Kicking off this Thursday and running through Saturday, the MMF is guaranteed to be a sprawling, nonstop series of pure party moments. Every night around 9, local notables such as Hood City, José El Rey, and Awesome New Republic will storm the festival tents (SE Eighth Street and South Miami Avenue, Miami) as well as a bunch of Brickell-area bars including Transit Lounge, Tobacco Road, and RedBar and farther-flung joints such as Baysides Hard Rock Café and downtowns Club Mekka. Luckily, most performers will play multiple times throughout the weekend, so if you plan carefully, you might see, like, a quarter of your top picks. Its time to make your spreadsheets. Single event tickets cost $10 at the door, but $25 one-day and $50 three-day passes are also available. Call 608-271-3633, or visit miamimusicfestival.org.
Thu., Dec. 10, 9 p.m., 2009