Another beautiful week in Miami. And with all of our sun and fun comes a lot of great traveling and sweet music wafting through the night air.
The forecast shows exciting performances from lovelorn chill bands, noise rock, trappy uhntz-uhntz, cool-kid dance beats, and a few flurries of funk.
There's a little something for everyone in our melting pot, as long as you're looking for good jams.
Check out Crossfade's five best concerts in Miami this week and plan accordingly.
The XX. 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $29.50 plus fees via livenation.com. All ages. Call 305-673-7300 or visit fillmoremb.com. Do you have a secret crush? Were you recently dumped by the love of your life? Are you happily dating someone and looking for an excuse to get laid on a Tuesday? This show is definitely for you. Besides the fact that the XX is one of the most talented buzz bands to murmur over a record in years.
Massive Wednesdays: Spankalicious. With Bitch Please and Seven D. 9 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. Tickets cost $5 or $10 after midnight. Ages 18 and up. Call 305-576-9577 or visit thestagemiami.com. Get ready for some heavy bass and a whole lot of funk. Cincinnati's Spankalicious is bringing it to The Stage, joined by Atlanta's fresh Bitch Please and local beat bro Seven D. It'll be hella tight. Get your 4/20 on before coming out, yo.
International Noise Conference 2013. Featuring more bands than we can name or count. Wednesday, February 6, through Sunday, February 9, at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. Visit squelchers.com. Rat Bastard's at it again. Like, for the tenth year in a row! Damn, that's a lot of noise. And to celebrate, it's about to get even noisier. Bring your ear plugs. Or don't be a bitch.
Rell the Soundbender. 10 p.m., Friday, February 8, at EVE, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Tickets cost $10 to $17. Ages 18 and up. Call 305-995-5050 or visit miamieve.com. Take your thirsty ho and feed her some grimey beats. This Panamanian is bringing serious heat to the Eve stage. Just be cautious. 'Cause this show is a trap.
Chrome Sparks. 10 p.m., Saturday, February 9, at Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via showclix.com. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-576-5570 visit bardotmiami.com. In the mood for something groovy with a lil' soul? Chrome Sparks is the man for you. He's bringing a chill yet rhythmically satisfying brand of electro-weed-funk to the carpet. You're invited to get trippy and dance with him.
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