The summer concert season might be the busiest, but it isn't necessarily the best.
(The heat. The crowds. The heat.)
Score your tickets now for September's three best shows and get ready for a fall that truly rocks.
The Weeknd at James L. Knight Center
Making a tour stop in Miami with his debut album Kiss Land in tow, this cheeky Canadian mixtape master known for performing alongside Drake rips wild hipster alternative/R&B tunes solo on stage.
Sat Sep 28 8:30p. 400 SE 2nd Ave., Downtown (305-372-3616). $37-$47 here.
Ra Ra Riot at Grand Central (pictured)
Expect this New York indie rock band to work in plenty of synth pop-infused tracks from their latest album Beta Love while their delightfully cute female violinist enchants the crowd, forever re-framing your perspective on elementary school orchestra.
Wed Sep 25 8p. 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown (305-377-2277). $15 here.
Stokeswood at The Stage
This Atlanta-based indie rock band powers through sets of raging electronica, signature synth, and throaty vocals for blazing indie pop bliss that's never short on dance potential.
Fri Sep 13 9p. 170 NE 38th St., Design District (305-576-9577). Free entrance till 11p; $10 after here.