With Art Basel in town, the masses are buzzing with barely controlled excitement about the nation's most enormous and important art event of the year. So we at New Times have been ear-deep gathering intel on both official and unofficial arty parties.
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Off-the-grid case in point: Transit Lounge's December 2 offering, wherein Panic Bomber (AKA Richard Haig) will throw down a live performance as show-goers are treated to an exhibit of hair and makeup artistry by Dee & Co. Salon. If you're like us, anytime our choice for 2009 Best New Electronica Artist hits a local stage, it qualifies as a notable performance. But in honor of Basel, Haig and Transit are offering something extra-special: Panic Bomber will perform with a live band.
Intrigued? Truth be told, this incarnation of the Bomber's setup makes perfect sense, considering his nebulous techno fusions always feature vocals, keys, and a three-piece horn section. Plus mastermind Haig owns a degree in music from the University of Miami and spent a generous amount of time rocking out with indie outfits before becoming an electronic demigod.
With DJ Filthy Gorgeous. 10 p.m. Thursday, December 2, at Transit Lounge, 729 SW First Ave., Miami; 305-377-4628; transitlounge.us. Admission is free.