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Best Concerts This Week in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County

Best Concerts This Week in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County
Christina Mendenhall

While everyone else in the world are trying to keep their chilly booties toasty, we're stripping down and cooling off in our mama's pool. It's hot, friends, and it's winter. To even mention global warming, with 80 degree weather dominating December and January, would mean to admit that the polar bears are fucked, and our houses'll be under water before the mortgages are paid off. 


Since it's almost all over, let's enjoy the music. Here's our list of best concerts taking place around town this week. 
Wednesday, January 16

Paul Rodgers. 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, One Seminole Way, Hollywood. Tickets cost $44 to $72. Visit hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com.
After watching former Bad Company's former singer Paul Rodgers, you may, for some funny reason start feeling like making love. One of the best singers of all time, according to the world via a Rolling Stone poll, this guy's gonna probably give some good singing gone, well hopefully, not bad. 

Canceled: Riot Wednesdays. 10 p.m., Green Room, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Facebook invite is here. 
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This week's edition of the rockabilly, punk night at Green Room features live rock and roll by The Prescription and Hot Whiskey, and spinning vinyl by DJ Jet Decklin. Since this night aims to be the perfect mid-week event in the tri-county area, there's a taco bar, $3 PBR tall boys, $6 shots of Jack, horror movies, and video games. Truly a big boy's playground.


Thursday, January 17

Nadabrahma. 7:30, Serenity Room, 221 W Hallandale Beach blvd. Suite # 4, Hallandale. $10 suggested donation. Visit serenityroom.org
This isn't your typical concert. Rather the practice of humming, Nadabrahma, or the perfect blissful sound, at Serenity Room is a healing musical occasion. The vibration'll open you up and turn you on... to the universe. Takes place every first and third Thursday of the month and it's guided by Ma Deva Trishna. 

Best of Open Mic. 8 p.m. Boynton Beach Art District, 422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach. 
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Bring a blanket or chair to the Best of Open Mic hosted by Boynton Beach arts collective ActivistArtistA. The event is sponsored by Critical Recording, Vanya E'dan Dance and Entertainment, and the Boynton Beach CRA. It'll feature music by Spencer Allan PatrickAaron Storck, and Flint Blade. The winner gets to perform at the Sunday In the Park Concert Series. 

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers. 9:30 p.m., Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm Place, Boca Raton. Tickets cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit funkybiscuit.com. 
Tommy Castro's been around for over 25 years and he's still numbing the pain of his fans with his rhythm and blues. He, with the Painkillers, put out a 7-inch Greed/That's All I Got on Alligator Records, and they'll be playing at the Funky Biscuit in celebration of the release.


Friday, January 18

Yonder Mountain String Band. 8 p.m., Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $22.50 plus fees. Visit cultureroom.net
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Colorado act Yonder Mountain String Band knows how to work a banjo, and even a mandolin. These guys are bringing their progressive bluegrass, or nu-grass, popular amongst a certain group of music nerds, Southerners, and hippies, to Culture Room. 

Nag Champayons presents Psychedelic Jazz Practice. 9 p.m. Mystic Water Kava Bar, 2037 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Facebook invite's here
The distinguished honor of having of the best band names ever goes to Nag Champayons. These guys are hosting a psych jazz night at the Mystic Water Kava Bar where you can suck down a beverage that gets ya high, legally, and listen to music that basically does the same. The quartet promises to bring, "tropidelic afrogalactic grooves," and expect improvisation and live painting by Anya Nadal.


Saturday, January 19

Sunshine Blues Festival. Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers, Dr. John, Sean Chambers, and others. 11 a.m., Friday, January 18, at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Tickets cost $49.50 plus fees. Visit sunshinebluesfestival.com.
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Derek Trucks told us all about the idea behind the three-date blues fest they're launching here in Florida, "We thought it would be fun to do a festival with bands that we would want to sit out front and watch all day." And this week, they're bringing their fun idea to life at Mizner Park. 

Galactic. Carnavale Electricos Tour, featuring Corey Glover of Living Colour. 8 p.m., Revolution, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Visit jointherevolution.net. 
Remember Living Colour? They were the '80s and early-'90s metal act of all black dudes with cool hair. Yeah, we loved them too. Lead singer of the group will be performing with New Orleans jazz funk jam band Galactic at their big ol' Revolution carnival. Wear your best feather mask. 

Big Head Todd. Saturday, January 19. Culture Room, 3045 N Federal Hwy, Ft Lauderdale. Doors open at 8p.m. and tickets are $32.85. Visit cultureroom.net. 
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Big Head Todd may not have actually made a deal with the devil, but their music certainly might convince you otherwise. 

Sunday, January 20 

Splatter-Rama. With Beach Day. 7 p.m., Cinema Paradiso, 503 Southeast 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale. $10 entrance. 
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Every time Radio Active Records and Blindspot host their gory double feature extravaganza Splatter-Rama, things get nuts. Their Halloween event with Otto Von Schirach ended up in a blown out soundsystem. Maybe it's the blood, maybe it's the guts, but the movies and music make for a wild night. This time, they're going to bring back Hollywood surf rockers Beach Day, and screen Demons and Ilsa-She Wolf of the S.S. There's also a movie swap on the patio, food trucks, and free parking. 




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