Season of the Arts

Top 5 events in pop music for 2013-14 season

1. Sigur Ros

This Icelandic band is often labeled “post-rock,” but that does nothing to describe its unique, otherworldly sound. At once mysterious, spiritual, ethereal, angelic and cathartic, the group somehow evokes heavy emotional responses with minimalistic but intense music and nonsensical lyrics. Must be seen to be truly understood.

Oct. 9 at Bayfront Park in Miam.

2. Nine Inch Nails

The fierce industrial rock act masterminded by Trent Reznor that gave us the genre-defining anthems Head Like a Hole, Down In It, Hurt and Closer to God two decades ago fell off the face of the Earth for a while, but is now back with a new album, Hesitation Marks, its first in five years.

Oct. 30 at the BB&T Center in Sunris.

3. John Legend

Nine-time Grammy-winning soul man was discovered by Kanye West and quickly made a name for himself by collaborating with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. His 2004 debut album Get Lifted sealed his fate, sweeping him to superstar status on the strength of the hit Ordinary People.

Nov. 3 at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

4. The Eagles

The biggest-selling band in U.S. history shows us why as its core members – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit – unite once again to croon sweet harmonies on hits including Take It Easy, Already Gone, Best of My Love, One of These Nights, Desperado, Tequila Sunrise, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Life in the Fast Lane, Lyin’ Eyes”and, of course, Hotel California.

Nov. 22 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in downtown Miami

5. Barry Manilow

He wrote the songs that make the whole world sing, and that will never change. One of our musical national treasures – and guilty pleasures – commands the stage to belt out classics including Mandy, Could It Be Magic, ” and I Write the Songs. Oh, did we forget Copacabana (At the Copa)? Jan. 17, 2014, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise

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