Music is the fuel that keeps us going.
That's why the Magic City is filled with pretty good shows almost every night of the week, from trap star Lunice to hip-hop veteran Nas and reggaetonero Don Omar at the Soulfrito Urban Latin Music Festival.
Just check out the five best concerts going down this week.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Toro y Moi. With Caveman. Tuesday, February 18, 8 p.m., Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets are sold out via ticketfly.com. All ages. Chaz Bundick is gonna bring his indie soul to Downtown, so get ready for a night filled with "euphoric grooves ready-made for the dance floor."
Flogging Molly. The 10th Annual Green 17 Tour. Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 p.m., Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL, 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $28.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Grab a pint of Guinness, get in touch with your Irish roots, and
yell sing some "Drunken Lullabies" at the top of your lungs with Flogging Molly. Sláinte!
Virginia Key Grassroots Festival. With ChocQuibTown, the Del McCoury Band, Sie7e, Donna the Buffalo, Locos Por Juana, Spam Allstars, Afrobeta, Driftwood, and others. Thursday, February 20, to Sunday, February 23. Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Key Biscayne; 786-409-5261; virginiakeygrassroots.com. Four-day festival passes cost $100 and up via grassrootsstore.org. Experience the exotic sounds of Choc Quib Town's Colombian urban hip-hop, Oliver Mtukudzi's African pop, and other "traditional and contemporary roots music and dance from all over the world" at the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival.
Lunice. With Niko Javan, Gooddroid, and JBZ. Thursday, February 20, 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $15-$20 plus fees via showclix.com. Ages 21 and up. Get up on that trap shit and stay "Steady Flexin" with Lunice's "electro synth sounds [and] over-pounding bass."
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Soulfrito Urban Latin Music Festival. With Nas, Don Omar, Juicy J, Victor Manuelle, Hector "El Torito" Acosta, Sensato, Plan B, Calma Carmona, and DJs Camilo and Enuff. Saturday, February 22, 1 p.m., Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens. Tickets cost $54-$129 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Visit soulfrito.com. Much like the fusion of ingredients that give sofrito its zesty flavor, Miami's own Soulfrito Urban Latin Music fest with Nas, Don Omar, Victor Manuelle, and other rappers, reggaetoneros, and salseros of the ilk is what gives the 305 its spice.