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Ten Best Concerts This Week: Fun., STP, Vanilla Ice, and More

Don't be sad. Last night's highly anticipated Depeche Mode concert may have come and gone faster than Dave Gahan could change his vest, but it's a brand new Monday, and we still have plenty to look forward to!

This week's concerts in South Florida run the gamut, from the smooth, baby-making throw-backs of Lionel Richie to 18-year-old Chicago rapper Chief Keef's clicqued up live show to the feel-good sounds of Fun. Whatever your mood, there's definitely one or two stops for you to make on the ol' circuit this week.

Check 'em out after the jump.

See also: Depeche Mode Packed BB&T Center with Dudes

Vanilla Ice. Off the Hookah's 7th Year Anniversary, 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 18 at Off the Hookah, 111 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets TBA. Call 954-761-8686 or visit offthehookah.com.

Ain't no shame in it. We know he went through some ups and downs, but we're sure by now Florida boy Ice realizes all nostalgia/joking aside, we really do love him.

Chief Keef. 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 22 at LMNT, 55 NW 36th St., Miami. Tickets cost $20-$75. Call 305-572-9007 or visit Ticketweb.

There's no doubt it's troubling that rappers continue to glorify violence and gang activity in their music, including those coming out of the virtual war zone that is "Chi-raq" -- but that doesn't change the fact that we still enjoy the beats and unique swag of the incredibly young up-and-comer that is Chief Keef.

Metro Area. 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 21 at Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Tickets cost $20. Visit electricpicklemiami.com.

NYC underground house legends Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani aka Metro Area stop in Midtown Miami this Saturday for a special set at the Electric Pickle.

Stone Temple Pilots. With Chester Bennington. 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17 at BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. Tickets cost $49.50. Call 954-835-8000 or visit thebbtcenter.com.

STP may not have gotten much respect in their earlier days, but something funny happened as the nineties turned into the aughts, and the band grew more and more legitimate when viewed in the annals of rock history. Part of it was their competitors either faded away (Pearl Jam), disappeared (Alice In Chains), or died (Nirvana). More importantly, mainstream rock radio grew so God awful with its Limp Bizkits and Linkin Parks that at one point, STP's "Sour Girl" was the best song on the dial.

 

Yo Gotti. With CashOut and ZedZilla. 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17 at Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $25. Call 954-449-1025 or visit jointherevolution.net.

Memphis rapper Mario Mims, aka Yo Gotti, performs live with CashOut and ZedZilla this Thursday at Revolution Live in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Lionel Richie. 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 18 at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Tickets cost $95-$175. Call 954-797-5531 or visit hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com.

New Times statistical data from the 1980s indicates a sharp rise in pregnancies during the months when Lionel Richie tunes regularly resided in the top five. Catch his this Wednesday performing at Hard Rock Live.

Fun. With Tegan and Sara. 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 18 at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Tickets cost $39.50. Call 561-544-8600 or visit mizneramphitheater.com.

Tonight! Let's set the world on fire, with NYC indie-pop outfit, Fun.

 

Millionyoung. With the Band in Heaven, Ex Norwegian, Suede Dudes, New Cokes, Bonnie Riot, Lil Daggers, Sweet Bronco, Deaf Poets, Wake Up, and Hunters of the Alps at the Vagabon's Five Year Anniversary Weekend. 10 p.m., Friday, September 20 at the Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami. Tickets TBA. Call 305-379-0508 or visit thevagabondmiami.com.

Help downtown Miami's indie-alt stape the Vagabond celebrate its fifth anniversary of serving up that sweet, sweet indie goodness this weekend, with appearances by all of our local favorites, plus some surprises thrown in.

Dokken: A Made of Metal Tribute. With Paralysys and Dark Legacy. 9 p.m., Saturday, September 21 at Archie's West, 6303 W. Commercial Blvd., Lauderhill. Entry is $7 at the door. Call 954-721-0020.

A tribute to Hard Rock/Metal's most underrated band: Dokken. Made Of Metal will be playing a full set of their best, most metal tunes, featuring tons of guitar shredding and high-pitch vocals to make you scream for Freddy! Alongside special guests Paralysys and Dark Legacy.

Zulu Wave. With the Rebel and the Goddamn Hustle at the 80s Dance Party. 10 p.m., Saturday, September 21 at the Green Room, 109 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free. Call 954-449-1030 or visit greenroomlive.com.

Tampa indie noise rock group Zulu Wave join Rebel and the Goddamn Hustle for a night of 80s-inspired indie bliss at the Green Room.




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