With music, you can face anything ... Even Mondays.
Sure, it won't get rid of those annoying coworkers who steal your lunch, countless e-mail threads, and hour-long meetings. But at least it'll make the work week fly by quicker than an Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.
To that end, here are the five best concerts going down in SoFla this week.
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What So Not. North American Tour 2014. Presented by Poplife. Thursday, August 28, 11 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 to $25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 18 and up. You know you want that bass. So unleash your inner "Jaguar" and party like an animal with Aussie DJ duo What So Not at Grand Central.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Slash. With Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Friday, August 29, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Slash is keeping that "rock 'n' roll flame burning" and setting the World on Fire with nothin' but his Gibson Les Paul.
The Lox. With Styles P, Sheek Louch, and Jadakiss with DJ Heron. Presented by Addictive Affairs. Friday, August 29, 10 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 to $50 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Ever wondered, "What's the secret of life?" The answer depends on who you ask. If we're talkin' to D-Block's The Lox, it's "Money, Power, Respect." How exactly do you earn it? Well, "first you get the money. Then you get the muthafuckin' power. After you get the fuckin' power, muthafuckas will respect you." Word.
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Deep Purple. Sunday, August 31, 7 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $50 to $70 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Rock the night away with "Perfect Strangers" and Brit metal legends Deep Purple at the Hard Rock.
GTA's Good Times Ahead. With DJ Craze and Sluggers. Sunday, August 31, 10 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 18 and up. Watch Miami's latest EDM stars JWLS (AKA Julio Mejia) and Van Toth (AKA Matt Toth) kill all genres with their "Hard House" beats.
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