The Fourth of July may be the day the entire country celebrates our nation's birth, but the real Independence Day actually went down July 2, 1776.
And on this day, 238 years ago, John Adams, one of the main guys behind the American Revolution and first vice president of the U.S. wrote to his wifey Abigail, "I am apt to believe that [Independence Day] will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival."
So gather up your fellow party patriots and make our founding fathers proud at the six best club parties this week. Long live the U.S.A.!
Don't Be Left Out. With Matt Tolfrey and others. Presented by MiniMax and Un_Mute. Thursday, July 3, 11 p.m. Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. It may seem a little ironic to party with a British techno head this Fourth of July eve, but don't be left out on the "Dark Side of the Disco Ball." Embrace the international and fist pump with England's Matt Tolfrey and the rest of the uhntz-uhntz soldiers at Treehouse.
See also: Miami's Fourth of July 2014 Party Guide
Matador. Presented by Link & Miami Rebels. With Danyelino, Hardline, and Ms. Mada. Thursday, July 3, 11 p.m. Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; trademia.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. Ages 21 and up. Celebrate musical liberty with Matador and his pumped-up techno hits.
See also: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Cedric Gervais and IndepenDance Pool Party. With DVBBS, Digital Lab, Damaged Goods, and Andres Fresko. Friday, July 4, noon to 11 p.m. The Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-6300; raleighhotel.com. Tickets cost $35 to $45 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Hashtag music. Hashtag happy. Hashtag pool. Hashtag party. Hashtag IndepenDance with Miami's party boy Cedric Gervais, along with DVBBS, Damaged Goods, and other EDM firecrackers at the Raleigh's patriotic pool bash.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Carnage. Friday, July 4, 11 p.m. Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. "C'mon, we takin' off" like a burst of fireworks in the sky with that trap dude Carnage on South Beach.
See also: EDM's Five Biggest Hacks
Guy Gerber Presents Wisdom of the Glove. With Visionquest's Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves, and Lee Curtiss. Saturday, July 5, 11 p.m. Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Enter the "umbrella of weird" and experience Guy Gerber's Wisdom of the Glove with music, performers, projections, and props at Story. But don't take yourself or the music too seriously. In the words of the Israeli DJ himself, "This is a party. The music has to be weird and hilarious."
See also: Guy Gerber: "EDM Is Horrible, But in the End, I Kind of Appreciate It"
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Max Vangeli. Sunday, July 6, 11 p.m. Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Party with the People of the Night and see how one night with Size Records' Max Vangeli can change it all.
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