Get Wet Get Wild: Lights Out Giveaway!

The last weekend of summer is approaching quickly, and we just dodged yet another hurricane (Fuck you Irene). We may have lost our Identity but there is still one hell of a party going on this weekend. What better way to wave goodbye to the hot summer sun than with one last huge pool party worthy of blacking out? With plenty of scantily clad women, frozen drinks, and that last epic summer sunrise – surely it’s something that us at Miami Grime are all about. This Saturday, August 27th, a seasoned group of party-throwers known as Red Rabbit have got everything setup for you to properly send off the 2011 Miami Summer with a ‘Remember last night… ‘ type of party. Naming itself a ‘Lights Out’ party, this is one you arrive to in the late afternoon only to finish the night off completely transformed into a pool side party monster. With Djs like Mike Russ, Brazillionaire, Dino Gomez and Diego Camejo spinning tracks the whole time don’t be surprised if you get wet in your earpussies too. With table reservations ($250) still available and Presale tickets ($25) still up for grabs, there’s a lot of time to properly get in on the party. Red Rabbit is so confident that their party is the place to be at that they are giving us a pair of free tickets to giveaway. Just E-mail with your contact information and you’re automatically in the running. If you’ve had a great summer, but now you’re worried about the perfect way to end it, make your way down to Club 50 on 8/27 at 4pm+ and be ready to unleash your inner beast till you forgot everything you learned about in the first week of school.

Claude VonStroke @ The Electric Pickle Aug 5th

With regard to electronic music, it’s very easy to assume that most of it is meant to be intense. It is meant to be repetitive and open enough for anyone to listen in an ‘orderly manner’, but it’s only when you actually listen to the lick changes, tempo oscillations, and actually fall for the song itself that one could see how personal it echoes. Justin Martin and Barclay Crenshaw (known as Claude VonStroke) understand that goofy, quirky, and odd sounds also have the same draw as frenetic and assaulting. The pair, headed out of San Francisco have been akin to the house scene for years. Originally starting a party named ‘dirtybird’, these two and many other San Francisco natives have been re-elaborating the dance genre and act as a strong proponent for ‘sticking to what you know’ in the electro-world. Tracks like ‘Tumbleweed’ from The Cactus EP act as a very good introduction to the type of sound dirtybird (namely Justin Martin) fashions; Seemingly simple and disarmingly whacky it slowly creeps in on you, until the drum smacks come in, and now you notice you’ve been bobbing your shoulders and legs for a while now. For those of you still hoping for Deee-lite to come out of retirement and make you shake your ass again, you’d be doing your ears justice by making your way to the Electric Pickle this Friday, Aug 5th. Justin Martin and Dirtybird will have you grinning inexplicably as you two-step to an entrancing and strange internal rhythm.

Kill Your Idol Ladies Night Wednesdays

Looking for a spot on South Beach with cheap drinks and a chill atmosphere? Kill Your Idol has you covered. Free of lines and other hassles, this Espanola way bar is a great place to drink away your night. Walk in on a Wednesday and the kitschy decorum, and wall-to-wall hipsters immediately let you know that this is not your typical South Beach dive bar.  A shark head, a giant Bruce Lee statue, and a 70’s style pinball machine are just some of the oddities that give this bar its charm. If you’re hungry and the Baileys and Kahlua cupcakes aren’t enough, then head next door to Lost Weekend and try their amazing Philly Cheesesteak or play a game of pool (Lost Weekend and KYI are connected so you’re free to walk back and forth).  Also don’t forget to check out the upstairs area where the DJ spins. There are a bunch of couches if your looking to cozy up, but more importantly, there’s a stripper poll for the ladies to show off on. Speaking of ladies, on Wednesdays they drink free, they also spin with Uchi Isabella and Desiree spinning great music all night long, but if you don’t fall into that specific gender, 3 dollar beers and 6 dollar drinks is still reasonable enough to get you messed up.

Kill Your Idol is located at 222 Espanola Way and is open daily from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.