Break out you best bandanas and sleeveless tees — the 305's Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Festival madness has officially begun.
Though we know you can't get enough of that uhntz-uhntz, the key to surviving seven days of nonstop fist-pumping is a healthy balance of electronic vibes and live tuneage. That's why your professional party peeps at New Times are hooking up this week's five best concerts.
Check them out, from Disclosure's Wild Life Miami at Soho Studios to Ariana Grande's Honeymoon Tour at the American Airlines Arena to Tiësto, Skrillex, and all the EDM giants at UMF.
Potluck at the Garret. With Astronomar, Craze, Bot, Neoteric, Ape Drums, Wuki, Durkin, BIG MAKK, Shiftee, 4B, JSTJR, Aylen, Teen Wolf & Shelco, Kid Kamillion, Louie Arson, Party Thieves, Atliens, Happy Colors, Love Taps, and others. Presented by Slow Roast Records and Main Course. Tuesday, March 24, 10 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Admission is free with RSVP via ticketfly.com. Ages 21 and up. Craze, Astronomar, and the master choppers over at Slow Roast Records and Main Course are gonna serve up some tasty beats as they take over the Garret for a night of bass and Potluck.
Bleachers. Come Alive Tour with Joywave and Night Terrors of 1927. Tuesday, March 24, 8 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hgwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $26 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Come Alive with Bleachers as the NYC indie pop band, fronted by Fun. multi-instrumentalist, Jack Antonoff, takes you on a musical "Rollercoaster" through Culture Room with fellow rockers, Joywave and Night Terrors of 1927.
Disclosure Presents: Wild Life Miami. With Disclosure (DJ set), Justin Martin, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, DJ EZ, and special guest Carl Craig. Co-presented by Poplife. Thursday, March 26, 8 p.m. Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1st Ave., Miami; 305-600-4785; sohostudiosmiami.com. Tickets cost $40 to $50 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 18 and up. Step into the Wild Life as Disclosure brings their "infectious rhythms, catchy hooks, and good old-fashioned four-on-the-floor" to Soho Studios.
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Ultra Music Festival 2015. With Tiësto, Avicii, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Hardwell, Skrillex, David Guetta, and others. Friday to Sunday, March 27 to 29. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550; bayfrontparkmiami.com. Tickets cost $299.95 to $449.95 plus fees via ultramusicfestival.com. Ages 18 and up. "Three days, seven stages, 78 DJs," and non-stop uhntz-uhntz-ing... That's what UMF 2015 is gonna bring to the Magic City when the 72-hour rage fest takes over Bayfront Park.
Ariana Grande. The Honeymoon Tour with Rixton and Cashmere Cat. Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $26.50 to $66.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Ariana Grande may have 99 "Problem[s]," but lucky for the Boca-bred pop star, a world tour ain't one.