If you survived the last ten days, you've probably had enough uhntz-uhntz to last you till 2014. Or at least the rest of the month.
That's why we're taking time out to bring you five of the best chill, live performances happening this week. From hip-hop to electro fusion, post-punk, lo-fi, and live soundtracks, there's plenty of good jams going around to help nurse your BPM hangover.
Where will you spend your nights?
Gladkill at Massive Wednesdays. With Ark IX and Afro Monk. Wednesday, March 27, at The Stage, 170 N.E. 38 St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Ages 18 and up. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $5 via eventbrite.com. Still reeling from Winter Music Conference? Not yet ready to give up the dance beat? But looking for something with some live production? Gladkill from Cali is the perfect fit. He'll help you come down with interstellar beats, groovy rhythms and good times.
Teepee's Distant Love U.S. Tour Kickoff Party. With HoZac, Night-People. Thursday, March 28, at Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-5570; bardotmiami.com. Ages 21 and up. The show starts at 10 p.m. Here comes some lo-fi melody for your ear drums. Get caught up in the sweeping nature of Teepee's slow builds and climactic explosions, hitting the intimate Bardot scene for the first stop of a spring tour.
Modernage's Single-Release Party at His & Hers. With Ray Milian and Aramis Lorie. Saturday, March 30, at The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Ages 21 and up. The show starts at 11 p.m. and it's free. Looking for something smooth and subtle? Something you can drink and sway to? Something you can really dig while looking down? Modernage will premiere its latest single, probably in line with the band's bass-driven, post-punk-inspired tunes of the past. Oh, and you can drink for free before midnight. What's not to love but love itself?
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Alive Since Forever. With Rick Brown, Rasklz, Mad Murderz, Frank Zed, and ASF. Saturday, March 30, at Sweat Records, 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-693-9309; sweatrecordsmiami.com. All ages. The show starts at 7 p.m. and it's free. Traveling the country high and low, this rap collective is young and hustling its way into the MIA. With fuzzy, leaning beats and something to say, this free show at Sweat Records will surely get any hip-hop head vibin'.
Cinema Sounds #11. Presented by Roofless Records. With Shitstorm, Dim Past, Boils and Goyles, Adames, The Tunnel, and Roover Hook. Saturday, March 30, at O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami; 305-571-9970; o-cinema.org. The show starts at 11 p.m., and tickets are $10. And now, for something completely different. Watch as six local bands provide their own original scores for their favorite cinematic scenes and short films. It's an exciting experiment in creativity and mood. How much difference does music make? Find out.