Events

Now or Never: Plug Guide 17

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It’s that wonderful time of the year again! Basel, basel, basel, OH! and can’t forget the Holidays! If you aren’t from familiar with Miami or Art Basel, it’s basically a time in December where everyone holds art fairs exhibitions, events, and parties – ya know, for those “I like art type girls”

Everyone from influencers, promoters, artists, hosts, and anyone in between can put their creative foot forward and show out with awesome events for the public! Some require tickets and some don’t! There’s a little bit of everything for everybody. Keep on reading to check out what MIA has going on!

Tuesday, December 5th:

Our friends over at Redbull are bringing the heat with a Sound Select Series. Twelv’len is curating the vibes so you won’t want to miss it. Don’t schleep and cop your tickets ASAP. Meet us at The Ground MIA 10PM-2AM.

GET TIX HERE!! 

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We also have the second annual “Rum and Bass” Block Party at Coyo with Walshy Fire!

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The Love Below Art Basel Edition w/ Tama Gucci

Enjoy a night under the discoball with sounds by TLB residents Sharpsound, Pazmal, & Telescope Thieves + guest DJ Paperwater & a live performance by Tama Gucci! As always, 2-4-1 drinks until midnight.

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Wednesday, Dec. 6th:

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Silent Addy’s Birthday Bash!

Music by:

Jillionaire + Walshy Fire from Major Lazer/Ape Drums/Jubilee/Reid Waters/Eccentrix Sound/Disco Neil

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THE PRADA DOUBLE CLUB

Part installation, part nightclub

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Thursday, Dec. 7th: 

WHILE IT LASTS: An Instagram Salon…

Join Facebook’s Creative Shop at Miami Basel for an intimate conversation about how ephemerality affects experience. How does an object or content’s shelf life enhance or change our experience with it?

Find out at Soho House starting at 3PM!

RSVP link: https://whileitlasts.splashthat.com

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R House & White Porch Gallery presents: “Emerging Worlds” starting at 6PM. Art exhibition and live performances will take place.

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HVW8 x adidas Originals Present: Creative Class

From Dec. 7-10, HVW8 Art + Design Gallery along with adidas Originals will host a pop-up exhibition celebrating diversity in artistic expression with five artists working across a spectrum of mediums. Throughout the four days, guests can catch a series of performances, interactive workshops, and artist talks with Atiba Jefferson, Kilo Kish, Lisa Leone, Inès Longevail, and Brian Lotti.

To attend Thursday’s opening reception + performance, RSVP at rsvp@hvw8.com 

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HVW8, adidas Originals, Sidebar, & Ice Cream Thursdays Present: After Class

The after-party for Thursday evening’s Creative Class opening will be at Sidebar where a new mural by Brian Lotti will be unveiled! Come early & stay late- you never know who will drop by… 

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Friday, December 8th:

1-800-WYA-WSUP aka the place to be! 

Time to take things back to square one. No hype, no guestlist, just a good time.

The address will take you to a location you’ve never been before, but that’s the point. Once you enter, the night is yours. You can play laser tag with your friends and dance all night. Yeah, we went there. This is going to be a fun one. Chad Hugo and Daniel Biltmore as MSSL CMMD will be taking us on a journey of sounds all night long! Txt “411WSUP” to 33222 for full details.

Tix link: http://bit.ly/411WSUP

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Poplife and Viceland presents: BOYS NOIZE at 1-800-Lucky! 

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As well, check out “Past the Present” presented by Crenius:

Phone: 786-577-0885

email:  info@wynwoodblankcanvasproject.com

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Our girl, YesJulz is back at it again with her #1AMVibes.

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1800 Tequila and SoundCloud Present: Blank Canvas

RSVP at blankcanvas@thedfm.com

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Saturday, December 9th: 

We got our girl @Ohrawkc with the day time vibes from 2PM-8PM with “The Flea Market” – Tix are cheap so cop yours now!

Ticket Link Here!

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Poplife and Viceland are back at it again with:

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Boom Basel is also BACK this year with MadeinTyo and Kyle on Friday December 8th and 9th! The invite-only event will be held at the Maps Backlot in Wynwood Arts District of Miami with daytime and evening events aiming to celebrate up-and-coming talent through live performances and interactive “art experiences.”

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Sunday, December 10th:

And of course, would it be Art Basel if 40oz Bounce didn’t come to town? We’re ending things off in a good way. Cop your tickets now, because our phones will be “fake dead” when you hit us up without a ticket on Sunday.

