Around Town: Cold War Kids, Hold Steady, Cuba Nostalgia, and Yann Martel
|Straws are fun. So are the ladies of Black Blondie.|
- Remember Diesel's Santogold concert? It seems like us po'folk only get to see the big name acts when mega-brands have a large-scale marketing push. Tonight, Heineken is throwing a free concert with the Cold War Kids and The Hold Steady in the Design District. Think there'll be more than green bottles to drink?
- Step into the time warp that is Cuba Nostalgia, a three-day fest celebrating the good old days before Castro came along and eff'd everything up. Know any Marielitos? There'll be a booth where they can sign up and document their successes since making landfall in 1980.
- See a 65-year-old rapper/superhero named Blowfly throw down rhymes at Churchill's.
- Also tonight, Minnesota indie soul band Black Blondie plays a free show at
the King Is Dead lounge. Venue change: They'll now play at Bardot and open for Juke.
|Minutes before a cat fight at Swap Miami.|
- Green Sky brings "brutal Melvins-meets-Sabbath tuneage" to an in-store performance at Sweat.
- You'll have the chance to purge your closests this Saturday and score some new (to you) duds. The first-ever Swamp Miami will attract all income-level fashionistas to Wynwood's Cafeina.
- From the reviews of Beatrice and Virgil, it sounds like Yann Martel wrote a novel about a writer trying to get a second book published after his first animal tale hits it big. Hear the Life of Pi author explain it all on Saturday at Books & Books.
- If this were Ancient Greece and the clubs were gods, Club Space would be Zeus. The megaclub celebrates its 10 years in the biz this Saturday.
- Our theater critic claims that it's worth enduring Miami's May humidity to catch the Pinecrest Rep's outdoor production of David Mamet's Oleanna.
- Also on Sunday, the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami stages Don Quixote at the Fillmore in Miami Beach. Come see the fantastical tale on point.