Panic Bomber Offering a Special Live Set at Transit During Basel Week

With Art Basel looming, the masses are already buzzing with barely controlled excitement about the country's most enormous and important art event of the year. So we here at New Times have been ear-deep for weeks, gathering intel on both official and unofficial arty parties.

Off-the-grid case in point: Transit Lounge's December 2 offering, wherein Panic Bomber (AKA Richard Haig) will be throwing down a live performance as show-goers are treated to an exhibit of hair and makeup artistry by Dee & Co. Salon.

If you're like us, anytime our choice for 2009 Best New Electronica Artist hits a local stage, it qualifies as a notable performance. But in honor of Art Basel, Haig and Transit are offering you something extra special: Panic Bomber will be performing with a live band.

Intrigued? Truth be told, this incarnation of Panic Bomber's setup makes perfect sense, considering his nebulous techno fusions always feature vocals and keys and a three-piece horn section. Not to mention, mastermind Haig scored a degree in music from the University of Miami and spent a generous amount of time rocking out with indie outfits before becoming an electronic demigod.

Panic Bomber. Thursday, December 2. Transit Lounge, 729 SW 1 Ave., Miami. The show starts at 11 p.m and it's free.

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Christopher Lopez