Armageddon Man. With Snakehole, DJs Benton G., and Mikey R. Friday, July 3, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com.
"Rock 'n' roll, Kung Fu, and Wang Chung." That's the kind of night you're in for when Armageddon Man and Snakehole bring their "loud, crude, and rude" punk to
"First City, USA" the 'Wood.
Close To Home. With Jeremy Ismael, Santiago Caballero, Diego, Patrick Walsh, and downstairs with Arremer Jack. Friday, July 3, 10 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
No other DJs in the Magic City know their party people better than the DJs over at the Electric Pickle. That's why EP is sticking Close To Home this weekend and bringing you sweet dance tunes courtesy of Jeremy Ismael, Santiago Caballero, Diego, Patrick Walsh, and Arremer Jack. Long live the Pickle!
Suénalo. On the Pineapple Stage with DJ Edward. Presented by Miami Boheme. Friday, July 3, 9:30 p.m. Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Get your dose of "Afro-Latin-Baby-Makin'-Descarga-Funk" y Suénalo with the "305's" proudest rumberos smack in the heart of Little Havana at the ol' Ball & Chain.
Downtown Full Moon Party: The Season Closing Party. With Juke, Peter Jam, DJ Stingray, and others. Friday, July 3, 9 p.m. The Social Lubricant Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via dfullmoonparty.com, or $15 to $20 at the door, so get them early. Ages 21 and up.
There's a full moon over the Magic City tonight! That's the only excuse you'll need to let loose and go wild this weekend. Wear white and artists will "create original art fashion on you." Juke and Peter Jam will also be in attendance to help get those lunar party juices flowing
Splash Pool Party. With Adam Brien and Pegeez. Saturday, July 4, 2 to 7 p.m. The Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Admission is free.
Throw on your red-white-and-blue bikini and celebrate independence with all the splish-splash patriots at the Freehand. Enjoy a day of shopping at Finessing and Goth Gurl's pop-up shops, tasty cocktails from the Broken Shaker, and fresh poolside tunes from Adam Brien and Pegeez. Happy birthday, 'Merica!
Freakeasy. With Lazaro Casanova, Dude Skywalker, and Legs Benedict. Presented by Deep Playa and petFood. Saturday, July 4, 10 p.m. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Admission is free before 1 a.m. with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
The Land of the Free and the Home of the Freaks — that's America for you. So show off your stars and stripes and get freaky this Fourth of July with Lazaro Casanova, Dude Skywalker, and Legs Benedict at Bardot's Freakeasy bash.
Barem. With Hugo Biano and Archila. Presented by Un_Mute Events and Confessions. Saturday, July 4 11 p.m. Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Admission is free before midnight with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Ages 21 and up.
What do you get when you celebrate America's 239th birthday and a decade of legendary techno master Barem on the same exact day? Fun Records, of course. As the DJ-producer told New Times in a recent interview, "Fun Records is all about having fun." He explains of the label: "The idea behind it is to create a playground for me and some friends to do cool things together." With a party philosophy like that one, we can only imagine what'll go down at Treehouse.
The 'Ground Masquerade. A masquerade party with music by Antoine Forest, live art, and fire eaters. Presented by Hoity Toity. Saturday, July 4, 9 p.m. The Social Lubricant Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-409-2241; tsllounge.com. Admission is free.
Wear a mask and brace yourself for "a unique and secret event of music, celebration, love, and magic" at TSL's 'Ground Masquerade party.
Viva la 'Merica. With DJ Chato. Saturday, July 4, 10 p.m. Clandestino Pub, 758 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-397-8946; facebook.com/clandestinopubmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Toast to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness with shots of tequila and decibels of bass from DJ Chato at Clandestino. Viva la 'Merica!
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Sabroso. With Lemony Snickettes, Naybr, Guilty Verdict, Shotty305, Jared Cole, SkyScrape, and Snares. Sunday, July 5, 10 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Moombahton and tropical bass — that's the kind of Sunday night sabrosura we dream of. Top off your Fourth of July weekend with the bombastic sounds of Lemony Snickettes, Naybr, Guilty Verdict, Shotty305, Jared Cole, SkyScrape, and Snares at KYI.