¡Ay, ay ay!
Rise and shine for Cinco de Mayo! Even if you're not Mexican, tonight you're gonna rock your sombrero, pound shots of tequila, and pretend you are.
Sure, you'll wake up hungover, but at least you'll have sweet music from indie rockers the Head and the Heart, rock 'n' roll from Of Montreal, and positive vibes from Matisyahu to help you make it through the rest of the work week.
Just check out the five best concerts going down this week.
See also: Miami's Cinco de Mayo Party Guide
Head and the Heart. With Lost In the Trees. Tuesday, May 6, 8:30 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $27 to $35 plus fees via livenation.com. Say hello to "Summertime" and "make it [yours]" with Seattle's indie folk pop crew, Head and the Heart.
Of Montreal. With Boogarins. Wednesday, May 7, 8 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $12 to $20 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Get weird with Kevin Barnes and the rest of the guys from Of Montreal as "upside-down polka dot monsters, naked pig people, and men in bras dance amid the massive rainbow bursts and confetti explosions" at Grand Central.
The Wanted. With Cassio Monroe and Midnight Red. Friday, May 9, 9 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $32.50 to $47.50 plus fees via livenation.com. "May [your] hearts be full like [your] drinks tonight, may [you] sing and dance till [you] lose [your] mind," and may "[You] Own the Night" with British heartthrobs, the Wanted.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Matisyahu. An acoustic performance, as part of One Split Second, the second annual benefit for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Saturday, May 10, 7 to 11 p.m. Gibson Showroom, 180 NE 39th St., Miami. Tickets cost $100 via ChristopherReeve.org/OneSecond. "Watch the walls melt down" and "throw [your] hands in the sky" with Matisyahu and his positive vibes at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation benefit.
See also: Matisyahu on Akeda, His Religious Evolution, Divorce, and "Dealing With a Lot of Rejection"
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Earl Sweatshirt. Saturday, May 10, 7 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $23 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Earl Sweatshirt is as "bad as burnt pollo off the grill and shit," so "quit with all that tough talk, bruh," and get in the zone with the Odd Future rapper at Revolution.
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