Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

Baila y goza with Marc Anthony at the AAA.

The weekend may have abandoned us, but that's okay ... At least we have some kick ass shows to make us less miserable.

Just check out the five best concerts going down this week, from la música caliente de Marc Anthony at the AAA to Wu-Tang's GZA at the Stage to guitar hero Peter Frampton at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood.

See also: New Times' Concert Calendar

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Roller Disco: Five Absolutely Essential Jams, According to DJ Danny Krivit


Party people old enough to remember Miami's roller disco days should be stoked to know that the 305 has a new party on wheels.

Roller Disco at Grand Central may be just a monthly party, but with some of disco music's most legendary DJs headlining, it might be the single best excuse to party all month if you do nothing else.

Nicky Siano of Studio 54 fame helped kick off the party during the summer, and October's installment presents none other than Danny Krivit, beloved veteran of the seminal NYC disco scene alongside Siano and other legends like Larry Levan and François Kevorkian.

Ahead of the party, we couldn't pass up a chance to peek into Krivit's DJ bag and five of his all-time favorite roller disco jams.

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Viceroy: "There's Pop Music With Substance"

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"Summer all the time" is Viceroy's motto. It's also everyday life in Miami. So it stands to reason that homeboy's party tuneage should appeal to every Miamian's innate love of the sunny, sweaty, and sexy.

The San Francisco-based dance music producer loves Hawaiian shirts. And he's all about that beachy groove, not so much that heavy drop, though he's still made it to the stage at Ultra Music Festival.

Now, while the rest of America transitions into overrated pumpkin-spice-everything-hoodie-lookin'-ass-basic-bitch mode, we get to ride high in our short-shorts and sandals, jammin' to Viceroy's new single "The Life" in anticipation of his upcoming show at Steam Miami on Friday, October 3.

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Anna Lunoe on the Power of Rave Culture: "When You're 14 or 15, You're Forever Changed"


After spending years honing your craft and climbing the ladder to success, would you have the strength to leave it all behind?

Anna Lunoe did. The DJ, producer, and songwriter worked her ass off to take over the scene in Australia. And just when she'd hit her peak, Lunoe packed her bags, hit the reset button, and headed across the pond to a new home in Los Angeles.

"It was really starting over, for sure," she says. "I had credibility, but I didn't have a name in the American market."

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Win Free Tickets for Skrillex at Mansion Miami

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Take Skrillex's advice. And say, "Imma try it out."

The EDM superstar with the world-famous haircut is gonna be bringing the boom and unloading the drop on South Beach's Mansion this weekend.

But that's not even the awesomest news ... Because he, the party pros at Mansion, and we here at Crossfade are giving away free tickets.

Just check the cut for contest instructions.

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Hercules & Love Affair's Andy Butler Discusses Greek Mythology and Disco Music

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Forty years after its heyday, disco has become one of music's most mythologized subcultures -- especially among dance lovers who weren't old enough to experience its '70s golden era, when New York City's monolithic temples of nightlife worship, like The Loft and Paradise Garage, were home to Olympian DJ gods like David Mancuso and Larry Levan.

Unsurprisingly then, such lore is also woven through the story of Hercules & Love Affair.
"The band name] came from a lifelong interest in Greek mythology," explains Andy Butler, the neo-disco group's frontman and producer.

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Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week


Music is an escape for many things ... Mondays aren't one of them.

Even though you can't make the most dreaded day of the work week vanish, at least you can look forward to the pretty good shows that'll follow.

Here are the five best concerts to check out this week, from Cam'ron at Grand Central for Sneaker Pimps Miami to Charli XCX at Revolution to Belle & Sebastian at the Fillmore.

See also: New Times' Concert Calendar

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Nick Monaco Talks Mating Call: "Expect Peach Nectar Oozing From the Speakers"


The last time we here at Crossfade spoke with Nick Monaco, the San Francisco DJ-producer was still a relative newcomer to the international dance music scene. He had just released his first panty-dropper of an EP on Soul Clap Records, and the buzz was definitely beginning to grow around his self-described sexual southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.

Fast-forward a year, and Monaco still calls the Soul Clap label home. But this time he's serving up his debut artist album, Mating Call, which spans 10 tracks boasting his signature piquant blend of disco, electro-boogie, and dub. Live instrumentation, experimental arrangements, and his own vocals make the album a definite standout among recent dance record releases.

Here's what he had to say about the new slab, ear porn, and overripe fruit.

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Belle & Sebastian on the Next Album and "Accepting That We're a Twee Pop Band"

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The dashing Scots of Belle and Sebastian are nothing if not prolific.

Even these days, when they seem to prefer releasing proper albums only every four years or so, the charming and hard-working Glaswegians insist on staying forever busy with collections of B-sides, world tours, and the occasional feature-length film conceived by frontman Stuart Murdoch.

So it was by some minor miracle that we here at Crossfade recently managed to secure a conversation with Chris Geddes, keyboardist and founding member of this perpetual-motion machine of a band that's come to signify a whole genre. (Just don't call it twee.)

See also: Win Free Tickets for Belle & Sebastian at Fillmore Miami Beach

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Cassette Store Day 2014 Comes to Miami: "Tapes Are Part of Our Music Culture Again"

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No one in the Magic City understands the magic of music on cassette like Patrick Garcia and Michelle Grand of Cheap Miami, the first audiotape-only record label in the 305 since the CD and MP3 takeover.

"I think I just wanted a really cool, affordable way to start releasing music," Garcia says. "Vinyl is so expensive. It costs ten times as much as a cassette to produce. Tapes are superaffordable and I like getting really creative with the packaging."

Now, going on their second year with Cheap Miami, Patrick and Michelle are joining forces with Sweat Records and Churchill's Pub to bring Cassette Store Day 2014 to Miami on Saturday, September 27.

See also: Cheap Miami and the Magic of Cassettes: "Fans Feel Part of Something Sacred, Underground"

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