Bald is booty-ful: The Juan Maclean

"Mighty to Miami" is a send-off party for locals getting ready to attend South Florida's annual dance music spring break (aka the Winter Music Conference). And with five hours of DJing from New York's Hector Romero and Satoshi Tomiie — WMC mainstays who spin world-class house — it's also a little slice of Miami right here at home. In a nod to the festival's debauchery, the first hour features an open bar; get on board on Thursday, March 15, at Mighty at 9 p.m. Admission is $10 adv.; call 762-0151 or visit www.mighty119.com for more info. Tamara Palmer


Even in the flannel-flapping grunge era, Juan Maclean pretended he was I, Cyborg in his old band, Six Finger Satellite. A decade on, postÐ rock band breakup and crack-rock breakdown, he again dons the chrome pate, now made fashionable anew in a century populated by Daft Punk and the return of Battlestar Gallactica. As his sleek, silvery debut, 2005's Less Than Human, made evident, Maclean is into the slippery surfaces of disco and the serrated squelches of acid house and techno, a few genres that swell his flight cases these days and will no doubt serve as the foundation of his DJ set when Maclean hits 1015 on Friday, March 16, at 10 p.m. Admission is $10-20; call 431-1200 or visit www.1015.com for more info. Andy Beta


With his most recent album Biscuits for Breakfast, Brighton, England's Fink (Finian Greenhall) changed his sound so drastically that he temporarily deceived his record label, Ninja Tune. His first all-instrumental releases on Ninja were right in line with the powerhouse label's emphasis on abstract trip-hop beats; when Fink turned in an album full of tender vocals and acoustic guitar, he initially said that someone else was singing. Catch Fink working his new singer-songwriter funk on Sunday, March 18, at Café du Nord at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Call 861-5016 or visit www.cafedunord.com for more info. — T.P.

 
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