RL Grime's Void Tour Dropped Dark Bass on the Fillmore Miami Beach

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RL Grime, AKA Henry Steinway, dropping that dark dance tuneage.

Over the weekend, RL Grime brought his Void tour to the 305 for a sold-out show at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

An all-ages affair, the crowd skewed so young that the college students in attendance were dignified elders by comparison.

Despite their youth, the revelers dressed impeccably in proper EDM attire: headbands, booty shorts, and tank tops, accented with clashing neon patterns of weed leaves and palm trees. But the smartest accessory of the night was a water bottle.

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FDR at Delano South Beach Celebrates Three Years With Migos, OG Maco, and YesJulz

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YesJulz is the queen of FDR Mondays at the Delano South Beach, and they're both celebrating birthdays tonight, March 2.

If we told you the place to be tonight is a three year old's birthday party, would you believe us?

There won't be any balloon animals or clown magicians. Instead, be regaled by special performances from Migos and OG Maco. Eat your fill of pipin' hot chicken and biscuits from famed southern chef Amaris Jones. Maybe even rub elbows with some Miami Heat players.

What kind of three year old is this? It's FDR at the Delano South Beach. And it just happens to be self-described "director of vibes" YesJulz' birthday too. So the turn up will be extra extreme.

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Rolling Loud Music Festival Was a Mess

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Schoolboy Q muscles through his Rolling Loud Music Festival set.

Miami's inaugural Rolling Loud Music Festival came loaded with primo stoner and underground rap talent, from Schoolboy Q to Juicy J, A$AP Ferg, Action Bronson, Curren$y, and Miami's own Denzel Curry, as well as dozens of others.

This is a city that's inundated with hip-hop fans and culture, yet it's subject to a strange dearth of accessible rap shows. Most of the good stuff goes to the expensive South Beach scene. And a touring fest like Rock the Bells hasn't come to the 305 in years.

This past weekend's Rolling Loud was Miami's attempt at "an Ultra for hip-hop." A place where fans could hang out for the day and wild out to bold-name stars while also exploring some interesting up-and-comers.

We wish the actual event was as dope as the lineup. But it was a mess.

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Madonna Announces Rebel Heart 2015 World Tour, Kicking Off in Miami

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Madonna, just following her Rebel Heart from Miami to L.A., Berlin, Turin, and Amsterdam.

She's been blessed with a Rebel Heart.

From "Like a Virgin" to Sex to asking Ultra Music Festival ravers to pinpoint the whereabouts of Molly... Madonna Louise Ciccone has always defied her detractors, her censors, her critics. And she's never apologized.

Now 56, she's about to release a new album, the aforementioned Rebel Heart. She's dressing like her Blonde Ambition-era self again. She's calling out the ageists who insist she should quit. And naturally, she's plotting another world tour.

So far, there are 35 shows in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. And the entire thing kicks off at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

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Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week

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Bask in the sweetness of Miami livin'.

Music makes everything sweeter.

Lucky for us, we live in the Magic City. That means we're never at a shortage of good concerts. So to add a little musical sweetness in your life, we're hooking you up with SoFla's five best shows.

Check 'em out, from Sir Elton John's classic hits at the American Airlines Arena to Aesop Rock's underground hip-hop vibes at Revolution Live to Lynyrd Skynyrd's Southern rock at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming.

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Schoolboy Q Talks "Real Dark" Rap and Why Music Awards Mean Nothing

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Schoolboy Q, rocking the bucket hat like a boss.

The bucket hat. It's been worn with such pomp by many of history's greatest and most influential men. There was Bob Denver on Gilligan's Island and Bill Murray in Caddyshack. But there is one actor who rapper Schoolboy Q insists wore it the best.

"Homeboy from I Know What You Did Last Summer," he says. "Just because he was killin' niggas, and it never came off."

And this man knows his hats. His headgear has become as synonymous with his image as a can (AKA bowler hat) was to Nate Dogg. Now, a year removed from his latest album, Oxymoron, which was nominated for a slew of Grammys, Q spoke with New Times about award shows, album covers, and his Black Hippy crew as he preps to perform at the first-ever Rolling Loud Music Festival in Miami.

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Jukely, Unlimited Concerts App, Launches in Miami: "We're Making Music Social Again"

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Pay just $25 a month and Jukely will get you into live shows every night.

What's the last time you spent money to go see a band you've never heard of before? Never, right? Well, you're not alone.

Today, the money in the music industry's in concerts and touring. Still, most people won't spend their hard earned cash on a ticket unless they're big fans of the headliner.

Instead of getting acquainted with an act at a venue, we'd rather familiarize ourselves with an artist's work on Spotify, Soundcloud, or iTunes, before committing to a $35 ticket.

Jukley is a new app that lets you attend an unlimited number of live shows, for a flat $25 monthly fee. And it just launched in Miami.

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Tiga on "Bugatti," Shitty Books, and Being Beautifully Weird

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This is Tiga. He's reading Infinite Jest. His crime is having a personality.

When you think about the perks of being a DJ, what comes to mind is all the time you'd have to read books, right?

Maybe that's weird to you. But it isn't to Tiga. Then again, he's always been a little different. The celebrated Canadian producer has always defied dance music's fads while still finding success. And he owes much of his prosperity to just being himself.

Being Tiga most recently led him to write the runaway hit "Bugatti," a track so beloved on the dance scene that it inspired a rap cut from Pusha T and nine more remixes.

We at New Times caught up with the DJ-producer to learn why "Bugatti" has become one of his most treasured successes. And to hear what he's reading, of course.

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RL Grime Tests the Limits With Void: "There's a Lack of People Trying to Make Timeless Music"

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Dance music's obsession with trap beats is far from over, but just as in any relationship, you've got to spice things up. L.A.-based trap star RL Grime has been in the game for almost four years, and as much as he loves 808s and grimy drops, he needed something more.

Enter the Void, RL Grime's official debut album. It's a 12-track journey exploring 50 shades of darkness, each track it's own mix of rhythms and mechanical, cinematic landscapes. With features from Boys Noize, Big Sean, Djemba Djemba, and How To Dress Well, it's the most ambitious project of the producer's career to date.

He's toured the new project all over the country, and he's winding down with a visually-stunning performance at the Fillmore Miami Beach Friday, February 27, and we were lucky to get him on the phone in advance.

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‪Friends Still Searching for Lisa "Noodles" Hayden-Gordon a Month After She Disappeared

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Noodles is still missing. If you see her, contact the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

Update: At 1 p.m. on February 27, 2015, it's been confirmed Lisa's car was found at Cooley's Landing Marina. We'll keep you updated as new information comes in.

By Andrea Richard

When Fort Lauderdale musician and piano teacher, Lisa "Noodles" Hayden-Gordon, was reported missing, her family, friends, and the South Florida music community quickly responded by launching an extensive search. They posted tirelessly on social media, created findnoodles.com, and distributed flyers around downtown Fort Lauderdale asking for any new information on her whereabouts. She was last seen around 1 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

Teajay Smith, photographer and longtime friend, was hanging out with Noodles the night before she disappeared. "She came over to comfort me about some anxiety I was having. We talked for about three and half hours and may have talked about every love we'd ever had," she recalls, also saying that Noodles didn't appear to be distressed at the time and was saving her money for a summer road trip.

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