Nothing's worse than waking up in the morning thinking it's Friday when it's only Tuesday.
Yeah, that’s a rude awakening. But then it hits you — in less than 48 hours, you'll be hitting the streets and partying hard with your fellow music junkies and all of your favorite artists.
So put that minor morning freakout behind you (don't worry, we won't tell anyone) and check out South Florida's five best music events this week, from the Ting Tings to Record Store Day and Dick Dale.
Wanee Music Festival
"Jamming, barefoot dancing, and the sweet smell of patchouli and Dr. Bronner's." That's what you'll find at the Wanee Music Festival. Sure, it's a good five hours from home, but with three days of trippy tuneage from Widespread Panic; Gregg Allman; Earth, Wind & Fire; and 30 other funky acts, it's definitely worth the drive.
With Widespread Panic; Gregg Allman; Gov't Mule; Earth, Wind & Fire; Cheap Trick; and others. Thursday to Saturday, April 16 to 18. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Dr., Live Oak, Florida; 386-364-1683. Three-day general-admission festival passes cost $215 plus fees via waneefestival.shop.ticketstoday.com. Visit waneefestival.com.
The Ting Tings
Feel like you stepped into the "Wrong Club"? No, that's just British "indie-pop-electro" duo the Ting Tings bringing that new sound to Revolution Live.
With Kaneholler. Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $17.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
The Who's Hits 50! North American Tour
British rock 'n' roll legends the Who are still rockin' it after 50 years, stronger than ever. And for their Hits 50! North American Tour, "every background vocal, horn, string, percussion, keyboard, and synth part that [was] on the original recordings list [will be] reproduced live," making your trip to the 305 totally worth it.
With Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $36.50 to $136.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. All ages.
Record Store Day 2015
Celebrate your love for all things wax. Groove it up with Juan Wauters from the Beets, Brooklyn's Miss Tess & the Talkbacks' "rock ‘n’ roll, swinging blues, throwback country, and rockabilly," and all of the vinyl junkies at Radio-Active's 14-hour Record Store Day music, food truck, and Red Bull rager.
With Juan Wauters, Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, Alex Caso, Benton, Blue, Hiltronix, Kems, Mixx Piggy, Mr. Brown, and special guests. Saturday, April 18, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Radio-Active Records, 845 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-762-9488; radio-active-records.com. Admission is free. All ages.
At 77, Dick Dale is still the "King of the Surf Guitar." And on Saturday, the guitar hero's gonna tear up the stage at Culture Room with his Dick Dale Signature Malibu Fender.
With the Riot Act and Octo Gato. Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.