Five Best Concerts in Miami This Weekend
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Eons' Time and Space EP Release Party. With Hunters of the Alps. 10 p.m. Friday, January 25, at The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com. Zip through Time and Space when EONS, a Miami indie-dance trio (singer Johnny Deezal, bassist John Knight, and drummer Matthew Gossman) drops its debut EP at downtown hangout The Vagabond tonight. "We are Miami Vice's missing musical soundtrack, brought up to date in the EDM era," Deezal says in his Time and Space mission statement. "These songs are very much my story," says Deezal, "People in Miami live by their passions, and this is mine."
Afrobeta. 10 p.m. Friday, January 25, at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. No cover. Ages 21 and up. As Cuci Amador and Tony Smurphio's motto goes: "Afrobeta is Miami." And after taking it kinda easy following the release of their Wig Party EP in 2012, Cuci and Tony are back on that 305 grind, starting tonight at The Stage. Expect "super bounce balls, happy dogs, mammals with fur, making out, dancing, and good people." Oh, the MIA "romance/electro/funk" fans are sooo giddy.
Suénalo. 11 p.m. Saturday, January 26, at PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-640-5847; paxmiami.com. Ages 21 and up. SoFla famous since 2003 for its signature local Latin big band Suénalo has been teaching native Miamians, transplants, and tourists to dance for almost an entire decade. In fact, the nine-piece hip-hop/R&B/rumba crew is so infectious that even kids can't help bumrushing the stage. Just ask MC Amin De Jesus about Devo, the little dancing kid who hopped on the stage and hijacked a recent Suénalo set by "breaking it down 305 style." No one can resist that "Afro-Latin-baby-makin'-descarga-funk."
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