Weekend Ticket - July 2-4

 

Here's a few ideas of what you could be doing this weekend.

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By Michael Hamersly

FRIDAY, JULY 2


ROCK ON
THRICE

California band infuses experimental, progressive hardcore with Christian themes and images.
Details: 6 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net ; $18.

"SYMPHONICITY"
STING
The Police frontman and bassist teams up with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to perform classics including "Roxanne," "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," "Every Breath You Take," "Englishman in New York" and "Fields of Gold."
Details: 8 p.m. at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $27-$157.

FEEL THE LOVE
HOLE

Yes, you just can't keep Courtney Love down. The rock banshee and widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain takes the stage with her band (albeit without any of the other original members) to perform tracks from the new album "Nobody's Daughter," plus grunge classics such as "Celebrity Skin," "Doll Parts," "Violet," "Asking For It" and "Miss World." Foxy Shazam, a high-energy, theatrical rock group from Cincinnati, opens.
Details: 9 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; LiveNation.com; $33-$43.

PUNK ROCK BOYS
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS
Practice your pogo-dancing and mosh-pit skills to prep for this young band influenced by sneering ska-punk heroes Rancid.
Details: 9 p.m. at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807 or www.churchillspub.com ; $8.

INDIE DARLINGS
THE BLACK KIDS
Jacksonville synth-pop-punk band created a stir with the track "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You."
Details: 10 p.m. at The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508 or www.thevagabondmiami.com ; $10.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 3

FREEDOM FESTIVAL
KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND
Celebrate Fourth of July Weekend with classic disco-funk hits including "Get Down Tonight," "Boogie Shoes," "(Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty" and "Give It Up"; El Gran Combo opens.
Details: Doors open at 10 a.m. at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, 500 SW177th Ave., Miami; 305-925-2555 or www.miccosukee.com ; free.

KING & QUEEN OF BASS
DJ ICEY AND BABY ANNE
Breakbeats and deep bass grooves will pulverize your innards (in a good way!).
Details: 11 p.m. at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net ; $35.

SUNDAY, JULY 4

INDEPENDANCE POOL PARTY
ARMIN VAN BUUREN AND SANDER KLEINENBERG
It's a double-Dutch treat as two of the biggest DJs in the world bring the best in progressive house and trance (hold out for Sander K's epic track "This Is Miami," which was a huge hit at the Ultra Music Festival during Winter Music Conference this year).
Details: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at the Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com ; $80.

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