When you live in the party palace that is South Florida, any day is a good day for late-night shenanigans. Yes, even a Tuesday.
While partying it up till 2 a.m. and still having to wake up at the crack of dawn for work the next morning is no easy task, at least you'll get to check out some pretty good talent before you pass out in your cubicle.
So chug a Red Bull, grab your crew, and hit up one (or all, you party animal) of the five best music ragers going down in South Florida this week.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons 2015 Condragulations Tour.
Swipe on that magenta lipstick, grab your golden hair weave, and take a ride on Glamazonian Airways with Bianca Del Rio, Jinkx Monsoon, and all of RuPaul's number-one divas during the 954 stop of the 2015 Condragulations Tour.
Whether you’re coming out to see your favorite queen or you’re just looking for the perfect place to take that first date, it will surely be a memorable night. Let’s just hope the queens at Lips in Oakland Park don’t pop over to start a brawl. Just remember, there are no rules in a RuPaul drag race.
Hosted by Michelle Visage. With Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio, Detox, Ivy Winters, Jinkx Monsoon, and others. Thursday, April 2, 9 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Ages 18 and up.
Flaunt Ten-Year Anniversary.
"Psych, dream pop, and shoegaze." That's how Fort Lawdy's Sweet Bronco is gonna celebrate ten years of Flaunt Thursdays with Chaucer's "weirdo pop" at Respectable Street.
With Sweet Bronco and Chaucer. Thursday, April 2, 11 p.m. Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-832-9999; respectablestreet.com.
Taking Back Sunday.
The band that got you through that high school breakup, your parents' divorce, and the final episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is coming to town. So pile on that black eyeliner and relive those emo days as Long Island's Taking Back Sunday shows you what postpunk Happiness Is at Revolution.
With the Menzingers and letlive. Saturday, April 4, 7 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $25.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
The Heavy Pets.
“Fort Lauderdale is our home and birthplace. It's where we got our start. It's amazing to be able to take all of the influence, changes, and experiences we've had and get to have them with our most faithful fan base,” the Heavy Pets told New Times in a recent interview. They got their start in Fort Lauderdale nearly ten years ago, and they've been a local favorite ever since. Now you can get funky with the Heavy Pets as they bring their jamtastic vibes to Culture Room this Saturday.
With the Politix and Jayjohero. Saturday, April 4, 8 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $12 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Ages 18 and up.
Telekinetic Walrus and the Pride of Ions.
Party it up with Telekinetic Walrus and the Pride of Ions as Y Diz, the Time-Zoo Keeper, Corinne Stevie, Komakozie, Faun 5000, and Buffalo give you a taste of their Spaceship With the Heavy Bass Bump at the Funky Buddha.
Hold on tight. It's going to be a funky ride.
As part of the Gold Pass Tour with Shark Anthony & the Reef. Saturday, April 4, 9 p.m. Funky Buddha Lounge, 2621 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Call 561-368-4643, or visit thefunkybuddha.com. Admission costs $10.