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Bill Bellamy: He's been a player and a booty call. He's worked his way from ground up to headlining position on Def Comedy Jam. This week, the host of NBC's Last Comic Standing tickles Palm Beach's funny bone, Fri., Aug. 31, 8 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 1, 7 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 2, 8 p.m., $23.43. Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace, 550 S Rosemary Ave (Ste 250), West Palm Beach, 561-833-1812, www.palmbeachimprov.com.
Interpol: It's not the international police organization that runs covert operations for a living. But it is internationally successful. And it is secretive. The band whose front man is a wide-mouthed puppet dude with highly developed vocal chords leaves the Big Apple for Our Love to Admire era, Wed., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., $29.50. BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr, South Miami, 305-284-8686, www.BankUnitedCenter.com.
Meat Loaf: After abandoning an April performance due to an ear infection, Meat Loaf has rescheduled. April ticket-holder's tickets will be honored, Thu., Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m., $35 - 75, 561-750-1668, www.meatloaf.net. Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-362-0606, www.miznerpark.org.
The Rentals: On tour to promote the new album, The Last Little Life, the first one since 1999. The alternative/punk/new wave outfit known for their quirky melodies and the blend of male and female vocals is reunited and will make a rare appearance in South Florida. With Copeland and the Goldenboy, Wed., Sept. 5, $19. Revolution, 200 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 954-727-0950, www.jointherevolution.net.
Stone Sour: They've been described as a cross between Alice in Chains and Metallica, but they've got a depth and darkness that is entirely unique. Coming off their second chart-topping hit "Through Glass," the unmasked superegos of Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root are set to foment South Florida's darkest emotions, Sun., Sept. 2, 7 p.m., $27.00. Revolution, 200 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 954-727-0950, www.jointherevolution.net.
Tocadisco: Straight outta Düsseldorf (that's Germany, not a place in the Harry Potter series), this DJ's versatility spans from Euro club-dance to hardcore trance to downtempo drum n bass. With Parantula, George Carrasco, and Paul E, Thu., Aug. 30, 10 p.m., $20. The Cove, 1755 SE 3rd Ct, Deerfield Beach, 954-421-9272.