Amtrac and Brass Knuckles at Grand Central March 8

Who's got the funk?

This Thursday, you'll get a chance to find out as Poplife, Super Music Group, and Gotta Dance Dirty bring a two-room, eight-act electronic extravaganza to Grand Central in search of the perfect beat. Think of it as a little Winter Music Conference warm-up party. Headlining the main room will be Amtrac and Brass Knuckles, two Miami artists with some serious funk stashed away.

There's a solid chance of nu-disco when Brass Knuckles take the stage. This trio incorporates DJing, live production, and instrumentation into its sets — even bringing a sexy sax man. And no doubt, everyone loves a shirtless saxophone virtuoso. Then after all that amped-up DJ craziness, Amtrac will close out the night with his unique blend of postpunk and electro. But like Brass Knuckles, Amtrac doesn't just stand there and mix records. He actually sings and produces his music on the spot. Think of him as a one-man EDM band.


Amtrac and Brass Knuckles

With Derek Walin and Nick Daniels, Little Rok, Los De La Vega, Lazerdisk Party Sex, and Troy Kurt, presented by Poplife, Super Music Group, and Gotta Dance Dirty. 11 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; Tickets cost $15 plus fees via Ages 21 and up.

The headliners will also get support from Super Music Group's Derek Walin and Nick Daniels while Indonesian rockers Little Rok, Miami's Los De La Vega, stormtrooper-helmeted duo Lazerdisk Party Sex, and comparatively normal-looking Troy Kurtz invade Grand Central's upstairs party room, The Garret.

Be there. Find the funk.


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