Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week
Haochi. With DJ Sweetswirl. Presented by Ladies Night. Wednesday, July 1, 10 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Unleash your inner "Peggy" — who, as drummer Juan Oña explained in an interview with New Times last year, "lives inside of all of us" and "inevitably comes out, usually [when] alcohol is involved" — with Haochi at SoBe's Kill Your Idol.
Maná is a Latin band in its purest form. Sticking to Spanish-only songs, Fher Olvera and his crew have "been packing American arenas to capacity for decades — even selling out seven nights at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on their last tour, and more times, 11, than any musician or band in history." This week, los músicos will be bringing their Cama Incendiada Tour to the 305.
Millionyoung. With Mulder. Thursday, July 2, 9 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N Miami Ave, Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Admission costs $5. Ages 21 and up.
Mike Diaz, AKA Millionyoung, may get lots of national and international love from Noisey, Pitchfork, and The Guardian, but no other city holds his heart like the Magic City. "[Miami] feels like a city that's just starting a new chapter with endless possibilities," the chillwave artist told New Times in a recent interview. We hope some of those possibilities involve more Millionyoung shows.
July 4th Celebration. With A Flock of Seagulls and the Fixx. Presented by Wheelabrator Technologies, Chester’s Fort Lauderdale Harley-Davidson, Ed Morse Automotive Mall, Metropica, Magic 102.7, and Broward Health. Saturday, July 4, 5 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000; thebbtcenter.com. Admission is free.
It is ironic that South Floridians will celebrate America's Independence Day by jamming out to an English band. But the good ol' U.S. of A. has nothing but respect for the U.K. nowadays, especially for the country's contribution to the new wave and synthpop movement. That's why we're gonna soar high like A Flock of Seagulls this Fourth of July — just in red-white-and-blue tank tops and jean shorts.
Oscar G. With Felipe Kaval and Kid Nemesis upstairs at Pearl. Presented by Nikki at Night. Sunday, July 5, 7 p.m. Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-538-1111; nikkibeach.com. Admission costs $20 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up.
Get "Hypnotized" on the sandy shores of Nikki Beach to the underground house beats of Miami's real O.G. and Murk Records label boss, Oscar G.
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