Best Concerts This Week in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County

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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

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 

You can ring in a new-year-you-remember with the more wholesome sounds of mandolins and banjos with Fort Lauderdale roots act Soros.  

The IndependentsWith the Livvers, Between Enemies, the Secretors, and Dirty Ol' Stayouts. 8 p.m., January 9, Play By Play, 444 South Cypress Road, Pompano Beach. 

Play By Play is a divey sports bar in Pompano Beach. But they bring some pretty solid acts to play in that unusual setting. This week, South Carolina horror punk, ska band the Independents bring darkness and noise to a place people watch baseball games.

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

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.

Fireside Prophets. 10 p.m., January 11, at Speakeasy Lounge, 129 N Federal Hwy, Lake Worth. Entrance is $5.

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.

Rob/White Zombie Tribute, Black Friday. 10 p.m., January 11, Green Room, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. No cover.

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. 

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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