Art Basel Miami Beach

Nas, TV on the Radio, Sharon Jones: Schedule Revealed for Spotify's Art Basel Concert Series

Seven days ago, we here at Crossfade got word that Spotify and Midtown's Ricochet Lounge were putting together a four-day Art Basel Miami Beach concert series, dubbed Music Loves Art, starring Nas, Theophilus London, TV on the Radio, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

At the time, there weren't many details, except the names and the venue. So we've spent the last week listening -- non-fucking-stop -- to the free on-demand music service, seeking subliminal messages.

But when that means of reporting failed, we simply asked Spotify's PR people for a press release. And they promptly delivered, providing a full Music Loves Art show schedule, not to mention a final lineup addition -- Penguin Prison.

UPDATE Bad news: You are not invited to Spotify's Art Basel Miami Beach concert series. Good news: You can win tix or watch it on The Internet.

Music Loves Art Concert Series Schedule

Presented by Spotify and Ricochet

Thursday, December 1

Nas with Theophilus London and a DJ set by Mark Farina, hosted by Luis Gispert and Rashid Johnson

Friday, December 2

TV on the Radio with a special guest, hosted by Kalup Linzy

Saturday, December 3

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings with a DJ set by Venus X, hosted by Mickalene Thomas, Josephine Meckseper, Xaviera Simmons, and Wangechi Mutu

Sunday, December 4

Penguin Prison with a special guest

Nas, Theophilus London, TV on the Radio, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, and Penguin Prison, plus DJs Mark Farina and Venus X as part of Spotify and Ricochet's Music Loves Art, co-sponsored by 42BELOW and Perrier. Thursday, December 1, through Sunday, December 4. Ricochet Bar & Lounge, 3250 NE First Ave, Miami. All shows are invite-only. Call 305-673-3873 or visit

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