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Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week

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Music is what gives meaning to life. Even Mondays.

Sure, waking up at the crack of dawn to face the workweek is no fun. But at least there are some pretty good shows coming up.

Just check out the five best concerts going down this week, from Napalm Death and party king Andrew W.K. at Grand Central to the "Piano Man" himself, Billy Joel, at American Airlines Arena.

See also: New Times' Concert Calendar

Napalm Death. With Voivod, Exhumed, Iron Reagan, Ringworm, and Black Crown Initiate. Presented by Speedfreek. Tuesday, January 27, 6 p.m., Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $18 plus fees via ticketfly.com. All ages. Jump into the pit for some grindcore action with the UK's Napalm Death at Grand Central.

See also: Napalm Death on Fighting Modern-Day Slavery: "It's Going on All Over the World"

An Intimate Evening With Art Garfunkel. Tuesday, January 27 Rescheduled for Friday, February 27, 8 p.m., Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura; 877-311-7469; aventuracenter.org. Tickets cost $39.50 to $75 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. All ages. Art Garfunkel's gonna make your "bright eyes burn like fire" with his classic Grammy-winning hits at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center.

See also: South Beach's Five Best Bars

Jazz in the Gables. With Lisanne Lyons. Presented by the Miami Jazz Coop. Wednesday, January 29, 12:15 p.m., Coral Gables Museum Plaza, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-603-8067; jazzinthegables.org. Free. Relive the days when jazz was "king, queen, prince" with Lisanne Lyons and Jazz in the Gables.

See also: Jazz in the Gables 2015: Kevin Mahogany, UM Frost, New World School, 11 Others

Andrew W.K. With Wastelands and Bleeth. Presented by Poplife. Saturday, January 31, 10 p.m., Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 to $25 plus fees via epoplife.com. Ages 18 and up. "It's Time To Party," you wild animals! So put on your game face and "Party Til You Puke" (outside, of course) with the party king himself, Andrew W.K., at Grand Central.

See also: Andrew W.K. on His Philosophy of Partying: "It's About Celebrating That You're Not Dead"

Billy Joel. Saturday, January 31, 8 p.m., American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $16 to $124.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. All ages. Watch Billy Joel stroke those keys as the "Piano Man" rocks the AAA with his first Miami concert in seven years.

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