Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Go skate, you punk, with Suicidal Tendencies at Grand Central.
It's Tuesday err'body. And that means we're one day closer to Friday.
Luckily, you don't have to wait four, long, dreadful days to party like it's the weekend. There are plenty of concerts going down all week, from goth rock to metal to hip-hop.
Just check the cut for Crossfade's five best concerts in Miami this week.
Peter Murphy Performs the Music of Bauhaus. Tuesday, April 30. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-3377; grandcentralmiami.com. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $28 plus fees via ticketfly.com. VIP tickets cost $60 and include priority entry, meet & greet with Peter Murphy, exclusive edition t-shirt, and signed poster. It's 1978. The Sex Pistols just put on their last show in San Francisco, Van Halen made its debut with their self-titled album, and the world was introduced to the first goth rock band, Bauhaus. Fast forward 35 years and several break ups and reunions later, and you've got lead singer Peter Murphy reliving the glory days of drugs, sex, and alcohol. Murphy will be stopping by the Magic City and bringing the music of Bauhaus along with him as he performs the hits of the band that served as pioneers in the goth rock movement.
Suicidal Tendencies.With Sick of it All and Waking the Dead. Thursday, May 2. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-3377; grandcentralmiami.com. The show starts at at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $25 plus fees via ticketfly.com and $30 at the door. Suicidal Tendencies almost lived up to their name when the band was voted the "Worst Band/Biggest Assholes" by Flipside Magazine in 1982. Ironically enough, the band's rep flip-sided the following year when they were voted "Best New Band." But it was their music video "Institutionalized," which became one of the first crossover metal videos to be aired on MTV and landed them on an episode of Miami Vice, that made them. The dudes of Suicidal Tendencies went on several hiatuses throughout the course of nearly 30 years. Their most recent one was in 2000. This past March, the band broke their 13 year silence with the release of their first album with original material in over a decade, 13.
KRS-One. With Pdoe Luna, Thirstin Howl III, and Serum, plus DJs Klassik and Heron. Friday, May 3, at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $20 plus fees via brownpapertickets.com. Ages 21 and up. KRS-One has been keeping the culture of hip-hop alive for almost as long as the genre of music has been around. Spreading political messages of peace and harmony, the Teacha has always stuck to his roots. In 2008, the rapper was awarded BET's Lifetime Achievement Award for his work and efforts towards the Stop the Violence Movement. Now, he's taking the music back to where it came from: the streets.
Of Montreal. With Wild Moccasins. Friday, May 3. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $12 to $15 plus fees via ticketfly.com. All ages. If in some crazy world the Beatles, David Bowie, and Prince got together and bred a musical child, it would be of Montreal. The guys of have just completed their new album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar, which according to lead singer Kevin Barnes was written over the course of three weeks. So bring out your neon colored t-shirts and flowered-pattern pants for one psychedelic experience.
Sergent Garcia. Saturday, May 4. PAX, 337 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-640-5847; paxmiami.com. The show starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $20 to $30 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 21 and up. The Sergent may call himself the salsamuffin, but his musical influences are linked to his homeland of France. Before the musician was Sergent Garcia he was Bruno Garcia, the lead vocalist of the 80s alternative rock French band, Ludwig Von 88. His sound evolved from indie rock to a fusion of reggae, European, and tropical beats which have made the Sergent a veteran in the industry.
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