The 305's jazzy hip-hop funk crew, ArtOfficial "thrives on originality." As stated on their Facebook bio, the homies craft music with soul, "[treading] their own path, eschewing the simple magic of beat machines and samples for the irreplaceable warmth of organic instrumentation." This weekend, they'll be playing new tracks as well as some covers at the ol' Ball & Chain.
Ryan Crosson. With Yaya, Bakke, and Ms. Mada. Presented by Link/Miami Rebels. Friday, August 21, 11 p.m. Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; trademia.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Ages 21 and up.
Like a world-class chef, Visionquest's Ryan Crosson delivers "music that is refined, complex, and with depth of flavors." And this weekend, the DJ-producer will be cooking up a storm at Trade, serving fine musical cuisine to all the party people of South Beach.
FloriDale Party. With FloriDale Sound System, Stereo 77, and Kinky Electric Noise. Friday, August 21, 9 p.m. Clandestino Pub, 758 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-397-8946; facebook.com/clandestinopubmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Get ready for some Kinky Electric Noise as FloriDale Sound System — comprised of Dale Dale on drums, synths, and percussion, Afrobeta's Tony Laurencio on synths and beats, and Seizure Machine's Marlon Fabián on synths, percussion, and vocals — take over Clandestino for a night of "tropical electro-cumbia and global bass."
Trend Walk Pop-Up Pool Party. Hosted by the Makers Collective. Saturday, August 22, 3 to 8 p.m. The Freehand Miami Hostel, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. Admission is free.
This pop-up promises "positive vibes and swimsuits." That's all you'll need to hang with the Makers Collective at the Freehand for an afternoon and, seriously, what more could you need? Come evening, you'll be rested, tan, and ready to take on the night.
TuffGnarl.com 2nd Annual Rock & Roll Debauch. With No Fraud, 210, Party Flag, the Riot Act, Cant Stand Ya's, Pretenses, Reluctance, and others. Saturday, August 22, 7 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $8.
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Drummer's Night. With Eric Hernandez, Andrew Kerr, Don King, Emile Blair Milgrim, Beatriz Monteavaro, Dim Past, Dave Rodriguez, TT, Richard Vazquez, and others. Saturday, August 22, 9 p.m. Miami Music Club, 91 NE 40th St., Miami; 305-299-5226; facebook.com/miamimusicclub. Admission costs $5.
Drummers are the musicians that give music its heartbeat. And this weekend, you'll get to watch some of the Magic City's best percussionists fill the Miami Music Club with
Bachaco. Saturday, August 22, 10 p.m. Railroad Blues, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 786-516-3393; facebook.com/RailroadBluesMiami. Admission costs $10. Ages 21 and up.
After spending a month touring Costa Rica with Ojo de Buey, Bachaco is back in Miami. So give your hometown heroes a proper 305 welcoming as the reggae rock, Latin roots jam band takes over Railroad Blues.
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L80's Karaoke & Music Video Night. Hosted by DJ Andie Sweetswirl. Sunday, August 23, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission is free.
Sing your ass off to New Order, the Cure, Ramones, and all your fave rock stars of the '80s and watch some of the greatest music vids of a bygone era at Churchill's L80's Karaoke & Music Video Night. Hosted by your girl DJ Andie Sweetswirl, you know it's gonna be a totally tubular night.
Chocolate Sundays. Sunday, August 23, 10 p.m. Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-4622; purdylounge.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
End the weekend on a sweet note and drizzle up your Sunday with the silky-smooth hip-hop beats of the Chocolate Sundays crew at Purdy.