Wed., Sept. 25 – Ra Ra Riot at Grand Central, 8 p.m., $15
New York based indie band Ra Ra Riot will be bringing their tour to Miami, as they grace the stage at Grand Central this Wednesday night. With three albums under their belt, Ra Ra Riot has been a consistent force on the indie rock scene, and their latest album tackles on more a synth pop feel in comparison to previous efforts. Opening for them is fellow indie rock group The Royal Bangs, who recently released their album 'Brass'.
Fri., Sept 27 – Afrobeta at PAX, 10 p.m.
Whenever Afrobeta plays a show, it's a guaranteed party. It's impossible to stay still while listening to the beats provided by Smurphio, and even harder to ignore the magnetic stage presence that is Cuci Amador. Between the genre bending style of music that they play and the amazing energy of their performance, this Friday night show is one to look forward to. Best of all: the show is free.
Sat., Sept 28 – Bricktoberfest, 1 p.m., $25 - $95
While Miami may not ever see the picturesque fall changes that other parts of the country see, other aspects of fall - like Octoberfest - are still around to look forward to. This Saturday, Mary Brickell Village turns into a block party, with live music from Hootnanny Band, Sekond Nature, and others. Apart from the live music, over 75 different beers will be available to be sampled, starting at 1 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 28 – The Weeknd at James L. Knight Center, 8:30 p.m., $35 – 45
Over the course of three EPs, The Weeknd established himself as a new force to be reckoned with on the R&B scene.With his latest album, 'Kiss Land', Abel Tesfaye continues to push the boundaries of the genre, and continues to sprinkle in references to drugs, sex, and the pitfalls of fame in an honest, concise manner. The raw emotion of his music provides for an amazing live show, which will be coming back to Miami this Saturday night at the James L. Knight Center.