Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week
Diplo's Mad Decent Bon Voyage Party and Birthday Celebration. Tuesday, November 10, 11 p.m. E11even Miami, 29 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-305-6611; 11miami.com. Tickets cost $30 to $50 plus fees via 11miami.com. Ages 21 and up.
Diplo has a lot to celebrate this week — his birthday on November 10 and his Mad Decent Boat Party, which sets sail on 11/11. So help the Mad Decent label boss and Broward native blow out his 37 candles at E11even as he prepares for the sophomore voyage of his rager on the sea. Here's to many more (birthdays and boat bashes), Diplo!
Love for Baby Zéa. With the Hongs, the Grey 8s, Ordinary Boys, Viceroi (Sean Wouters of Deaf Poets), Tremends, Kazoots, Olde Time Religion, Similar Prisoners, Ex-Norwegian, Union, DJs A-Train, Brad Strickland, Joshy Josh, Mr. Jolt, Smeejay, Sweetswirl, and others. Thursday, November 12, 6 p.m. Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305-534-1009; facebook.com/killyouridolmiami. Admission is free.
At just 3 months old, Baby Zéa was diagnosed with stage-four neuroblastoma. Now, as she undergoes eight rounds of chemo, the Miami music community is coming together to help support this little rock star and her family — whose father is a longtime Kill Your Idol employee — at the Love for Baby Zéa benefit. With music from the Hongs, the Grey 8s, and a handful of your local faves, 100 percent of all sales will benefit Zéa's medical costs. If you can't make it to the show but want to help out, visit gofundme.com/zeajoli to donate.
Twin Shadow. With Will Buck. Presented by Our House. Thursday, November 12, 8 p.m. Thompson Miami Beach Hotel, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 877-793-8519; thompsonhotels.com. Admission is free with required RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org. Ages 21 and up.
If music au gratis is a treat, then a free concert from über-talented Dominican-American singer/songwriter Twin Shadow is like diving into a pool of dark chocolate with waves of Nutella all around. Enjoy at your own risk.
Slow Magic likes to call himself your "imaginary friend." And this Friday, he'll be coming to Bardot. In a recent interview, the DJ told us just how excited he was to return to the venue. “Bardot is just there on the floor with everyone, which helps make it even more intimate,” he says. “When everything's going right, it does kind of feel like everyone in the room is transported to – not even a different place, but this feeling of freedom and beauty. Not to sound to crazy myself, it's just a really cool feeling that I can't really describe.”
Jake Shimabukuro. Presented by Tigertail Productions. Saturday, November 14, 8:30 p.m. Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-547-5414; miamidadecountyauditorium.org. Tickets cost $25 to $50 plus fees via tigertail.org.
There aren't many uke players out there who have performed for the Queen of England or received praise from one of the greatest rock stars of all time, Eddie Vedder. Jake Shimabukuro is one of them, if not the only. "Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can't see anybody else catching up with him," the Pearl Jam frontman told Rolling Stone back in 2011. This week, Shimabukuro will be making his Magic City debut at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Don't miss it. Unless, of course, you want the wrath of Vedder to fall upon you.
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