April has just begun, and no doubt you fell for some embarrassing news clip about Daft Punk's album release being canceled or a zombie apocalypse -- wait, never mind.
But rest assured that the good music in this post is not a lie, trick, or gimmick. These incoming jazz musicians, pop-rock girls, Nirvana enthusiasts, and award-winning vallenato impresarios are really here, hoping to kick off your April with sexy vocals, swinging beats, and fun in the sun.
At least good music is one thing you can count on in this town.
Brian Lynch Presents Serious Multi Jazz Jam Sessions Monday, April 1, at PAX Miami, 337 S.W. 8 St., Miami; 305-640-5847; paxmiami.com. All ages are welcome. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $5 at the door. Holy beat-freaking jazz, but like '50s beatnik. Wake up your evening plans this crazy holiday with some Grammy-award winning trumpet insanity. Brian Lynch and his accompaniment will have your feet doing things you didn't know they could do.
Diana Krall Tuesday, April 2, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org. All ages welcome. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $55 to $125 via arshtcenter.org. Not everything in Miami has to be about youth-raddled uhnts uhnts or sweaty/high rock 'n' rollers. Slow it down and get on that grown-and-sexy level with the rich vocal stylings of this world-renowned smooth-jazz singer. Get cultured, then, almost assuredly, go home and get some.
Nevermind: A Tribute to Nirvana with Armada!, The Burnouts, Dorothy's Surrender (as Hole), Drawing Bored, After The Fall and O.H.M.E. Friday, April 5, at Churchill's Pub, 5501 N.E. 2 Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Ages 18 and up. The show starts at 9 p.m., and cover is free at the door. Nine years ago on this day, Kurt Cobain shot himself, ironically ensuring his superstardom for the rest of eternity. Honor his memory and cultural contributions with modern reinterpretations of Nirvana's classic jams, which still turn out a room like a dirty whore, even after almost a decade.
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Roky Sofi with The Politix. Friday, April 5, at Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-5570, bardotmiami.com. Ages 21 and up. The show starts at 10 p.m., and cover is $10 at the door. Ready for a little female action in your Friday night? Appreciate a bit of pop in your rock? Get down and "Naked" with Roky Sofi. The four-piece is local to our scene and promise a "super high-energy live show." Check it out and support the up-and-comers.
Festival Vallenato Miami with Jorge Celedon Sunday, April 7, at the Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-358-7550; bayfrontparkmiami.com. All ages are welcome. The party starts at 1 p.m., and tickets cost $78.50 plus fees via livenation.com. Oye Colombianos, this Latin Grammy award-winning vallenato star is coming, band in tow, to bring you a lively day full of the kind of accordion music that's actually cool. Shake your hips in the sun and spend Sunday Funday in the park.