On The List - Baile Funk, Boris, and Bamby


The weekend is here and everyone knows what that means – time to get so obliterated you wake up with your face down in a gutter. Er, um, I’m not talking from experience – I swear. Anyway, with so many things to do in clubland this week, where to start?

After catching the newly transformed Brazilian quartet Bonde Do Role at Studio A on Thursday night, head on over to The Vagabond (30 NE 14th St., Miami) for its weekly Money Shot party. This week DJ Elle (Turntable Lab/NYC) stops by to take a turn on the decks. The party is free before midnight or with a wristband from the aforementioned show.

Friday, DJ Boris starts his monthly residency at Parkwest (30 NE 11th St., Miami) bringing with him his signature New York City sound. And if you haven’t been to Louis Puig’s newest venue, it’s definitely worth the trip. After starting out strong back in December with its Friday night Stereo party, the venue ran into a little snafu after it was discovered it was operating without a proper liquor license and consequentially shut down. The place reopened just in time for this year’s Winter Music Conference and re-launched its Stereo party shortly there after.

Normally I would never recommend going to the same place twice in one week, but The Vagabond is bringing the bitch back. The bitch being Vagabond owner Carmel Ophir’s infamous Monday night party Back Door Bamby. However, don’t get too excited, this is a one-time deal. The lineup includes DJs Shannon, Gregg Foremann, Ryan Evans and Jessica Who?, as well appearances by Circ X, The Sex Kittens, Lovely Lola and more.

Sunday night, sit back and relax by joining the locals and elderly that inhabit LoveLife, better known as Bingo at The Standard (40 Island Ave., Miami Beach). It’s free to play and there are prizes to be won, including free stays at the hotel and spa treatments.

For those without any responsibilities during the week check out DAMNSON upstairs at Jazid (1342 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) every Tuesday night. DJs Mike Deuce and DS363 play a good open format with cheap drinks to boot. And really what else do you need?

And if you haven’t heard, the former Boom Boom Room space was converted into Bella Rose (423 16th St., Miami Beach), a venue looking to bring back the old South Beach, when the party and people were important, not bottle service or velvet ropes. The venue is a venture between Rakontur producer Alfred Spellman and South Beach staple Keith Paciello. Word is Thursday night is the night to stop by.

- Jose D. Duran

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