It's Monday. That means you gotta rise up to the challenge of your rival, the workweek.
Good thing there are plenty of concerts going down to help you get back on the streets and face "The Eye of the Tiger."
Check out Crossfade's five best concerts in Miami this week, from instrumental hip-hop to ska.
Adam Ant. With Prima Donna. Thursday, August 8, 7 p.m., at Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Don't be a "Goody Two Shoes" -- "Stand and Deliver" for the "colorfully naughty, influential '80s mad man" that is Adam Ant. Just be sure to bring along your colorful peacock feathers and purple face paint.
Black Violin. With Ciel Rouge and DJ Heron. Friday, August 9, 10 p.m., at the Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via brownpapertickets.com. Ages 21 and up. If Johann Sebastian Bach were a hip-hop artist today, his music would probably sound something like the string fused hip-hop of Black Violin.
Summer of Ska. With the Duppies, Sammy Kay and the Fast Four, Control This!, Stop the Presses, Die Trying, and DJs Los and Rude Boi Shuffle. Friday, August 9, 9 p.m., at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. $8. Nothing screams summer like the fun, brassy vibes of ska, especially if it's coming from the Duppies, Stop the Presses, and other ska-tastic bands. Long live the summer!
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Secretsundaze. With Giles Smith, James Priestley, and William Renuart. Friday, August 9, 10 p.m., at the Electric Pickle, 2826 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Tickets cost $15-$20 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. Trends eventually die. That's why Secretsundaze has "never been about fads." It's just been about making "quality, timeless music." May Giles Smith and James Priestley's uhntz-uhntz superpowers live on.
Kaytranada. With special guests. Saturday, August 10, 10 p.m., at Bardot, 3456 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $12-$15 plus fees via showclix.com. Kaytranada wants to play "stuff that'll make you dance." He wants to "make you do mosh pits and have sex with neck-breaking beats." Sounds like our kind of party.