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The Five Best Concerts in Miami This Weekend

Peggy Gou
Peggy Gou Photo by Jonas Lindstroem
Peggy Gou and Sven Väth. The South Korea-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Peggy Gou has spent the past few years rising to the top tier of modern house favorites among clubgoers. The lush production of her original material and broad mixing style have made her popular among the choosiest of electronic music tastemakers and the most rambunctious of dance-floor addicts. She's made regular appearances at Miami's Club Space and will return for a repeat performance alongside German techno maven Sven Väth this Friday. Don't miss the full article about the talented DJ, "Peggy Gou Returns to Club Space to Soundtrack 'Starry Night' on the Terrace." 11 p.m. Friday, November 22, at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; Tickets are sold out.

Marc Anthony. There is arguably no better live performer than Marc Anthony. He looks like a Latin Skeletor but is a goddam genius onstage. Once he opens his mouth to sing, something about his energy and soul send shock waves through the room. His shows are packed with women in heels, tight dresses, and perfectly applied lipstick who bravely face the very real chance their mascara will run during one of his heart-wrenching ballads. This guy is an emotional magician: You don't have to understand what he's singing, because he's guaranteed to make you float from the potency of his feelings all night. Anthony is bringing his Opus Tour to the American Airlines Arena for two nights this weekend, so you have no excuse not to embrace this life-changing (yes, life-changing!) concert. 8 p.m. Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23, at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; Tickets cost $61 to $201.

Rybo and Lubelski. Rybo and Lubelski's commitment to championing their sound can be seen (and heard) in the release schedule of their label, Percomaniacs. The imprint puts out new music every three weeks, and although much of the material is produced by the label’s cofounders, its output also includes contributions from DJ friends and rising underground stars. Percomaniacs has given a platform to artists from New York, Miami, and Chicago, as well as international acts from Berlin, Australia, Japan, and Serbia. The duo releases only tracks they would play in DJ sets, and they have a self-imposed rule about collaborating solely with artists they admire and respect. “We like to make our own trends,” Rybo says, “and put out timeless house music.” He and Lubelski will revel in their drum-oriented brand of dance-floor heaters this Friday when the two go back-to-back for an extended set at Floyd. Read the full interview with the duo ahead of the show, "Rybo and Lubelski Bring a Passion for Percussion to Floyd." 11 p.m. Friday, November 22, at Floyd Miami, 40 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-608-2824; Tickets cost $11.25 to $30 via
click to enlarge The Killers - PHOTO BY ERIK WEISS
The Killers
Photo by Erik Weiss
Riptide Music Festival. Hosted by the alt-rock radio station 104.3 the Shark, Riptide Music Festival is back in Fort Lauderdale for its 2019 edition, presenting a crowd-pleasing lineup of indie heavyweights. The Killers will headline the two-day fest, along with Brit band the 1975 — whose highly anticipated new album, Notes on a Conditional Form, is slated for release early next year — and the seasoned power-pop outfit Jimmy Eat World. The festival, which will take over Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, will also offer various experiences, including interactive and immersive art installations as well as fashion showcases hosted by style guru Tan France. Read all of this week's picks in "The 14 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week." 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, November 23, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, November 24, in Fort Lauderdale Beach Park,1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $34 to $4,990 via

Bobby Flan, TT, DJ Broke, Samson, and Cream 'n' Sugar. Miami-bred writer Rob Goyanes makes tasty electronic music under the moniker Bobby Flan. He's on tour with artist Domingo Castillo, who's spinning music as DJ Broke, along with TT, AKA Treasure Teeth. This week, the trio is traveling south from Montreal to perform in Miami at Emerson Dorsch Gallery this Sunday. They'll be joined by Lake Worth-to-New York artist Nick Klein, who's performing as Cream 'n' Sugar, and Samson, a collaborative project between Pewbert (AKA Matt Preira of Roofless Records) and Dim Past (AKA Brad Lovett). Sunday's show promises to be a who's who from a particular crew of Miami musicians. Read the full interview with Goyanes and find out more about this very underground, very Miami show in "Bobby Flan Returns With a Crew of Miami-Bred Electronic Acts in Tow." 6 p.m. Sunday, November 24, at Emerson Dorsch, 5900 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-576-1278; Tickets cost $5 to $7 at the door.
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Liz Tracy has written for publications such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, Refinery29, W, Glamour, and, of course, Miami New Times. She was New Times Broward-Palm Beach's music editor for three years. Now she plays one mean monster with her 2-year-old son and obsessively watches British mysteries.
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