Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week
Kylesa. With Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts, and Irata. Presented by Poplife and Grand Central. Wednesday, October 7, 7 p.m. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 plus fees via epoplife.com.
From Savannah, Georgia to Miami, Florida, psych metal rock crew Kylesa is bringing their Exhausting Fire to Churchill's. "Every album of ours has a theme," writes core member Phillip Cope on the band's website. "Exhausting Fire is all about rebuilding. The band was going through hard times; our tour cycle was hard, we were questioning where we were at and we had to rebuild ourselves as a band, push forward, and work on our own foundations so as not get stuck. That contributed to how hard we worked on this record." See the fruits of their labor this week at Little Haiti's rock gem.
The Mountain Goats. With Blank Range. Wednesday, October 7, 7:30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hgwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
The Mountain Goats know that when you put your heart into something, you will achieve that fulfillment you long for. As John Darnielle and Peter Hughes sang in "Love, Love, Love," "some things you'll do for money and some you'll do for fun, but the things you do for love are going to come back to you one by one." Keep that in mind when you see them at Culture Room this week.
III Points Festival. With Nicolas Jarr, Panda Bear, Warpaint, Neon Indian, Bonobo, Mano Le Tough, DJ Tennis, Surfer Blood, the Field, XXYYXX, Empress Of, Robb Bank$, Austin Paul, and others. Friday to Sunday, October 9 to 11. Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-573-0371; manawynwood.com. Tickets cost $55 to $111 plus fees via squadup.com.
"The idea of a music festival was something that always interested us from working at Bardot," III Points cofounder, David Sinopoli told New Times earlier this year. "We saw a lot of need for the music scene to have more infrastructure that kept them here in Miami." The festival is entering its third edition with its most impressive lineup yet. And with over 50 events taking place over the span of three days — including the massive 72-hour rager at Mana Wynwood — Sinopoli and the III Points crew are really onto something.
Los Amigos Invisibles. With Mariana Vega. Friday, October 9, 8:30 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $30.50 to $45 plus fees via livenation.com.
Back in 1998, Los Amigos Invisibles introduced the world to The New Sound of the Venezuelan Gozadera. This week, los músicos will be putting an acoustic spin to their "danceable Latin Funk" at the Fillmore Miami Beach thanks to their latest album, Acústico, which — as the name suggests — is an acoustic compilation of the band's greatest hits.
Puerto Rico Beat: The Music of Héctor Lavoe. With Willie Colón, Domingo Quiñones, and Isidro Infante. Saturday, October 10, 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org. Tickets cost $59 to $154 plus fees via arshtcenter.org.
Willie Colón, Domingo Quiñones, and Isidro Infante may be legends in their own right, but this week, los salseros will be paying tribute to el Cantante de los Cantantes, Héctor Lavoe at the Arsht Center. ¡A bailar!
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