The first five days of the work week are the hardest.
Good thing we have music from Bonobo's downtempo beats to Alejandro Fernández's Latin hits to some good 'ol jazz to help us get through the misery.
Just check out the five best concerts going down in Miami this week.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Bonobo. The North Borders Tour with Chet Faker. Thursday, November 14, 8 p.m., Grand Central; 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $20-$25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Go on a musical journey through Bonobo's melodic fusion of string instruments, soft female vocals, and world sounds, and enter "Heaven for the Sinner."
See also: Bonobo on New Album, North Borders: "Things Get Exciting ... Outside the Comfort Zone"
Alejandro Fernández. Saturday, November 16, 8 p.m., American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $70-$170 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Alejandro Fernández's rugged looks, smooth vocals, and dreamy lyrics make it hard for anyone, even Christina Aguilera, to resist his suave ways.
Vixen Workout: the Concert. Presented by Janet Jones and her Vixen Army. Saturday, November 16, 1 p.m., Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $25-$40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Visit vixenworkout.com. Janet Jones and her Vixen Army are bringing their "milkshake" to the 305 and "p-poppin' till you percolate." So brush up on your "Twerkalator" moves and get ready for one hell of a steamy dance show.
Miami Beach Jazz Festival. With Michelle Coltrane, Joe Carter, Ali Ryerson, Markus Gottschlich, Mads Tolling, and the South Florida Jazz Orchestra. Saturday, November 16, 6 p.m., The Fillmore Miami Beach; 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $48.50-$258.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. With tunes from Michelle Coltrane, Markus Gottschlich, the South Florida Jazz Orchestra, and other improvisational masters of the ilk, the roof of the Fillmore might just burst with all that jazz.
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Os Mutantes. With Capsula. Sunday, November 17, 8 p.m., Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketfly.com. If the Beatles had some sort of crazy musical love affair with Brazilian singer Julieta Venegas, Os Mutantes would be the love child.