Living in one of the world's most popular party cities has its perks.
Sure, you get herds of tourists who stop in the middle of the street to gaze at the reflection of the blinding sun off perfectly tanned, sweaty beach bods ... But you also get a slew of talented artists who make it all the way to the 305 to perform for us beautiful people.
Check the cut for Crossfade's five best concerts in Miami this week, from British heavy metal to Canadian pop.
Black Sabbath. With Andrew W.K. Wednesday, July 30, 7:30 p.m., Cruzan Amphitheatre, Map & Directions 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; cruzanamphitheatre.net. Tickets cost $25-$119 plus fees via livenation.com. Legends never die. Just take a look at the heavy metal extraordinaires Black Sabbath. They've resurrected from a thirty-plus year silence, so "paint your claws, dye your hair, eat a dove alive," and get your ass to West Palm Beach for what's sure to be one hell of a reunion.
Bud Light Presents 50/50/1. With Metric and Jacuzzi Boys. Thursday, August 1, 8:30 p.m., the Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $27.50 plus fees via livenation.com. "All the gold and the guns in the world couldn't get you off" of Metric. And no, we can never get enough of their Canadian indie-pop.
12th Planet. With Sluggers and Caligula. Friday, August 2, 11 p.m., Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via ticketfly.com. "Eff all 'em haters, eff all 'em hoes." The "American Dubstep King" is gonna be throwing hits of dubstep like a boss. Word.
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Debbie Deb. With Stevie B. Saturday, August 3, 8 p.m., Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-649-3000; magiccitycasino.com. Free. When you hear music, does it make you dance? Do you think weekends were made for fun? Then "Lookout..." because the freestyle queen herself will be takin' over the Magic City with her "Funky Little Beat."
Brenmar. With Will Buck and Gooddriod. Saturday, August 3, 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $10-$15 plus fees via showclix.com. Brenmar's gonna be "Taking It Down" with his "sometimes dark, sometimes fast, but always spunky" beats. So don't be fooled cause his rhymes are "catchy enough to force your body into motion."