Friday, December 11, 2009 at 9 a.m.
Here are a few randomly selected recommendations among the many acts playing the Miami Music Festival. Visit MiamiMusicFestival.org for individual venue details. Many of these places you've never heard of are subdivisions of real venues, with made-up names just for festival purposes. Others venues are tents; Transit Lounge alone will host a couple, as well as putting on separate showcases within its walls. Three-day festival wristbands are $50 ($35 for students); one-day wristbands are $25 ($20 for students). Otherwise individual show admission is $10.
Empress Raw: One of South Florida's fiercest females, Raw brings a Caribbean flavor and blazing stage presence to street-level hip-hop.
Friday, 11 p.m. at Transit Tent 2, 729 SW 1st Ave.