Aside from year-round beach weather, one of the perks of living in the Magic City is the stellar talent that passes through our sandy shores.
There's always some local act, up-and-coming artist, and big shot superstar putting on a show for us beautiful people.
Just check out the five best concerts going down in Miami this week, from R&B to surf rock to reggae.
No wonder our friends up north are always hating on the 305.
Strfkr. With Chrome Sparks. Tuesday, September 24, 8 p.m., Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Somewhat of a cross between MGMT and Grizzly Bear, Strfkr's gonna take you to Miracle Mile with their indie electronica rock vibes.
Afrobeta. Friday, September 27, 10 p.m., PAX, 337 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-640-5847; paxmiami.com. Free. "Do You Party?" Then "turn the baseline up" and get your dance on with Cuci Amador and Smurphio.
Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck. With Al Jardine and David Marks. Friday, September 27, 7:30 p.m., Hard Rock Live, One Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $45-$80 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Legends are forever. Just take a look at Brian Wilson... The Beach Boys' front man battled through substance abuse, fought mental health issues, and is back to doing what he does best: making those "Good Vibrations."
The Weeknd. With Banks. Saturday, September 28, 8:30 p.m., James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-372-4634; jlkc.com. Tickets cost $35-$45 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Sure, you'll meet some shady characters on the Weeknd's journey to Kiss Land, but at least you'll be seduced by Abel Tesfaye's smooth, R&B lyrical flow while at it. So "don't hold back, let it out."
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Kulcha Shok Muzik Reggae Fallfest. With Lance-O, Natty Remo, Lalibela Band, Don Sha, and Jahfé. Saturday, September 28, 8 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. $10. Jam to good vibes and all things Rasta with Jahfé, Don Sha, and the rest of 'em Kulcha Shok rude boys.