Kick it with the Growlers as the California-based indie-rock band brings their edgy, mysterious surf-pop to the 954. "With a playful, full-bodied bass up-front and acidic vocals over top," the Orange County rockers, as described by New Times, have "honed a distinct and infectious sound." Check them out for yourself this week at Culture Room.
With Broncho and Heavy Drag. Tuesday, November 3, 7:30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
"If you're going to play the blues," Reverend Peyton suggests, "then you have to write about stuff you're living." If Rev's words hold true, then the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band — which is actually a trio composed of Peyton, his wife, "Washboard" Breezy Peyton, and drummer Ben "Bird Dog" Bussell — must be living an oh So Delicious life with plenty of "Pot Roast & Kisses" and "Music and Friends."
Thursday, November 5, 7 to 10 p.m. Terra Fermata, 26 SE 6th St., Stuart; 772-286-5252; terrafermata.com. Tickets cost $8 plus fees via holdmyticket.com. Ages 21 and up.
An Evening with Public Image Ltd
John Lydon may be, as broken down by New Times, "forever associated with Great Britain," but the former Sex Pistols mouthpiece is now an American citizen. Although he wants to "give back to the country that's given [him] so much," which, of course, comes in the form of fulfilling civic duties, much like participating in the upcoming presidential election, the Public Image Ltd frontman will not be voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016. But he will be bringing "Double Trouble" to Fort Lawdy this week.
Thursday, November 5, 8 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
Matt and Kim
Revel in the indie-pop radiance of Matt and Kim as the Brooklyn duo brings their New Glow to Revolution Live. "With charming smiles, saccharine, almost childlike demeanors, and the fortitude to crowd-surf over thousands of fans, Matt and Kim," as explained in a recent New Times article, will make you dance.
With Deaf Poets. Saturday, November 7, 7 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $24 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Ages 16 and up.
iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina 2015
You'll have to drive all the way to downtown Miami for the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, but as iHeartMedia's first Latin music-focused mini-festival — which debuted last year in Los Angeles — to make its way to the Magic City, this will be one pachanga you won't want to miss. Featuring Latin music giants Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez, to name a few, you'll be pumped up for the 45-minute drive back home.
With Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Don Omar, Marco Antonio Solis, Prince Royce, Wisin, Camila, Becky G, Fonseca, and Voz De Mando. Presented by Sprint. Saturday, November 7, 8:30 p.m. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $29 to $159 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.