Sonic Purrs

After you jog through the so-called high culture of Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center and bask in the glow of curator masturbation material, your eyes and paws will need a break. Your ears, however, could use some stimulation. Cashmere Kitties is a mind-expanding, consciousness-warping Basel satellite music festival. Visual artists and Pocket of Lollipops’ rock duo Tony Kapel and Maitejosune Urrechaga curated this luxuriously psychedelic three-day, 12-act lineup. The beats will blare at the Kohn Compound, home of a large street mural installation. The fair boasts 30,000 square feet of installations, sculptures, and graffiti art situated under the sun and stars. Participating local bands and DJs will break sonic boundaries. This fearless group will haunt your audio dreams with pure sound quality. From the brain-fuck hip-hop of Metro Zu to the intergalactic beats of Armando Von Feathers, Cashmere Kitties will be a beacon of light in your art blackout. It all takes place Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Other bands in the lineup are Lowercase, Boxwood, Datamouth, Shuttle Life, Chalk, Aleks Violet, Altus Noumena, Jiriki, True Steez, Jolt Radio, and Andie Sweet Swirl
Dec. 1-3, 5 p.m., 2011

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