Weird things happen in the 305 come Halloween.
Men disguise themselves as giant, live-sized lollipops, ladies roam the streets in lace corsets, leather shorts, fishnet stalkings, and whips, and concerts appear out of thin air, like some sort of black magic.
Just check out the five best shows going down in South Florida this week.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
RL Grime. Tuesday, October 29, 10 p.m., Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Forget thirsty, blood-sucking vampires -- RL Grime's heavy trap beats are gonna scare the shit out of you.
Nine Inch Nails. Tension 2013 Tour. Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m., BB&T Center, One Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000; thebbtcenter.com. Tickets cost $35.50-$95.25 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Trent Reznor and the rest of the NIN crew may have "said goodbye" back in 2009, but the front man later admitted to "secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record" during that time. Now, they've "[Come] Back Haunted" with their killer album, Hesitation Rocks, and a North American/Oceania tour.
Boys Noize. Thursday, October 31, 10 p.m., Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. "Go Hard!" this Halloween and "dance, dance, dance" all night to the uhntz-uhntz hits of Boys Noize.
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Minus the Bear. With Invsn and Slow Bird. Friday, November 1, 7 p.m., Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $18.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. "Cross the sea," "get some culture," and throw an "Absinthe Party" with the dudes of Minus the Bear.
John Legend. Made to Love Tour. Sunday, November 3, 8 p.m., The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $4.50-$70.50 plus fees via livenation.com. John Legend's gonna give you his all, so get ready to be submersed in the nine-time Grammy Award winner's smooth and tender R&B vibes.