The week or so of more quality concerts than any one music enthusiast in South Florida could hope to attend is upon us. Wear earplugs, and avoid pink beverages. The Beach House/Vampire Weekend event is already on your radar for tonight (as is Howard Jones), so let's get the rest of the next seven days into focus.
Christopher Lopez is generous enough to begin by explaining who Edward Sharpe is and isn't and charts what seems to be extremely organic growth of a semihippie band that is now soundtracking the push to buy Dolphins tickets. Show is next Tuesday, October 19, at Culture Room.
In Jeff Stratton's Built to Spill feature, we uncover that frontman Doug Martsch hasn't exactly been completely honest with the press all these years. He regrets that but doesn't think twice about taking time away from his band to spend with his family. Add his acute awareness that the perception of There Is No Enemy is basically the "first good record they've made since the 1990s."
As for the rest of the offerings, Matt & Kim will probably attract the most enthusiastic crowd of the week at their Culture Room show on Thursday.
Good luck trying to decide what to do on Saturday with Andy Matchett & the Minks at Propaganda, the Flaming Lips at Sunset Cove (remember, these start early!), Sugarland at Cruzan Amphitheatre, and School of Seven Bells at Grand Central. Although the Sugarland fans are probably not as conflicted.
Sunday brings the reunited Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to Revolution as well as the stalwart punks D.R.I. to Culture Room. In addition to Sharpe, Caribou rolls through Grand Central on Tuesday, and AK-1200 and Richie August is Respectable Street's Wednesday offering.