Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Murs. With Prof, Fashawn, Black Cloud Music, DJs Foundation and Fundo, and DJ Jared Cole. 10 p.m. Friday, February 15, The Stage, 170 NE 38 St., Miami; 305-567-9577; thestagemiami.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via completeticketsolutions.com. Ages 21 and up. Murs for president, y'all. This rapper has paid his dues. He's got attitude, but he's not a gun-toting go-dumb kind of guy. He wants to enlighten the people, but not at the expense of drowning out the fun. This is real hip-hop to make you think and move your feet.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. With The Futurebirds. 8 :30 p.m. Saturday, February 16, the Fillmore, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $38.50 via livenation.com. All ages. This Vermont-based folky rock five-piece is led by enigmatic lead singer Grace Potter ... And they don't make girl music, they make good music. Renowned for gripping live performances, go get down to Grace and crew's mix of blues, roots, country and good-old rock 'n' roll this weekend.
The American Revelation Tour. With PlanetRAWK, Signal Down, Casting Stones, Drawing Bored, Blaine The Mono, 7 Seas, Notice, The Von and WyldFly. 9 p.m. Saturday, February 16, Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Holy mother of music! This is a ten-band invasion from all over the Southeast region. Atlanta's PlanetRAWK is heading the whole shebang, and this foursome of young rockers are kicking off their two-month tour across the nation with us! They just finished recording their debut album, Kids With Black Faces, a marriage of rock chords and hip-hop undercurrents. Come find out who you're fucking with, and then some.
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170 NE 38th St., Miami, FL