The Five Best Concerts in Miami This Weekend

New Order
New Order Photo by Nick Wilson
Take This to Your Grave. Though some of your favorite late-'90s and early-'00s bands no longer exist (ahem, Yellowcard and Motion City Soundtrack), Take This to Your Grave is trying to keep the spirit alive. The cover band regularly performs hits from the likes of New Found Glory, My Chemical Romance, and Fall Out Boy and seemingly everything emotional and angsty in between. Prepare to mosh and cry at the same time. 8 p.m. Friday, January 11, at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; Tickets cost $13.

WynCarib. WynCarib has become a monthly ritual at the Wynwood Yard. Every second Saturday, the eclectic outdoor space offers cultural tunes and yummy grub at this event. WynCarib will turn two years old this Saturday, and it's time to party. Eccentrix Sound, Doctor Esan, and Neil Dyer will provide the jams. Ladies get in free with an Eventbrite RSVP. 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, January 12, at the Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., Miami; 305-351-0366; Ladies get in free with RSVP via; tickets cost $10 for men.

Kaskade. Chicago-bred DJ Kaskade, born Ryan Raddon, apparently was so hot at one point he was raking in $200,000 a gig — more than most people make in four years. Chew on that for a sec. Then plan to see him live at LIV this weekend. Sure, he was just in town during Miami Art Week spinning at Soho Studios for the Blnk Cnvs event, but we all know LIV offers a unique party experience. You'll be drinking in those house beats all night long. Just cross your fingers he doesn't play anything from his 2017 holiday album, Kaskade Christmas. 11 p.m. Saturday, January 12, at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; Tickets cost $40.

New Order. Released 35 years ago last May, New Order's iconic LP Power, Corruption & Lies wasn't the influential English band's first album. But the sophomore effort marked the group's clear transition from its moody punk origins as Joy Division to an extroverted, effervescent dance act. A pioneer of postpunk, electro-pop, proto-rave, dance-rock, and a whole umbrella of enduring club styles, New Order has been credited with "inventing the '80s" and "changing music forever." Shortly after Joy Division suffered the loss of lead singer Ian Curtis to suicide in 1980, New Order formed from the ashes, fusing New Wave aesthetics with the textured synth sounds of underground dance music, and went on to huge success. Read more of "How New Order Pioneered the Sound and Image of Alternative Dance Music," and check out the afterparty at the Anderson (info listed after the concert details below). 8:30 p.m. Saturday, January 12, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; Tickets are sold out. And True Faith: A New Order After Party: With Ordinary Boys, 11:30 p.m. Saturday, January 12, at the Anderson, 709 NE 79th St., Miami, 305-757-3368; Admission is free.

Gender Blender. If you haven't yet made it to Gender Blender, New Times' 2018 pick for Best LGBTQ Party, you should add attending the monthly event to your 2019 resolutions. January's edition will include performances by South Florida queer artists such as Jackie Jae and King Femme. Dress as your truest self and join the party. 10 p.m. Sunday, January 13, at Las Rosas, 2898 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; Admission is free.
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Liz Tracy has written for publications such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, Refinery29, W, Glamour, and, of course, Miami New Times. She was New Times Broward-Palm Beach's music editor for three years. Now she plays one mean monster with her 2-year-old son and obsessively watches British mysteries.
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