California Nights is like a best friend that knows when to let you wallow in a depressive funk or when to take you dancing till dawn yet is always on-call. A departure from their lo-fi fuzziness of past releases, they’ve since embraced a cleaner more straightforward approach including guitar solos, usually an indie rock taboo. The Los Angeles duo’s live shows mirror the emotional peaks and valleys found in their studio work creating an authentic experience. As you’d expect from any group sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey, it’s always a party onstage and the audience is pulled into the experience, as if by tidal forces. Welcome Best Coast back to Grand Central on Sept. 10 at 697 N. Miami Ave.; GrandCentralMiami.com.
Around the world, Jackson Health System is known for saving lives. At the new, state-of-the-art Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, they go even further: They give patients their lives back.
As we all experienced the most unprecedented year in modern history, the resilient young professionals you’re about to meet withstood all the challenges that came with the pandemic, and stepped up to the plate like never before to hit the professional homeruns of their lives while inspiring the next generation to dream big and reach for the stars.