Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

The uhntz-uhntz madness of Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Festival may be officially over, but the music never dies in the Magic City.

Just check out the five best concerts going down this week -- from rap legends Mobb Deep to global beats at the Heineken Transatlantic Festival to international house hits from Maxxi Soundsystem.

See also: New Times' Concert Calendar

Mobb Deep. Thursday, April 3, 10 p.m. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via showclix.com. Ages 21 and up. Known for their dark lyrics and hardcore flow, Mobb Deep are East Coast rap legends. Sure, Havoc and Prodigy broke up in 2012 after some drama unfolded between them, but they put the past in the past, and eventually reunited for a 20th anniversary tour. Now they're days away from releasing a new album.

Deltron 3030. With special guests. Thursday, April 3, 8 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Ever wondered what hip-hop will sound like in the year 3030? Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala will show you.

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Juke. With DJ Contra. Thursday, April 3, 10 p.m. Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW First Ave., Miami; 305-671-3307; blackbirdordinary.com. Free. There's nothing like some good ol' tunes from Miami's own rock 'n' roll 'n' harmonica band to make you feel the "angst and power" of post-blues.

Heineken Transatlantic Festival. With Astro, Esteman, Afrobeta, Bombino, Courtney John Project, and the Tremends. Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, 6 p.m. North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Single-night tickets cost $23 and weekend passes cost $40 plus fees via flavorus.com. Visit rhythmfoundation.com. Embrace diversity and "edgy international tuneage" with sounds from Chile's Astro, Colombia's Esteman, Niger's Bombino, and other global musicians at the 12th installation of the Heineken Transatlantic Festival.

See also: Heineken Transatlantic Festival 2014 Lineup: Astro, Esteman, Bombino, Five Others

Maxxi Soundsystem. With Will Renuart and Andrew Ward. Saturday, April 5, 11 p.m. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. You don't have to wait till WMC and MMW 2015 to listen to raw, talented DJs from across the globe perform at intimate settings. Just head on over to the Pickle for a night of house music with the UK's Maxxi Soundsystem.

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