Tix: 40oztour.com

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Pretty Girls Like Trap Music: Ticket Giveaway

Did you guys know that 2 Chainz is bringing his tour to MIA? Catch him at the Fillmore on Sept. 17th, rocking the crowd like G in his PINK (yes, pink) wheelchair.

Here at Now Never Inc, you know we always got your back so you already know we have a ticket giveaway for you guys. The rules are pretty simple to follow, check them out below:

1. Find a pink background

2. Snap a pic (duh!)

3. Upload on IG and make sure to follow us and tag us (for us to be able to see!)

4. Tell us why you and another pretty girl (or guy!) deserve to win the tickets!!

OR

1. Find a Now Never sticker in Wynwood

2. Snap a pic

3. Upload on IG and make sure to follow us and tag us (for us to be able to see!)

4. Tell us why you and another pretty girl (or guy!) deserve to win the tickets!!

Good Luck!!

Contest ends on September 11th so get to snapping! :)

Don’t worry though, if you don’t enter the contest you are still able to purchase tickets. Cop your tix HERE!

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The Music Networking Show at The Funky Buddha

Where to Meet the Person that Could Take Your Music Career to the Next Level:

If you’ve ever been to a music conference, you know that you can learn valuable information from industry professionals, network with the like, and have a good time afterward. There are plenty of the big-name ones that are out of state, out of the country and maybe out of your current financial reach, like SXSW, MIDEM, and ASCAP’s Create Music Expo, but there are also smaller, more affordable ones available. Last Tuesday Zuke Music presented its first networking event, The Music Networking Show, at the Funky Buddha in Boca Raton. The event had four panelists from the marketing, social media, and music industry and three artists from South and Central Florida.

For those of you not familiar with how music conferences work, there are usually one or more panels during the day that discuss a certain topic and a concert at night with one or more stages filled with different performing musicians. What made this networking event unique is that Zuke Music took the concept of a giant two-to-three-day conference and squeezed it into one 4-hour night. Now, you may be wondering why networking events are even a thing, other than its obvious advantages. Arielle Cohen, founder of Zuke Music, said that she created the Zuke Music app “to help other up-and-coming music professionals get connected with other reliable people in the music industry”. She was “sick and tired of people scamming other people in the music industry, not having a reliable place to go”.

 The Music Networking Show began with a panel which discussed marketing, social media, and networking in the Music industry. Amongst the panelists were Liza Quin, singer song-writer and Creative Director of Artist Development at All Access IDA & IDA records and DJ Slym, DJ, artist manager, and founder of the Network Music Conference & Entertainment Convention. Panelists Katherine Schober, Social Media Manager for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, and Nick Moss, founder of Whitewall Media, contributed with their expertise, creating a well-rounded panel. Afterwards, all the panelists hung around so that everyone could meet and network with them.

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 Let’s not forget about the show! The talent included Brianna Guinn, R&B/Pop Singer Songwriter, whose performance included an acoustic version of American Boy. Fame on Fire, who became popular on YouTube with their Rock covers of Pop songs, garnering up to over a million views on some of their videos, performed an acoustic set of pop and original songs. The last artist who took the stage was rapper, Slendah, who looked like he slid out of the 70s, with his music ranging from funk inspired beats to trap influenced tracks.

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 The Music Networking Show was a rare opportunity for musicians and listeners to meet industry professionals and get in touch with new music all in one building in one night. Everyone in attendance left with great memories, exciting connections, and their wallets in tact, if they didn’t run up a large bar tab. Word on the street is Zuke Music may be bringing The Music Networking Show to Miami next, so be on the look out!

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- Aixa Baez 

Instagram: @aixabaezmusic

Hot n Fun: Memorial Day Weekend

Who else is tired of the regular Memorial Day Weekend cookout and beach day? That’s why Now Never Inc. decided to amp up this past MDW with the most popping party. There was something for everyone at Hot n Fun from games, henny coladas, puma giveaways, and even FREE (yes, you read that right) empanadas.

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The Now Never team even got some cute “hot n fun” novelty cups for the henny coladas. YUM!

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Did we mention that we even had Tipsy Twister and the winner of the game won a $50 bar tab? #YAS.

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As you can see people were going cray cray over Milly’s Empanadas!

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Big shout out to NormaNow for holding the party down! Shout out to our guest DJs of the night: DJ Fergie and DJ Springer.

