It's never easy having to wake up at an ungodly hour just to spend the entire day slaving away in your cubicle.
But hey, working eight hours a day is the only way you'll be able to treat yourself to some pretty good music.
Just check out the five best concerts going down this week, from Primus & the Chocolate Factory at the Fillmore to Ben Wash at Hush to James Taylor at the BB&T Center.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Primus & The Chocolate Factory. Tuesday, November 11, 8 p.m., Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $39.50 to $49.50 plus fees via livenation.com. All ages. Explore the psychedelic world of Will Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with the "Candy Man" himself, Les Claypool, and his band of Oompa Loompas, Primus.
Ben Wash's Snob Rock Listening Party. Tuesday, November 11, 9 p.m., Hush Bar & Lounge, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave., Miami Beach; 786-540-4874; facebook.com/HushBarLoungeMiami. Free with RSVP via email@example.com. Ages 21 and up. Party with the "King of Flan" Ben Wash as the master of King's Head Records debuts his debut full-length album, Snob Rock at the new SoBe drinking lair, Hush.
Lecrae. The Anomaly Tour. With Andy Mineo and DJ Promote. Friday, Noveber 14, 7 p.m., Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $29.50 plus fees via livenation.com. Experience the Anamoly of Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Lecrae and his crew at the Fillmore.
James Taylor & His All-Star Band. Saturday, November 15, 8 p.m., BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000; thebbtcenter.com. Tickets cost $30.75 to $95.25 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. "People can be so cold," Rock and Roll Hall of Famer James Taylor croons on his 1971 breakthrough hit, "You've Got a Friend." But if you find a buddy who'll drive you all the way up to Sunrise just to catch the five-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, live in concert, you'll have found an amigo for life.
La Vela Puerca. With La Triple Nelson. Saturday, November 15, 11 p.m., Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $35 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 18 and up. Jam the night away to the skatastic beats of Uruguayan rock band La Vela Puerca.
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