Six Best Second Saturday Art Walk Afterparties

Art and music. These days, it's like they're dating or something. And it's kind of cute.

The season for Art Walk-ing is back. There's finally a breeze and a two minute stroll down NE Second Avenue doesn't leave one drenched in sticky sweat. And thanks to the return of an abundance of art, it's little lover music isn't trailing far behind.

Thus, we present you with a comprehensive little list of the musical activities that'll be available once the galleries shut their doors and kick you out onto the hard streets of Wynwood.

Yuck. Saturday, September 8, 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami. $20. It's not everyday that an "it" band plays its way into Miami. Thanks to the collapse of Langerado, Bardot swept up British indie rockers Yuck to perform a live post-art walk set at the small, smoky speakeasy. Get your '90s on, dudettes.

Backdoor Bamby with DJ Jonathan Toubin & Raffa and Rainer. Saturday, September 8, 10 p.m., Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami. $10. Backdoor Bamby has two spectacular post-art walk options. There'll be a Rock and Soul Freakout with Jonathan Toubin - check out some of his favorite Florida burners here. The New York Night Train DJ will be spinning classic R&B dance tracks. Out on the patio, folktastic duo Raffa and Rainer will be part of The Troubadour Sessions. Raffa's beautiful pipes with Rainer's skillful accompaniment will make you feel good and wholesome. There's also complementary Absolute Vodka from 10 to 11 p.m.

Diamonds - N - The Ruff.Saturday, September 8, 9 p.m., Villa 221, 221 NE 17th St., Miami. Free. This event includes anything a party animal could ever want: hip-hop, dubstep, live art installations, fashion, body painting, live art, graffiti, and even sweets, for fuck's sake. DJane, Name Brand, Haviken Hayes, and Gooddroid will provide the music. There'll be a pop-up shop with Fox House clothing and ReVamp ReLove. Might we repeat ... Body painting? Become the art you just slopped around town checking out.

The Vibrators. Saturday, September 8, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NW Second Ave., Miami. $10. Lovers of vintage punk will cherish a visit from the UK's The Vibrators. These guys have played with Bowie, Iggy Pop, and supported the Sex Pistols. This Saturday, they'll be performing with Stay Hitt, Dyslexic Postcards, Riot Agents, The Can't Stand Ya's, and ENOUGH! with DJ Skidmark spinning.

Cog Nomen. Saturday, October 8, 7 to 11 p.m. Gab Studio, 105 NW 23rd St., Miami. Free. Two parts of Out of the Anonymous are performing as Cog Nomen, cutely calling themselves an "indie-tronic duo." Guitarist Buffalo Brown and drummer Brave Ulysses Perez are making pop psychedelic and rock ambient. You'll figure it out once you see them live.

Pillow Talk. Saturday, October 8, 10 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. $10. This is apparently the Way Huge Artwalk Afterparty, which will include a live set by Visionquest's Pillow Talk, who shared their top ten dance tunes with us. DJs William Renuart, Induce, and Tomas of Aquabooty will be spinning -- plus a live performance by Albert Vargas & Steven A. Clark. There'll be half off specialty cocktails before midnight too. Drink up!

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Liz Tracy has written for publications such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, Refinery29, W, Glamour, and, of course, Miami New Times. She was New Times Broward-Palm Beach's music editor for three years. Now she plays one mean monster with her 2-year-old son and obsessively watches British mysteries.
Contact: Liz Tracy