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Celebrating its 20th anniversary in Miami this weekend, Ultra Music Festival has been around long enough to be hosting the children of fans who attended the first event. EDM, clearly a fad with staying power.
As is the case most every year, Ultra sold out before the full lineup was even announced. And this year, befitting the anniversary, Bayfront Park will be filled with an especially broad range of acts, including legends of UMF’s early years (Paul Oakenfold, Danny Tenaglia, Carl Cox, Pete Tong, Sasha & Digweed), contemporary lords of pop radio (David Guetta, Marshmello, Afrojack, DJ Snake, Kaskade and the Chainsmokers), and interesting outliers (Julian Marley and the Wailers, and locals Afrobeta).
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Of course, all this action produces a reaction, and there is no shortage events of around town that are flying, or trampling, the Miami Music Week flag. Many show varying degrees of promise.
The acclaimed South African DJ-producer Black Coffee is at Story tonight. Tickets start at $40. The Chainsmokers are due to play a set there on Sunday, if you’re into that kind of thing. Visit StoryMiami.com.
Miami-raised DJ Steve Aoki’s DimMaklabel returns to the scene of last year’s MMWinsanity with a party tonight at the RC Cola Plant in Wynwood. The strong lineup includes Aoki, Carnage, Dada Life and Cheat Codes, among others. Tickets start at $35. Visit DimMak.com.
Faena Forum tonight will offer a Miami Music Week “anti-concert” called Noche de Brujas, an evening devoted to the esoteric and the spiritual, with performance art and music from Juliana Huxtable, Suzi Analogue, Kalup Linzy, Virgo, Jen DeNike, Poorgrrrl, Voila Snow, IFE-ILE, Sandflower, Georgia Wall, Carlos Betancourt, TM Sisters and others. The gathering starts at 7 p.m. with a ritual cleansing of the space by IFE-ILE and live tarot readings with DeNike. Admission is free. Visit Faena.com.
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Adam Slack, left, and Luke Spiller of the Struts will headline Crawdebauchery in Pompano Beach on Saturday.