It's only Monday, but we already feel like dancing. With the summer officially behind us, of course we want to celebrate! As we look forward to our annual three days of sweater weather, fewer mosquitos, and the end of hurricane season, we can't help but also get tickled with excitement over the upcoming fall music season.
From the soulful sounds of up-and-comer ZZ Ward to the sexy R&B pop of Canada's the Weeknd, here's our selection of the five best concerts to hit up this week.
See also: New Times Concert Calendar
ZZ Ward. With the Wild Feathers and James Bay. 7:30 p.m., Monday, September 23 at Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $17.75-$19 via ticketmaster.com.
Pennsylvania-born bluesy singer-songwriter ZZ Ward heats things up tonight as she headlines the Ones to Watch Down & Dirty Shine tour.
STRFKR brings its funky brand of Portland, Oregon-flavored indie electronica to the stage at Grand Central this Tuesday. Spaced-out chillwave act Chrome Sparks will make your booty sway as well.
Headhunterz. With Isaac, Brennan Heart, and Coone. 9:30 p.m., Thursday, September 26 at Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $24 via ticketmaster.com.
Dutch "hardstyle" EDM star Headhunterz drops the bass this Thursday at Revolution.
Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck. With Al Jardine and David Marks. Friday, September 27, 7:30 p.m., Hard Rock Live, One Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $45-$80 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
The genius frontman of Beach Boys plus English rock legend Jeff Beck, together on one stage? "God Only Knows" this will be a night of musical heaven as we take in timeless, perfectly-crafted pop-rock song after song.
The Weeknd. With Banks. Saturday, September 28, 8:30 p.m., James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-372-4634; jlkc.com. Tickets cost $35-$45 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. the Weeknd, slows it down and sexes it up with some smooth and modern R&B sounds this Saturday at James L. Knight Center in Miami.
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