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Miami Device Plays Vancouver International Jazz Festival

We’re thrilled to announce our return to the David Lam Park stage for the 2014 incarnation of the Vancouver Jazz Festival. It’s been a couple years since we last played this amazing event and we’re extremely excited to be a part of it once again. We’ll be hitting the stage at 7pm on Sunday June 29th. The event is free! So come on down and enjoy a great day in the park. Visit for more details.

Miami Device @ The Rickshaw!! September 21st/2013!


Miami Device
w/ Guests Gord Grdina’s Haram

Saturday September 21st, 2013

19+ // 8:00 PM // $12 + SC ADV at, Neptoon Records, Red Cat Records, Highlife, and Zulu,

Miami Device

Vancouver’s own 11-piece afrobeat machine. With heavy driven horns atop syncopated guitars and layered percussion they produce a dance inducing, highly energetic live show. This is Device’s first show back in Vancouver since touring BC’s summer festival circuit.

Gordon Grdina’s Haram

An ensemble formed in 2008 by Goron Grdina, blending indie rock and jazz with Egyptian pop and Iraqi folk music elements.!haram/c1xhf

Rickshaw Theatre
254 E. Hastings, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1P1

Keep your ticket stubs for the door prize!!

Prize 1 – LP, remix card, $25 bar tab
Prize 2 – CD, remix card, t-shirt

Rickshaw Sept 21


Hey folks we’ve got some festival shows coming up this summer. First up, Ymir BC!!
June 15/16, 2013 – Tiny Lights Festival, Ymir, BC
June 21/22, 2013 – Campbell Bay Music Festival, Mayne Island, BC
July 1, 2013 – Canada Day Festival, Osoyoos, BC
July 19, 2013 – TBA, Victoria, BC

Rickshaw April 18 with Kutapira!

Well kiddies, we’re excited to announce that Miami Device will be sharing an evening at Vancouver’s renowned Rickshaw Theatre with Kutapira and Headspace!! In partnership with the prestigious Kalama Collective and the Rickshaw Theatre, these are three artists that never stop finding new ways to make you shake your behind.

April 18, 2013 – Doors open at 8PM, show starts at 9PM.

The Rickshaw Theatre is located at 254 East Hastings.

Tickets at Beat Street, Highlife, Red Cat and Zulu, or right here:

NOTE: Tickets sold online are Will-Call only, so don’t stress when nothing arrives in the mail.

See you real soon!


Discorder feature

We had a blast at our album release show last Saturday. Thanks to everyone for coming out!

Until next time check us out in the latest issue of Discorder Magazine! A big thanks to Javier Badillo, Victoria Johnson, and Kim Pringle.

Discorder Dec2012

Teaser video!

New record! December 1st!

Album Release!! December 1st

MIAMI DEVICE ALBUM RELEASE featuring Whiskey Chief @Sideshow Studios (15 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver)

On Saturday December 1st join Vancouver afrobeat heavyweights Miami Device and hard hitting party funksters Whiskey Chief as they celebrate the release of their new albums!

Sideshow Studios will play host to one of the best parties and musical extravaganzas of the year and tickets are already going fast! You can grab yours at ZuluHighlife or Red Cat Records, plus they’re only 10 dollars!

Both new albums will be available at the show!

Summer with Miami Device

Copies of our new album Monopoly have arrived! We are just waiting on the vinyl and some new merch for you lovely folks before we unleash it on the world. Stay tuned for a release date!

We’ve had a great summer playing some festivals around BC including the Vancouver International Jazz Fest and Osoyoos Canada day Festival. We’ve definitely had a blast! Check out this little video of our amazing tenor player Mike Pratt while he rips a great solo in Osoyoos. Mikey is moving off to Montreal and we will all miss him greatly.

Check back often for new shows, updates, contest announcements and much more!