Miami's Ten Best Concerts Coming in April 2016

OK, Miami, now let's get in formation.
OK, Miami, now let's get in formation.
Photo by Robin Harper

March in Miami was decidedly one-sided. With Miami Music Week and Ultra storming into town, if you didn't enjoy dance music, you probably spent a lot of time inside catching up on Netflix.

But we have good news, Miami. April is looking pretty damned eclectic. We've got Duran Duran on one end of the spectrum, Trina on the other, and enough talent in between to make one tasty-ass sandwich. Get out that red marker and start putting X's on your calendar. 

Millionyoung performs at III Points.
Millionyoung performs at III Points.
Photo by Karli Evans

10. TV Girl with Millionyoung. 9 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Sidebar, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami. Admission is free. 

I don't know if one could pick two musical flavors that go so well together as TV Girl and Millionyoung. The airy electronica of both parties will make for one delicious smoothie. Even better: The show's free.

Duran Duran plays Bayfront Park.
Duran Duran plays Bayfront Park.
Photo by Stephanie Pistel

9. Duran Duran with special guest Chic, featuring Nile Rogers. 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets cost $20 to $140 plus fees via livenation.com.

Luckliy, after some drama with the Miami Open, Duran Duran's Magic City concert found a new home at Bayfront Park . At least we hope. The show is today, on April 1, and this all could be just a very elaborate April Fools' joke perpetuated by Miami resident and notorious prankster Phil Collins. We're on to you, Phillip. 

You had us at Trina.
You had us at Trina.
Photo by George Martinez

8. FIU Bayfest Music Festival with Trina and Migos. 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Florida International University - Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami. Tickets cost $11 to $43 via eventbrite.com.

Shoutout to FIU for throwing together a dope lineup for Bayfest. In addition to Migos (who are the reason your parents now ask you what this whole "dab" thing is all about once a week), FIU obeyed the holiest of Miami music commandments: Put Trina on the bill and all will be well. 

The Cult comes to the Fillmore.
The Cult comes to the Fillmore.
Photo by Tim Cadiente

7. The Cult. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $35 to $52 via livenation.com.

Warm up for the Cure in June with fellow postpunk goth Brits the Cult. Unlike the Cure's upcoming gig, this show will be inside. So you can wear black without dying from heat stroke before the encore. 

Shabazz Palaces headlines Record Store Day in Miami.
Shabazz Palaces headlines Record Store Day in Miami.
Photo by Patrick O'Brien-Smith

6. Record Store Day 2016 with Shabazz Palaces and more. Saturday, April 16, at Sweat Records and Churchill's, 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-693-9309; sweatrecordsmiami.com. Admission is free.

Sweat Records' annual Record Store Day blowout is back. After you've grabbed all the vinyl you can stuff in your Hyundai, chill out next door with a slew of local acts and headliners Shabazz Palaces. 



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