Happy 237th birthday, America!
In honor of Independence Day, we'll be exploding massive fireworks in the sky, grilling hotdogs, drinking endless PBR, and enjoying a four-day work week. And since we live in the 305, you know we'll be jammin' to great music.
Check the cut for Crossfade's five best concerts in Miami this week, from techno to R&B to indie rock.
Christian Löffler. With Diego and Basti. Wednesday, July 3, 10 p.m., at the Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Löffler's deep, "melancholic, euphoric beats" will take you on emotional "Heights," so get ready for one techno roller coaster.
Tyrese. With Ginuwine and Tank. Thursday, July 4, 8 p.m., at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-372-4634; jlkc.com. Tickets cost $57.50-$77.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. TGT want their "tattooed hands on your body" and they want to "swim in it all night" because "Sex Never Felt Better."
Of Montreal. With Yip Deceiver. Friday, July 5, 8 p.m., at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $12-$15 via ticketfly.com. Let's get wild, let's get weird! Of Montreal's coming and they're bringing Yip Deceiver along with them. Things just might get a little crazy.
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Solange. Friday, July 5, 8 p.m., at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org. Tickets cost $25-$50 via arshtcenter.org. Beyoncé's "soulful, down-to-Earth" little sister has got it going on. And she'll be filling the Arsht Center with her "infectious and youthful energy."
Jacques Lu Cont. With Proxy. Saturday, June 6, 11 p.m., at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Get yo' fist pumping action on with the Grammy Award-winning Jacques Lu Cont.