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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

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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Future’s 2017 Releases: Future & HNDRXX

Dropping two albums within a week of each other? Yup. Sounds like Future Hendrix! These past two weeks have been music overload with the release of Future on 02.17.17 and HNDRXX releasing a week after. Both releases are quite the opposite of each other with Future leaning towards the trap side and HNDRXX being a more R&B/Pop driven project.

Future and HNDRXX both include 17 tracks and the internet already took to cracking jokes about their inability to start learning 17 additional tracks once they heard of the release of HNDRXX days after the release of Future. 

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Future gives us the side of Future that we all know and love. The project gives off a somber feeling with splashes of up-beat rhythms that are sure to get us going when it’s time to go out and paint the town.

My top 5 tracks of this project include: Rent Money, Super Trapper, Mask Off, I’m so Groovy, and Massage in My Room.

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HNDRXX unlike Future includes radio friendly content. This specific project shows us a side of Future that is rarely heard. Some tracks off this project give off an electric vibe with sounds contrasting to the usual Future sound. Future gives us a more genuine taste and a look inside of his emotions.

My top 5 tracks of this project include: Comin Out Strong, Use Me, Incredible, Hallucinating, and I Thank U.

What are some of your favorite tracks?

Trap God Tour in the 3 OH 5!

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Word on the street is that the Trap God aka G u c c i M a n e  is going on tour! Here at Now Never Inc. we teamed up with the Fillmore to give you guy’s first dibs on tickets! Gucci is set to hit the stage on May 2nd so you don’t want to slack off because this show will be one for the books.

Since his release Gucci has given us two albums that can keep us rockin’ all night long, Everybody looking and The Return of The East Atlanta Santa. I’m positive that along these albums we’ll hear the Trap God classics as well.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale today at 10AM & tickets for the public go on sale Friday so head on over to fillmoremb.com to cop them. We have a very special password for our pre-sale tickets that you can ONLY find on the @NowNeverInc Instagram page, so what are you waiting for? Make sure to follow us too as we might give away a pair of tickets to some lucky fans.

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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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I Decided Album Analysis + Contest Details

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Big Sean’s fourth studio album I Decided dropped and I can’t be the only one who is amazed by how good this album is. I Decided gives us a fresh perspective on life, choices, regrets, and love – from the outlook of Big Sean’s older self we learn how it is to look back on one’s younger self and realize we only live one life and how the choices we make today will affect us tomorrow.

The album starts off with “Light” ft Jeremih which basically stands for the light that is inside Big Sean himself. Sometimes we get so caught up trying to find meaning in life through material things, people, and objects that we forget that the true meaning is within ourselves, we just have to take the time to find it.

 “Spent my whole life trying to find what’s at the end of the tunnel, I should have realized it was inside.

Once we realize that our purpose is within ourselves we “Bounce Back” – the next song on the album. The song is pretty much self-explanatory as the chorus repeats, “Last night took an L but tonight I bounce back.” Human beings are prone to make mistakes and “L’s” but it is the bounce back that matters as to how we handle un-wanted or unforeseen situations.

“No Favors” offers a more cocky side of Big Sean. A side of him that we see once he has made mistakes, bounced back, and realized what he is worth. He is more confident in this song and understands what he brings to the table without any favors from anybody. At this point he also realizes that not everybody is his friend.

 “You can save your hand, I ain’t gotta shake it.”

“Jump Out The Window” hits home to most of us. This is the “almost” or the “what if” relationship or emotional affair we have encountered once or twice in our life. Whether it was due to right person wrong time syndrome or the mere fact that one was in a relationship or both were. This song perfectly reflects Big Sean’s older self’s thoughts on his what if girl – now he’s ready to jump out the window and go for the person he truly loves.

“Way back then we the best thing that never happened.”

The next song on the tracklist “Moves” is about how Sean has the ability to push forward and continue on his rise to the top.

 “I got the moves, I’m making moves, you gotta move.”

“Same Time, pt 1” reminds me of that one person you will never be in a relationship with but you just can’t leave them alone. This is the person that is reliable for one thing and one thing only. Their story together is usually not as smooth as it seems and sometimes they never get closure from each other.

“Owe Me” shows us a different side of Sean, a more committed version of his young self. Owe me speaks about a girl he was in an actual relationship with. A girl who broke his heart despite everything he gave her. A girl who got her walk, talk, and demeanor from him. He realizes that his ego was the problem in his relationship and how self-realization is the biggest healer of them all.

“Halfway Off The Balcony” starts his self-realization journey. We have all been to that point where we nitpick everything that is not right within our life and ourselves. Self-realization is important to human beings because it allows us to fix the things we do not like and to better ourselves.

“Voices In My Head” speaks to all of us when we start to do better in life and we catch ourselves slipping up. The voices in our head tell us we know better but we choose not to know or we decide to not do better.

 “Stick to the plan, stay focused.”

“Sunday Morning Jetpack” is the feel good song on I Decided. Sean reminisces on his grandmother and his family. Giving kudos to his mother + God, he understands that without those closest to him he would not be in the position he is now.

“Inspire Me” is a song dedicated to Sean’s mother. It’s a beautiful song within itself because as we are younger we do not appreciate our parents as much as we should. As Sean is older now he notes that his mother inspires him and that she does the right thing.

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“Sacrifices” ft Migos is a more upbeat song on the album. Also, what is a life lived if no sacrifices were made? Sacrifices are a big part in shaping who we are because it shows what we prioritize in life. Big Sean’s older self emphasizes that he sacrificed a multitude of things for his career and money.

 “I done gave up so much free time knowing time ain’t free.”

The last song on the album is “Bigger Than Me”. In this particular track Sean realizes that life is bigger than him. He now states how he wants his city, and the people living in his city to be proud of him. This track shows Sean as less selfish and more thoughtful on how other people look at him and the impact that he has on his community.

Personally, this album to me was one of his best works. The theme and flow of the tracks came together so effortlessly. The messages that came across this album are messages that everyone should hear and think about. We are all going to be older versions of ourselves one day and we will be in the same position to think about the lives we choose to carry now. This album was a thought provoking piece that makes you think outside of the box and makes you excited for the future.

*** CONTEST DETAILS ***

We’ve partnered up with the Fillmore Miami Beach to bring you guys a chance to win tickets to Big Sean’s tour on April 20th.

Re-create Big Sean’s I Decided album cover & post to your Insta to win tickets to his concert. Make sure to follow @NormaNow & @NowNeverInc and subscribe to our newsletter! Once you have subscribed make sure to send a screenshot over to wynee@normanow.com. We will pick the best cover so get creative & don’t forget to hashtag @NowOrNeverInc. Contest ends this Wednesday 2.8.17, good luck!

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