Fleetwood Mac gets Electric Pickled, vodka & graffiti in the Design District, Persian New Year and lineups at LIV and STORY

Claude von Stroke


Tango in the Night

There are cover bands and then there are cover bands. But when it comes to one of the greatest bands of all time, it’s not a cover band, it’s a movement. Enter Fleetmac Wood, the England-based band devoted to all things Fleetwood Mac, heading to Miami at 10 p.m. Friday, May 13, where they will clear up any rumours, heh, with a spectacular homage slash performance at The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Avenue. But this is not for amateurs. “Our party is a chance to listen to the wind blow from blues to rock to stadium pop to remix in a nightclub context. You need to hear this music LOUD. You need to move and lose yourself in the dark. You are in safe hands. We’ve been putting on these parties since 2012, when we launched Pyschemagik’s edit of Dreams in a sweaty East London basement. Since then we’ve taken our lovingly curated collection to underground clubs all over the world,” says one of the band’s mouthpieces. And again, it’s not a cover band. Those looking for such are asked to stay home. “We like to dig a little deeper into their back catalogue and we play remixes that we think expand your Fleetwood Mac journey. It’s like a festival with the best people, because Fleetwood Mac fans are the best people. Fact. We’ve witnessed this every party we do – you guys are special. You’re emotionally charged with your candles burning bright. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself hugging a stranger at the end of the night to Landslide. And technically they won’t be a stranger because, they have good taste like yourself,” adds the spokesperson. This is serious music. The band’s house rules ask that you “don’t drag along your friend who doesn’t really like [Fleetwood Mac].” But if you do, run, don’t–wait for it–go your own way. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door available at http://bit.ly/1WZRzAk


Going Dutch

If Miami had an official booze, it would be whatever is sponsoring the coolest party of the week, making this week’s poison vodka – New Amsterdam Vodka, specifically. The pickled potato purveyor is hosting a huge party from 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, May 13 at El Fresco, 535 SW 12th Ave., in the Design District. There, local street artist Daniel “Krave” Fila, best known for his signature character, The Fresh Monkey and his seminude mural in the Design District, will preview his newest exhibit, LIHA, featuring “visual music on wood.” There will also be limited edition signed prints and a chance to create and take home your own street art. DJ Corey Chase and Suénalo will provide the music. There will be “Miami-inspired appetizers” and New Amsterdam will provide the complimentary cocktails. RSVP is a must at  Elmonofresco@gmail.com.


Nowruz is Good News

Although the Persian New Year, Nowruz, was back in March, on the Vernal Equinox, it’s never too late to celebrate, which is why some cultured cool kids collectively known as the Saffron Supper Club are throwing a culinary celebration at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at Byblos Miami, 1545 Collins Ave. For $65 plus tax and tip enjoy a welcome cocktail reception, three-course dinner with wine pairings and, they tell us, “a just-right amount of music and poetry.” RSVP is a must to saffronsupper@gmail.com.


LIV to Tell the Story

With no signs whatsoever of slowing down into the so-called soporific summer season (or lack thereof), LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., and STORY, 136 Collins Ave., will prove they both deserve their all cap name spellings with some seriously, stellar sonic headliners continuing through the month of June. Lining up at LIV: VICE (May 13), Kaskade (May 14), KYGO (May 21), Nora en Pure (June 2), Orange i
s the New Black actress slash DJ Ruby Rose (June 4), Don Diablo (June 16), Generik (June 25) and Marshmello (June 30). South from LIV at Story, an equally excellent lineup: Oliver Heldens (May 13), Claude Vonstroke (May 14), David Guetta (May 20), Deorro (June 3), Thomas Jack (June 4), Dada Life (June 10) and Green Velvet (June 16). Not too shabby for summer, huh? For tickets to the shows at LIV, click this link. For those at STORY, go to this link

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