Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week
Billy Idol. With London Souls. Monday, September 21, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $55 to $75 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
Billy Idol may be an '80s punk rock legend, but the spiked, platinum blond lad is sick of "Dancing With [Himself]." That's why he's bringing his 34-year rock 'n' roll companion, Steve Stevens to the Hard Rock Live this week. In an interview with New Times last week, Stevens said, "to be doing this with the same guy for 34 years is absolutely unheard of in my business, so we’re just really lucky that we’ve kept our working relationship intact, and that there’s still a fan base."
The Neighbourhood. With Bad Suns and Hunny. Tuesday, September 22, 8 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $32.50 to $42.50 plus fees via livenation.com.
We rarely get to bust out the sweaters in Miami, but this week, California's the Neighbourhood — the band that brought you the insanely catchy "Sweater Weather" — is bringing the sound of Fall to the Fillmore Miami Beach. We'll bring the long sleeves — let's just hope the guys take our 90-degree September temperatures with them.
Nu Deco Ensemble. Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, 8 p.m. The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26 St., Miami; 305-576-4350; miamilightproject.com. Tickets cost $30 to $80 plus fees via nu-deco.org.
Nu Deco Ensemble is a "dynamic chamber orchestra designed for the 21st century." Blending together "various styles of music, art, and media in both traditional and alternative venues," the 305's classical music crew is taking their talents to the 'Wood and kicking off their inaugural season with a two-night performance — which will include the music of LCD Soundsystem and a special collab with local singer-songwriter, Brika — at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse.
Motörhead. With Anthrax and Crobot. Saturday, September 26, 7 p.m. Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach; 954-946-2402; pompanobeacharts.org. Tickets cost $38 to $78 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
Sing the "Whorehouse Blues" with Motörhead up in Pompano Beach before the self-proclaimed "Loudest Band in the World" sets sail on what's bound to be "the Loudest Ship at Sea" — the five-day Motörboat Cruise — aboard the Norwegian Sky with Anthrax, Crobot, and some the hardest rockers around. Motörhead lead singer Lemmy Kilmister has experienced health issues lately, but appears to be doing better. Let's pray to the metal gods that the show goes smoothly.
Watch Nick Jonas
show off his hardcore abs break free from his Jonas Brothers "Chains" and pretty boy image as the youngest sibling of the clan brings his second headlining tour in the Magic City. The last time a Jonas came to town, he DJed at Mansion. Fans can expect a lot more dancing and singing this time around.
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