Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
|Murs is a funky space pastor come to preach the truth.|
Do you understand how lucky you are to be here? Supreme talent comes through this place every day. It's just not natural for a music-lover to have to pick and choose which concerts they can attend and which ones will get lost in the mayhem of beautiful noise. But that's your mission this week, because there are tons of great concerts from start to finish.
We here at Crossfade have compiled the best. Now you just have to pick!
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Emancipator. With Random Rab, Tor, and Afro Monk. 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 813-283-8995; thestagemiami.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via brownpapertickets.com. Ages 18 and up. If you've never heard of Emancipator, don't worry, your favorite producers have. The Portland party pro played his first show opening for Bonobo, and he's toured with Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, and STS9. There's an earthiness to his funky sound, lending an organic richness that just makes you want to dance. Check him out with Random Rab, a signee to his new label, Loki Records.
Vagabond Swing. With Raw Dogg and A-Train. 10 p.m. Friday, February 15, Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-5570; bardotmiami.com. Ages 21 and up. Cover costs $10. Do you like gyspys, tramps, and thieves? No, it's not a Cher cover band, it's a spicy Louisiana crew, blending jazz, bluegrass, swing, Afro-beat, Roma jams, and tons more. These five guys will bring the heat and cast a spell. Maybe even do a little howling at the moon. Howl along with them, won't you?