This week, there's so much live music happening in Broward and Palm Beach counties, it's almost oppressive. That's a slight exaggeration. But there definitely is enough going on to keep your feet tapping or your head banging till next Monday.
Thursday, January 10
The Darkness. With Hell or Highwater. 7:30 p.m., January 10, Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Street, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $22 plus fees. Visit jointherevolution.net.
This glam rock band from Britain is just off tour with Lady Gaga and bringing their Hot Cakes to town. Tease that hair and slap on the skinniest tights your little sister owns, the Darkness will rock you and your studs. Our interview with the band's guitarist Dan Hawkins.
Sosos. 9:30 p.m., January 10, Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm Place, Boca Raton. Visit funkybiscuit.com.
You can ring in a new-year-you-remember with the more wholesome sounds of mandolins and banjos with Fort Lauderdale roots act Soros.
Friday, January 11
The Necrophiles, Lil Daggers, Suede Dudes. 9 p.m. January 11, Five Points Lounge, 2608 South Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale. Entrance is $5 for 21 and older, $10 for 18 to 20.
Fort Lauderdale surf rockers the Necrophiles, Miami's dreamy psych guys Lil Daggers, and the sludgy Suede Dudes offer an awesome local show at the intimate tiki spot 5 Points Lounge.
Dashboard Confessional. 8 p.m., Friday, January 11, at Bienes Center for the Arts, St. Thomas Aquinas, 2801 SW 12th Street, Fort Lauderdale. Sold out. Call 954 513 2272, or visit bienescenterforthearts-sta.org.
The dreamy Chris Carrabba is playing a solo acoustic set for the lucky students of Saint Thomas Aquinas University, or anyone else willing to strap on a book bag and pretend they're 19. Full preview here.
Reggae-psych rock fusion reigns supreme on Friday in Lake Worth with Fireside Prophets. This FAU trio is planning on keeping it dirty, dirty in the South.
Black Friday is always dedicated to bringing you the darkest in dark trends. This week, on Rob Zombie's birthday, three bands play tribute to this fine writer, director, producer, and musician.
Saturday, January 12
Smokey's gonna make you cry. Don't care how hardened your heart is, when this Miracle starts singing "Tears of a Clown," you will be that clown. Full review here.
In case you missed the boat... The Jam Cruise, that is, you can catch the shippers on their way out of town at the Moe show at Revolution.
British roots reggae group Steel Pulse is going to make it all irie at one of the chillest venues around these parts, Culture Room.
The seapunks have come to claim us, Fort Lauderdale. And they're bringing their music and art (by FAU students with an oceanic theme, and Lynn students with non-watery stuff) with them. Wear blue.
Landlubber's Ball With the Heavy Pets. 10 p.m., January 12, Poorhouse, 110 SW 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale. Entrance is $5.
The Heavy Pets have a horny name, but they're just a bunch of very talented jam dudes who, possibly want to make you horny and definitely want you to jam. This is the post-Moe party for those whose sea legs are still swinging.
Tina and Her Pony. 9 p.m., January 12, The Beat Cup, 660 Linton Blvd - Suite 110, Delray Beach.
As far as intriguing indie band names go, Tina and Her Pony is up there with Band of Horses and Arcade Fire. It makes you feel all funny inside, like you're seconds away from some Gothic tragedy or grand Victorian romance. This is the Asheville duo's album release party.
Though Wyllys started in drum and bass, his site states that his sound is now: "an experiment in nu disco, raregroove, and re-edit, with many nods to house music." He's bringing horns and vocals along with his turntable skills to the Funky Biscuit Sunday night.