The "liquor-fueled love machine" that is the Electric Pickle has been bringing the best underground beats of the DJs of SAFE, Dirtybird, Crosstown Rebels, and others of the ilk to Wynwood since '09. And now, Miami Beach will be introduced to the quality uhntz-uhntz the Pickle is known for when Do ... More >>
Photo by Lex HernandezRemember when Diplo played a secret set at Bar?Over the last year and a half, few Miami venues have impacted the local scene as significantly as 14th Street's Bar. After taking over the space formerly occupied by PS14 and setting up a replica of New York City bar Max Fish ... More >>
via facebook.com/deathfacekillsOnce upon a time, Chicago-bred, L.A.-based DJ/producer Johnny Love was best known on underground dance floors as half of Guns and Bombs. That project, as the name implies, was all about going hard and going big, full of searing chainsaw basslines and "subtlety" tu ... More >>
By the spring of 2010, parties thrown by local creative collective the Overthrow were already legendary. The now-defunct Black Sundays series at Bella Rose became, possibly, the only weekly party on South Beach to regularly stage faux murders, scoring a few Best of Miami nods from New Times. Its ... More >>
Keith Paciello has become a full partner at Rokbar. Good news for all of you Bella Rose fans out there: Keith Paciello has become a full partner at Rokbar on South Beach. Expect the same laidback, anything-goes experience now that Paciello has taken over creative control at the Collins Avenue wat ... More >>
Need an excuse to keep partying well after the weekend is over? Leave it to the Opium Group and Mokai (235 23rd Street, Miami Beach) to give you a solution to your problem with Ransom, the Monday night party at the recently renovated Collins Park lounge.The party, hosted by Mark Lehmkuhl, sort of ... More >>
Photo by Mark the CobrasnakeLet's hope the nightlife gods were pleased.Nothing really shocks us anymore concerning Miami's night life scene. We've seen it all. Whether bathrooms that double as drug dens or strippers doubling as backup dancers, this city is a cornucopia of vice. Still, when Overth ... More >>
via Prometheus Springs on FlickrSome like it hotIn Greek mythology, Prometheus is the Titan deity who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mankind. Thanks, dude. For his action, he was sentenced to an eternity of having a regenerating liver eaten out of his body every day by a great eagle as he st ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenANR just did CMJ, and celebrates its homecoming on Saturday at Studio 1419.Word is that Studio 1415 is an impressive new art/music space in North Miami. And it's been a while since Awesome New Republic have been home -- they recently did the whole CMJ thing in New York as part ... More >>
via MySpaceSkreamDubstep DJ/producer Skream is no stranger to Miami. He played at Laundry Bar late last year and made several appearances at this year's WMC. But something clicked in the Magic City earlier this year that has it enamored with the dubstep genre. It's not entirely surprising since M ... More >>
Lex HernandezDrop the Lime and the Trouble & Bass crew taking over the decks at Bella Rose. Click here to view the full slideshow.Scion A/V Trouble & Bass CD Release Party with Drop the Lime, AC Slater, Star Eyes and The CaptainSunday, June 21, 2009Bella Rose, Miami BeachBetter than: Partyin ... More >>
Friday, June 19*The So Raw Festival starts tonight at 'ISM Gallery in Wynwood, Miami. Individual show tickets are just $10, and a whole weekend pass is just $18. This includes free beer and vodka, people. Do it. Click here for full details.*Miami New Times' 2008 Best Hip-Hop act, Mayday!, celebrates ... More >>
It hasn't even been a month that Scion's House Party event brought Dopplereffekt, yet the youth-targeted car brand can't seem to get enough of the Magic City. This time, the Scion A/V Tour celebrates the release of Scion CD Sample Vol. 25 Trouble & Bass, which features tracks by Drop the Lime, A ... More >>
Photo by Charis KirchheimerUPDATE: Facebook has restored Alexis Mincolla's privileges to upload all the Satanic-themed nightclub violence footage he wants. It appears Facebook doesn't like what Alexis Mincolla, the mastermind behind the popular Black Sunday party at Bella Rose, is posting on h ... More >>
Patrick Walsh aka DJPJ who has been making waves at the News Lounge at Nightdrive and occasionally at Psychic Tuesdays over at Bella Rose is making a DJ appearance at Artwalk's Awarehouse this Saturday, May 9. You can expect an eclectic and varied set with plenty of rare grooves and b-sideish stuff. ... More >>
Okay, I'll admit: I like Louis -- a lot. It completely goes everything I believe a nightclub should be (drinks are too expensive and the door policy is frustrating), but dammit it's an awesome venue! It's cavernous, the lighting is crazy and the bookings at times are unbelievable. I spent a lot of t ... More >>
A shadowy spinner who goes beyond darkwave.
