Where to see Art Basel music
Art Basel Miami Beach brings its contemporary-art shenanigans to the Miami Beach Convention Center Dec. 6-9, drawing no shortage of white-tented fairs and concerts.
Such is the allure of Art Basel that scores of big-ticket musicians and DJs will descend on Miami and Miami Beach, including South African hip-hop duo Die Antwoord, DJ Kaskade and electronica duo Thievery Corporation.
If the lineup below seems underwhelming — after all, Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan and 50 Cent topped last year’s Miami Art Week bill — know that last-minute music acts are still being announced, and this post will be updated with fresh names.
Die Antwoord, Action Bronson and Juice Wrld
10 p.m. Dec. 5 (Die Antwoord), 10 p.m. Dec. 6 (Action Bronson), 10 p.m. Dec. 7 (Juice Wrld) at Soho Studios, 2136 NW First Ave., Miami; $25-$40 per concert via Wi.SeeTickets.us/ BlnkCnvs
Die Antwoord will take over Wynwood’s Soho Studios for the opening night of Blnk Cnvs concert series.
The following night, rapper and reality-TV star Action Bron- son, who has three unscripted series on the Viceland TV network, will perform.
Juice Wrld (“Lucid Dream”), nominated for Best New Hip Hop Artist at the BET Hip Hop Awards in October, follows on Dec. 7.
XXXTentacion "Skins" Release Party
8-11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Facebook event page
Awarded with a posthumous Best New Hip Hop Artist trophy at the BET Hip Hop Awards in October in Miami Beach, late South Florida rapper XXXTenta- cion, born Jahseh Onfroy, left a deep impression on the rising Soundcloud rap landscape. His first posthumous album, “Skins," will be released Dec. 6 with a rapper-studded release party at Bayfront Park featuring Lil Pump, A$AP Money, PnB Rock, DJ Carnage and members of Broward County rap collective Members Only.
10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Eleven Miami, 29 NE11th St., Miami; $50 via Tixr.com; 305-829-2911 or 11Miami.com
The onetime Lil’ Wayne protégé (“Me, Myself and I”) rose to acclaim alongside a new class of post-Eminem white rappers (such as Asher Roth and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis). But the Oakland-based man born Gerald Earl Gillum has rapidly set himself apart with his humorous collection of songs about booze, sex and girls. G-Eazy will come bearing songs from his newest album, “The Beautiful and Damned.”
3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami; $90-$150 via Eventbrite.com; 954-328-4091 or Rakastella.com
It’s official: Ultra Music Festival will drop the bass on Virginia Key in March, but those unwilling to wait for that electronic music festival can watch Rakastella do its thing on Dec. 8. The daylong bash features spinning from Âme, Apparat DJ, Dixon, DJ Harvey, DJ Tennis, Gerd Janson, Job Jobse, Seth Troxler, Tim Sweeney, Young Marco and others.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave.; $42.50 via LiveNation.com; 305-673-7300 or FillmoreMB.com
The electronica duo of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton are nearing the end of a globetrotting tour supporting their newest album, “Treasures From the Temple,” a reggae-punched collection of EDM and world music released in April. The Suffers will open the concert.
10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Soho Studios, 2136 NWFirst Ave., Miami; $45 via BlnkCnvs.com and SeeTickets.us
A perennial DJ at Ultra Music Festival, Grammy-nominated megastar Kaskade (“Lick It,” “Disarm You,” “4AM”) will close out the four-night Blnk Cnvs Art Basel concert series. The Las Vegas-based DJ, responsible for 21 hits on Billboard’s electronica chart, will be joined by openers J Worra, Lokuii and Charles Meyer.
Hard 2 Leave featuring A-Trak and Friends
8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Gold Rush Cabaret, 7770 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; $20 via Tixr.com; Facebook event page
We admit that an electronica show inside a Miami strip club is a strange pairing. But the headliner here is A-Trak, the veteran Canadian DJ who has built a career infusing hip-hop bravado into dance music, remixing everyone from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to the Rapture. The 21-and-older (naturally) show will include openers Damaged Goods and others to be announced.
A release party for "Skins," South Florida rapper XXXTentacion's first posthumous album, will take place Dec. 6 at Bayfront Park in Miami.