Kick off the weekend dancing to the funky melodies of Grammy nominees and local legends Spam Allstars at the Regent Cocktail Club. The nine-piece Latin-fusion band will play a free show tonight at the venue, located inside the Gale South Beach Hotel.
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This is as close as it gets to a classic Miami night. There will be live Latin-inspired music, drinks, and cigars during one of the warmest winters you could imagine at a club with a nice patio in South Beach. The organizers also promise a specialty handcrafted cocktail menu inspired by the music of the night — perhaps a fancy version of a mango margarita with some mint leaves? A bourbon-infused piña colada?
Expect a night of electronic improvisation mixed with Latin, hip-hop, funk, and dub rhythms, or what the band defines as “electronic descarga.” You never know exactly what you will hear or experience at a Spam Allstars’ show. You might see a bunch of people doing complex salsa moves or even breakdancing, but one thing is certain: The band will make you dance.
10 p.m. Friday, January 13, at the Regent Cocktail Club, 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; regentcocktailclub.com. Admission is free.