Lately we've been hearing more about Josh Hartnett's nightlife exploits than his acting career. (what with the rumored accidental "sex tape" and all), but at least he is taking his pleasure-seeking seriously. The 30-year-old actor was hospitalized a few nights earlier this month for gastrointes ... More >>
Find all the best parties taking place March 24-29.
Can you believe it? Winter Music Conference is only five weeks away! We are already putting together our WMC Guide, which at this point seems a little, er, overwhelming to say the least. So many parties that we are having a hard time deciding what to do when the week finally arrives.So while we plan ... More >>
Give thanks to Michael Honablue.
This past Tuesday, I passed by Takeout Tuesdays at Buck 15 and caught a few extremely pleasant, acoustic numbers from Cleaveland Jones's version of reggae blanc at Shiso. Then my compact and highly efficient questing party and I made our way to Bella Rose for another slice of Psychic Tuesdays.   ... More >>
With the economy going way south, it seems like the nightlife industry is starting to implement new business tactics. Bottle service is surely going the way of the dinosaur, and the industry knows if it's going to survive its got to find untapped market.Enter in the downtown hipster promoters.Often ... More >>
R3K was on the streets of downtown putting flyers on peoples cars. I asked him what the deal was. Here's the interview.New Times: What's your name and what do you do?My [DJ] name is R3K . I spin at Psychic Tuesdays with DJ Healer at Bella Rose and Nightdrive Wednesdays at The News Lounge with DJPJ ... More >>
Federico Nessi, a.k.a DJ Healer, is an artist (see the latest Sweat Records installation) and a repatriated Miamian who likes to dance, but scoffs at the current notions of "indie." Thus he and Ricardo Guerrero, a.k.a. This Heart Electric, a.k.a. that dude from Animals of the Arctic, a.k.a. DJ R3K , ... More >>
He grew up on go-go.
Johnny LouisCheck it! 2008 was a busy year for clubland. We saw the departures of Pawn Shop Lounge, Studio A, Circa 28 and Suite, while we welcomed new venues like The Vagabond, Louis, Aero Bar, Bella Rose and Heathrow Lounge. And to our surprise, there was plenty of action beyond Winter Music Confe ... More >>
They say distance makes the heart grown fonder, but we sort of dropped the ball with On the List; its being almost three weeks since our last compilation. Don't fret children, we're back! And we promise we will never leave you -- er, again.We aren't sure how many of you actually want to go out this ... More >>
From South Side to South Beach.
Bella Rose's weekend warrior.
The weekend is about to start in a few hours, and what better way to get it started than with a DJ mix courtesy of Tom Laroc? Laroc released his State of the Union mixtape yesterday via the Rakontur blog. The mix features tracks by Ludacris, Bob Marley, Jay-Z and the Beatles. The mix starts a littl ... More >>
We are hearing around town that Miami is in store for a busy fall and winter seasons. Big names are being tossed around and events are in the works -- too bad we can't tell you just yet, but you can rest assured we'll be the first to let you know. But looking ahead at this long Labor Day weekend, t ... More >>
There's nothing like a good mash-up video to leave a smile on your face. My buddy, Francisco "Keep the Smirnoff Coming" Alvarado just sent me a link to a new video from popular Miami DJ/chef, Tom Laroc, who's been making a name for himself with his mash up parties at Love/Hate and Bella Rose on Sou ... More >>
Bertha, the first hurricane of the season formed in the Atlantic this week, and while its no threat to South Florida, it definitely brought with it the summer slowdown we've been expecting for a while. Nightlife pickings are slim this week and probably won't pick up until the fall. Such is life, but ... More >>