Just because today marks the most dreaded day of the work week doesn't mean you can't pretend it's Friday and go concert hopping.
Sure, you'll probably regret every decision you've ever made the next morning, but at least you'll get to hear some pretty good music.
Just check out the five best concerts going down in South Florida this week from Kishi Bashi's eclectic beats at Culture Room to punk rock at the Summer Nationals Tour with Offspring at the Cruzan Amp to old-school hip-hip from Bizzy Bone and Flesh-N-Bone at Grand Central.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Kishi Bashi. With Tall Tall Trees. Monday, August 11, 7: 30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hgwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $12 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. He's toured with of Montreal, started his own indie rock band, Jupiter One, and now, the crazy-talented singer, violinist, and composer Kaoru Ishibashi is doing his solo thang as Kishi Bashi and spreading his Lighght sounds across the globe.
T-Pain. Drankin Patna Tour with Snootie Wild and Bando Jonez. Tuesday, August 12, 7 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Grab your Drankin Patnas and head up north to Fort Lawdy for some of that Auto-Tune T-Pain action.
The Summer Nationals Tour. With the Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise, and Stiff Little Fingers. Friday, August 15, 6:30 p.m. Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; cruzanamphitheatre.net. Tickets cost $20 to $51 plus fees via livenation.com. Mosh the night away with punk revivalists the Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise, and Stiff Little Fingers at the Cruzan Amphitheatre for the Summer Nationals Tour.
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Bizzy Bone & Flesh-N-Bone. With Three 6 Mafia and DJ Heron. Hosted by the 2 Live Crew. Saturday, August 16, 6 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $40 to $75 plus fees via ticketfly.com. With Bizzy Bone and Flesh-N-Bone of Bone Thungs-N-Harmony, Three 6 Mafia, and local boys DJ Heron and 2 Live Crew all under one roof, you know shit's gonna get wild at Grand Central.
OneRepublic. Native Summer Tour with the Script. Sunday, August 17, 7 p.m. Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; cruzanamphitheatre.net. Tickets cost $25 to $65 plus fees via livenation.com. Celebrate all the pretty lights of summer with OneRepublic as they bring their "fiercely beat-driven, yet ethereal and intimate" melodies to the Cruzan Amp.