The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!
That may be Buddy the Elf's definition of a Happy Christmas, but for us Miami peeps, nothing puts us in the Holiday spirit more than getting caught in the middle of a hardcore mosh pit at the 305 Fest or fist-pumping in neon paint with Calvin Harris at Life In Color.
Just check out the five best concerts going down in the Magic City this week.
See also: Miami's Best Christmas 2013 Parties
305 Fest. With Skarp, ACXDC, Cloud Rat, Masakari, Torch Runner, Dead In the Dirt, Sin Orden, Choose Your Poison, Shitstorm, Cheap Art, Beartrap, Centuries, Autarch, Rapturous Grief, Nu Klear Blast Suntan, No Qualms, Nailbiter, Sky Burial, Landbridge, Scum Of the Earth, Nunhex, No Children, I'm An Intestine, Devalued, Low To the Earth, Webcam Teens, Holly Hunt, Consular, Terrorist, Knife Hits, Rubrics, Sacridose, Homestretch, Shroud Eater, Testokra, Baker Acted, and others. Thursday-Sunday, December 26-29, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Weekend pass tickets cost $40 plus fees via 305fest.bigcartel.com. Ever body knows that the 305 loves to party. So when over 40 bands, including local faves Holly Hunt, Devlued, and others, get together for "four days of shows, beach, dance parties, and booty shorts," you know it's gonna be one hell of a bash. ¡Dale!
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Life In Color Festival. With Calvin Harris, 2 Chainz, Chuckie, Head Hunterz, Excision, R3hab, Steve Aoki, Major Lazer, Dirthy Phonics, David Solano, Brass Knuckles, Etc!Etc!, Heroes & Villains, and Xkore. Friday, December 27, 2 p.m., Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens; 305-623-6100; sunlifestadium.com. Tickets cost $100 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 16 and up. Ever wanted to fist-pump with Calvin Harris while being bombed in the face with bursts of neon paint? Life In Color is making its first splash in the Magic City. "You're gonna have multiple stages, attractions, zip lines," brags Lukasz Tracz on LIC's Miami promo vid. "We're gonna have more paint in this show than in any other show in Florida." Looks like life is about to get real messy.
UZ. With Figure, Mike Deuce, $uper Geniu$, Disidente, and Miami Beat Wave. Friday, December 27, 11 p.m., Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $20-$25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. UZ doesn't have a Murci, he "ain't got a car." He doesn't even "fuck with thousand dollar bottles at the bar," 'cause all he has is that Trap Shit.
ZZ Top. Saturday, December 28, 8 p.m., Hard Rock Live, One Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $45-$80 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. ZZ Top are "more than just a couple of pretty beards," they are the rarest Rock and Roll Hall of Famers who's original line-up has remained in tact for 40 years. Guess you really "can't lose with the blues."
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Alex Metric. With Destructo. Sunday, December 29, 11 p.m., 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $15-$20 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Alex Metric will do anything for us beat bangers ... He'll even "break [his] back" to keep us rockin' all night and safe from all that fist-pumping.