Next installment in our series of tempting out-of-town music festivals is a big one: III Points festival in Miami. It's Oct. 10-12 in Miami, and you can access the full schedule here.
Last year, we squealed to see XXYYXX make his mark on the notable music+art+tech fest. This year, we're just squealing at ... everything. First, Mac DeMarco is making the trip, and his 2014 release Salad Days is still on constant rotation here at OW. Then, add in a bunch of touring acts that are already a total fall highlight in Orlando, like Lykke Li, Metronomy and Flying Lotus. Plus, RJD2, Jacuzzi Boys, Four Tet, Jamie XX, Chet Faker and Com Truise (who, according to our reviewer, "rides waves of juicy synth ambience and crunchy beats reminiscent of Boards of Canada or Black Moth Super Rainbow, while still developing its own signature take"). It's a lot, if anything it's too much and it's so soon. Who wants to carpool?
Here's Mac DeMarco a month ago at Pickathon:
I just got access to all kinds of information on free satellite events happening at III Points, and it's so much that I'm bursting to share, so here are some highlights:
FRIDAY, OCT. 10
(free) 20somethings - Artist Diggy Lloyd asked a bunch of 20-somethings the same five questions and photographed each subject from the waist up. See the black-and-white portraits and handwritten responses to questions like "What is the one thing you can't live without?" and "What song is your mantra?" Lloyd will also be adding to the installation during III Points, so if you're the target audience, go rep your peers well and pick a good song, OK?
5-7 p.m. at Cafeina, 297 NW 23 St., Miami
(free with RSVP) RJD2 Master Class (RJ Teach U) - RJD2 is givin' a freakin' tutorial on mixing and mastering, C'MON!
5:30-7 p.m. at Scratch DJ Academy Miami, 450 NW 28th St., Miami, RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, OCT. 11
(free) FAAM presents a Panel on Street Art + Tech - Explore the impact of technology on street art with Sebastien Laboureau and Bernard Markowicz.
1-3 p.m. at Fine Art Auction House, 350 NW 29th St., Miami
(free) Silent Film Presentation with Sofia Mattioli - Mattioli sent her silent film, Continuum, to four artists - Fourtet, Koreless, Jamie xx and John Talabot - and they responded with music. Then, Mattioli shifted her film to create music videos that corresponded with the music responses. This is a a crazy dialogue to have started from silence that shouldn't be missed, and it premieres the new music.
2-4 p.m. at the Light Box at the Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., Miami
(free) Screening of Diggin in the Carts - Exclusive premiere of a new doc on video game music that features Flying Lotus, Anamanaguchi, Mobb Deep's Havoc, veteran LA DJ J-Rocc, and Hyperdub founder Kode9.
4-5 p.m. at Hangar Gallery, 2235 NW 2nd Ave., Miami
SUNDAY, OCT. 12
(free) Johnny Robles Let It Slide Opening - Washed Out DJs the first solo show of exciting Florida artist Johnny Robles, who explores the "faded world of childhood," including his playground installation.
3-6 p.m. at Spinello Gallery, 2930 NW 7th Ave., Miami
(free) Pre-Points BBQs - Enjoy DJs like Questlove, Washed Out, Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy, Juan McLean and more
4-7 p.m. at various locations:
*Body High BBQ with Jerome LOL, Samo Sound Boy- at Cafiena, 297 NW 23rd St., Miami
*Spinello BBQ, opening of Johnny Robles exhibit with Washed Out (DJ) at Spinello Gallery, 2930 NW 7th Ave., Miami
*Okayplayer with Questlove at Wood Tavern, 2531 NW 2nd Ave., Miami
*DFA BBQ with Juan Maclean at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami
*Booty Bass & Bounce House with Afro Beta, Otto Von Schirach, Basside with Bounce House hosted by Veronica Gessa at Brisky Gallery, 130 NW 24th St.
*Just Recognize BBQ with MNKYBSNSS & The Deep at the FreeHand Broken Shaker, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach