Most important, however, is the music. Summer in Miami is not the liveliest of months for live
10. Chance the Rapper. 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 10, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $49.50 to $86.50 via livenation.com.
Pretty much everyone loves Beyoncé at this point. Even white suburban moms angry about her Super Bowl performance will belt out "Drunk in Love" after a raspberry daiquiri or three. You know who else loves him some Bey? Chance the Rapper. And by now, if every lover of hip-hop isn't completely infatuated with the Chicago MC, they simply haven't been listening. With the release of his third critically acclaimed record (or mixtape, if it pleases you), Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper has cemented his place in the genre with a combo of gospel, soul, and the irreverently experimental rap styles that hit the mark so brilliantly on Acid Rap.
9. Marc Anthony. 8 p.m. Friday, November 18, at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $61 to $201 via ticketmaster.com.
Perhaps the only Hispanic megastar and Miami favorite not to grace the stage at this year's iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina is Marc Anthony. Thankfully, he hasn’t forgotten us. In fact, the five-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and Guinness World Record holder
8. Charlie Puth. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300. fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $26 to $39.50 via livenation.com.
Charlie Puth couldn’t be a more fitting millennial success story if Lena Dunham wrote the script.
7. Slayer with Anthrax. 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300. fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $48.50 to $82.50 via livenation.com.
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6. Animal Collective. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $28.50 via livenation.com.
Look, man. Animal Collective is weird. Good weird, but weird nonetheless. Call them experimental pop or call them neopsychedelia or even freak folk, but one thing they can never be accused of is being boring. As colorful as a kaleidoscope on shrooms, Animal Collective sounds an awful lot like a mashup between Yellow Submarine-era Beatles, Pink Floyd, and all the electronic wizardry of modern music making. Case in point: The group's latest record, Painting With, was recorded where Brian Wilson crafted his masterpiece Pet Sounds, and the band included sound samples from the films Planet of the Apes and Poltergeist. Whether sober or strung out, Animal Collective are an experience unlike any other.