MAY 12-14: John Legend and others visit South Florida for a weekend full of music

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, John Legend attends a photo call for WGN America's "Underground" at the CTAM portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. The producer of the Grammy Awards said Legend and Broadway star Cynthia Erivo will perform during the show’s In Memoriam segment on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. They will perform the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Friday

CHEERS TO 20 YEARS
NEW FOUND GLORY

Coral Springs pop-punk band led by energetic front man Jordan Pundik celebrates its 20th anniversary by performing its classic albums “Sticks & Stones” and “Catalyst” in full.

Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $24.

DARKNESS & LIGHT TOUR
JOHN LEGEND

Ten-time Grammy-winning soul man – who was discovered by Kanye West and quickly made a name for himself by collaborating with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – performs hits including “Ordinary People” and the aching ballad “All of Me,” plus tracks from his fifth studio album.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; LiveNation.com; $38.25-$148.25.

A REAL STAND-UP GUY
BILLY GARDELL

You’ve laughed at his antics in flicks such as “Bad Santa” and “You, Me and Dupree,” but his claim to fame is his role as Mike Biggs on CBS’ hit sitcom “Mike & Molly.” Oh, and he’s also opened for George Carlin and Dennis Miller.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $25.

CHEERS TO 40 YEARS
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L.A. punk-rockabilly band led by the odd harmonies and poetic lyrics of Exene Cervenka and guitarist John Doe takes the stage to celebrate four decades, along with fellow original members Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $30.

PUT ON YOUR BOOGIE SHOES
KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND

Miami’s own Harry Wayne Casey and his funked-up pop-R&B- disco band perform classic hits from their extensive repertoire, including “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Boogie Shoes,” “I’m Your Boogie Man,” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” “Keep It Comin’ Love,” “Please Don’t Go” and “Give It Up.”

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$70.

INDIE-ROCK HEAVEN
PHOENIX

Grammy-winning French band led by Thomas Mars (director Sofia Coppola’s hubby) takes you on a trip through eclectic, bouncy alt-pop, highlighted by its upcoming sixth studio album, “Ti Amo.” Fans of manic actor Jack Black might recall his joyous dance to Phoenix’s song “Too Young” at a club in the film “Shallow Hal.”

Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $35.50-$55.

IN THE HOUSE
SANDER KLEINENBERG

Dutch superstar DJ and perennial highlight of Miami Music Week (his anthem “This is Miami” whipped the crowd into a frenzy at the Ultra Music Festival a few years back) brings his wildly eclectic mix of progressive house, psychedelic hip-hop and twisted disco.

Details: 11 p.m. Friday at Ora Nightclub, 2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.oranightclub.com; $30.

Saturday

Update: The Boom Bap All-Stars hip hop concert has been canceled. Event organizers are placing the blame of DMX who has been admitted into rehab.

HIP-HOP HOORAY
DMX

Controversial New York rapper, whose first five albums debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, performs hits including “What’s My Name” and “Party Up (Up in Here).” Also on the bill: Jadakiss, Raekwon, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Styles P, DJ Premier and many more.

Details: 4 p.m. Saturday at the Watsco Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; Ticketmaster or www.watscocenter.com; $35-$100.

MIAMI’S “CUBAN DIVA”
ALBITA

Beloved two-time Grammy-winning singer takes you on a journey through the infectious rhythms and diverse appeal of Cuban styles such as rumba, mambo, son, folk and the revival of guajira.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; Ticketmaster; $15-$59.

USA TOUR 2017
CARLOS VIVES

Grammy-winning Colombian singer-songwriter who got his start acting in telenovelas soon found his true claim to fame: fusing traditional Colombian vallenato with rock, funk and pop. See why he’s sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $27-$301.

THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION
CITIZEN COPE

Socially conscious singer-songwriter, real name Clarence Greenwood, who cites Randy Newman and Bob Marley as major influences, brings his eclectic, soulful sound that taps into folk, blues, hip-hop and reggae.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $49.50.

Sunday

40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
THE DAMNED

First-ever British punk band – which influenced an entire generation of future hardcore punk and rock groups such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Green Day and Guns ‘N Roses – celebrates 10 studio albums and 40 years in the biz with a typically raucous show.

Details: 7 p.m. Sunday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $20.50 advance, $23 at the door.

Next Week

“I DON’T KNOW” TOUR
JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND

Summer isn’t here quite yet, but the legendary sun-soaked singer-songwriter who gave us the laid-back tunes “Cheeseburger In Paradise,” “Come Monday” and everyone’s favorite drunken singalong tune “Margaritaville” makes the season feel that much closer.

Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $20-$136.

SIGNS OF LIGHT TOUR
THE HEAD AND THE HEART

Seattle indie-folk band brings its passionate live show to the Magic City in support of its third studio album, “Signs of Light,” featuring the hit “All We Ever Knew.”

Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $34.50-$49.50.

free for all

ELECTRIC PIQUETE
10 P.M. FRIDAY: Miami Latin funk fusionistas – two-time winner of the New Times’ Best Latin Band award – return to this Little Havana landmark to play two sets of originals and Latin jazz standards; Ball & Chain, 1513 Calle Ocho, Little Havana; www.ballandchainmiami.com.

 

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Michael Hamersly Michael Hamersly is a freelance music and entertainment writer in Miami. He is a former rock star, professional chef and center fielder for the Red Sox. OK, he made that part up.

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