Music must be magic.
What else (besides maybe booze) can unite hipsters with large, thick-framed glasses and red lipstick, rockers with fishnet stalkings and leather jackets, models with little black dresses, and everyone else in between for the sole purpose of jammin'?
Whatever it is, music's got it. So let's get together and party, people.
Here are the five best upcoming concerts in Miami.
Bromance Records Fall Tour. With Brodinski and LOUISAHHH!!!. As part of the III Points Festival. Saturday, October 5, 11 p.m., Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Bromance is nothing to be ashamed of, especially when you're talking about the guys (and gal) of Bromance Records. "I've always loved collaborating with other people, 'cause I get bored too easily," says Brodinski, one of the DJs behind the label. "When I work alongside someone, my head gets fed all the time, new ideas come flying from all directions." Awww, how sweet!
Kid Cudi's The Cud Life Tour. With Big Sean and Logic. Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 p.m., American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $39.50-$49.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Kid Cudi's been on the "Pursuit of Happiness" for almost ten years. And although he's known that "everything that shines ain't always gonna be gold," he promised himself he'll "be fine once [he] get[s] it." Now, finally, looks like the Kid's finally livin' the Cud Life.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. With Restavrant. Tuesday, October 8, 8 p.m., Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 to $25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. BRMC is gonna "Spread [Their] Love" to you "travelers on the open road, dreamers in the bars, and strangers on the streets tonight." So "Let the Day Begin" and watch as "blessings from above" fall on you.
The Breeders. LSXX 20th Anniversary Tour with Beach Day. Wednesday, October 9, 8 p.m., Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via ticketfly.com. It's been two decades since the Breeders made a Last Splash with its debut album, now a definitive alt-rock classic. So to celebrate 20 years, Kim Deal and crew have re-released their hit record and resurfaced with a worldwide reunion tour. Go get crushed by "Cannonball"!
Portugal. The Man. With Crystal Fighters. Wednesday, October 9, 7 p.m., Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $24 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. All the dudes of Portugal. The Man wants to do is "live in ecstasy and feel purple, yellow, red, and blue." So give 'em "something to believe in" and show these Portland guys how "everything falls in place."
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