Sure, we all look forward to the weekend...
But when artists such as Duke Dumont, Baauer, and others of the caliber are the ones putting on a show almost every other day of the week, chances are the unthinkable may happen: you'll likely catch yourself looking forward to, say, Tuesday or Thursday night.
Consider this a warning. Here are the five best concerts going down this week.
Duke Dumont. Presented by Slap & Tickle. With Turbo, Blase Boys Club, Pirate Stereo, Santiago Caballero, and Panic Bomber. Tuesday, May 14, 10 p.m., at Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 plus fees via showclix.com. The U.K.'s Duke of EDM, who'll be bringing his retro-fused deep house vibes to Bardot, has one goal: "Make the women dance, and everyone has a good time."
Pat Mahoney. With Laura (of Miami) and Patrick Walsh. Thursday, May 16, 10 p.m., at Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via showclix.com. Although LCD Soundsystem is a thing of the past, the guys of the once hot Sound of Silver have gone solo. While some have branched out to Europe and other places, former drummer Pat Mahoney will bring his funky beats to Miami this Thursday.
Raphael. Friday, May 17, 8:15 p.m., at Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $43.40 to $73.50 plus fees via livenation.com. Music legends never die. Just ask Raphael. The 70-year-old Spanish crooner has recorded a slew of award-winning hits and recently celebrated his 50th anniversary as a performer. He'll be reliving the glory days as he treks the globe, touring his latest album, Mi Gran Noche.
Baauer. Saturday, May 18, 10 p.m., at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Bring your donkey suits and fuzzy leopard Stetson hats ... "Los terroristas" are coming and we're all gonna "do the Harlem shake."
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The 15th Annual Haitian Compas Festival. Hosted by DJ Griot. With Djakout, Emeline Michel, Belo, DJ 5Etwal, and others. Saturday, May 18, 4 p.m., at the Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550; bayfrontparkmiami.com. Tickets cost $31.50 plus fees via livenation.com. Visit compasfestival.net. Ages 21 and up. The rhythmic sounds of Haitian méringue fused with just the right amount of folk, percussion, and keyboard create compas. For 15 years, Haitians and music lovers from all over the world have gathered at Bayfront Park to shake it to that compas beat. Sak pase? N'ap boule.