Mondays are better when music's involved.
They're even sweeter when you realize the entire week is, in fact, jam-packed with kick ass shows from splashes of EDM at the Life In Color halftime show at the Guinness International Champions Cup Final to industrial rock from Nine Inch Nails.
Here are the five best concerts to check out this week.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Life in Color Halftime Show. With Martin Garrix and others. As part of the Guinness International Champions Cup Final. Monday, August 4, 7:30 p.m. Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens; 305-623-6100; lifeincolor.com. Tickets cost $40 to $250 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Live television broadcast via Fox Sports 1. Life is better in color ... Especially when it comes to the "World's Largest Paint Party." But during the Guinness International Champions Cup Final halftime show, LIC will become the "World's Largest Halftime Show" when it takes over Sunlife Stadium with "lasers, fireworks, spectacular LED video mapping," and uhntz-uhntz from Martin Garrix and other party masters of the ilk.
Peter Murphy's Lion Tour. With My Jerusalem and Astari Nite. Presented by Poplife. Tuesday, August 5, 7 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 to $100 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Regardless of his self views, "post-punk icon" Peter Murphy will forever be known as the Godfather of Goth. Watch the former Bauhaus front man roar like a legendary rock Lion as he brings his "brooding baritone, darkly glam lyrics, and horror-movie sex appeal" to Grand Central.
Linkin Park. Carnivores Tour with Thirty Seconds To Mars and AFI. Friday, August 8, 6:30 p.m. Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; cruzanamphitheatre.net. Tickets cost $31 to $100 plus fees via livenation.com. Remember the days when your bangs would sit across your face and you'd wear layer upon layer of eyeliner because you felt so "Numb" with all those raging teenage hormones? Relive your emo past with Linkin Park as the alt-rock crew hits up West Palm Beach for their Carnivores Tour with fellow rockers Thirty Seconds To Mars and AFI.
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Rakim. With DJs Heron and Klassik. Friday, August 8, 9 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $25 to $50 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Kick it back old school with one of the greatest, "internationally known" MCs of all time, William Michael Griffin Jr. AKA Rakim at Grand Central.
Nine Inch Nails. With Soundgarden and the Dillinger Escape Plan. Sunday, August 10, 7 p.m. Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; cruzanamphitheatre.net. Tickets cost $29.50 to $99.50 plus fees via livenation.com. Get your dose of industrial rock and grunge fix with Grammy Award-winning rockers Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at the Cruzan Amp.