This week, Death to the Sun is hosting a concert for a good cause, lining up local staples like Jaialai and L’Imbecile to raise funds to help finance the medical expenses of fellow artist Jeffrey Auguste; the deep-house duo Eli & Fur acquires Treehouse; plus, attend the Polar Boys live concert at Space Park; and much more live music in the Magic City.
Below, in chronological order, the best concerts in Miami this week. Stay ahead of any upcoming shows with New times‘Miami concert schedule.
Death to the Sun Benefit Concert at the Center for Subtropical Affairs
Head to the Center for Subtropical Affairs, the outdoor plant nursery, on Friday nights for an evening of live music for a good cause. Presented by Death to the Sun, the concert features local indie favorites Jaialai, L’Imbecile, Grave Castle and event host Rick Guerre. The show will benefit Jeffrey Auguste, another musician from Miami who released music under the moniker Janus Vision and was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare cancerous blood disorder. 7:00 p.m. Friday July 16, at the Center for Subtropical Affairs, 7145 NW 1st Ct., Miami; cstamiami.org. Tickets are $ 7 at the door with RSVP through eventbrite.com.
The Polar Boys at Space Park
The Polar Boys, the high-energy, Miami-based rock trio, recently released “Obvious”, the third single from the group’s debut project, World domination. Andy Zambrana, Alex Ramon and Andres Baquerizo will travel to Space Park on Friday for the group’s first concert of the year, alongside special guests Mahogany Purple and My Friend Shawn. The venue will admit guests free of charge until it reaches capacity. 7 p.m. Friday, July 16 at Space Park, 298 NE 61st., Miami; spaceparkmiami.com. Entry is free with an RSVP through eventbrite.com.
Lil Jon at LIV
Relax, Miami. The king of crunk, Lil Jon, will perform a DJ set at LIV on Friday at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The “Get Low” rapper has been busy for the past few years, often showing a little love to the 305s, like on Pitbull’s 2020 track “Damn I Love Miami”. Could the Atlanta rapper hang up his mic soon? Who knows, but he recently signed a deal with HGTV for his own home improvement show, Lil Jon wanna do what? 11 p.m. Friday, July 16 at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $ 100- $ 7,000 via tixr.com.
Eli & Fur at the treehouse
Eli & Fur, the London-based deep house duo of Eliza Noble and Jennifer Skillman, make their long-awaited return to Treehouse on Saturday, just after the release of Found in nature, the pair’s studio debut now on seminal electronic label Anjunadeep. The record mixes a dark but dancing rhythm with an angelic voice and loaded with hooks for a more complete listening experience. They are joined by locals Velero, Sebastian Silva and resident DJ Macana. 8 p.m. Saturday July 17 at Treehouse Miami, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 786-318-1908; treehousemiami.com. Tickets are $ 20 through eventbrite.com.
Fito Paez at Fillmore Miami Beach
Legendary Argentinian musician Fito Paez celebrates his long-awaited return to the tour with a solo concert, A man with a piano, at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Saturday. The Grammy winner and recipient of the Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award has released his latest album, La Conquista del Espacio, to rave reviews at the end of last year. The alternative rock record features guest vocals from Lali and Hernán Coronel from Mala Fama.8 p.m. Saturday, July 17 at Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost from $ 59 to $ 245.00 via livenation.com.
Luciano at Club Espace
Minimal tech pioneer Luciano made headlines at Club Space on Saturday, delivering one of his iconic eclectic sets, mixing techno beats and Latin grooves to the crowds on the downtown club terrace. Recognized in the late 90s and early 2000s for his style that pushes the boundaries, the DJ, engineer and producer has become one of the most recognizable faces of the dance music scene. 11 p.m. Saturday, July 17 at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; clubspace.com. Tickets cost from $ 60 to $ 2,000 through eventbrite.com.