Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week
S&T: Skinny Dip Takeover. With Pazmal, the Gamma Bot, Telescope Thieves, Leon the Lion, Pirate Stereo, Santiago Caballero, and BirdyPop. Hosted by Norma Now. Tuesday, September 15, 10 p.m. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Ages 21 and up.
The only thing better than Slap & Tickle on a Tuesday is a Skinny Dip Takeover with Leon the Lion and the S&T crew at Bardot. Check out homeboy's latest collab project with Pazmal, the Gamma Bot, Telescope Thieves, Pirate Stereo, Santiago Caballero, and BirdyPop at 3456 North Miami Avenue. Just be sure to keep your shirt on (or don't).
Cleaveland Jones. With Niko Javan and Aramis Lorie. Presented by PAMM Third Thursdays: Poplife Social. Thursday, September 17, 6 to 10 p.m. Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000; pamm.org. Tickets cost $16 plus fees via blackbaudhosting.com. All ages.
Cleaveland Jones is an ever-evolving artist. "I've changed my sound over the years and modified things," the self-described "samba dub soul funk" master told New Times back in 2011. "And sometimes that's been tweaking it to find what works here, and what the Miami audience is listening for. But also a part of that is Brazil, and just my own personal interest and affection for Brazilian and tropical music." This week, the Ohio transplant (but Miami guy all the way) will be bringing his global beats to downtown for PAMM's Third Thursday Poplife Social.
Recondite. With Jeremy Ismael, Uchi, and Ben & Snay. Presented by X Plot and Poplife. Friday, September 18, 10 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $25 to $30 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Ages 21 and up.
Experience the deep, profound mysteries of Bavarian producer, performer, and “sound artist," Recondite at Grand Central. In a rare U.S. performance, Recondite is sure to deliver a truly unique and personal performance. Don't expect a pre-planned set. This producer lets the audience dictate where to take the music.
Janet Jackson. Unbreakable World Tour. Sunday, September 20, 8 p.m. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $35 to $126.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
Janet Jackson is an unbreakable act. Although it's been four years since Janet hit the stage, seven since she released her last album, Discipline, and 11 since her infamous Super Bowl XXXVIII wardrobe malfunction with Justin Timberlake, the youngest Jackson child is back and stronger than ever. Her upcoming album, Unbreakable will be released through BMG and her new label, Rhythm Nation — making Janet the first female African-American recording artist to form her own record label.
Front 242. With Les Anges De La Nuit, DJs Mikey R, and Nemesis. Sunday, September 20, 8 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 to $75 plus fees via ticketfly.com. All ages.
From Belgium to Miami, electronic body music pioneers Front 242 are taking over Grand Central this week. And as the "industrial electro" crew's only southeastern U.S. performance, this will be one show you don't wanna miss.