Fri., May 3 – KRS - One at The Stage, $20, 10 pm.
Hip hop legend KRS - One will be performing live at The Stage down in the Design District this Friday night. Joining him on the mic will be Pdoe Luna, Thirstin Howl III, and Dynas as openers for the show. Serving as DJs for the event will be DJ Klassik and DJ Heron. The Miami show is a stop on the tour from KRS – One, who has been performing since 1984, and promotes a truer, intellectual approach to the craft. This approach has garnered him attention for the better part of two decades, meaning this Friday's show will be nothing short of remarkable.
Fri., May 3 – Of Montreal at Grand Central, $12 - $15, 8 pm.
Georgia based indie rockers of Montreal are known for both their eclectic, off the wall music and their completely unexpected stage shows. This Friday, the party comes down to Downtown's Grand Central, where of Montreal will be performing alongside Wild Moccasins. The show will be showcasing the indie twee pop sounds that have made of Montreal famous, with over 10 albums under their belt thus far. Frontman Kevin Barnes has been spotted performing in outfits that range from a vintage wedding dress to start off the show, all the way to having elaborate, performance art style skits halfway through the show. Their show in Miami, like all their others, straddles the line between live music and performance art.
Sat., May 4 – Sergent Garcia at PAX, $20 - $30, 10 pm.
Between having a French mother, a Spanish father, and African cousins, Bruno Garcia aka Sergent Garcia was exposed to a multi-cultural background early on that would influence him for the rest of his life. As a musician, Garcia jumps between genres, sampling from Caribbean beats suck as salsa and reggae to jumping into Hip Hop and Punk with ease. He is touring to perform hits off his latest album 'Una y Otra Vez', which took him to Colombia. The country influenced his already eclectic style, bringing in more Latin music into his sound. The show begins at 10 pm this Saturday at PAX in Brickell.
Sun., May 5 – Brickellfest Cinco de Mayo, $28 - $56
Now in it's second year, Brickellfest closes down for a block party that features live music, good beer, and plenty of other activities. Spinning live at the party will be DJs Nikolas, Crespo, Bounce, and DJ Zea. Each DJ has their own distinct style, but all share strong Miami roots – either by being Miami natives or having gotten their start here. Also performing live will be La Linea and The Culture, who will be both original songs and classic hits. The party will be going on all day, making this one of the best Cinco de Mayo parties in Miami.