Weekend Ticket - July 20-22
Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.
Friday, July 20
JAM ON IT
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
Politically and socially conscious band that has been treating fans for more than two decades with its dynamic live shows tours in support of its upcoming eighth studio album, “Away From the World” and the new single “Mercy.”
Details: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; Ticketmaster; $50-$90.
THE BUTTON SOUTH CLASS REUNION II
Two-night local-rock extravaganza harkens back to the Hallandale punk and metal mecca of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, with performances by The Button South Allstar Band, Actual Proof, Canaveral, Miss Conduct, Miami Dolls, Phineas J. Whoopie, Gypsy Queen, Slyder and 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 ticket.
Stand-up fave has also found great success in films such as “The Hangover,” “Next Friday,” “All About the Benjamins,” “Soul Men” and “Lottery Ticket.”
Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday, at the Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach; 561-833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com; $40-$65.
Canadian breakbeat and dubstep duo named after a line in the film “Pulp Fiction” are at the height of underground electronic music.
Details: 9 p.m. at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $24.
SOUL FEST WEEKEND
Two-day festival features great music from New Orleans (Glen David Andrews, The Iguanas) plus local act Ketchy Shuby, art by LEBO and scrumptious snacks from Harry’s Pizzeria.
Details: 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577 or www.thestagemiami.com; $10 online or $15 at the door.
Saturday, July 21
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
LIGHTS OUT FESTIVAL
Dozens of fantastic DJs – including Felix da Housecat, DJ Icey, Crizzly, Rascal and Alex Kenji – serve up sick beats backed by a spectacular laser and spotlight show.
Details: Noon-2 a.m. at Soho Studios at the Wynwood Convention Center, 2136 NW 1st Ave., Miami; www.wantickets.com; $45-$80.
FEEL THE BEAT
BRICKELL INDPENDANZ FESTIVAL
Two stages feature headlining DJ acts such as Sympho Nympho (with Harry “Choo Choo” Romero and Jose Nunez), Plastik Funk, George Acosta and Armand Pena, plus live acts Bachaco, Rawayana, Juancho Style and more.
Details: Noon-11 p.m. at Mary Brickell Lot, 1001 S. Miami Ave., Miami; www.wantickets.com; $20-$30.
FREE FOR ALL
Jerry Garcia may be gone, but you can reminisce to the sweet sounds of the Grateful Dead with tribute band Crazy Fingers.
Details: 8 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/mizneramphi/#.
L.A. industrial metal band best known for its 2001 platinum-selling album “Wisconsin Death Trip” rocks the stage along with Davey Suicide and 9 Electric.
Details: 7 p.m. Monday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $19.
PINK FRIDAY TOUR
Perhaps the hottest female rapper of all time was the first person to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at the same time. You’ll hear hits such as “Right Thru Me,” “Your Love” and “Moment 4 Life.” 2 Chainz opens.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-416-5977 or www.jlkc.com; $55-$145.
Texas alt-rock band that’s best known for the gleefully creepy anthem ”Possum Kingdom” performs in support of its new album, “Play.Rock.Music,” with veteran New York metal band Helmet opening.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-727-0950 or www.jointherevolution.net; $17.
THE DUKES OF SEPTEMBER RHYTHM REVUE
Rock-‘n’-roll purists will be thrilled by this triple threat featuring Donald Fagen of Steely Dan (the voice behind classics such as “Reeling in the Years,” “Do It Again” and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”), Boz Scaggs (“Lowdown,” “Lido Shuffle”) and Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers (“Takin’ It to the Streets,” “What a Fool Believes,” “Dependin’ On You”). Fun fact: McDonald began his career as a backup singer for Steely Dan, most notably on “Peg.”
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $55-$95.
JON BON JOVI & THE KINGS OF SUBURBIA
Tease up your hair and howl along to arena anthems by this Jersey icon such as “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “You Give Love a Bad Name” and”Livin’ on a Prayer.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $110-$315.
Miami singer-songwriter’s laid-back style was influenced by splitting his time between the Magic City and the Bahamas – presented by the super-cool Poplife.
Details: 9 p.m. Thursday at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Downtown Miami; 305-377-2277 or www.grandcentralmiami.com; $10.
IN THE HOUSE
Dutch superstar DJ – and perennial highlight of the Winter Music Conference - will blow your mind with his wildly eclectic mix of progressive house beats.
Details: 11 p.m. Thursday at LIV at the Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40-$50.