It's Thanksgiving week! That means endless buffets of turkey (or lechón) and pumpkin pie, never-ending family gatherings with cousins you never knew you had, and Southern Comfort hangovers.
And if you're in need of an escape from hearing your Abuela Marta constantly ask you when you're finally gonna get hitched, here are the five best concerts to check out in SoFla this week.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Johnny Marr. With Alamar. Tuesday, November 26, 7:30 p.m., Culture Room, 3045 North Federal Hgwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. "Whoa!" The British six-string master and the Smiths' lead guitarist Johnny Marr is so amazing, even he surprises himself and asks, "Whoa man! Are these my fingers? Whoa! I'm amazing!" So make the 45-minute drive North to Culture Room and see for yourself why Marr is "the quintessential 1980s guitarist."
Kanye West. The Yeezus Tour with Kendrick Lamar. Friday, November 29, 8 p.m., American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $39.50-$150 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Kanye may be one narcissistic rapper who proclaims to be a god "until the day [he] get[s] struck by lightning," but you can't blame him for his vainglorious ways -- the guy's won 21 Grammy Awards and is considered one of hip-hop's all time greatest. Guess that must be why he calls himself Yeezus.
Smog City Tour. With 12th Planet, Caligula, Flinch, and Too Fresh. Saturday, November 30, 10 p.m., Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $20-$25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Jump on that Smog City trap shit and get all up on that bass with 12th Planet, Caligula, and other beat-bangers.
A$AP Ferg. "Turnt x Burnt" Tour with A$AP Mob, Joey Fatts, Aston Matthews, Overdoz, and 100s. Saturday, November 30, 8 p.m., Eve, 1306 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-995-5050. Tickets cost $20-$99 plus fees via ticketweb.com. A$AP Ferg wants to "change your life" with his debut album, Trap Lord. And coming from a rapper who wants "people to get up off they ass and work, and do something with themselves," looks like Fergenstein's on the right track.
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Adam Lambert. As part of the BleauLive series. Saturday, November 30, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2000; fontainebleau.com. Hotel packages cost $299 to $869 plus fees per night based on double occupancy. Dinner and show packages cost $179 plus fees via nightpass.co. Slip on your boots, leather, and black colored liner and watch Adam Lambert "[work his] strut" for his Miami Glamberts at the Fontainebleau.