This week, Death to the Sun is throwing a concert for a good cause, lining up local staples like Jaialai and the Imbecile to raise money to help fund the medical costs of fellow artist Jeffrey Auguste; deep-house duo Eli & Fur take over Treehouse; plus, catch the Polar Boys’ live concert at Space Park; and much more live music in the Magic City.
Below, in chronological order, are the best concerts in Miami this week. Stay ahead of all upcoming shows with New Times' Miami concert calendar
Death to the Sun Benefit Concert at the Center for Subtropical Affairs
Head to the Center for Subtropical Affairs, the open-air-venue-cum-plant-nursery, on Friday evening for a night of live music for a good cause. Presented by Death to the Sun, the concert features local indie favorites Jaialai, the Imbecile, Grave Castle, and the event's host Rick Guerre. The show will benefit Jeffrey Auguste, a fellow Miami musician who released music under the moniker Janus Vision and who was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare, cancerous blood disorder. 7 p.m. Friday, July 16, at the Center for Subtropical Affairs, 7145 NW 1st Ct., Miami; cstamiami.org. Tickets cost $7 at the door with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
The Polar Boys at Space Park
The Polar Boys, the high-energy Miami-based rock trio, recently released “Obvious,” the third single from the band's debut project, World Domination
. Andy Zambrana, Alex Ramon, and Andres Baquerizo will make their way to Space Park on Friday for the band's first concert of the year, alongside special guests Mahogany Purple and My Friend Shawn. The venue will be admitting guests for free until it meets capacity. 7 p.m. Friday, July 16, at Space Park, 298 NE 61st., Miami; spaceparkmiami.com. Admission is free with an RSVP via eventbrite.com.
Lil Jon at LIV
Limber up, Miami. The king of crunk, Lil Jon, will be performing a DJ set at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Friday. The “Get Low” rapper has kept busy over the past few years, often showing the 305 some love, like on Pitbull’s 2020 track “Damn I Love Miami.” Might the Atlanta rapper be hanging up his mic soon? Who knows, but he recently signed a deal with HGTV for his own home improvement show, Lil Jon Wants To Do What? 11 p.m. Friday, July 16, at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $100 to $7,000 via tixr.com
Eli & Fur at Treehouse
Eli & Fur, the London-based deep house duo made up of Eliza Noble and Jennifer Skillman, make its long-awaited return to Treehouse on Saturday, fresh off the release of Found in the Wild
, the pair's studio debut out now on the seminal electronic label Anjunadeep. The record blends brooding but danceable beat with angelic, hook-laden vocals for an all-around moreish listening experience. Joining them on the lineup are locals Velero, Sebastian Silva, and resident DJ Macana. 8 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Treehouse Miami, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 786-318-1908; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $20 via eventbrite.com.
Fito Paez at the Fillmore Miami Beach
Legendary Argentine musician Fito Paez celebrates his long-awaited return to touring with a one-man concert, Un Hombre con un Piano
, at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Saturday. The Grammy winner and Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient released his latest album, La Conquista del Espacio
, to rave reviews late last year. The alt-rock disc features guest vocals from Lali and Hernán Coronel of Mala Fama.8 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $59.00 to $245.00 via livenation.com.
Luciano at Club Space
Minimal-techno pioneer Luciano headlines Club Space on Saturday, delivering one of his signature eclectic sets, blending techno beats and Latin grooves to the crowd on the downtown club’s terrace. Gaining recognition in the late '90s and early 2000s for his boundary-pushing style, the DJ, engineer, and producer has become one of the most recognizable faces on the dance music scene. 11 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; clubspace.com. Tickets cost $60 to $2,000 via eventbrite.com.