The weekend may come to an end, but in the Magic City, the music never stops.
That's why artists like New Zealand's the Naked and the Famous, Sweden's Little Dragon, and other international superstars make their way to the 305 just to put on a show for us beautiful people.
See for yourself at the five best concerts going down this week.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
The Naked & the Famous. With White Sea. Wednesday, June 11, 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. Follow the "fire blazing light" that leads "to the edge of night" at Grand Central where New Zealand's indie rock crew, the Naked & the Famous, will make your eyes shine again.
103.5 The Beat Down. With Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, Future, DJ Khaled, and others. Thursday, June 12, 7:30 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000; thebbtcenter.com. Tickets cost $25.25 to $120.75 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Have your drink and have your music, but you better not kill Kendrick Lamar's vibe while he's doing his thang with Trey Songz, Future, DJ Khaled, and the rest of the hip-hop superstars at the 103.5 The Beat Down.
Little Dragon. With Lawrence Rothman. Thursday, June 12, 8 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets are sold out via ticketfly.com. Get your dose of "electronic soul synthpop" with the "dreamy, rhythmical, shifting, moody rainbow sounds" of Gothenburg, Sweden's Little Dragon.
Counting Crows. With Toad the Wet Sprocket. Thursday, June 12, 7:30 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $35 to $55 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Say hello to "Mr. Jones" and get all nostalgic with the Casting Crows at the Hard Rock.
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Guaco. Saturday, June 14, 8 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $33.50 to $83.50 plus fees via livenation.com. Baila la salsa rica with Venezuela's Latin Grammy nominated tropical music collective, Guaco.