My Electric Heart. With DJ Jared Col. Friday, November 13, 11 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
It may be a "Long Way Home," but with My Electric Heart, you know it'll be a smooth ride. Having performed at Y-100's Jingle Ball with We the Kings and Cody Simpson, these guys know how to pump up any crowd. With a résumé like that, we're pretty sure Rick Odria and his crew will have the entire SoBe party hall on its feet during their Kill Your Idol gig this weekend.
Ketchy Shuby. Presented by Live at Gramps with DJs Mikey, Benton, and Katrina. Friday, November 13, 9 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com.
Ketchy Shuby may have gone through a complete lineup change, but its quirky name and soulful Miami sound remain. Check it out this weekend as singer/guitarist Jason Hernandez-Rodriguez and bass player Matt Pyatt — the only two remaining original members — and their band celebrate the release of their latest single, "Sweet Makayla," at Gramps.
Elastic Bond. Live on the Pineapple Stage with DJ
Get funky with Elastic Bond as
Wynwood Piano Bar. With Dr. Wayne. Friday, November 13, 6 p.m.
Sing along to Billy Joel's "Piano Man" as the Magic City's own piano man, Dr. Wayne, croons and tickles the ivories at Cafeina's Wynwood Piano Bar pop-up, going down every Friday during November. Get the night started with $5 cocktails, beer, wine, and tapas from 5 to 8 p.m. followed by free Chivas Regal from 8 to 9. Then join Dr. Wayne as he encourages the entire bar to join in on the keys party.
Get to know Miami's musicians on a more intimate level during
MiamiLand. With Eons, Kazoots, and the Gypsy Cat Band. Presented by the New Tropic and Lyft. Saturday, November 14, 7 p.m. Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building, 169 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-777-1637; thedupontbuilding.com. Admission is free with RSVP via thenewtropic.com.
Experience the many worlds of the 305 at MiamiLand. Presented by the New Tropic and Lyft, the free
PillowTalk. Secret Garden After Party. Saturday, November 14, 10 p.m. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Admission is free before midnight with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
Unleash your inner rhythm with some help from PillowTalk as the Wolf + Lamb DJ trio — whom New Times has named as one of the live acts redefining electronic dance music — showcases its "charismatic live boogie antics" at the Pickle.
Sarah Packiam. Saturday, November 14, 10 p.m. Performing in the Wynwood Art District, behind the food trucks on 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami. Admission is free.
Born and raised in Ireland as the daughter of a blues musician from India, Sarah Packiam began her career at 18 as a singing troubadour in Spain. The singer/songwriter was discovered in Miami by Jon Secada. Since then, she's toured with Shakira singing background vocals and playing guitar and banjo and opened for Smashmouth and Jason Mraz at West Palm's Sunfest. This
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Jazz in the Park with Electric Piquete. Presented by the Town of Miami Lakes' “Jazz in the Park” series. Saturday, November 14, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Miami Lakes Picnic Park West, 15151 Montrose Rd., Miami Lakes. Admission is free. All ages.
Get jazzy in the park with the Magic City's best Latin band, Electric Piquete. Known for turning up el
Critical Recording Showcase. With Wool, Merkronium, Host, the Wandering Krill, the Filthy Casuals, and others. Sunday, November 15, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission is free.
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