"Everyone experiences that need to drop whatever they are worried about and live in the moment," Walk the Moon's Nicholas Petricca told New Times in a recent interview when asked about the Cincinnati band's Billboard chart topper. This week, Petricca and his crew will be bringing those good vibes to the 305 as they make their Magic City fans "sweat, shout, dance, and cry" during their concert at the Fillmore Miami Beach. So in the words of WTM, "Shut Up and Dance!"
New Found Glory & Yellowcard. With Tigers Jaw. Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $23.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
A co-headlining concert with hometown heroes New Found Glory and L.A.-based rockers Yellowcard is, as pointed out by our sister paper, New Times Broward Palm-Beach, a "match made in neo-punk rock heaven." Born during the "alternative-music scene of the late '90s and 2000s," hearing songs like New Found Glory's "My Friends Over You" and Yellowcard's "Ocean Avenue" will make you feel like you're back in high school.
Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame's La Musa Awards. With Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Quincy Jones, Rita Moreno, Alejandra Guzman, Café Tacvba, and others. Thursday, October 15, 8 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $103.75 to $253.75 plus fees via livenation.com.
Going on its third year, the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame's La Musa Awards recognizes the biggest names in música Latina. "Our mission is to honor, preserve, and celebrate the body of work of all Latin songwriters from every Latin country and in every genre of Latin music," cofounder Rudy Perez told New Times in an interview last year. "The LSHOF is very important for the documentation of our Latin music history for generations to come." Aside from this year's inductees into el pasillo de la fama, which include Emilio Estefan, among other prominent songwriters, La Musa Awards gala will also be honoring Quincy Jones, Rita Moreno, and Alejandra Guzman for their contributions to Latin music.
Buddy Guy. Thursday, October 15, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $30 to $50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
As a 79-year-old six-string legend, you're "Damn Right [Buddy Guy's] Got the Blues" — sing 'em with one of the greatest guitar players to ever live at the Hard Rock Live up in Hollywood.
Korn. With Suicide Silence and Islander. Friday, October 16, 8 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $49.50 to $69.50 plus fees via livenation.com.
Grab all you "Freak[s] on a Leash" and head over to the Fillmore Miami Beach for some mosh action with Korn. Cofounding member Brian "Head" Welch spoke with the Village Voice, our sister paper up in New York, moments before the band's Irving Plaza show. "The energy of the songs [and] playing them live hasn't really changed for me,” he told the paper. “I love the energy of how they make me feel. I love the breakdowns; I love the dynamics; like getting real soft and then —" he screamed. "That stuff hasn't changed. I think that when I listen to the record I feel a little bit dark, a little bit of a depression, but playing live is different.” Experience the madness for yourself at their Magic City gig this week.