Monday has just come and gone. But there are plenty of great ways to pretend it's the weekend, starting as soon as tonight!
Tons of great musical acts are laying down the grooves Tuesday through Saturday. A lot of great local talent will be showing off their stuff, and a few national acts will fight for your dollar and attention.
We're bumping hip-hop, surf rock, grunge, psychedelic funk, and Latin jazz party fusion all up and down the streets.
Slap & Tickle: LMJ. With Chanda Mbao, Santiago Caballero, Andrew Ward, and Panic Bomber. Tuesday, April 23, at Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-5570; bardotmiami.com. The party starts at 10 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Ready for some feel-good hip-hop? Want something intelligent and thoughtful, but easy to dance to? LMJ is your hometown boy, bringing that upbeat go-getter style. Support the local kid and check out hot sets from homies Chanda Mbao, as well as sweet dance selections from a whole bunch of DJs.
Nico Luminous. With Warp 9, Afromonk, and Skinny Hendrix. Wednesday, April 24, at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $10 at the door. Ages 18 and up. Nico Luminous is taking funky hip-hop and glitching it out. Go let him take you on a whole new spacey adventure at The Stage's Massive Wednesday bash. Soulful and robotic, this West Coast EDM gangster will have you womping out on the dance floor till the lights come on. Supported by the interstellar sounds of Warp9, this show's gonna be totally out of this world.
Alice in Chains. With Monstro. Thursday, April 25, at Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. The show starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets cost $39.50 to $60 plus fees via livenation.com. All ages. Come see the "Man in the Box" hit the stage and prove rock 'n' roll isn't dead. This Seattle band was at the forefront of the grunge revolution in the '90s, and though original lead singer Layne Staley died in 2002, the four-man crew is still going strong, just finishing its fifth album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, set to hit shelves in late May.
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Dick Dale. With Gold Dust Lounge, and Skinny Jimmy and the Stingrays Thursday, April 25, at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketfly.com. No other man can touch a guitar and make it stutter an sing like Dick Dale. The undisputed king of "surf guitar" is coming to destroy strings and turn back the hands of time. A true legend of rock'n'roll, anyone who loves the clear ring of the electric guitar should experience this man's talent at least once.
Suenalo. Saturday, April 27, at PAX Miami, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-640-5847; paxmiami.com. The show starts at 10:30 p.m. and tickets cost $10 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 21 and up. This homegrown ten-piece band brings all the flavors of the 305 together in one rump-shaking explosion of sound and color. And obviously, you don't gotta be Latin to feel these rhythms. This shit's universal.