Miami Music Club's ICA Collaboration Comes to a Close With Via App

UPDATE: The event has been moved to the Palm Court Event Space, 140 NE 39th St. (Third Floor), Miami.

"We want it to be for the freaks and for the people who want something off the beaten path," Miami Music Club cofounder Rob Goyanes says. For the past few months, the Miami Music Club has partnered with the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) to do just that with a series of three summer concerts called ICA Residents.

"Miami Music Club had a space last year in the Design District where we had 13 events and an exhibition, as well as an afterparty for the Guccivuitton opening at the ICA. We kept in touch since we figured it made sense to collaborate," Goyanes, who splits time between New York and Miami, says the collaboration thus far has been as great as he anticipated.

The third and final concert will be held this Saturday. Like the previous shows, the upcoming concert will focus on underground electronic music, bringing out-of-state acts to the 305. The show's headliner is the New York-based Via App. "She does EDM dance music, but it is unconventional and plugged partly into the noise scene," Goyanes says. "Via App is a phenom with layering textures and building energy with different electronic music gestures. Though it'll be a chill social atmosphere, I think it's gonna be a dance party for both the body and mind."

Also performing a set will be Sarasota-based experimental project i_like_dog_face, which Goyanes describes as "found-art ambient music with a lot of collages." Miami DJ Romulo del Castillo of Schematic Music Company will perform between sets. And Goyanes himself will take part under his performance name, Bobby Flan. "I play techno-influenced music touched with punk-noise EDM."

The $10 admission includes not only the concert but also vodka cocktails and access to the museum's exhibits, including the first U.S. solo museum presentations of Renaud Jerez, Susan Te Kahurangi King, and Laura Lima, as well as a collection of historic and recent work by renowned feminist painter Ida Applebroog.

Though Saturday's concert is an end to this series, Miami Music Club has more unconventional plans for the near future, including a show at Lincoln Road's Audiotheque, where the group will bring in If, Bwana, an academic studying noise who makes music with found objects.

Halloween will see a partnership with the Coral Gables Art Cinema for a screening of a scary movie, with a musician onboard creating a live score. But no matter the venue, Goyanes says, Miami Music Club has a singular mission: "We strive for a chill atmosphere with experimental music."

Via App. 8 p.m. Saturday, August 13, at the Palm Court Event Space, 140 NE 39th St. (Third Floor), Miami. Tickets cost $10 via

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David Rolland is a freelance music writer for Miami New Times. His novel, The End of the Century, published by Jitney Books, is available at many fine booksellers.
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