The Swedish electro chicks of Icona Pop sing: "I crash my car into a bridge. I don't care. I love it," to a floor-smashing dance beat. They are the perfect example of a species that one of their songs terms the "90s Bitch."
Who is this bitch? She's a wild party animal characterized by a nihilistic tendency to indulge in nightlife. Bass runs through her veins like a locomotive. On the dance floor, she's a sultry, frenetic blur of heels, drink, smoke, and lust. She sleeps till sundown, has sheet-ripping sex, then powders her nose. By midnight, she emerges to tornado through the city once again.
And this Saturday, Icona Pop will headline the New Times-sponsored kickoff to what is sure to be an intense Miami Live Music Month, alongside Afrobeta and Radioboxer at downtown party hub Grand Central.
The four-week fest will also include a battle of the bands at Magic City Casino, a Burgerlicious concert in the Gables, a Nascar-inspired set by country act Daughtry on South Beach, the Miami Jazz Fest at Bayfront Park, and a massive array of international fusion, indie, hip-hop, rock, and blues at 45 participating venues. We can all thank the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau for the idea.
Miami Live Music Month: Featured Events
November 8 Burgerliscious, 6 to 10 p.m., Fred B. Harnett/Ponce Circle Park, Coral Gables.
November 10 Ultimate Miami Live Battle of the Bands, 7 p.m., Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami.
November 15 Daughtry and NASCAR Concert, 6 p.m., Lummus Park, Ocean Drive and 8th Street, Miami Beach.
November 17 Miami Jazz Fest, 6 p.m., Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
November 18 Miami Jazz Fest, 2 p.m., Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
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It all starts on Saturday at GC, though, where the Icona Pop chicks and their 90s bitches are gonna rage against the dying of the night and party till the sun comes up.
Icona Pop. As part of New Times' Miami Live Music Month Kickoff Party. With Afrobeta, Radioboxer, Bonnie Beats, and others. November 3, Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The party starts at 9 p.m. and admission costs $15. Visit livemiamimusic.com.