Weekend Ticket - April 26-28

 

Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.

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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com

Friday, April 26

CLOCKWORK ANGELS TOUR
RUSH

Canadian epic prog-rock band – featuring singer-bassist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart - performs tracks from its latest album, plus classics such as “Limelight,” “The Spirit of Radio,” “Closer to the Heart” and, of course, “Tom Sawyer.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $50-$100.

JAM ON IT
STS9

Atlanta instrumental band – short for Sound Tribe Sector 9 – whose eclectic sound draws from electronic, funk, jazz, psychedelia and hip-hop, performs in support of its 11th album, “When the Dust Settles.”
Details: 8 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $24.

LOL!
BOBBY LEE

The South Beach Comedy Festival may have come and gone, but the laughs don’t stop. Comic who made his name on “MadTV” and now “Chelsea Lately” does stand-up.
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; www.improvftl.com; $20.

BLAST FROM OUR PAST
THE BUTTON SOUTH CLASS REUNION III

Those who remember the glory days of Miami local rock bands won’t want to miss Heartless, Gypsy Queen, Canaveral, The Legion, Miami Dolls, Phineas J. Whoopie and many more.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $12, $20 two-day pass.

Saturday, April 27

STILL CROONING
THE STYLISTICS

One of the greatest Philly soul groups from the ‘70s gave us sweet hits including “You Are Everything,” “Break Up to Make Up,” “You Make Me Feel Brand New” and “I’m Stone In Love With You.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; www.seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com; $15-$35.

POP HEARTTHROB
RICK SPRINGFIELD

Soap-opera die-hards know him for his role on “General Hospital” as Dr. Noah Drake, but pop-music fans will forever be grateful for his Grammy-winning hit “Jessie’s Girl,” plus “I’ve Done Everything For You” and “Affair of the Heart.” Lita Ford, who began her career as lead guitarist for the legendary girl band The Runaways – which also launched Joan Jett – opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $20-$125.

FREE FOR ALL
CD RELEASE PARTY

Native American rock pioneer Lee Tiger celebrates the release of his album, “New Era,” with a performance.
Details: 8 p.m. at The Swamp at Seminole Paradise at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-370-3900 or www.tigertigermusic.com.

Sunday, April 28

SONGBIRD
ROBERTA FLACK

One of the purest, most electrifying voices of all time gave us the enduring hits “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Where Is the Love?” and, of course, “Killing Me Softly With His Song.”
Details: 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $39-$79.

ROCK ON
THREE DAYS GRACE

Canadian hard-rock band takes the stage in support of its more atmospheric, electronic-tinged fourth studio album, “Transit of Venus.”
Details: 7 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $29.

O, MIAMI POETRY FESTIVAL FINALE
THURSTON MOORE

The guitarist for iconic punk band Sonic Youth, reads poetry, along with “Parks & Recreation” writer Megan Amran and President Obama’s Inauguration poet (and Miami native) Richard Blanco.
Details: 7 p.m. at New World Center Symphony Hall, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; www.omiami.org; $20-$30 (includes tote gift bag), $50 (gift bag plus a copy of Blanco’s book, “One Today”); “O’fter Party thrown by Sweat Records at 10 p.m. at The Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach.

JUST LIKE THE FAB FOUR
“RAIN”

Experience the next best thing to seeing The Beatles perform live, as Rain embodies John, Paul, George and Ringo with enduring classics such as “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude,” “Come Together,“ “All You Need Is Love” and many more.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $32.50-$54.50.

Next Week

GOTH-ROCK GODFATHER
PETER MURPHY

Iconic lead singer of the legendary British Goth band Bauhaus celebrates 35 years by performing solely Bauhaus material for his “Mr. Moonlight Tour,” including “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” and “She’s In Parties.”
Details: 7 p.m. at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $28 general admission, $60 VIP includes priority entry, meet-and-greet, exclusive edition T-shirt, signed poster and sound-check access (100 tickets available).

“GONE MADIGAN”
KATHLEEN MADIGAN

Don’t miss this comedienne whose peers worship her (Lewis Black called her “the funniest comic in America, bar none,” and Ron White dubbed her “easily one of the best comics alive”).
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $29-$49.

TIME TO ROCK
SUNFEST 2013

Annual festival features rock and hip-hop acts including Smashing Pumpkins, the Black Crowes, Train, Kendrick Lamar, Phillip Phillips, Cheap Trick and dozens more.
Details: 5-10 p.m. Wednesday, running through May 5, in downtown West Palm Beach, along Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, extending along Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Avenue; www.sunfest.com; $30-$69, kids 6-12 $8-$22, kids 5 and under free.

THE SLAM CITY TOUR
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

Punk-rock royalty trashes the stage along with Sick of It All and Waking the Dead.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $30.

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