Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week
Machine Gun Kelly. Road Trippin' Tour. Presented by Dope Entertainment. Thursday, August 27, 8 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via ticketweb.com. All ages.
Ohio's own Machine Gun Kelly is living the dream. Signed by Diddy in 2011, the rapper eventually landed on the cover of XXL magazine. His track "Invincible," as pointed out by New Times last year, was even used as a theme song by the NFL and the WWE. Now, the Cleveland comeback kid is getting ready to take his talents to Miami for the second time.
Radio Bemba Latin Rock/Punk Invasion. With Atajos, Los Inmigrantes, the Rockadictos, Aura Distorsionada, and Uma Galera. Thursday, August 27, 8:30 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission costs $5.
Get ready for a night of Latin tuneage in Little Haiti with Los Inmigrantes, Atajos, Uma Galera, and some of the hardest rockers of the 305 at Churchill's Radio Bemba Latin Rock/Punk Invasion. Organized by Arnie C. of Los Inmigrantes, the singer and guitarist hopes to "provide Spanish language music that he thinks listeners can enjoy, whether or not they understand the lyrics."
#LetEmKnow: The Concert. With Walshy Fire and Mr. Vegas. Presented by DJ GQ and Y-100. Thursday, August 27, 10 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Ages 21 and up.
Ever since joining Major Lazer, Miami's Walshy Fire, as broken down by New Times earlier this year, "has been circling the globe, dropping bass, and transforming international party people into wild, explosive, and twerk-elated versions of themselves." But this week the Carol City native will be turnin' up the bass in the 954 for #LetEmKnow: The Concert with fellow riddim' selectah, Mr. Vegas.
Donavon Frankenreiter. With Cody Simpson. Saturday, August 29, 8 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hgwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
"Enjoy the journey" to Bro Co and savor the chill vibes of the laid-back surfing troubadour and Rocket Power character come to life, Donavon Frankenreiter at Culture Room. As a guy who "learned how to play music through bringing [his] guitar on all [his] surf travels," chances are you'll be inspired to pack your bags, move to Hawaii, and become a professional surfing six-stringer yourself. Trust us, Donavon Frankenreiter is a lot easier to listen to than it is to spell.
Seven Lions. Summer of the Occult Tour. Presented by Poplife, Electric Love, and Culture Productions. Saturday, August 29, 11 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 to $25 plus fees via epoplife.com. Ages 18 and up.
After experiencing the Throes of Winter, Seven Lions is now bracing for the Summer of the Occult. Explore the mystical wonder of Jeff Montalvo as the DJ-producer brings his "masterful, intricate, and imaginative compositions" to the Magic City.
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