The Walkmen Performing Free in Miami Beach October 6


South Florida, but Miamians in particular, always whine that the area never gets it fair share of national acts coming into town. So when CrossFade received an e-mail announcing a free -- yes, free -- performance by New York indie rock band The Walkmen, we couldn't help to feel a bit excited.

What's the catch? Well the concert is part of Free Yr Radio campaign created by Toyota Yaris and Urban Outfitters to generate awareness and support for partner independent radio stations. The campaign is partnering up with WVUM to have The Walkmen perform at the Urban Outfitters in Miami Beach (653 Collins Avenue) on October 6.

If you want to attend you must visit and print out and present the e-ticket for the Miami Beach date. But here is the catch: just because you have an e-ticket doesn't mean you are getting in. Guest will only be admitted until the venue is full, so get there early.

-- Jose D. Duran

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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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