South Florida's Eight Best Concerts This Week

Raggy Monster
Raggy Monster may have taken a short-lived hiatus in 2014 after guitarist Christian Morgan announced he was leaving the band to focus on his family. But the West Palm Beach indie alt-rock collective soon found a new guitarist — and bassist — to make them whole once again. Two years later, the band — whose keyboardist and lead vocalist, husband and wife Billy Schmidt and Rachel DuVall, also perform as Whiskey Wasps — is back in business. Check them out at Respectable Street this week.

Presented by Flaunt. 10 p.m. Thursday, January 7, at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-832-9999; respectablestreet.com. Admission is free.

Silversun Pickups
Much like your "Circadian Rhythm," Los Angeles' Silversun Pickups have a song for every high and low of your day. But this week, you'll get to experience them all in the span of a few hours during the band's 954 gig at Culture Room. Local fave Sweet Bronco will join them, making it a night to remember. 

With Sweet Bronco. 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 8, at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $28 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.

AC Cobra
Rage till your eardrums explode as the self-proclaimed "Kings of Destructo Rock" celebrate their reunion with Party Flag at Poorhouse. Joining musical forces with Fort Ladwdy's favorite hip-hop junkie — Bleubird — AC Cobra will have you twerking and moshing till daybreak.

With Party Flag and Bleubird. 10 p.m. Friday, January 8, at Poorhouse, 110 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-522-5145; poorhousebar.com. Admission is free. 

Little River Band
"When Little River Band first started out, they had two goals," bassist and Delray Beach resident Wayne Nelson told New Times in 2012. "To make great vocal harmonies and to conquer American radio. They did both." And in doing so, they also became one of the best vocal harmony bands in rock. Check out these Aussies when they return to South Florida for some good ol' rock at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre.

With Ambrosia and Player. 6 p.m. Saturday, January 8, at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach; 954-946-2402; pompanobeacharts.org. Tickets cost $48 to $73 plus fees via ticketmaster.com

Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
Unleash your inner "Smooth Criminal" as Who's Bad pays "the ultimate Michael Jackson tribute" at Parker Playhouse. Performing songs from one of the most influential artists of our time, Who's Bad will no doubt deliver an epic night. Just don't forget to brush up on the moonwalk.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 9, at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-761-5374; parkerplayhouse.org. Tickets cost $38.54-$53.54 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.

Savoy
Named after the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, the first nightclub where everyone, all races included, could dance for free, the Boulder EDM trio — comprising two DJs and a drummer — will take its live beats to Culture Room. 

With Crywolf. 8 p.m. Saturday, January 9, at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via ticketmaster.com

John Sebastian
A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as lead singer of the Lovin' Spoonful, which recorded hits such as "Do You Believe in Magic" and "Summer in the City," John Sebastian knows a thing or two about the '60s. "It's glorious. It's beautiful," Sebastian recently told New Times. "They have a lot of cool things, but they stray from the fact that it couldn't have happened without pot." Sounds pretty legit coming from a guy who put on one of the most memorable Woodstock performances.

8 p.m. Saturday, January 9, at Amaturo Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222; browardcenter.org. Tickets cost $32.50 to $42.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.

Engelbert Humperdinck
He may be forever known as the voice behind the 1967 smash hit "Release Me," but Engelbert Humperdinck is the man who inspired Elvis to grow his famous sideburns. Humperdinck sang "Lesbian Seagull" for the end credits of Beavis and Butt-Had Do America, and he has also sold more than 180 million records around the world. Guess it's safe to say Humperdinck is also a badass.

8 p.m. Sunday, January 10, at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach; 954-946-2402; pompanobeacharts.org. Tickets cost $43 to $83 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.

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