Five Best Music Events in South Florida This Week

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Icona Pop

Icona Pop fans may be "the fucking realest," but that's just because Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt are a pair of total badasses. "We are feminists and I think every good person on this earth should be," Jawo told our sister paper, the Miami New Times back in 2013. "I mean, the thing we are fighting for is equality, and we're going in the right direction, but there's still a long way to go." While there's definitely "a long way to go," the Swedish electropop powerhouse duo and HITS 97.3 is practicing equality for all with a free show at Revolution Live this week. All you gotta do is download the HITS 97.3 app and click on the “HITS Sessions” button for your chance to see these ladies live in action.

Wednesday, September 23, 7 p.m. Presented by HITS 97.3 HITS Sessions. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Win tickets by downloading the HITS 97.3 app and clicking on the “HITS Sessions” button. Ages 18 and up.

EO1: "End of the World" Party

A fascist running for POTUS and dramatically-rising sea levels — it's the end of the world as we know it. But, in a region where hurricane parties are the norm, South Florida isn't panicking. Instead, we're partyin' it up with In Oculus, Pariah, Twelve'len, and all the raging club rats of SoFla at Jump the Shark.

With In Oculus, Pariah, Ashiyushi, Verali, Twelve'len, the Nobodies, Human Fluid Rot, Ian Iachimoe, Unholy Clone, Minimalist Blasphemist, Nick Petakas, Thisis, Members Only, Xali, Drew Swace, and others. Presented by Eclectic Overdrive. Friday, September 25, 5 p.m. Jump the Shark, 810 NE 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; facebook.com/jumpthesharkevents. Admission costs $5. All ages.


Lecrae may be a Christian, but, as the rapper told New Times in a recent interview, he is not totally keen on being labeled as "the Christian rapper." "I think Christian is a wonderful noun, but a terrible adjective," he explains. "Are there Christian shoes, Christian clothes, Christian plumbers, Christian pipes? I think, if you're going to, you should label it hip-hop. Hip-hop is a particular poetic style. Labeling it with the faith assumes that the song is going to be some kind of sermon; but there's a lot of social and political things that I don't think make it gospel, or Christian music." See Lecrae speak rap the truth with MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, and Israel & New Breed this week at the Xtreme Christian Music Conference.

With MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, and Israel & New Breed. Part of the Xtreme Christian Music Conference. Friday, September 25, 7 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise; 954-835-8000; thebbtcenter.com. Tickets cost $29 to $199 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.


“We don’t fit into anything,” claims Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister on the band's Facebook page. "The only thing we fit into is 'Motörhead' because we are Motörhead music and that's what we do." So "Rock Out" with "the Loudest Band in the World" as Kilmister and his crew take over the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre with fellow hard rockers Anthrax and Crobot.

With Anthrax and Crobot. Saturday, September 26, 7 p.m. Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach; 954-946-2402; pompanobeacharts.org. Tickets cost $38 to $78 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.

Downtown Full Moon Party: The Season Opening Party

What better way to celebrate this month's rare supermoon eclipse than at the Downtown Full Moon Party's season opening bash? Get lunar with live tuneage from Juke, Ephinko, and SoFla's moon lovers, live interactive art, drumming, body and face painting, and fire spinners right in the heart of Fort Lawdy at Makers Square. 

With music by Juke, Ephniko, Chilly, Broward Beat Box, Jason L. Megibow, Enlightened Flow Entertainment, and others. Saturday, September 26, 9 p.m. Makers Square, 1142 NE 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-361-4114. Admission costs $10 to $25 plus fees via dfullmoonparty.com.

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