We had Sidebar booming with over 1000 people throughout the night! We wanted to give thanks to Milly’s Empanadas for providing us with the ability to make it rain empanadas, also to Puma for letting us start our #SuedeSundays Movement. We do this each and every Sunday so make sure to visit us at Sidebar! The Hot n Fun squad will make sure you end your weekend with a bang!

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The Beginner’s Guide to Rolling Loud

So you’re headed to Miami for Rolling Loud and don’t know what to expect or pack? Now in it’s third year I guess you can call Rolling Loud “the Ultra for hip-hop”. Rolling Loud is an all day festival that allows show-goers to enjoy hip-hop during a span of three days. Below you’ll read what we think you should do before you hit Downtown Miami.

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*Picture from Ashley Outrageous*

STAY HYDRATED. It goes without saying at any festival but you don’t want to miss your favorite rapper(s) set time because you passed out in the midst of everyone and their weed smoke. Also, if you do smoke then you want to avoid cotton mouth – bring cash for those lengthy concession stand lines and get you some water!

PACK SMART. Miami is HOT so it goes without saying to leave the sweatpants and hoodies at home. Pack stylish comfortable clothes that you are able to get lit in and possibly crowd surf in throughout the day and keep you cool. Cheap sunglasses and fanny packs might also come in handy.

PACE YOURSELF. Remember it’s a marathon not a race. You have three full days to get “turnt” or as Gucci says “wasted”. EAT EAT EAT (bread does wonders). Don’t be that guy who is out of his mind and can’t function properly – this is not fun and your friends won’t appreciate you ruining their fun. Furthermore, your hangover might impede you coming back to day 2 or 3.

MAKE A GAME PLAN. I’m sorry to burst your bubble but you won’t be able to do it all. Weigh out the cons and pros of your favorite artists and come to terms that you will not be able to see them all. If you’re with friends set a meeting point at a certain time because let’s be honest your phone will probably be dead (portable chargers come in handy).

BE OPEN MINDED. Yes, their name might not be Lil Wayne or Kendrick Lamar but give these up and comers a chance to surprise you. You never know, you might leave Miami with a new favorite!

PLAN FOR TRANSPORTATION. Ubers and Lyfts will be going crazy the whole weekend. Understand that their surge pricing will probably be more than you are willing to pay for. Remember that lyft line is always a cheaper option. Whenever you are ready to call a lyft it will be useful to walk towards a more isolated area of the street to make your pick up faster and easier for you and your driver.

AFTER PARTIES. If you’re looking for something fun to do after the festival I know it’s tempting to fall into the tourist trap that is South Beach but Miami has other great places to it. Ignore the hassle that is calling your lyft and have a drink or two downtown. Wynwood and Brickell also have fun spots to party at as well! Also don’t miss our Rolling Loud after party at Sidebar called Hot-N-Fun! RSVP here: www.hotnfun.splashthat.com

Last but not least:

HAVE FUN!!!

Best Day Ever with YG & 4 Hunnid ☀️

Best Day Ever can be described by some as one of the most fire pool parties Miami has ever seen. Norma Now and Yes Julz bring the heat every time they join forces and deliver the coolest party ever. Whether they bring special performances, dope DJs, and/or some good ol’ fashion water toys they know how to keep the party jumpin’. After our successful Winter Music Conference edition of Best Day Ever they decided to turn it up a notch: HOST BEST DAY EVER AT A MANSION WITH YG AND HIS CREW. The coolest thing about this party was is that it was invite only and it was at a secret location, because ya know we like to keep things mysterious.

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 Girls, Girls, Girls, oh Me oh My!!

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Not to mention we had our friend PartyNextDoor stop by and party with us!

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And as always, you know we would not be able to turn it up a notch without some exotic animals.

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Best Day Ever with YG & 4 Hunnid was definitely one for the books. We hope everyone who came out had a blast because we had a blast throwing it for you guys! Everything from the mechanical bull, hot tub, jet skis, and booties everywhere called for a successful Saturday afternoon. Until next time!

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***PICTURES BY KATHERINE ROSARIO AND MORENO***

Now or Never Guide to WMC ’17

Winter Music Conference is back and you know what that means: Ultra, pool parties galore, house music, and obnoxious tourists (curse those spring breakers). Here at Now or Never we want to make your life easier so that you can weave out the over-saturated and predictable events. Here’s a list of events that will be sure to get you in a good mood and have fun this week!

TUESDAY 03.21.17 

The Love Below featuring Promite @ Electric Pickle – get ready for some cool vibes & cool peeps all night long with your favorites Norma Now & Oh RawkC hosting.

