Step into the future — of funk, that is — with Culture Prophet as the electronic artist under King's Head Records puts together a night of electro, nu disco, and future funk at Gramps. The first of what will hopefully turn into a monthly, the DJ "really want[s] the night to be more about dancing and having fun than it is specifically about watching a DJ." In other words, he just hopes "people come and can have a good time."
The Bolero Ball. With Lazaro Casanova, Dude Skywalker, MaurE, and Ennio Skoto. Presented by Deep Playa and petFood. Friday, November 20, 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. Ages 21 and up.
Put on your fanciest pair of dancing shoes and join Lazaro Casanova, Dude Skywalker, MaurE, and Ennio Skoto as your party hosts present to you the Bolero Ball. Going down at the Pickle, you'll feel like a total gangster in funk paradise.
Fell on the Floor & Drank More: Ordinary Boys. With DJ Andie Sweetswirl. Friday, November 20, 10 p.m. Libertine, 40 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-363-2120; libertinemiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Watch the Miami's only Smiths tribute band, Ordinary Boys, fill Park West's Libertine with the music of the Smiths and Morrissey. Joined by the self-proclaimed "Queen of the Steel Wheels," Andie Sweetswirl, you'll find yourself "[falling] on the floor and [drinking] more" with every song that passes.
Acoustic Cafe. With Rodiles, Sarah Packiam, and Somewhat Hungover. Presented by the MiamiMade Concert Series. Friday, November 20, 7 to 9 p.m. Trinity Cathedral, 464 NE 16th St., Miami; 305-374-3372; trinitymiami.org. Admission costs $5 via ticketleap.com. All ages.
Get acousticy with Miami rockers, Rodiles, Irish singer-songwriter, Sarah Packiam, and the rawest cover band you'll ever meet, Somewhat Hungover, as the locals put on an acoustic performance at the Trinity Cathedral for the MiamiMade Concert Series. Going on its last installment of the season, the series "is dedicated to transforming the community through music and shining a spotlight on up-and-coming performers in the city."
Nancy Whang. Presented by 1930's House. Saturday, November 21, 9 p.m. Thompson Miami Beach Hotel, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 877-793-8519; thompsonhotels.com. Admission is free with required RSVP via [email protected]. Ages 21 and up.
You know that reaction you get — which may or may not involve involuntary dancing — when you find out LCD Soundsystem's Nancy Whang is going to be putting on a free show in SoBe this weekend? That feeling will be encouraged at the Thompson Hotel on Saturday. So get wild and "Do That Dance" with yo' girl.
Phife Dawg. Celebrating Rec Room's Three-Year Anniversary with DJ Rasta Root. Saturday, November 21, 11 p.m. Rec Room, 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-0199; galehotel.com/nightlife. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
"Kick It" with A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg as the rapper — and birthday boy, who was born 45 years ago on November 20 — celebrates three years of the Gale Hotel's underground lounge, Rec Room. Phife will also be honoring the 25th anniversary of Tribe's debut album, People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, so brace yourself for a total hip-hop clinic.
Radioboxer. Saturday, November 21, 8 p.m. The Hangar, 60 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-702-3257; hangar305.com. Admission is free if you dress like your favorite Quentin Tarantino character.
After more than two years, Radioboxer's back! Though the "bi-polar pop band from Hialeah" has gone through several changes, including a new lineup, lead singer Vanne Dazza's wild spirit remains at the core of it all. Check her out this weekend as she and her new bandmates make their debut at the Hangar. As for what to expect, Dazza warns: "Everything! Everything you want! Sex! Rock and roll! Drugs! Sodom and Gomorrah! Everything you want is going to be there!”
Nobunny. With Milk Spot and Fulltime Motherfucker. Presented by Gramps and Strutter USA. Saturday, November 21, 9 p.m. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-699-2669; gramps.com. Admission costs $5.
Reigning from the streets of Tucson, Nobunny, as described on his Facebook bio, "started as an animal Elvis impersonator before deciding to try out his hand at songwriting." Nowadays, "the raucous rabbit" is all about his own music — "an intoxicating concoction of all the rights and wrongs that make up the heart and the soul of real rock 'n' roll." Watch him get rowdy at Gramps this weekend.
Let's Get Stoned: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones. With Dyslexic Postcards, Birdman, Boy Prostitute, Talking Dogs, the Gasms, Anderson Council, Gato, and others. With raffle prizes and more. Sponsored by Churchill's Pub, Sweat Records, and Critical Recordings. Presented by Mr. C. Saturday, November 21, 8 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $5. Ages 18 and up.
Get stoned — figuratively speaking, of course — as the Dyslexic Postcards, Birdman, and the Magic City's number one Rolling Stones fans pay tribute to the legendary British rock band at Churchill's. Chances are you'll be feeling pretty satisfied by the end of the night.
Made In Miami. With Oscar G, Robbie Rivera, Lazaro Casanova, Jesse Perez, Dude Skywalker, el Chino Dreadlion, and a live percussion set by OBA Frank Lords. Presented by the Industry Beach Bash. Sunday, November 22, 12 p.m. The Clevelander Hotel, 1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-532-4006; clevelander.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees before 4 p.m. via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up.
Embrace the 305's 80-degree temperatures near the end of November with the Magic City's real O.G., Oscar G — who just got back from playing his first-ever gig in Cuba — at the Made In Miami pool party. Part of the Industry Beach Bash, the Murk Records boss and his homies will have you partyin' it up from dusk to dawn and beyond. Happy Sunday!