Waking up at the crack of dawn, having to deal with chatty co-workers way too early in the morning, and attending never-ending meetings ... Yeah, Mondays can be pretty brutal.
But when you live in Miami, there's one thing that'll make everything alright with the world: music. And when you've got the city's five best concerts to look forward to, you'll start to realize that maybe Mondays aren't so bad after all.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Periphery. With Nothing More, Wovenwar, and Thank You Scientist. Wednesday, January 14, 6 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $19 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Rage till dawn with Misha Mansoor and his "brainchild of brutality," Periphery at Revolution.
Ex Hex. With King Tuff and Jacuzzi Boys. Saturday, January 17, 9 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $12. Ages 18 and up. Get your dose of "near-perfect, summery, power-pop" rock 'n' roll with DC punk trio, Ex Hex at Churchill's.
Giraffage. No Reason Tour with SPAZZKID, Pirate Stereo, and Santiago Caballero. Presented by Poplife and Slap & Tickle. Saturday, January 17, 11 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 21 and up. Experience the "kaleidoscopic swirl of Internet-era nostalgia" and "trippy abstraction" that is Fool's Gold Records' Giraffage (AKA Charlie Yin) at the Garret.
Sunshine Music and Blues Festival. With the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grace Potter, Dickey Betts, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Los Lobos, the Both, Rebirth Brass Band, Matt Schofield, the Sean Chambers Band, Robby Krieger, and others. Sunday, January 18, 11 a.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561-362-0606; miznerpark.com. Tickets cost $49.50 to $99.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Keep the "blues alive in this Southern state" with the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, the Both, and the Sunshine Music and Blues Fest up in Boca.
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of Montreal. With Nedelle Torrisi. Sunday, January 18, 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. All ages. Immerse yourself in of Montreal's Aureate Gloom at Grand Central.