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Fifth Annual Miami Music Festival

Nastie: Wanna ride to the 420 Fest?
David Tamargo

All right, all right, so this is billed, officially, as a celebration of local music culture of all genres and scenes. But it takes place at famously freewheeling Churchill's and is curated by the infamous Notorious Nastie. And it goes down, um, April 20. That's 4/20, and past experience shows that half of the evening's partying happens in the parking lot.

That said, the entertainment program is, in true Nastie style, a bewildering, 17-act cross section of everything bubbling under the neighborhood's cracked and peeling surfaces. For Stooges-style rock-and-fucking-roll freakouts, you've got Mad Martigan. For cheerful, quirky, acoustic one-girl-band stylings: Rachel Goodrich. Gnarls Barkley-esque progressive hip-hop dance jams? See ¡Mayday! Closing out the night, of course, is Nastie BFF and breakcore bro Otto Von Schirach. What were you expecting, a predictable lineup?

(P.S. One Nastie-spawned music festival not enough for you in one weekend? Or is ultra-heavy more your speed? Head to — where else? — Churchill's on Friday, April 18, for the Miami Metal Festival, copresented by anonymous girl about town Queen of the Scene. Serpenthorn, Hate Machine, Upheaval, and about a million other brutal bands will play.)


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