Can you hear it?
That's the roaring whoosh of tuneage sweeping its way through the Magic City this week. While you'll still have to battle through the Monday rush for it to get here, your life will change (at least for the night) at the sound of that first note.
Here are five of the best shows SoFla has to offer this week, from Maroon 5 at the BB&T Center to the all-day hip-hop Rolling Loud Music Festival at Soho Studios to RL Grime at the Fillmore Miami Beach.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Maroon 5. Maroon V Tour with Magic! and Rozzi Crane. Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. BB&T Center, One Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000; thebbtcenter.com. Tickets cost $25.25 to $120.75 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Unleash your inner "Animal" as Adam Levine and the sexy beasts of Maroon 5 "prey on you tonight, hunt you down, [and] eat you alive" with their sexual innuendos at the BB&T.
Super Freestyle Explosion. With Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Exposé, the Original Cover Girls, Trinere, Nu Shooz, Debbie Deb, Lil Suzy, Lisette Melendez, and J.J. Fad. Friday, February 27, 7:30 p.m. BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-8686; bankunitedcenter.com. Tickets cost $33.50 to $64.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Get ready for a Super Freestyle Explosion! At least that's what's in the works for the BankUnited Center when Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Exposé, the Original Cover Girls, Trinere, Debbie Deb, and all the bass legends of the '80s take over the Gables.
Ricardo Arjona. Viaje Tour. Friday, February 27, 9 p.m. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $70 to $190 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. "Perderse," or "to get lost," Ricardo Arjona writes on his Facebook bio, "es una buena manera de encontrarse," "is a good way to find yourself." That's not just some philosophical insight from Guatemala's Grammy award-winning jefe -- that's the premise of el cantante's Viaje Tour, which will be landing in the AAA this weekend.
Rolling Loud Music Festival. With ScHoolBoy Q, Juicy J, A$AP Ferg, Action Bronson, Curren$y, Travi$ Scott, Casey Veggies, Denzel Curry, Robb Bank$, Domo Genesis, Shy Glizzy, Key!, Yung Simmie, and others. Presented by Dope Entertainment. Saturday, February 28, 1 p.m. Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1st Ave., Miami; 305-600-4785; sohostudiosmiami.com. Tickets cost $60 to $100 plus fees via ticketweb.com. All ages. Make some noise at the 305's first-ever all-day hip-hop fest with the Grammy-nominated "Man of the Year," ScHoolBoy Q, Trap Lord, A$AP Ferg, local rap star, Denzel Curry, and the rest of the Rolling Loud crew, smack in the core of the 'Wood.
RL Grime. The Void Tour. Saturday, February 28, 9 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via livenation.com. Enter the "infinite, lightless, boomin'" Void with LA bass boss RL Grime at the Fillmore.
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