There couldn't have been a more fitting moniker for legendary NOLA brass band the Soul Rebels than the Soul Rebels. "We named it after the Bob Marley song," explained Lumar LeBlanc, the snare player of the eight-piece collective, to New Times earlier this year of their name. "We wanted to be a voice for people who weren't being heard, and what we'd be rebelling against is negativity." Twenty-five years later, the band is still livin' up to its purpose — last year, the "funk, hip-hop, soul, jazz" crew paid tribute to Michael Brown at the Brooklyn Bowl during its performance of "Hardknock" with Joey Bada$$.
Thursday, December 3, 8 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $16.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
Dance Gavin Dance
You won't hear funky disco tunes at a Dance Gavin Dance concert. But you'll surely be in for some Instant "Screamo/Psychedelic/Punk" Gratification when the California-based rockers take the stage at Culture Room. Celebrating a decade of hardcore tuneage, the guys will be joined by fellow punks Slaves, a Lot Like Birds, DayShell, and Strawberry Girls during their Fort Lawdy gig.
Ten-Year Anniversary Tour with Slaves, a Lot Like Birds, DayShell, and Strawberry Girls. Friday, December 4, 6:30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $18 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
Seratones & St. Paul and the Broken Bones
"I try to remember, first and foremost, I'm a storyteller, and all our songs are stories," Seratones singer and guitarist A.J. Haynes told New Times in a recent interview. While the band has been officially together for two years, Haynes and the boys will finally be taking their "swampish mix of influences and experiences into a Mississippi studio to record their first album." But first, the Shreveport, Louisiana, rock 'n' roll band will be finishing up its final string of tour dates, which will bring it to Culture Room this week as it opens for St. Paul and the Broken Bones.
Saturday, December 5, 8 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
III Points Art Basel Concert Series
Get ready for some "Good Times" during this year's Art Basel Miami Beach! Going down at Mana Wynwood, the crew over at III Points will be bringing some of the most exciting musical acts of this year's arty party to the 305. With live music from Jamie XX, Four Tet, A$AP Rocky, Kaytranada, and STWO, you'll definitely be in for a musical treat this Art Basel week. Even if you have to drive a good 45 minutes and endure the insane ABMB traffic to get there.
With Jamie XX and Four Tet. Friday, December 4, 10 p.m. Tickets cost $25 to $400 plus fees via showclix.com. Ages 18 and up. With A$AP Rocky, Kaytranada, and STWO. Saturday, December 5, 10 p.m. Tickets cost $55 to $65 plus fees via showclix.com. Ages 18 and up. Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-573-0371; manawynwood.com.
An Evening With Lucero
Playing anywhere between 150 to 200 shows yearly, Lucero, as pointed out by New Times, is "one of, if not the hardest-working band in the indie world and the music scene at large." Check out the Memphis-bred alt-country punks as they bring one of their many shows to Culture Room this week.
Presented by Sailor Jerry. Sunday, December 6, 8 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.