Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Ultra is finally here, beat freaks!
Photo by Ian Witlen
Burnt out from too much fist-pumping at all those Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week parties you crashed this weekend?
Well, take a cafecito shot and put on your game face 'cause the WMC/MMW rage has just begun.
Just check out the five best concerts going down this week, from new-wave legends the Psychedelic Furs, to hip-hip bosses Brand Nubian, and of course, Ultra Music Festival.
See also: WMC and MMW 2014's 20 Best Parties
The Psychedelic Furs. With the Magazine Society. Monday, March 24, 7:30 p.m., Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Dance from Midnight to Midnight with new-wave British legends, the Psychedelic Furs.
The Moody Blues. Thursday, March 27, 8 p.m., Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org. Tickets cost $55-$300 plus fees via arshtcenter.org. As "one of Britain's most imaginative ensembles," the Moody Blues are gonna make "Your Wildest [Psych-Rock] Dreams" come true.
Ultra Music Festival. With Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Alesso, Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, Carl Cox, Cirez D, David Guetta, Diplo, Hardwell, Kaskade, Krewella, Tiësto, Zedd, MGMT, M.I.A., and others. Friday to Sunday, March 28 to 30, Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets cost $399.95 plus fees via ultratix.ticketfreak.com. Visit ultramusicfestival.com. The three-day rage fest of Ultra is finally here, beat freaks. So bring out your neon pink tutus and nipple pasties, and get ready for non-stop uhntz-uhntz action with Avicii, David Guetta, Zedd, and the rest of the head spinners at Bayfront Park.
See also: Ultra 2014's Full Lineup and Set Times
Brand Nubian. With DJs Cash Money, Heron, Klassik, and Self Born. Friday, March 28, 10 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Relive the days of Lugz and bucket hats, and take a trip to the boom-bap era of the '90s with Brand Nubian.
Gang Green. With Springa Sonic Droogs (former SS Decontrol singer, covering all SSD songs), Antagonizers, Die Trying!, Liberty Call, Sandratz, and the Panix. Saturday, March 29, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Tickets cost $15 at the door. Gang Green is as hardcore as band as they come. Sure, their "reckless, speedin', boozin', fightin' Boston" thrash has a lot to do with it, but these guys party so hard, their "blood is 100 proof." No wonder they "can't live with out it, alcohol, alcohol."
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