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WEDNESDAY 03.22.17 

Noisey Behind The Scenes: Miami – BOAT PARTAAAY. Who doesn’t love a good boat, free food, and free drinks? We sure do! Join us and RSVP through this invite only link, you know we got you! https://noiseybehindthescenemiami.splashthat.com/

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THURSDAY 03.23.17 

BEST DAY EVER! Norma Now & Yes Julz have teamed up yet again to bring you the livest pool party known to man in the 3-0-5. Cop your tickets now before we sell out at BestDayEverParty.com 

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Brodinski & Friends is back for another round! Don’t miss out on this cool event featuring Virgil Abloh, Benji B and other awesome peeps only at Bardot! After Best Day Ever head on over to dance the rest of the night away.

Link for tickets! https://www.miamimusicweek.com/event/brodinski-and-friends

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FRIDAY 03.24.17 

Splash Miami Pool Party at the Shelborne hotel featuring A-Trak, Mija, Mike Russ + more!

Get tickets here: https://www.miamimusicweek.com/event/splash-miami-pool-party-w-a-trak-mija-and-more

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SATURDAY 03.25.17 

Who hates being sober more than Chief Keef? We might never find out! This Saturday check him out at Hyde Beach behind the SLS hotel!

Link here: http://sbemusicweek.com/AndreaJ

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SUNDAY 03.26.17 

What a better way to close out WMC week then with some Hot~n~Fun!? Here at Now Never Inc. we want to leave you with a bang so come on by and dance with us & our special guests as we close  WMC out the right way! F R E E cover and drink specials just for YOU!

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One Night Only: Los Angeles Edition

*Photos by Katherine Rosario*

This past weekend #TeamNOW decided to make their way to Los Angeles to start off our 2017 tour. We took over the city by hosting festivities and one of those happened to be our “One Night Only” party at The Study on Hollywood blvd.

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We had the party in full swing thanks to our awesome DJs, Them Jeans, ASAP Lou, Jun-iLL, and LTENGHT. By midnight the crowd was swarmed with sweat as they were dancing and enjoying the dope music sets.

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Los Angeles truly captured our hearts as the crowd was just as lit if not more than our Miami crowd. By the end of the night the dance floor was packed, the bar was in full throttle pouring everyone’s drinks away, and Norma and her gang were right along with them every step of the way. If you want to check out the recap video go straight to our @NowNeverInc Instagram & let us know what you think! What city should we hit up next??

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P.S Since yesterday was President’s Day we have a special message to Donald Trump:

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Jameson Cratemates Showcase 02.18.17

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Join us this Saturday at a secret location for the Jameson Cratemates DJ collective for an exclusive showcase featuring some really dope DJs.

Check out this sweet collective on Saturday, February 18th, 2016 from 9PM-2AM in the @leahartsdistrict. If your into off the beaten path events, this showcase is for you! Find this dope event behind the #flamingoplaza in the leah.

This showcase features some of the coolest South Florida artists such as Louie Arson, DJ Sharp Sound, DZA 3000, DJ Aliyo, Mr. Manuvers, and DJ Boe. Alongside this showcase they have an awesome live art installation by Marlon Pruz.

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This event is 18+ and to RSVP just go to this link: http://cratemates.eventbrite.com/

#OnlyInHialeah #HialeahNow #JamesonCratemates 

Redbull Sound Select Feb. 23rd-25th

We’ve teamed up with Redbull to bring you a weekend of dope music with some really cool artists. 3 Days in Miami is back and bringing the heat with their line up. Tickets are only $15, so cop them soon before you’re out of luck! link here: https://3days.redbullsoundselect.com/2017/miami #RedbullSoundSelect

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD:

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For all of our alternative/indie folks we’ve got the perfect line up for you. Angel Olsen, Charlotte Day Wilson, and Bernice bring the perfect combination of soul and rock that are sure to complement each other. If you are interested in hearing some of their work click on the links below.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH:

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We’ve got Goldlink, Pell, and Miami’s own Twelve’len get together for a HipHop/R&B packed night at The Hangar. Vibes from Goldlink’s Crew, Pell’s Got It Like That, and Twelve’len’s Naked Hustle guarantee a soulful night. Check the links below for their work.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH:

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These artists give electric soul a new meaning. Kelela, Harriet Brown, and Miami’s own Brika all three bring simple yet creative and powerful sounds. Click on the links below to check out their work!

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