Space Miami's 14th Anniversary Lineup: Erick Morillo, Louis Puig, Jesse Perez, Seven Others

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In this city of sun, sand, and fast money, the average life expectancy of most megaclubs is, like, a year, two months, and 56 seconds.

So Space Miami reaching its 14th anniversary is about as close to nightlife immortality as it gets in the 305. And quite appropriately, the legendary downtown club and afterhours spot is planning to throw an epic almost-decade-and-a-half bash.

"Yes," the Space folks just tweeted, "the big news you have been waiting for! We are proud to announce ..."

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Ultra Ban: Fest Declares "Short-Term Victory" in Fight With Miami City Commission

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Photo by George Martinez

Ultra is safe ... For now.

During yesterday's Miami City Commission meeting, Mayor Tomás Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff backed off on their most recent blitz to ban the EDM Festival from Miami.

At about 12:45 p.m., the mayor and commissioner announced a surprise withdrawal of their resolution "prohibiting the Bayfront Park Management Trust from holding the Ultra Music Festival in the future." And in rescheduling the Ultra issue, they downgraded the debate from a vote to a mere discussion item on the April 24 agenda.

In a statement released this morning, Ultra Music Festival declares a "short-term victory" while thanks its "patrons and partners" for their "infinite support."

Check the cut for Ultra's full official comment.

See also: Ultra Ban on Miami City Commission Agenda

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Ultra Ban: Delayed Till April 24 by Miami City Commission

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Photo by Ian Witlen

What happened with the Ultra ban?

Well, we won't find out for another two weeks, because the Miami City Commission has just delayed the issue till its next meeting on April 24.

Originally scheduled to be discussed, considered, and voted upon today, the resolution was withdrawn by both sponsors, Mayor Tomás Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, just before everybody recessed for a late lunch break.

See also: Ultra Ban on Miami City Commission Agenda

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Ultra Music Festival Fights Ban With Petition to "Keep UMF in Miami"

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Photo by George Martinez

Ultra Music Festival has issued a "call to action."

Responding to Mayor Tomás Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff's proposed ban, the EDM fest has launched a petition to "Keep UMF in Miami."

"In order to stay at Bayfront Park," Ultra writes, "we need your support now." And at the time of this posting, the fest has collected 15,565 supporter signatures of its 50,000 goal.

UPDATE The vote on the Ultra ban has been delayed. Now the Miami City Commission won't discuss the EDM festival's future till April 24.

See also: Ultra Ban on Miami City Commission Agenda

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Miami's TestSure Helps Partiers Check the Purity of Their Molly, Cocaine, LSD

Categories: Interviews, News

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Via justice.gov

Where's Molly?

Wrong question, party people.

It's a ridiculous myth that any drug purchased on the street advertised as "real molly" is ecstasy in its purest form. That tab's more likely to be some mystery pill that could kill you.

So follow the advice of Miami's TestSure and try asking: What's in this crap?

See also: Ultra Ban on Miami City Commission Agenda

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Ultra Ban on Miami City Commission Agenda

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Photo by George Martinez

Chaos. Gatecrashing. Drug use. Graffiti. Crime.

In the wake of Ultra Music Festival 2014, Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff have hyperbolically enumerated the evils of the EDM fest in pursuit of a city-wide ban.

There were two undeniable tragedies at this year's fest: the trampling of security guard Erica Mack and the death of 21-year-old attendee Adonis Escoto.

But in support of their resolution "prohibiting the Bayfront Park Management Trust from holding the Ultra Music Festival in the future," Regalado and Sarnoff have slipped into scaremongering.

UPDATE Ultra Music Festival is fighting the proposed ban with a petition to "Keep UMF in Miami."

UPDATE #2 The vote on the Ultra ban has been delayed. Now the Miami City Commission won't discuss the EDM festival's future till April 24.

See also: In Defense of Ultra Music Festival

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Tobacco Road Planning to Sell and Relocate

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Speakeasy. Whorehouse. Music landmark.

For the last 101 years, Tobacco Road has stood at 626 S. Miami Avenue, serving a clientele of locals, drifters, and legends in need of booze, good times, rhythm, blues, and rock 'n' roll.

This tavern survived Prohibition. It lasted through the lawless coke-addled days of the 1980s. But it's not going to beat Brickell real estate development.

In 2012, the land on which the Road lies was purchased for $12.5 million. And while Miami's oldest bar was guaranteed to remain at its current location through May 2015, co-owner Patrick Gleber tells Crossfade that plans are being made to sell and relocate.

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Churchill's Pub Sale Finalized

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It's done.

According to Churchill's Pub founder and owner Dave Daniels, the sale of the legendary Little Haiti boozing establishment and live-music venue has been finalized.

"Yes, it is," Daniels tells Crossfade. "I am meeting with the buyer tomorrow. There will be further details then."

See also: Churchill's Pub Owner Dave Daniels Accepts Offer to Sell

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Trick Daddy Arrested for Gun Possession, Suspended License, and Cocaine

Categories: Local Music, News

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Courtesy of Broward Sherriff's Office

Loaded gun. Suspended driver's license. Cocaine.

Yesterday morning, Trick Daddy (government name Maurice Young) was stopped by members of the Broward County Drug Task Force while leaving his home in Miramar.

According to the arrest report, the 39-year-old lupus-afflicted rapper was behind the wheel without proper certification. So police requested a search warrant, eventually finding a weapon stashed in the bedroom and narcotics on the nightstand.

The charges: Possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of ammunition by a felon, possession of cocaine, and driving with a suspended license.

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Ultra Plans "Comprehensive Security Review" in Response to Security Guard's Trampling

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Photo by George Martinez

In the wake of security guard Erica Mack being trampled during the very first day of Ultra 2014 by an out-of-control gatecrashing mob, the festival has been called out for negligence by Miami politicians, including Mayor Tomás Regalado and City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff.

Meanwhile, Ultra organizers have even been targeted for possible criminal charges by Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa.

Now, in its latest response to this tragedy and the subsequent backlash, the festival has issued a "Comprehensive Security Review."

See also: Miami Police Chief: Ultra Organizers Could Face Charges Over Trampling

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