Editor's Picks: The Best of WMC 2009

It's almost here! Winter Music Conference is always our favorite time of year thanks to the non-stop musical assault on the Magic City. But in preparation for our Winter Music Guide 2009, which hits New Times boxes across the city tomorrow, music editor Arielle Castillo and I decided to make the choice of picking out the best parties during WMC easier for you.

There were a lot of factors involved in choosing our editor's pick -- yes, personal taste being one of them seeing how we are only human, but we also wanted to choose parties that get you plenty of bang for the buck, showcase a wide variety of talent, and have good track records of delivering what's promised.

Click here to view our choices.

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as and He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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