Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week
Heineken Transatlantic Festival. With Astro, Esteman, Afrobeta, Bombino, Courtney John Project, and the Tremends. Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, 6 p.m. North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Single-night tickets cost $23 and weekend passes cost $40 plus fees via flavorus.com. Visit rhythmfoundation.com. Embrace diversity and "edgy international tuneage" with sounds from Chile's Astro, Colombia's Esteman, Niger's Bombino, and other global musicians at the 12th installation of the Heineken Transatlantic Festival.
Maxxi Soundsystem. With Will Renuart and Andrew Ward. Saturday, April 5, 11 p.m. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. You don't have to wait till WMC and MMW 2015 to listen to raw, talented DJs from across the globe perform at intimate settings. Just head on over to the Pickle for a night of house music with the UK's Maxxi Soundsystem.