Love Burn, with Chelzzz, Dennis Anderson, DJ Care, Sahara Dawn, Luca Graziani, and Timothy Getz. It's time to set up camp, express yourself, and give to others: Love Burn, South Florida's official version of Burning Man, is springing to life once again. More than 3,000 Burners are expected to gather at the beachfront camping arts event, which will be held for the sixth consecutive year in Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. This year's theme for the communal and creative three-day experience is "Lost Island of Taboo," which will explore ideas such as who or what one would bring as a castaway on an enchanted island, the need for resourcefulness, and getting a fresh start in a strange land free of prohibitions. "It is all about providing a playground for artists to become inspired," says Glen Gray, who, along with his wife Prosperity Angela Di Carlo, is the lead event co-organizer. Read the full interview here. Friday, January 25, through Sunday, January 27, at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami; 305-960-4600; virginiakeybeachpark.net. Tickets start at $249 via theloveburn.com.
Pete Yorn. Who released an EP with Scarlett Johansson last year? That would be Mr. Pete Yorn. The five-song record dropped in June, and since then, Yorn has been doing what he does best: jammin' across the country. For his gig at Culture Room, he'll dial it down a notch for an acoustic show. (Johansson probably won't be with him.) 8 p.m. Friday at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $32.50 to $282.50 via ticketmaster.com.
Palomino Blond. Palomino Blond's Carli Acosta, Kyle Fink, Raven Nieto, and Jake Karner's hard work doesn't go unnoticed. In less than a year of existence, the young Kendall four-piece has garnered a loyal local following, seen its song “Supergalore” included on New Times' list of best Miami songs of 2018, released a six-track demo, been dubbed the best band from Kendall, and toured out of state (a feat for emerging bands that isn't exactly lucrative). "It's been a total whirlwind, honestly," Fink reflects. Read the rest of the interview with the band here. With Cave of Swimmers, North by North, and Las Nubes. 9 p.m. Friday, January 25, at Las Rosas, 2898 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; facebook.com/lasrosasmiami. Admission is free.
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