Unless free tacos are involved, Tuesday is the most dreaded day of the workweek.
Think about it for a second: Monday marks the start of a new week. Wednesday is Hump Day. Thursday is Friday eve. And Friday, well, is Friday.
But every now and then, the music fairies sprinkle their pixie dust across South Florida and make live music appear out of nowhere on a Tuesday, much like tonight's show at Culture Room with Minus the Bear.
So celebrate the magic of raw, live tuneage and hit up SoFla's five best music events.
Minus the Bear.
Crash the "Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse," or Culture Room, as Seattle's Minus the Bear brings back the nostalgia of the early '00s to Fort Lauderdale. When asked how the band has changed in its over ten-year career, bassist Cory Murchy told New Times last week, “I think the biggest thing is that we’ve just remained friends and continued to grow. We’ve never been complacent with just writing the same record over again. So I think the desire to keep going has made a difference.”
There's no doubt tonight's show will be something you won't want to miss.
Kings of Chaos.
Take a ride on the wild side as members from Guns N' Roses, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, and Deep Purple join forces as the Kings of Chaos at the Hard Rock Live. Much like the Avengers of rock 'n' roll, these guys "fight the [evils] of boring rock while performing the classic songs of its members." So rock on, Hollywood, rock on.
With Billy Gibbons, Robin Zander, Duff McKagan, Glenn Hughes, Steve Stevens, Gilby Clarke, and Matt Sorum. Friday, May 15, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Call 954-797-5531, or visit hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $45 to $65 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
Jam to the skatastic vibes of the Slackers as the Big Apple "rocksteady" crew brings its "Jamaican rock 'n' roll" to Fort Lauderdale's Kreepy Tiki.
With the Duppies and Stop the Presses. Saturday, May 16, 9 p.m. Kreepy Tiki, 2606 S Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-641-2601, or visit facebook.com/kreepytikibar. Tickets cost $15 to $40 plus fees via eventbrite.com.
Cupcake Burlesque's Greatest Hits.
Celebrate five years of "naughty sweet burlesque in South Florida" with the royal dames of Cupcake Burlesque. Go "around the world, back in time, off to lands of mystical fantasy, and to a galaxy far, far away" during the troupe's risque birthday bash.
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Saturday, May 16, 10 p.m., at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-9999, or visit respectablestreet.com. Tickets costs $8 via brownpapertickets.com. Ages 21 and up.
Witness one of Rolling Stone's 100 greatest guitarists and singers of all time live in action as the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and master shredder, John Fogerty, brings his bluesy rock tunes to the "Centerfield" at Coral Sky Amp.
1969 Tour. Sunday, May 17, 8 p.m. Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach. Call 561-795-8883. Tickets cost $15 to $293 plus fees via livenation.com.