Miami's Five Best Music Venues for Local Acts

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We know what you're thinking: Does Miami even have five music venues for local acts?

The answer, our skeptical friend, is yes. It was actually hard for us to narrow this list to only five places. 
Because, while it may come as a surprise to the average club hopper, Miami's got a thriving underground music scene and there's plenty of places to go jam out to 305 talent.

We've selected some Miami classics and some newbies. Here are Crossfade's five best venues for local acts.

See also: Miami's Ten Best Underground Rock Venues of All Time

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Best of Miami 2014: Music & Clubs Winners

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Game On! We did it! The Best of Miami 2014 is complete!

Places to eat, places to meet people, places to go pee in public ... This annual issue's got it all.

Of course, though, we here at Crossfade are most hyped to discuss the 305's top tuneage and party spots.

Just check the cut for Best Band, Best Rock Club, Best Music Festival, Best Dance Club, and the rest of this year's music & clubs winners.

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Best of Miami 2014 Readers' Poll: Deadline to Vote for the Winners!

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Last chance to play, gamers.

There's only 62 hours left to whip those nimble wrists, spring that trigger finger, crank that button thumb, and vote in New Times' Best of Miami 2014 readers' poll.

So far, 3,800 locals have cast their ballots. But the final deadline is Wednesday, June 4, at midnight. And if you haven't gotten the Game On! ... Then go vote!

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Best of Miami 2014 Readers' Poll: Vote for the Winners!

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This is the final round, gamers.

All that frenzied, Mountain Dew- and Fruity Pebbles-fueled nominating action is over. But it's still Game On! for New Times' Best of Miami 2014 readers' poll.

So loosen up those stiff wrists. Massage that that worn-out trigger finger. And chiropracticize your precious button thumb.

We here at Crossfade need your help to determine ... Who is Miami's best band? DJ? Dance club? Latin club? Rock club? Radio station?

Just check the cut for all music, bars, clubs categories and nominees ... Then go vote!

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Best of Miami 2014 Readers' Poll Nominations Ending Today!

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Hey, gamers ...

Have those formerly nimble wrists gone stiff? Is that trigger finger sore? Your button thumb irreversibly bent?

Well, it's time to muster a last flurry of whipping, poking, and joysticking, because these are the final hours for New Times' Best of Miami 2014: Game On! readers' poll nominations.

We here at Crossfade need your help to conquer all kinds of music-related questions ... Who is Miami's best band? DJ? Dance club? Latin club? Rock club? Radio station?

Now, check the cut for all music, bars, and clubs categories ... Then go vote!

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Miami's Ten Best Gay Clubs

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Because you only party with the hottest.

It's not easy being so fabulous. Unless you live in Miami.

With a sunny, sandy mecca like South Beach, our city's long been a home (and fave vacation spot) for proud, partyin' members of the international gay community.

But SoBe isn't the only neighborhood that flies the rainbow flag. From the Upper East Side to Coral Way and Doral, there are lots of amazing dance spots, hotel bars, even strip clubs for the adventurous yet discerning reveler.

Just check out Miami's ten best gay clubs.

See also: South Beach's Ten Best Dance Clubs

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Best of Miami 2014 Readers' Poll: Music, Bars and Clubs

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Grab that little red joystick, gamers.

It's time to work out those nimble wrists, trigger finger, and button thumb by casting at least ten votes in New Times' Best of Miami 2014: Game On! readers' poll.

Sadly, the days of "Best Arcade" are long gone. But we here at Crossfade are particularly curious to know ... Who is Miami's best band? DJ? Dance club? Latin club? Rock club? Radio station?

Just check the cut for all music, bars, and clubs categories.

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Brickell's Five Best Clubs

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Everyone comes out to party in Brickell.

It's no secret that Miami is the party capital of the South, but the charm of our hardcore rep comes from the diversity of our party scene.

For the uhntz-uhntz junkie who's into poppin' bottles of Hennessy, picking up European models, and pricey covers, you have the flashy streets of SoBe. For the down-to-earth music buff who's into local underground acts, there's Downtown. For the artsy, mustached, skinny jean crowd, there's Wynwood. And for those who want a mix of it all, there's Brickell.

Check out the best clubs this side of town.

See also: Downtown Miami's Five Best Dance Clubs

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Miami's Six Best Latin Clubs

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There's more of where this "Papi Chulo" came from.

Miami is known for many things, including horrible drivers, corrupt politicians, and Speedo-clad Dolphins fans. But the one thing that gives the Magic City its sabor picante are all of the Cubanos, Dominicanos, Venezolanos, Colombianos, and other Latinos that call the 305 home.

And if there is one thing the Hispanics of Miami do better than anybody else, it's throw tremenda pachangas. Just take a stroll through Hialeah, Calle Ocho, or any neighborhood really.

You'll hear salsa music blaring in the streets, marvel at natural-born dancers shaking that culo, and smell the smoky goodness of lechón asado being roasted en la caja china.

Guess that's the beauty of living in Miyami. That, and these six clubs.

See also: Wynwood's Five Best Bars

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Wynwood's Five Best Bars

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Everyone loves Wynwood, it's not even a secret. Whether you're looking to brush up on your culture, enjoy a few brews, gather with locals, hit the shops, whatever.

It's the home of a rad art scene, but it's getting a party rep too. Some of the arty folks and business types aren't too keen on the hood's increasingly hedonistic reputation. But sorry, squares, we're about to add to the problem.

Well, it's not really a problem if you still get to work on time, right? Here are Wynwood's best bars.

See also: Miami's Top Ten Hipster Bars

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