Charlie Megira. With the Gun Hoes, Rick Guerre, DJs Mikey, and Benton. Presented by Death to the Sun. Friday, June 26, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission costs $5.
If you want to book an obscure act from out of the country here in South Florida like, say, Tel Aviv’s own Charlie Megira, look no further than Ricardo Guerrero, mastermind of the annual Death to the Sun fest here in the 305. He’s been cutting his teeth on the underground music scene for years, first as This Heart Electric, a solo project that bloomed into a full-fledged band. “Death to the Sun took last year off, but this year is the five-year anniversary, and it will be happening at the North Shore Bandshell, which is a great venue,” he tells us as videos of Megira, Guerrero’s latest booking, chime coolly in the background. Megira, who’s on Oakland label Guitars and Bongos’ roster, is a great entry to the tastemaker’s booking oeuvre, as the Israeli native’s 60s-leaning surf revivalism slots in neatly next to Guerrero’s own projects and bits of the Miami scene at large.
Guerrero’s excited to bring the act to South Florida for the first time, and he’s filled up the bill at Shirley’s (in the back room of Wynwood hot spot Gramps) with known party-starters The Gun Hoes and Guerrero’s own project, which now simply goes by Rick Guerre, but has retained personnel (like avant-pop spectacle Dino Felipe) from his This Heart Electric days. Together, the talents are a force to be reckoned with, and will be rocking the hearts and ears of Gramps attendees tomorrow evening.
— David Bennett
Ray Milian. Friday, June 26, 10 p.m. Libertine, 40 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-363-2120; libertinemiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Take a trip "down the long hall lined in vintage chicken wire, glass, and raw steel columns" of Libertine and discover downtown Miami's hidden afterhours bar with local music junkie Ray Milian.
Magic City Bicycle Collective's Three-Year Anniversary Party. With music presented by Jolt Radio featuring Mr. Jolt, Mice Lady, Kid Bougie, and others. Saturday, June 27, 4 p.m. Magic City Bicycle Collective, 1100 N. Miami Ave., Miami; magiccitybicyclecollective.com. Admission is free.
For the last three years, The Magic City Bicycle Collective has been growing Miami's bicycling community and recruiting fresh faces along the way. Founded in 2012, the Collective's mission statement is simple: "To empower the bicycling community with a workspace for affordable bicycles, repairs and educational workshops, thereby strengthening community bonds and encouraging Miami to adopt bicycling as a viable form of alternative transportation." This Saturday, the Collective is celebrating three years on two wheels with some help from friends like The Corner, Funky Buddha, Jolt Radio, and more. Ride on over this Saturday and check out the shop.
Heros and villains will join forces for the sake of rock and beer.
Photo by Ian Witlen
Supercon Afterparty. With the Filthy Casuals, Kid Lore, Long Shore Drift, Early Bird, and others. Saturday, June 27, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 3057571807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $10. Ages 18 and up.
Party with all the heros and villains of this year's Supercon as Little Haiti's party hall transforms to the 1980's Captain America comic book watering hole, the Bar With No Name. But don't worry about your drink getting spiked with kryptonite or being attacked by batarangs — we can all be frenemies at Churchill's.
Lori Garrote. With Peoplewatch, Satori Kings, and Stereotype the Masses. Saturday, June 27, 9 p.m. Will Call Miami, 700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Rock out with Lori Garrote as the "grunge/pop" singer shreds the night away with local acts Satori Kings, Stereotype the Masses, and Peoplewatch at Will Call.
Ordinary Boys. Tribute to the Smiths and Morrissey. Saturday, June 27,10 p.m. Railroad Blues, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; railroadbluesmiami.com. Admission costs $10.
No other band in the Magic City loves the Smiths and Morrissey more than the Ordinary Boys. This weekend, they'll be proclaiming their amour for the Moz with all the "Suedeheads" at Railroad Blues.
Deaf Poets. Saturday, June 27, 11:45 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Get lost in the "bombastic guitar strums and blaring snare-drum smashes" of the Deaf Poets as the 305's indie garage rockers bring their raw tuneage to SoBe's Kill Your Idol.
Chocolate Shaker Pool Party. Sunday, June 28, 2 to 8 p.m. The Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Admission is free.
It's scorching hot outside. Cool off with tasty cocktails from the Broken Shaker and poolside beats from the Chocolate Sundays crew over at the Freehand's Chocolate Shaker pool party.
Double Stubble Sunday T-Dance. With DJs Hottpants, Mystic Bill, and Terrance Tabeau. Sunday, June 28, 5 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Nothing screams "man" more than a glorious tuft of chest hair and beards. And at Miami's best monthly gay party, you'll be sure to find your fair share of chesty, bearded gentlemen doing the hustle to the disco beats of DJ Hottpants. It's like a dream come true. Long live the bears!
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Supercon Afterparty. With Dénudés, Montage, the Talking Dogs, Booty & the Browns, Olde Time Religion, the Bearings, Maddie, and others. Presented by Cheap Miami Records. Sunday, June 28, 10 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Just because Supercon must come to an end doesn't mean the comic book fest has to stop the second you walk out of the Miami Beach Convention Center. In fact, the cosplay shenanigans continue at Kill Your Idol. Cheap Miami Records will provide the soundtrack, you provide the badass costumes.