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Five Best Music Events in South Florida This Week

Alice In Chains

You can argue that death hangs over Alice In Chains more than most bands — the crew lost two original members to addiction, bassist Mike Starr in 2011 and singer Layne Staley in 2002 — but the Seattle quartet is, as pointed out in a recent New Times piece, still a hard rock powerhouse. Check out the '90s rock stars as they play a "movie-set list" of old material and a handful of songs from their latest albums with William DuVall as frontman. 

Tuesday, August 11, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; Tickets cost $40 to $60 plus fees via

Steely Dan

Steely Dan may have named itself after a dildo — "Steely Dan III from Yokohama" from William S. Burroughs' sexually vivid novel Naked Lunch, to be specific — but, as explained by yours truly here at New Times, that's what makes Walter Becker and Donald Fagen "one of our favorite sardonic 1970s rock groups."

Rockabye Golly Angel Tour with Elvis Costello and the Imposters. Wednesday, August 12, 7 p.m. Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; Tickets cost $30 to $275 via

Incubus & Deftones

Relive the emo years of the 2000's as Incubus and Deftones embark on their 2015 Tour with Death From Above 1979 and the Bots at the 561's Perfect Vodka Amp. Just expect to see lots of eyeliner and skinny jeans. 

2015 Tour with Death From Above 1979 and the Bots. Friday, August 14, 6:30 p.m. Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; Tickets cost $18 to $92.50 plus fees via

Hippiefest 2015

Put on your bell bottoms and do the "Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo" with Rick Derringer, the Family Stone, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, and all the tree huggers of BroCo at the Hippiefest 2015.

With the Family Stone, Rick Derringer, and Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels. Friday, August 14, 7:30 p.m. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222; Tickets cost $19.69 to $89.50 plus fees via

"Weird Al" Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour

"It might seem crazy wearing stripes with plaid," but as the Commander of Parody at the Mandatory World Tour, don't be surprised if you see "Weird Al" Yankovic rockin' an "Ed Hardy shirt with fluorescent orange pants."

Saturday, August 15, 8 p.m. Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center, 201 SW 5th Ave., Ft Lauderdale; 954-462-0222; Tickets cost $30 to $260 plus fees via
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Laurie Charles
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