After a three-year South Florida hiatus, Kraftwerk is back. And for its homecoming, the pioneering electronic music collective — which, as pointed out in a recent New Times article, paved the way for Miami bass, the Magic City's signature sound — is bringing a 3D spectacle (and robots) to the historic Olympia Theater in downtown Miami.
As Ralf Hütter, the sole remaining original member of Kraftwerk, told New Times in that same piece, "This is a 3D concert where the audience will have those paper 3D glasses. All our visuals, the complete show is in 3D projections, films, and graphic images and our visual music that we produced at the Kling Klang Studio." Robots included.
Tuesday, September 29, 8 and 11:30 p.m. Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-372-0925; olympiatheater.org. Tickets cost $58.50 to $78.50 plus fees via olympiatheater.org.
From the ATL to the FTL, Collective Soul's bringing their alt-rock tunes to Revolution Live. The last time CS hit the stage at Revolution — May 11, 2012, to be exact — the band performed hits from their 1999 production, Dosage, along with some new songs.
In an interview with New Times prior to that show, guitarist Dean Roland alluded to a new album, the band's first in what would now be six years. "We've started with some very basic ideas," he explained. "They'll grow in the process of touring and working through the songs. The songs will be fleshed out on the road, figuring things out along the way." Now, that album, See What You Started by Continuing, is finally coming to fruition. And this week, on the eve of their release date, Dean and the rest of the crew will get to show off their new music to all their SoFla fans.
The See What You Started Tour. Thursday, October 1, 7 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $29.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
No other South Florida band can master the art of "orchestral indie rock" as effortlessly as Lavola. While listening to their music definitely embodies their dark and edgy vibe, nothing compares to watching Julien Cires, Emily Dwyer, and the rest of the quintet live in action.
As described on their official Facebook bio, "their live shows transcend the typical show atmosphere by combining ironic polarities: subtle with abrasive, melodic with dissonant, passive with furious." Check it out for yourself this week at Respectable Street.
Presented by Flaunt. October 1, 11 p.m. Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-832-9999; respectablestreet.com. Ages 21 and up.
Clutch is in a Psychic Warfare. That's why the Maryland-based rockers are unleashing their "X-Ray Vision" — and hits from their latest album — on all their South Florida peeps.
With Corrosion of Conformity and the Shrine. Saturday, October 3, 7 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $24 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
When it comes to storytelling, Brad Paisley is "Crushin' It." Sticking to his country roots, Paisley, as pointed out by New Times, "uses a combination of slight southern twang combined with modern day trending topics." Maybe that's why he's considered one of "country's mightiest heroes."
Crushin' It World Tour. With Justin Moore and Mickey Guyton. Saturday, October 3, 7:30 p.m. Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; ticketmaster.com. Tickets cost $19.75 to $54.75 plus fees via livenation.com.