Weekend Ticket - Nov. 12-14
Some ideas of what you could be doing this weekend
FRIDAY, NOV. 12
FOUNDING FATHER OF FUNK
GEORGE PORTER JR.
Lead singer and bassist of New Orleans' funky band The Meters takes his solo show on the road, with his Runnin' Pardners. Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio opens.
SATURDAY, NOV. 13
IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?
Two chances to see founding Pink Floyd bassist, singer and songwriter perform the band's classic double album "The Wall" in its entirety, including the hits "Hey You," "Run Like Hell," "Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2)" and "Comfortably Numb."
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the BankAtlantic Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster or LiveNation.com; $48.75-$202.75.
Could it be? Comedy at the Culture Room? Indeed it is, and it features notorious, controversial, confrontational comic Doug Stanhope, who's well-known for drinking, smoking and offending just about everyone in the room during any given show. Sounds refreshing.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; Ticketmaster, 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $19.99.
SoCal veteran punk band led by singer-guitarist Mike Ness performs in support of its upcoming seventh album, "Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes," scheduled for release in January.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave.; LiveNation.com; $42.
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC
Big harmonies and groovy guitars dominate the Doobie Brothers' sound, with timeless hits including "China Grove," "Listen to the Music," "Long Train Runnin'," "Takin' It to the Streets," "Black Water" and "What a Fool Believes."
Details: 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 710 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; www.kravis.org; $25-$100.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS
Sixties jazz-rock band performs classic hits including "You've Made Me So Very Happy" and "Spinning Wheel"; The Grass Roots opens.
Details: 8 p.m. at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 888-56-MAGIC, 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; tickets start at $15.
ALL THAT JAZZ
BENJAMIN HERMAN QUARTET
Dutch alto saxophonist stretches the boundaries of jazz with his fun, raucous performances bordering on chaos.
Details: 8:30 p.m. at the Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach; Ticketmaster; $33.15-$66.05.
IN THE HOUSE
One of the greatest DJs of all time - he's been hand-picked to open concerts by Madonna and U2, plus performed on the Great Wall of China - performs as part of his Face-Lift Tour. Don't miss the opening act - Aussie twin sisters Nervo, who have written hit singles for David Guetta (who produced the Black Eyed Peas' mega-smash "I Gotta Feeling"), Kylie Minogue, Armin Van Buuren and Ke$ha.
Details: 11 p.m. at LIV at the Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $75.
SUNDAY, NOV 14
TASTE THE PAIN
California metalcore band named after, of all things, a character in "The Neverending Story," headlines the Congregation of the Damned Tour, along with Bless the Fall, Chiodos, Architects and Endless Hallway.
MEN OF SOUL
For lovers of smooth R&B/soul, it doesn't get any better than this, with Jeffrey Osborne ("On the Wings of Love," "Back In Love Again" [as lead singer of L.T.D.]), Freddie Jackson ("You Are My Lady"), Peabo Bryson ("If Ever You're In My Arms Again") and Howard Hewett (former lead vocalist of Shalamar).
Details: 7 p.m. Sunday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $35-$75.
STILL OUR IDOL
"American Idol" winner in 2004 brings her huge, soulful voice to Miami in support of her third album, "Back To Me," which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's album chart. You'll hear hits including "I Believe," "Truth Is," "Bittersweet" and "When I See U," plus the new single "I'm Doin' Me." Eric Benet and Kandi open.
COMING NEXT WEEK
TUESDAY, NOV. 16
No, it's not the film where John Cusack holds up the boom-box blasting Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" - but it's almost as good: L.A. pop-punk band takes the stage, with Motion City Soundtrack and Saves the Day opening.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17
BETTER THAN EZRA
New Orleans alt-rock band which hit it big in 1995 with the song "Good," performs as part of its Road to Mardi Gras tour. Big Sam's Funky Nation opens.
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