Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 Music Guide: All the Acts Announced So Far

In about a month, Miami will be swarmed by art fairs, galleries, and artists from across the globe. Of course, we’re talking about Art Basel Miami Beach.

A side benefit to all this arty international activity is the influx of awesome music to entertain all the jetsetters. And naturally, Crossfade is keeping a running list of all the events. It will be updated often, so keep checking back. And if you feel like we’ve missed something, don’t hesitate in letting us know by emailing

For actual art-related news surrounding Basel, visit our sister blog, Cultist.

Favela Beach presents Art Basel Kick-Off with Holy Ghost! (DJ set) at WALL

South Florida Music Obsessed presents Art Basel Pre-party Kickoff with Deaf Poets and Space Between Words at Bardot

November 30

Santigold and Wale at LIV

Art Loves Music at Collins Park (Artist TBA) According to Basel representatives there will be no Art Loves Music concert this year, update soon

Beached Basel Bash at Electric Pickle with ANR, Millionyoung, PLAINS, Little Beard, Nicky Blitz, and Laura of Miami.

Macy Gray with Rich Medina and Martin Luther at Bardot

MOCA (LA) Beach Bash with 2manydjs (DJ set) and Soulwax at the Raleigh (Private event, invite only)

December 1

YACHT and BFGF at Electric Pickle

Neon Indian with MillionYoung and Contra at Bardot

Nightdrive & Stüssy present Art Basel Kick Off at Mamushka’s with Geneva Jacuzzi, Pollyn, Selebrities, Jonti, Steve A Clark, Albert Vargas, Brooklyn Dawn, and Mr. Brown.

Francis Harris (aka Adultnapper) TBA

Refinery29 Miami Launch presented by Guess and Motorola with DJs Mike Nouveau and Mia Moretti at Cafeina

James Murphy and Pat Mahoney’s Special Disco Version at Grand Central with Black Lips, Midnight Surfer, and a “surprise guest DJ”

Steinway Piano of Miami  presents Pop Up Piano Miami at Louis with Jacob Jeffries Band

SCOPE Opening Party at SET hosted by model Lisalla Montenegro with DJ Mick Boogie

Born Under a Bad Sign!!! Premiere (Neckface) at Gusman Center with a special performance by Salem

Spotify’s Music Loves Art with Nas, Theophilus London, and Mark Farina (DJ set) at Ricochet Lounge (Private event, invite only)

(((Shake))) presents Sin City Tour with Hatcha, N-Type, and MC Crazy D at the Vagabond

Dirty Dutch Miami with Chuckie and Arno Cost at LIV

Cashmere Kitties presents Aleks Violet, Boxwood, Armando von Feathers, True Steez, Pocket of Lollipops at the Kohn Compound

December 2

Wolf + Lamb and Soul Clap at Electric Pickle

Yelle and Housse de Racket at the Fillmore Miami Beach

Rich Aucoin and Mike Simonetti at the Vagabond

Bing presents Young the Giant and Theophilus London at the Shelborne. (Private event, invite only)

Dreams Will Not Be Forgotten Screening Afterparty at SET hosted by producer, America’s Next Top Model’s Nigel Barker along with Belvedere RED; sounds by DJ N’Dy

Spotify’s Music Loves Art with TV on the Radio with special guest at Ricochet Lounge (Private event, invite only)

Artlog presents music performances TBA at Fountain Art Fair

Moby with live acoustic band and DJ Gigamesh at Bardot

F**k Me I’m Famous! with David Guetta at LIV

Magic Circus presents Swanky Tunes at Amnesia Miami

Cashmere Kitties presents Jolt Radio, Altus Noumena, Andie Sweet Swirl, Shuttle Life, Pocket of Lollipops, Lowercase, and Jolt Radio at the Kohn Compound

Disco Sh!t presents Quintino and DJ Rascal at Arkadia

Basel Castle 2011 at the Overthrow Castle with Yelawolf, the Rapture (DJ set), Penguin Prison, Tamara Sky, Bastard Lovechild of Rock n’ Roll (AKA Blorr), Heroes x Villains, Damaged Goods, and Troy Kurtz

Moby at Mansion

Fuck Art, Let’s Dance at Electric Pickle with Miami Horror, DJ Harvey and Krisp

DFA secret show with DJ sets by Juan MacLean and Nancy Whang at Bardot (Pollstar still claims Hot Chip is scheduled to DJ at the venue the same night)

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister at the Vagabond (Source)

Tom Tom Magazine’s Art Basel Showcase at Churchill’s Pub with Holly Hunt, Snakehole, The State Of, The New, Bonnie Riot, Cave Rave, Mother Popcorn, Follow That Bird, and Miss Frankie Rose

GZA performing Liquid Swords at the Stage with Lambsbread and DJ Klassic

SCOPE Closing Party at Mokai with Silver Medallion and DJ Equal

Spotify’s Music Loves Art with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Venus X (DJ set) at Ricochet Lounge (Private event, invite only)

Miami New Times presents music performances TBA at Fountain Art Fair

The Art of Dancing with Danny Tenaglia at WALL

Cashmere Kitties presents Jiriki, Datamouth, Chalk, Metro Zu, Jiriki, Pocket of Lollipops, and True Steez at the Kohn Compound

The Green Gallery and 47 Canal present Demono, the Ice Machine, Amy Yao, Richard Richard, Atiba, and Ako at Mamushka’s

 December 4

Crosstown Rebels present Get Lost Art Basel at Electric Pickle with Clive Henry, Damian Lazarus, Danny Daze, Deniz Kurtel (live), Droog, Eduardo Castillo, Fur Coat, Lee Curtiss, Lee Foss, Muggles, Subb-an (live), and Russ Yallop

Spotify’s Music Loves Art with Penguin Prison and special guest at Ricochet Lounge (Private event, invite only)

Lazy Afternoon with Cosmo Baker, LT Smash, Kittybat, DJ Ynot, and more at Mamushka’s (from 5 to 8 p.m.)

Lazy Sunday BBQ at the Standard with The Misshapes , Mia Moretti, and Mike Nouveau

Hard 2 Leave x Art Basel with Craze, Heroes X Villians, Tamara Sky, Ninjasonik, Caligula, Spinstyles, Troy Kurtz, and Sofa King at Goldrush


Source: Miami New Times