Have you ever visited Little Dragon land? It's a magical musical netherworld located halfway between creepy and cutesy, where the wind whispers and rages in strange songful bursts of art rock, R&B, and electro-pop.
The days are dusky. The night sky shimmers in a totally trippy way. And if you wander its caves long enough, you'll inevitably find a bunch of hipsters making out in the shadows while zonked on a mix of moonshine and psychedelics.
Despite the name, this place isn't actually populated by miniature fire-breathing lizards. Its residents are mostly human, including the enclave's namesake, Little Dragon, a band of four synth-obsessed Swedes -- singer Yukimi Nagano, drummer Erik Bodin, bass player Fredrick Källgren, keyboard guy Håkan Wirenstrand -- and a tiny colony of rapidly multiplying fans.
Now if you've never taken a trip to Little Dragon land, you should go. But beware, it's a major trek, the geography is treacherous, and no one's mapped a reliable path. For what it's worth, though, here's a shortcut: Guzzle some 'shine, smoke 60 milligrams of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), and buy a ticket to this Friday's show at the Electric Pickle.
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Little Dragon with Billygoat, presented by Nightdrive and the Electric Pickle. Friday, January 28. The Electric Pickle, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami. Doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $15 via wantickets.com. Call 305-456-5613 or visit electricpicklemiami.com.