Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week

Travi$ Scott. Presented by Who's Who and Vybenation. Friday, August 14, 6 to 10 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; Tickets cost $30 plus fees via All ages.

He growls. He flashes gold grills with fangs. He's Travi$ Scott. And this week, the 23-year-old Houston rapper — who just so happens to be signed to Kanye West's production wing, GOOD Music — will be burnin' it up in the 305 at Grand Central.

Incubus & Deftones. 2015 Tour with Death From Above 1979 and the Bots. Friday, August 14, 6:30 p.m. Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; Tickets cost $18 to $92.50 plus fees via

After all these years, Incubus still "[Wishes] You Were Here." So "dig [your] toes into the sand," "lean against the wind, pretend that [you are] weightless," and be "happy" as the California alt-rockers take over the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre with all your fave rock anthems of the 2000's. Sixteen-year-old you would be so pissed if you missed this one. 

Culture Club. With Howard Jones. Friday, August 14, 8 p.m. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132; 305-358-7550; Tickets cost $35.25 to $145.25 plus fees via

Whether manning the decks at a club near you or putting on an over-the-top performance with British pop legends Culture Club, Boy George is, and will always be, a "Karma Fashion Chameleon." We can only imagine the showtime shenanigans that'll go down when the "hot mama-looking lad" and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers take over the Magic City. 

Sublime with Rome. With Rebelution, Pepper, and Mickey Avalon. Saturday, August 15, 6 p.m. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132; 305-358-7550; Tickets cost $25.25 to $55.25 plus fees via

Sublime may have gone through its fair share of drama throughout the years — death, legal issues, and several lineup changes, to name a few — but Sublime with Rome continues to bring on the dub. The dudes just dropped their sophomore album, Sirens, and are burnin' it up on their U.S. tour, which brings the SoCal bros to the 305 this week. Plus, Mickey Avalon will be there for some reason. And he's always interesting. 

"Weird Al" Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour. Saturday, August 15, 8 p.m. Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave., Ft Lauderdale; 954-462-0222; Tickets cost $30 to $260 plus fees via

How can you not love Weird Al? The king of parody has been making us chuckle at music's biggest name since the '80s, and he's as loved as ever in 2015. In an industry dominated by pretty people with perfect hair, a man named Weird Al Yankovic has climbed his way to the top — or at least the top of our hearts. 
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