Miami, we're more than just a city of superficiality, alcoholics, and club rats -- we're actually a town of thinkers, artists, and creatives.
And every now and then, we get hit with some pretty good music, like the five best concerts going down this week.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
St. Vincent. With Matthew E. White. Monday, October 6, 8 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $25.50 to $35 plus fees via livenation.com. St. Vincent wants "all of your mind." So give "indie rock's patron saint of distortion and raw spirit" your undivided attention as she hypnotizes you with her artsy ways at the Fillmore.
Rodrigo y Gabriela's 9 Dead Alive Tour. Wednesday, October 8, 8 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $38.50 to $46.50 plus fees via livenation.com. Watch Mexican acoustic guitar heroes Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero own the stage at the Fillmore as the two make you fall in love with their mind-blowing skills.
Gorgon City. With Pirate Stereo and Santiago Caballero. Thursday, October 9, 11 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 to $25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 18 and up. Get your dose of "bass-infused dance pop" with the UK's Gorgon City as Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott bring their Sirens debut to the Magic City.
See also: Gorgon City Talk Debut Album Sirens and North American Tour
Gov't Mule. Friday, October 10, 8:30 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $36.50 to $47.50 plus fees via livenation.com. Rock the night away smack in the heart of SoBe with the "authentic rock torchbearers" Gov't Mule at the Fillmore.
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III Points 2014. With Flying Lotus, Lykke Li, Duke Dumont, Jamie XX, and others. Friday, October 10 to Sunday, October 12, 7 p.m. Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1st Ave., Miami; 305-600-4785; sohostudiosmiami.com. Tickets cost $55 to $99 plus fees via iiipoints.com. Join the "mass of hipsters, artists, thinkers, musicians, geeks, freaks, and confused passerby" as they gather along the streets of the 'Wood for three days of music, art, and technology at the second installment of III Points.
See also: III Points 2014's Activation Schedule