These two bands, as pointed out by New Times, "helped pioneer the jangly-guitar-and-falsetto-harmonies revolution of the ’70s." And this week, America and Three Dog Night will be singing to all the "Lonely People" of South Florida at the Hard Rock Live. While their show is aimed at baby boomers who grew up with the music, "there’s plenty of room for newcomers to enjoy some huge songs from rock ’n’ roll’s Golden Age and get a taste of where some of today’s bands have drawn their acoustic-harmony-infused influences."
Thursday, November 12, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $40 to $60 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
You can take the guy out of the 954, but you can't take the 954 out of the guy. So "wiggle wiggle wiggle" that "big fat butt" all the way to the Hard Rock Live for some freaky Friday the 13th action with Miramar's Jason Derulo.
Friday, November 13, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $40 to $65 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
The English Beat
Dance to the English Beat as the British "ska, reggae, new wave" legends celebrate the release of their latest album, Here We Go Love — their first studio production in more than three decades thanks to a successful crowd-funding campaign — at Culture Room. Before their Fort Lawdy gig last year, singer and guitarist Dave Wakeling promised "probably the best show [you've] ever seen in [your] life." We can only imagine the wild surprises South Florida is in for this time around.
With the Attack. Friday, November 13, 8 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
"Smoke Two Joints" and party it up with Badfish as the world's greatest Sublime tribute band lights it up at Revolution. Ironically, Sublime's founder, Bradley Nowell, played the same stage Badfish will play this week during the first-ever Warped Tour, way back when 100 SW Third Avenue was called the Edge. "Anytime that we play a stage that Sublime has played, it makes you think about what they did and how long ago they actually did it, and all these years later, people are still coming out to show that Sublime love," Badfish drummer Scott Begin told New Times last year. "It's an honor to play their music."
A Tribute to Sublime. Saturday, November 14, 7:30 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $18.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
Zac Brown Band
Get "Chicken Fried" with the Zac Brown Band at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre as the Georgia country boy and his crew bring their Jekyll + Hyde Tour to West Palm Beach.
Jekyll + Hyde Tour with Drake White and the Big Fire. Presented by BAI. Sunday, November 15, 7 p.m. Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; ticketmaster.com. Tickets cost $27.50 to $75.50 plus fees via livenation.com.