Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week

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Party hard, no breaks, with Crossfade's concert guide.

We don't need a giant turkey to remind us of how lucky we are to be living in the Magic City. All we need is some good music.

Just check out the five best concerts going down in the 305 this Thanksgiving week, from Uncle Luke and 2 Live Crew at LIV to Tegan & Sara at the Fontainebleau.

See also: Miami's Best Thanksgiving 2014 Parties

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Miami's Ten Under $10 Weekend Party Guide

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Psyched because it's finally Friday?

So are we! That's why we're hooking you up with the ten best parties going down this weekend. And the greatest part of it all, they won't cost you more than a Hamilton.

Check 'em out, from alternative indie Latin with Elastic Bond at Ball & Chain to synthpop and "alternative sounds" at the Garret to rock 'n' roll at Churchill's.

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Tobacco Road Demolished, Just Days After 102nd Anniversary

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The Road is rubble.

Last month, the infamous century-old boozing establishment at 626 S. Miami Avenue slung its final beer and a shot. The Last Call Closing Party ended with bleary eyes and empty glasses at 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning.

Over the weekend, Miami's Oldest Bar celebrated its 102nd anniversary.

And today, it was demolished.

See also: Ten of Miami's Oldest Bars

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Miami's Best Thanksgiving 2014 Parties

Categories: Guides, Nightlife

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Party off those Turkey Day calories in the club.

Feeling like a big, fat stuffed bird? About to explode with cranberry sauce? Having way more pumpkin pie than you can handle? All that, and it's not even Thanksgiving yet?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are you're suffering (or shortly will be) from what's been called a post-Turkey Day food coma.

No need to panic, though. As your certified party physicians, we here at Crossfade come prepared with several highly effective remedies, all proven to make you shake that booty and burn away that holiday chub.

Just check out Miami's best Thanksgiving 2014 parties.

See also: Five Reasons Miami Music Fans Should Be Thankful

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Meet South Beach's Ten Best Club Dancers

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Working as a nightlife entertainer seems like a pretty sweet job.

Getting paid to wear extravagant costumes, dance alongside world-class DJs, meet celebrities, score free drinks... It's like a dream come true.

Yes, there may be an endless list of perks. But truth is, having a career in the nightlife biz is no joke, especially if we're talkin' about the dancers.

Most of the ladies you see dancing in pleather bras and neon wigs are trained professionals who've been perfecting their craft for most of their lives. And aside from working the club, many of these women also juggle college classes and full-time day jobs. They aspire to open up their own businesses and even publish a book one day.

Meet South Beach's ten best club dancers.

See also: The Dancers of Mansion Nightclub: A Video Interview

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Miami's Ten Under $10 Weekend Party Guide

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No matter how you choose to look at it, being broke sucks.

But just because your wallet may be loaded with nothing but old receipts and random business cards doesn't mean you have to spend your Friday and Saturday night binge watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel.

Just check out Miami's ten best things to do under $10 this weekend. You can thank us later.

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Little Havana's Ball & Chain: "Our Goal Is to Make It Authentic"

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The neon sign for the "World Famous Ball & Chain Bar and Lounge" sits above a green-and-white striped awning, illuminating SW Eighth Street, much like it did nearly 80 years ago.

"The concept of Ball & Chain was to keep it as if it had remained open throughout the years," explains Bill Fuller, who owns the Little Havana gem with his childhood buddies Zack and Ben Bush.

"That if the Ball & Chain wouldn't have closed, this is what it would look like today."

See also: Ten of Miami's Oldest Bars

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Miami's Six Best Club Parties This Week

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There are many questions we ask ourselves...

"Do I go out tonight?" should never be one of them. Especially when you live in the party mecca of the South.

And if that doesn't convince you, just check out the six best club parties this week, from DJ Sneak and Jesse Perez at Treehouse to Nicole Moudaber at Trade and Benny Benassi at LIV.

See also: Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week

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Sidebar: A Photo Tour of Brickell's New Favorite Hangout

Categories: Nightlife, Photos

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Sidebar in Brickell might be your new favorite hangout.

Tucked away beside I-95, Sidebar promises to be a haven for those who think nightlife hoods like Wynwood and downtown have seen better days.

But Brickell? Yes, places like Kukaramakara, Fifty, and Blue Martini already exist in the area, but they tend to serve the occasional weekend warrior who needs to blow off some steam after a long work week.

Sidebar is more akin to nearby joints like Blackbird Ordinary and the now-defunct (temporarily?) Tobacco Road, in that this is more of a neighborhood watering hole meets music venue. And walking through the space, it has an aesthetic that you see more often in neighborhoods like Wynwood and Park West. (One that you might see popping up more often around western Brickell and eastern Little Havana as creatives flee looking for cheaper rent.)

See also: Sidebar Opening in Former PAX Space

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Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

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One of the perks of living in the 305 is that you'll never have a shortage of weekend plans ... Even if you've been eating Ramen Noodles and Frosted Flakes for dinner all week.

When you've got Crossfade's weekend guide on the cheap, you can still live it up with fellow broke party animals.

Just check out the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend.

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