Legend has it that bizarre things happen come a full moon.
If that's true, then there must always be an invisible luna plena over Miami because here, the weird never ends. Then again, maybe this lunar phase is what's bringing Australian EDM sensation Flume, Swedish rockers the Sound, and postglam band Timur and the Dime Museum to the Magic City.
Just check out the five best concerts going down this week.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Flume. Presented by Poplife. Tuesday, April 15, 10 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 to $25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Watch Winter Music Conference vet and "Australian wunderkind" Harley Streten AKA Flume emerge from the land down under as he brings his "soulful pop and electronic dance music" to the Magic City.
The Sounds. With Blondfire and Ghost Beach. Presented by Poplife. Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Rock out with the Sounds as the indie Swedish crew rocks the stage at Grand Central with their "dance friendly, energizing drum dynamics, folky guitar plucks, and emotionally charged lyrics."
Tech N9ne. With Krizz Kaliko, Jarren Benton, Freddie Gibbs, and Pysch Ward Druggies. Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hgwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. "Some artists get writers block, but for Tech N9ne, the ideas keep flowing." Well, at least that's what's written on the Kansas City rapper's bio. But there must be some truth to that statement 'cause after 22 years in the biz, Aaron Dontez Yates is still "So Dope."
Timur and the Dime Museum. Friday, April 18, 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 19, 7 p.m. Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., Miami; 305-576-4350; miamilightproject.com. Tickets cost $20 to $50 plus fees via ovationtix.com. Timur and the Dime Museum is like the real life version of Peter Bretter's Dracula puppet musical in the 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall, except Timur, the Kazakhstani opera singer and voice of the band, has one set of killer pipes that will blow the hair off of any furry creature's head.
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Miami Record Store Days: 1975-2000. With Nuclear Valdez, Charlie Pickett, Jim Camacho (of the Goods), and Forget the Name. Benefiting National Parkinson Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Saturday, April 19, 6 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 to $20 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Help keep vinyl alive with local legends Nuclear Valdez, Charlie Pickett, Jim Camacho, and Forget the Name at Grand Central's Record Store Day bash.