Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Conquer with Alejandro Sanz at the AAA.
If you made it through yesterday's Cinco de Mayo hangover, then the rest of the week will pass as smoothly as a shot of Herradura tequila.
To make the week even smoother, these next couple of days will bring plenty of sunshine by day and rockin' concerts by night, from electronic world music to reggeaton and Latin pop to funk.
Just check the cut for Crossfade's five best concerts in Miami this week.
Massive Wednesdays: Govinda. With Dusthead, Wednesday, May 8, 9 p.m., at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via massiveideas.eventbrite.com and $15 at the door. Gypsy EDM anyone? That's exactly what Govinda will be bringing to The Stage. The DJ/composer combines elements of dubstep with violin and other instruments to create a sultry global sound. It's like the exotic world music of the future.
Alejandro Sanz. Thursday, May 9, 8 p.m., at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $92 to $118 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. His raspy voice, Spanish accent, and romántico lyrics have been making the ladies' panties drop for more than two decades. And he'll be making all of Miami melt, putting on a show in his second home, Miami. ¡Ay, Dios mío!
Digitalism. Saturday, May 11, 10 p.m., at Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-5570; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via showclix.com. Hearing the futuristic retro sounds of this German electronic music duo is one thing. But seeing them live is another. Digitalism's vocals over synthesizers and body-rockin' beats always get the crowd turned on. As the Germans would say: Das ist gut!
Daddy Yankee. With J. Alvarez and Osmani Garcia. Saturday, May 11, 9 p.m., at the Fuchs Pavillion at the Fair Expo Center, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami; 305-223-7060; fairexpo.com. Tickets cost $50 plus fees via wantickets.com. "Baja y pasa el limbo!" Daddy Yankee's coming, yo! And he's bringing his reggeaton posse, J. Alvarez and Osmani Garcia, for "el concierto del siglo!"
Blowfly. With the Cost. Saturday, May 11, 10 p.m., at Will Call, 700 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-577-5900; willcallmiami.com. Free. You're never too old to get your groove on. Just ask Blowfly. The 74-year-old funk master rocks a sparkling purple-and-gold lucha libre mask. And he's still harder than any X-rated gangsta rapper out there. Keep it nasty.
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