Win Free Tickets for Capital Cities at Grand Central Miami

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Capital Cities' Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant.

"In some ways, yes. In some ways, no."

That's how Capital Cities' Ryan Merchant feels about his and bandmate Sebu Simonian's so-called "overnight success."

As he pointed out to Crossfade a few months ago, the duo's biggest hit, "'Safe and Sound' was put out in 2011, so it actually feels like kind of long, steady growth of the song." They paid dues, writing commercial jingles and struggling for a shot. And it all paid off, "when," as Merchant says, "the song crossed over to Top 40 and became a global hit."

Over the past year, Capital Cities has toured the world's arenas with Katy Perry. But now the twosome is returning to downtown Miami's Grand Central for a more intimate affair.

Just check the cut for a chance to win free tix.

See also: Capital Cities on Touring With Katy Perry and Life Getting "Chaotic and Crazy"

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Win Free Tickets for Clean Bandit at Grand Central Miami

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What is "Real Love?"

That's a question we've all asked ourselves at one point or another. The hopeless romantic might say it's when your other half let's you eat the bigger cookie. The pessimist would agree it's nothing but a fairytale. But us here at Crossfade, we know the true meaning of "Real Love:" free concert tickets.

That's why we're hooking you up with a pair of tix to see the UK's Clean Bandit au gratis at Grand Central this Friday.

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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.

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Win Free Tickets for Death Angel and High on Fire at Grand Central Miami

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Let Death Angel drag your ass into a pit of hellfire and brutal fun.

Brrr-duhhh-brrr-duhhh-ba-dada-ba-dada-ba-dada-brrr-duhhhhhh.

In 126 hours, the streets of downtown Miami will be quaking with the apocalyptic axe thunder of Bay Area thrash destroyers Death Angel and Oakland metalheads High on Fire.

Lots of people pay good money to have their guts rumbled (and possibly emptied) by this kind of fast, furious, and sometimes sludgy sonic phenomena. But thanks to the DA dudes, the men of HOF, and the fine folks at Grand Central, you just might get to rage, headbang, and crap your pants for free this weekend.

Just check the cut to win free tix for Death Angel and High on Fire in Miami.

See also: Death Angel's Ten Best Songs, According to Guitarist Ted Aguilar

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Win Free Tickets for Banks' Goddess Tour at Grand Central Miami

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"Just living, taking in your experiences. That's how you grow, especially as an artist."

Almost exactly a year ago, before her Miami debut, Banks told Crossfade all about her journey from "writing in my room" to touring with the Weeknd.

And now the 26-year-old brooding pop songstress is returning to Miami with another 365 days of experiences behind her, a new album entitled Goddess, and a gift for all her fans.

Check the cut to win free tix for Banks' Goddess Tour at Grand Central.

See also: Banks: "Being a Goddess Is Being Fragile at Times, Strong at Times"

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Win Free Tickets for Phil Collins and Little Dreams Gala at Fillmore Miami Beach

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He can feel it coming in the air tonight.

Of course, we're referring to the annual benefit gala for the Little Dreams Foundation, a youth scholarship and mentoring program created by Phil Collins and his ex-wife, Orianne Collins Mejjati.

On December 6, the Genesis member and "In the Air Tonight" crooner will be headlining the foundation's fancy fundraiser at the Fillmore Miami Beach, alongside Latin superstars Laura Pausini and Alejandra Guzman.

Now, it would cost a tidy (though very worthwhile) sum of $103.50 to $353.50 plus fees to attend the Little Dreams gala. Unless, somehow, one were to score free tix. (Donating the hundred of dollars in savings to Ms. Collins Mejjati's program is still advised.)

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Win Free Tickets for Tori Amos at Fillmore Miami Beach

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Why do wayward women have to be penitent?

That was the thought tearing through Tori Amos' mind as she gazed upon an etching entitled "Geraldine" by the Irish artist Daniel Maclise. "It got me thinking about not apologizing," the fiery (and fiery maned) singer-songwriter recalls.

Hence, Unrepentant Geraldines, her defiant and brash new album, which draws inspiration from fine art, Americana, and her own '90s-era alternative chamber-pop.

Check the cut for a chance to win free tickets for Tori Amos and the Unrepentant Geraldines tour at the Fillmore Miami Beach this weekend.

See also: Tori Amos' Unrepentant Geraldines Echoes With a Grace and Sigh All Her Own

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Win Free Tickets for Jason Derulo at Fillmore Miami Beach

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Dude's a filthy freak.

However, after building a rep for bump-n-grind, smash-n-dash sex anthems (and then suffering a nearly career-ending spinal injury), Jason Derulo says he's determined to become a more mature artist.

Sure, the Miami native's new album is entitled Talk Dirty. And yeah, the biggest hit is a song by the same name that declares "her pussy's so good I bought her a pet." But even the most mature men dream about "international oral sex," right?

Check the cut for a chance to win free tix for JD's Talk Dirty tour stop in Miami.

UPDATE According to Live Nation, Jason Derulo's November 22 concert at the Fillmore Miami Beach has been canceled "due to scheduling conflicts."

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Win Free Tickets for Oliver Heldens at Mansion Miami

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The funky house revival lives on, and the latest fresh-faced producer taking the scene by storm is coming to show why he should be named Rookie of the Year.

Oliver Heldens was signed to Spinnin Records when he was just 17. Two years later, his song "Gecko (Overdrive)" featuring Becky Hill is everywhere. His set at Mansion this Saturday is your chance to find out what the hype's all about, and while not everyone can get through the doors for nothing, you have a chance to win two free tickets, thanks to Crossfade and Dim Mak Records.

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See Also: South Beach's Ten Best Dance Clubs

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Win Free Tickets for Baauer & Boys Noize at Fillmore Miami Beach

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Rev it up, ravers.

Superfamous pro party pros Baauer and Boys Noize are hitting the road for their Run X Tour. And you can come along for the breakneck, 180-BPM ride.

Just buy tickets on August 1. Or you know, win a free pair of passes to the Run X rally, courtesy of your buddies Baauer & Boys Noize, the Fillmore Miami Beach, and Crossfade.

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UPDATE Baauer and Boys Noize have canceled their Run X tour "due to deadlines around new music."

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