Welcome to the first full week of 2015.
At this point, you've either (a) broken your New Year's resolution or (b) failed to even come up with a self-improvement plan for these next 12 months.
But regardless of your post-NYE circumstances, we here at Crossfade would like to propose a challenge that you can (and will actually want to) keep, and that's to party it up every single night for the remaining 357 days of the year.
To get you started, we've picked the six best club bashes going down this week.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Daniel Bortz. With Till Von Sein. Presented by Cultivate. Thursday, January 8, 11 p.m., Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Ages 21 and up. "Can't Sleep at Night?" Well, that's a pretty common side effect experienced by many techno fanatics following several hours fist-pumpin' in the club. But don't worry, there's a cure for that -- even more thump-thump from German techno meister Daniel Bortz.
Sultan & Ned Shepard. With Mednas. Presented by Just Dance. Thursday, January 8, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. It's easy to stay young in Miami. But not just because the Magic City enjoys an abundance of top plastic surgeons, but also because this place is home to some of the best dance clubs in the country. Ass-shaking to EDM is our personal secret to eternal youth. Also, botox.
See also: Five Signs This Club Sucks
Andy Rourke. With Deaf Poets. Friday, January 9, 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 to $15 plus fees via showclix.com. Ages 21 and up. Sure, Miami is among the uhntz-uhntz epicenters of the U.S., but sometimes, you'd rather party to something a little less flashy and a little more grounded. So don't miss Andy Rourke of The Smiths on Bardot Miami's carpet stage. We're in for one hell of a rockin' night.
Cassy. With Hardline and Ricardo. Presented by Link Miami Rebels. Friday, January 9, 11 p.m., Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; trademia.com. Tickets cost $10 to $15 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Ages 21 and up. Whether it's her flawless wardrobe or crisp beats, Catherine Britton (better known as Cassy) keeps it, well, classy. So brace yourself for an ultra-chic dance music experience as the British DJ takes over the turntables at Trade.
Marco Carola's Music On. With Leon. Saturday, January 10, 11 p.m., Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. "Taking music seriously but having fun with it." That's Marco Carola's secret to success, as revealed in an interview with Crossfade last month. He is a 20-year club veteran and, to quote ourselves, a "global dance institution." So it's no minor matter that Carola's brought his Music On weekly residency to South Beach for a three-month run. Go spend an evening with a master selector.
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Chuckie. With Mednas. Saturday, January 10, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $40 to $60 plus fees via flavorus.com. Ages 21 and up. Chuckie's all about that Dirty Dutch Music. So go "Insane" and watch that ass go boom with the club rats and full-time ravers at LIV. Oh, and congratulations! You've just completed the first few stages of our 2015 party proposal! And only 354 days to go!
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