Best concerts in Miami this week August 9-15, 2021
This week in Miami, check out the inaugural edition of Escala Sonora at Oak Garden featuring Mexican indie rockers Little Jesus, enjoy local acts like Zeta and Savvik at the Pink Flamingo Pool Party at Selina Miami Gold Dust, and the Miami Girls Rock Camp closes with a performance by Las Nubes.
Below, in chronological order, the best concerts in Miami this week. Stay ahead of any upcoming shows with New times‘Miami concert schedule – and wear a mask inside!
Little Jesus at the Oasis
Bridging the geographic gap between Latin American musicians and fans in the United States, the Mishu Music collective presents the Escala Sonora musical series in Miami on Friday. The first event will feature Mexican indie rock band Little Jesus in the open-air Oak Garden venue alongside Venezuelan singer-songwriter Gus. The show’s mission is to feature touring Latin artists who otherwise might not be able to include Miami in their touring schedule. 8 p.m. Friday August 13 at Oak Garden, 791 NW 20th St., Miami; 786-273-1074; Oakgardenmiami.com. Tickets cost $ 15 through tickeri.com; $ 20 at the door.
Brian Cid at Don’t Sit on the Furniture
Brooklyn-based DJ and producer Brian Cid will perform at the newly renovated Do Not Sit on the Furniture Friday night alongside vibe setter Rader. He emerged as a rising star on New York’s underground melodic techno-house scene, and his innovative production shone, to the point that Cid now has a hefty release catalog and imprint, Endangered. 10 p.m. Friday August 13 at Do Not Sit on the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach; 510-551-5067; donotsitonthefurniture.com. Tickets cost $ 28- $ 50 via ra.co.
Burial deviating to grandfather
Miami death metal band Deviant Burial celebrates the CD release of their new EP on Saturday at Gramps, Decent down to the darkest circle. The group, which performed virtually at the Helsinki Death Fest in April, will be joined by doom merchants Druid Lord, hardcore band Broward Charred and local Ejecutador. Don’t miss the show, which includes a full blast of the new version of Deviant Burial, as the group are about to take an extended hiatus after the performance. 9 p.m. Saturday August 13 at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 855-732-8992; gramps.com. Tickets are $ 12 through eventbrite.com.
Aventura at Hard Rock Stadium
The famous bachata band Aventura, led by Anthony “Romeo” Santos, will conclude their postponed Inmortal tour at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday, for what the quartet claim to be their last performance. Since the group first hit the mainstream in 2002 with the single “Obsesión”, the group has enjoyed tremendous commercial success with studio albums like God’s plan and The last, eventually becoming one of the most notable Latin music groups in the world. The group officially disbanded in 2011 to follow solo projects, but have since reunited for several tours. 8 p.m. Saturday August 13 at Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens; 305-943-8000; hardrockstadium.com. Tickets cost from $ 33.50 to $ 293.50 through ticketmaster.com.
Pink Flamingo Pool Party at Selina Miami Gold Dust
Drag performer Yoko Oso hosts Pink Flamingo’s, a poolside party, and a BBQ at Selina Miami Gold Dust. Presented by the Black Market, the event includes a market featuring local vendors, food and drink by Kush Hospitality, as well as live music from Venezuelan psych-rockers Zeta, Wax Worms dreamers, providers of doom Saavik and independent crooners the Boas. 2:00 p.m. Sunday August 15 at Selina Gold Dust, 7700 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-985-4764; selina.com. Tickets are $ 10 through eventbrite.com.
Eric Prydz at Club Espace
Swedish DJ Eric Prydz heads to Club Space on Sunday alongside Italian producer duo Mathame for a party full of energy and techno. Lately, Prydz has been busy releasing music under her fourth alter ego, Tonja Holma, including the new single “All Night”. Meanwhile, Mathame turned his penchant for mystical soundscapes into an effort to reduce carbon emissions, by releasing his first non-fungible token (NFT) project, Alphabet of angels, the first metamyth, donating part of the sales proceeds to Carbon180. 5 p.m. Sunday, August 15 at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; clubspace.com. Tickets cost $ 80 to $ 100 via clubspace.com.
Miami Girl Rock Camp Finals in Gramps
It’s that time of year when Miamians of all ages can start to look forward to the Miami Girls Rock Camp showcase. Founded in 2015, Miami Girls Rock Camp is a week-long boot camp that promotes creative expression and self-esteem in young girls and non-binary children through teaching instruments, workshops, group practices and live performances by guest artists and DJs, culminating in a heart-wrenching finale. This year, campers received online and in-person instructions, composed original songs and filmed their own music videos. The videos will premiere this Sunday at Gramps in Wynwood, followed by performances by Las Nubes and DJ Robbi Robsta. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, August 15, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 855-732-8992; gramps.com. Tickets are $ 15 through eventbrite.com.