O Inimigo with Wrong, Prayer Chain, Bruiser, Reluctance, Xerox Missive, and DJ Bruno. Presented by Hardcore for Punx. Friday, October 16, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $8. Ages 18 and up.
Oh, what we would give to see a bunch of Brazilian hardcore punk rockers do the samba. While we highly doubt São Paulo's O Inimigo will start gyrating their hips in the middle of their set at Churchill's, we're pretty sure os roqueiros — who, as suggested on their Facebook description, are "pronto para destruir," or "ready to destroy" — will wreak havoc upon 5501 NE Second Avenue.
Mondrian Loop. With Seafoam Walls, DJ Proof and Artisan P, Montage, Overlord, and Treasure Teeth. Friday, October 16, 10 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
O-Town rapper Mondrian Loop is making his 305 debut this weekend. Joined by fellow beat makers DJ Proof and Artisan P, the Magic City's "jazzy, proggy, chilled-out indie" crew, Seafoam Walls, and a handful of local acts, homeboy will be showing off his breaks at Gramps.
BarrioActivo. On the Pineapple Stage with DJ Edward. Presented by Miami Boheme. Hosted by Joe Cardona. Friday, October 16, 10 p.m. Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-643-7820; ballandchainmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Fusing together "the traditional rhythms of Cuban music" — son, guaracha, rumba songo, and chachacha — with elements of rock, funk, ska, and reggae, the 305's BarrioActivo is taking over the Pineapple Stage at Ball & Chain. Join los músicos as they "spread [their] rhythm and lyrics all over" Little Havana.
Luca Bacchetti. With Roustam and Grant Grosky. Presented by Humans Alike. Friday, October 16, 11 p.m. Heart Nightclub, 50 NE 11th St., Miami; heartnightclub.com. Admission is free before midnight with RSVP via eventbrite.com. Ages 21 and up.
Nuts, dried fruit, and water — that's how Endless Records label boss, Luca Bacchetti parties it up from dusk to dawn. Keep that in mind before going techno wild on the dance floor at Park West's new spot Heart this weekend.
Afrobeta & Friends Mooncake Jam. With Telekinetic Walrus, Chantil Dukart, Jesse Jackson, Denabi, Tiny + Crusty, Le Cardamomo, Oigo, and Sharlyn Evertsz. Saturday, October 17, 6 to 10 p.m. North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202; northbeachbandshell.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
"We wanted to do something that wasn't the regular album-release party, so we decided to have a festival," Cuci Amador, one-half of the electric duo, Afrobeta told New Times in a recent interview. So, she and Tony Smurphio gathered a bunch of their friends to not only celebrate their latest production, but the Chinese Mooncake Festival. "I'm really interested in sacred rituals, and there's a Chinese harvest festival where the moon is at its highest point in the sky, and they make these beautiful pastries that are called mooncakes," she explains. "You celebrate community, family, and friends. And for us in Miami, we can celebrate that it's fall and we can be outside without being all sweaty." Sounds appropriate.
Cassette Store Day 2015. With Boytoy, Party Flag, Plastic Pinks, Olde Time Religion, Viceroi, Grey 8's, Similar Prisoners, and Other Body. Presented by Cheap Miami Records and Radio-Active Records. Saturday, October 17, 9 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission costs $5.
From touring the country with "surf doo-wop" quartet, La Luz to headlining the 305's Cassette Store Day, Brooklyn's indie rock trio Boytoy is gonna get "Blazed" at Gramps. Created by the United Kingdom's Sexbeat Records label boss Steve Ross back in 2013, CSD celebrates the magic of music on cassette. What better way of doing so than with live tuneage from these great bands?
Dark Water Rebellion. With Josh Miles. Saturday, October 17, 11 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Dark Water Rebellion is bringing a dose of "Southern goth/industrial blues" to South Beach this weekend. The band's gig at Kill Your Idol may mark their debut Miami performance and fall tour kick-off, but the idea of starting a band had been brewing in Brent Gorcie's head for over a decade. It wasn't until he met Psymatics' drummer Danielle Romanowski earlier this year that his dream became a reality.
ILoveMakonnen. With DJ Don Hot. An official Revolt Weekend event. Saturday, October 17, 11 p.m. FDR Lounge at the Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-5752; facebook.com/fdrsobe. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
It may not be a "Tuesday," but this weekend, Grammy-nominated superstar ILoveMakonnen will be "goin' up on a [Saturday]" with DJ Don Hot and all the club rats at the FDR.
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Dad Bod Competition. Hosted by Liz Tracy with tunes by DJ Hottpants. Sunday, October 17, 6 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission is free.
DILFs dads of Miami: If you've got a killer dad bod and you know it, show it off at Gramps. The baby daddy with the doughiest core and fluffiest of arms will take home six cases of beer and a PBR barbecue grill. But don't worry — each contestant gets a customized Pabst and Gramps apron so they can do what dads do best: grill. It's a total win-win.
HIT Week: Unexpected Sounds from Italy. With Kalascima, Chiara Civello, and Le Cardamomò. Presented by the Rhythm Foundation. Sunday, October 18, 6 to 10 p.m. North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-5202; northbeachbandshell.com. Admission is free.
HIT Week's on a mission to spread fresh Italian music across the globe. This weekend, the fest will bring Miami "psychedelic trance tarantella" from Kalàscima, jazz tunes from singer Chiara Civello (the first Italian artist to record for Verve Records) and theatre-style performances from le Cardamomò. Viva l'Italia!