Music is an escape for many things ... Mondays aren't one of them.
Even though you can't make the most dreaded day of the work week vanish, at least you can look forward to the pretty good shows that'll follow.
Here are the five best concerts to check out this week, from Cam'ron at Grand Central for Sneaker Pimps Miami to Charli XCX at Revolution to Belle & Sebastian at the Fillmore.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Death's Door. With the Galactic Effect, Yodabyte, and Ben Wash. Presented by King's Head Records. Thursday, September 25, 11 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Tickets cost $5 with RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org, or $10 at the door. Enter Death's Door at the Pickle and take your senses on an interactive journey as you jam to the "Cosmic Riddle Thump" of the Galactic Effect.
Sneaker Pimps Miami. With Cam'ron. Powered by Monster Energy and presented by Coors Light. Saturday, September 27, 8 to 11 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Cam'ron's "running fashion, man, [he] ain't even tryin'." That's why he's gonna be showing off his beats and kicks smack in the heart of Downtown at Grand Central for Sneaker Pimps Miami.
Charli XCX. With Elliphant and Femme. Saturday, September 27, 7:30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hgwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $17 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. "[Put] on [your] dancing shoes, [go] to the discotheque, [get] high and [get] wrecked" as you "Break the Rules" with English pop songstress Charlotte Aitchison AKA Charli XCX at Revolution.
Foreigner. Saturday, September 27, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $55 to $65 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Rock the night away with "Juke Box [Heroes]" Foreigner at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood.
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Belle & Sebastian. With Luke Temple. Sunday, September 28, 8 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $32.50 to $45 plus fees via livenation.com. Belle & Sebastian may be a group of Scottish "Cuckoo[s]," but their quirky tendencies is what makes them a "cult favorite among indie aficionados" and a hipster's dream come true.