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Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week

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Art Basel has fallen upon the 305.

To help get you juiced up for the arty party madness, we're hooking you up with Miami's five best concerts this week.

Check 'em out, from James Blake at National YoungArts to Yung Lean at Basel Castle to Carlos Vives at the AAA.

See also: New Times' Concert Calendar

James Blake. A live performance. Presented by the National YoungArts Foundation and III Points. Friday, December 5, 7 p.m. National YoungArts Campus, 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-377-1140; youngarts.org. Tickets cost $37 plus fees via showclix.com. "Retrograde" into the world of James Blake and get lost in his "spellbinding" voice as the Grammy-nominated artist makes his Florida debut.

See also: James Blake Talks New Album, Possible Kanye West Collaboration

Basel Castle. With Yung Lean & Sad Boys, Future Islands, and others. Presented by Overthrow and Embrace. Saturday, December 6, 6 p.m. Basel Castle, 41 NW 20th St., Miami; baselcastle.com. Tickets cost $20 to $25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 18 and up. It's not everyday you get to see an "18-year-old Swedish stream-of-conscious MC" rap about "orange juice, doobies, and groupies." Might as well witness Yung Lean's Unknown Memory for yourself at Basel Castle.

See also: Yung Lean, the 18-Year-Old Swedish Rap Star: "I Saw This Shit Coming"

Little Dreams Foundation Gala. With Phil Collins, Laura Pausini, and Alejandra Guzman. Saturday, December 6, 8 p.m. Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $103.50 to $353.50 plus fees via livenation.com. All ages. Help make Little Dreams come true with Phil Collins, Laura Pausini, and the rest of the dream makers at the Fillmore.

See also: Phil Collins and Little Dreams Gala: "There Will Be Music 'In the Air' That Night"

Carlos Vives. Saturday, December 6, 8:30 p.m. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $21 to $139 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Take a break from all the Basel madness and escape to the AAA for some baile with Carlos Vives.

Fool's Gold Day Off. With A-Trak, Danny Brown, DJ Mustard, and others. Sunday, December 7, 2 to 9 p.m. LMNT, 59 NW 36th St., Miami; 305-572-9550; lmntartsmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Visit fgdayoff.com. Fools get no days off ... Unless we're talkin' Fool's Gold Records' Basel party with Danny Brown, A-Trak, and the rest of the music maniacs at LMNT.

See also: Danny Brown on Rap: "People Get Celebrated for the Bad Shit, Moreso Than the Good Shit"

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