times and has been described as the publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She holds a bachelor of science in journalism from the University of Florida and an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture. With a career emphasis on dance music, she is also a regular contributor to Billboard, Vice’s Thump, and Insomniac.com.
5 days ago | Ultra Music Festival
Thanks to Ultra Music Festival, the rest of the world gets to thaw out in the Magic City while jerking their bodies to the latest EDM hits. It's becoming a spring equinox celebration of sorts — just with a lot of more neon and very little clothing...
16 days ago | Miami Music Week
You don't have to be a model heiress or a startup millionaire to have a great time at Miami Music Week. Sure, having a table at LIV is fun, but it's incredibly overpriced. There's plenty of good music and good times to be had with just a few dolla...
16 days ago | Longform
It's 8:30 p.m. Saturday night, and Westchester is relatively quiet. Somewhere in Brickell, a group of scantily dressed girls are doing shots in preparation for a wild night out, but 15 minutes west, in the grassy armpit of the Dolphin and Palmetto...
20 days ago | Miami Music Week
That thump in the air isn't just the incoming EDM bpm; it's your excited heartbeat about to burst from your chest. The best and brightest of the entire dance community are on their way to Miami, and they want nothing more than to party with you.
24 days ago | Concerts
At times, Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival felt like the tale of two worlds. You had your relatively-clean VIP and artists, and then you had your smelly, dirt-rotting GA camping hoards. You had your shoe gazing, indie darling, folk music hipster...
24 days ago | Music Festivals
The weirdos were out in full force at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival. Minds were pushed as far to the edge of sanity as socially acceptable. In festie land, anything goes. George Clinton and his legendary Parliament Funkadelic lit the fuse on Ok...