Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week

Ed Sheeran. With Christina Perri and Jamie Lawson. Wednesday, September 9, 7:30 p.m. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; Tickets cost $56.50 to $66.50 plus fees via

The last time British ginger Ed Sheeran hit the stage at the American Airlines Arena, he was getting the crowd pumped and ready for Taylor Swift's 2013 Red Tour. But before hitting the road with T-Swift, the hopeless romantic told MTV News, "I think Taylor’s just opening up a lot of doors and it’s up to me to make sure that I get through to them." And "get through to them" he did. Now, Sheeran is back in the Magic City, but this time, he's headlining his own tour at the AAA.

Best Coast. With the Lovely Bad Things. Presented by Poplife. Thursday, September 10, 8 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; Tickets cost $20 to $20 plus fees via All ages.

The West Coast is the Best Coast. At least that's what California's Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno would most likely argue. Biases aside, both the West Coast and the East Coast can agree that L.A.'s indie pop duo knows how to make fans everywhere "[Feel] OK," no matter where they are.

Purity Ring. Another Eternity Tour with Hana. Friday, September 11, 8:30 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; Tickets cost $22.50 plus fees via

There's a remedy for all those "Bodyache[s]" you get from all that dancing, and it comes in the form of sexy Canadian synthpop: Purity Ring. While we can't actually guarantee Megan James and Corin Roddick will cure your sore feet, we can say this — they will make you forget your pain and transport you to Another Eternity of dance music.

Juvenile. With Mannie Fresh and Jesse Marco. Friday, September 11, 11 p.m. LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; Tickets cost $40 plus fees via Ages 21 and up.

Juvenile may have moved on from his "Back That Ass Up" days, but the Cash Money super star is still Cocky & Confident. And this week, the NOLA rapper will be unleashing his Beast Mode ways at the 305's LIV nightclub.

Fool's Gold Day Off 2015. With Flosstradamus, A-Trak, Vic Mensa, Laidback Luke, Alison Wonderland, Rome Fortune, Post Malone, Denzel Curry, Towkio, Nick Catchdubs, Sleepy Tom, Shash’u, Manman Savage, and Bosco. Sunday, September 13, 2 p.m. Mana Wynwood Production Village, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-305-5574; Tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via All ages.

Flosstradamus is riding his "drop top foreign with the horse in it." But he's not "[hittin' up] the strip club." At least not yet. Nope. The underground Chi Town twerk master is on his way to the Magic City for Fool's Gold Day Off 2015, where he'll be joining Miami’s own Denzel Curry, along with a number of super hood certified MCs. As us here at New Times put it, "For hip-hop and dance fans, Christmas is coming in September."
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