The weekend may be looong gone, but in your mind, it's still Friday and you're still partying it up and poppin' bottles at LIV. But hey, you could still pretend it's the weekend! All you need is good music.
Here are the five best concerts to check out this week, from hardcore to electropop to hip-hop.
Burning Fair Verona. With Kill Billy Jack, Apocalyptic Assault, Sorus, Lacerate Kingdom, and RoTTen. Thursday, June 13, 8 p.m., at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Tickets cost $9 via cerberusbookingagency.bigcartel.com or $10 at the door. You know you've gone to a successful deathcore concert when your ears are "Rest[ing] in Pieces."
Dragonette. With Nightbox. Saturday, June 14, 8 p.m., at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Dragonette's electropop-rock vibes will have you shaking your Bodyparts all over the place and leave you with a "Fixin' To Thrill."
One Direction. Saturday, June 14, 7:30 p.m., at the American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $29.50-$89.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. When One Directioners heard the teenaged heartthrobs were coming to town... OMG, they all fainted. And then they stayed Up All Night watching a shirtless Niall Horan on repeat as he rubs and scrubs himself in the shower scene of the "One Way Or Another" music video.
Capital Cities. With Artime and Ray Milan. Saturday, Jun 14, 10 p.m., at Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $15-$26 and will be available at the door. Ages 21 and up. As long as you have your dancing shoes, you'll be "Safe and Sound" in the music of Capital Cities.
Afrika Bambaataa With Rubox, Lego, DJs Klassik, Heron, Immortal, Tom Laroc, and others performing for Universal Zulu Nation's Miami Chapter 20th Anniversary Party and Fundraiser. Hosted by Jaqui Toma and Oski Gonzalez. Saturday, June 15, 9 p.m. at PAX, 337 SW 8th St., Miami; 305-640-5847; paxmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via ticketfly.com. When the Godfather of Hip-Hop made the "Planet Rock" with his revolutionary track, he gave one command: "you gotta rock it don't stop it, gotta rock it don't stop!" You'll "keep tickin' and tockin'... all around the clock" as Bam celebrates 20 years of the Miami Chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation.
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