Friday, April 19 – Uncle Luke and Problem Kids, The Stage
Miami's own Uncle Luke will be presenting a special show this Friday at The Stage, featuring up and comers the Problem Kids. This show marks a rare performance from Uncle Luke, who is known for his days as part of the controversial 2 Live Crew, and for putting other Miami artists such as Pitbull on the map through his label Luke Records. Problem Kids are a Miami group that features two MCs, Marty and Tish, joined by a five piece band and a DJ to create a sound that rests between rock and hip hop.
Saturday, April 20 – Rihanna, BB&T Center, 7:30 pm
Singer and part time bad girl Rihanna will be performing at the BB&T center this Saturday night. Her performances are marked with a distinctly sultry vibe, mixed in with an in your face swagger that lends itself well for an explosive show. With eight albums under her belt, fans will be treated to all the very best hits the Barbadian singer is known for, including 'Diamonds', 'Talk that Talk', and 'Where have you been.'
Saturday, April 20 – Sweatstock, Sweat Records
Local record store Sweat Records is celebrating it's birthday plus Record Store Day with its fourth annual block party: Sweatstock. The party will take over NE Second avenue, with multiple stages being featured on the street and inside of neighboring bar Churchill's Pub. Performing live: Otto Von Schirach, ANR, Beat Machines, This Heart Electric, plus a slew of other local bands and DJs. Apart from the music, there will be food trucks at the event, including GastroPod, Veggie Express, Ms. Cheezious, and Roc Kat Ice Cream.
Saturday, April 20 – Block x Blog Festival, Revolution Live! 10 pm, $25
Fort Lauderdale hosts their own special Record Store Day bash, featuring music and art at this festival, which gives a nod to nostalgic tastes. Holy Ghost! Takes the stage as the headliner, joined by Miami groups Jacuzzi Boys, Krisp, Deaf Poets, plus others. The artists being showcased all feature a central theme of pop culture, including references to video games and 8 bit graphics, plus everything old school.