Blackbird Blackbird, Bardot, April 19, $10
Formally known as Bye Bye Blackbird, this electro-fused musical project is backed by San Francisco musician Mikey Maramag whose multi-faceted production capabilities make up the comprehensive sounds that are Blackbird Blackbird. His single “Ups and Downs” fawned even the toughest indie-music snobs, and now you can form your own opinion of his melancholy mixes. His new LP "Erasers" is scheduled to drop in late summer, so expect to get a little taste of something new.
Thursday, April 19, 9 p.m., Bardot. 3456 North Miami Avenue, 305-576-5570.
Matthew Dear, Electric Pickle, April 20
Praised by indie enthusiasts everywhere for his official remixes of noteworthy bands like The XX and The Postal Service, Matthew Dear has gained the upper hand after his decade-long career in the electronic music realm. His confidence reflects in his mixes, and his depth of DJ experience solidifies a great live show.
Friday, April 20, 10:00 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 North Miami Avenue, 305-456-5613.
Raekwon, Maino, Bardot, April 21, $20
Wu-Tang member Raekwon is as heavily in the game as ever, and he’s hitting up one of Miami’s favorite local spots to blow up the underground hip-hop scene. Jam to some lyrical goodness after you go hard to Maino, a Brooklyn-native most famous for his collaborations with mainstream runners T-Pain and Roscoe Dash. Don’t miss out on the occasion for some solid hip-hop goodnes in Miami.
Saturday, April 21, 9:00 p.m., Bardot, 3456 North Miami Avenue, 305-576-5570.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
Photo: Via Ghostly International, Raekwon Chronicles, Blackbird Blackbird