Sure, Mondays are cruel and unusual punishment for us working folk, but when you have great music and concerts to look forward to, you may actually catch yourself saying something bizarre like, "I can't wait for Tuesday."
Just check out the five best shows going down in South Florida this week.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Drake. With Miguel and Future. Tuesday, November 5, 7 p.m., American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $49.75-$99.75 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Sure, Drake may get shit for being "sooo sad," but if you hear him out, you'll be surprised to discover Drizzy's music is nothing but a "guide to life" filled with YOLOisms.
See also: YOLO: Drake's Four-Step Guide to Life
Widespread Panic. With Bobby Lee Rodgers and Roosevelt Collier. Tuesday, November 5, 8 p.m., The Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $39.50-$52.50 plus fees via livenation.com. "Ain't Life Grand?" If you're arguably one of the greatest jam bands in history and still touring after almost 30 years, guess you can really say life is nothing but "a big adventure."
Krewella. Get Wet Live Tour with Seven Lions and Candyland. Friday, November 8, 9 p.m., The Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $27 plus fees via livenation.com. "Live for the night, live for the lights, live for the high," and Get Wet with Krewella.
Friends of Nature Music Festival. With Matisyahu, Café Tacvba, Palenke Soultribe, and others. Saturday, November 9, and Sunday, November 10, 11 a.m., Virgina Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Key Biscayne; 305-960-4600; virginiakeybeachpark.net. Tickets cost $45-$170 via fonfest.com/tickets. Party for Mother Nature and have some eco-friendly FON with Matisyahu, Café Tacvba, Palenke Soultribe, and other Earth-loving bands. One love, one heart, man.
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Coastline Festival. With Passion Pit, Matt & Kim, Two Door Cinema Club, Fritz & the Tantrums, Capital Cities, and others. Sunday, November 10, 12 p.m., Cruzan Amphitheater, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; cruzanamphitheatre.net. Tickets cost $30-$99 plus fees via coastlinefestival.com/tickets. It's not everyday you get to have a "Musiculinary Experience" with craft beers, food trucks, and music from Fritz & the Tantrums, Passion Pit, Capital Cities, and other indie acts. So make the 45 minute commute and "Take A Walk" (or more like a drive) to West Palm Beach.