Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Concert Calendar This Week August 5 Through August 9, 2019 | New Times Broward-Palm Beach


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Not to be missed this week are the (alleged) final farewell of Kiss and the first of two concerts by the grown-up Jonas Brothers, who will return to South Florida in November. Try both. Cap them off with the West Palm Beach rapper Wifisfuneral's homecoming at the Kelsey Theater.

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Kiss. The band has been scaring mothers since 1973, when its name was first rumored to be an acronym for "Knights in Satan's Service." The reality revealed itself to be far less sinister, when Kiss turned about to be a metal and shock-rock band. Though the shock has waned with each decade, the band has never let go of the live spectacle, including over-the-top pyrotechnics and elaborate costuming. The End of the Road World Tour is purported to be the band's final worldwide jaunt; however, the 2000-01 Kiss Farewell Tour was also supposed to be its last, and, well, we all know how that went. Still, maybe you should attend this week's show just in case. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000; Tickets cost $35.25 to $995.75 via

Baroness. In June, the heavy-metal outfit from Savannah, Georgia, dropped its fifth studio album, Gold & Grey. It was met with universal acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and NME, proving that although rock might be "dead," it's certainly not out of ideas. The single "Tourniquet" is a highlight, with a melodic, radio-friendly quality that veers into grunge and hard-rock territory. It's all very nostalgic and forward-thinking at the same time. With War on Women. 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; Tickets cost $28.50 via

Jonas Brothers. Once Disney royalty, the Jonas Brothers have been dead set on showing everyone they've grown up. The most explicit manifestation of that mission was their Prime Video documentary, Chasing Happiness. Fans once and for all got a clear explanation of why the brothers called it quits in 2012 and how the Disney label stunted their artistic and personal growth — the Mouse isn't exactly a fan of budding teenage sexuality. Looking back, the breakup seemed like a necessary step in reshaping their image as grown men with grown-men feelings. Any fear that mainstream audiences wouldn't accept them as adults washed away with the release of Happiness Begins and its massive first single, "Sucker." With Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; Tickets cost $25.95 to $495.95 via

Millionyoung and Afrobeta. West Palm Beach will get not one, but two great examples of South Florida indie pop and electronic when Millionyoung and Afrobeta pull in Friday night at Voltaire. The indie/electronica producer Mike Diaz, AKA Millionyoung, rode in on the lo-fi wave in 2010, only to be slammed, along with the genre, the following year when Pitchfork gave his debut album Replicants a paltry 3.8. However, Diaz didn't die with chillwave; he continued to make amazing music free from the label. His 2018 album, Rare Form, was a joyful offering that mixed house and funk. Afrobeta, on the other hand, has never stopped championing a sound that's influenced by its Miami surroundings. Freestyle, house, and pop all meld to make a true Miami sound machine. 8 p.m. Friday, August 9, at Voltaire, 526 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-408-5603; Tickets cost $5 via

Wifisfuneral. West Palm Beach's Wifisfuneral is often accused of the mumbling delivery associated with SoundCloud rappers. However, on this year's Ethernet 2 EP, he's proven he's a master at firing off bars with precision while also giving fans the gritty, laid-back flow that made him an internet sensation in 2016. Wifi has been busy on the road in 2019, but this week, he'll finally come home to the Kelsey Theater, after which he'll take a small break before crossing the pond to perform a string of dates in the United Kingdom. 7 p.m. Friday, August 9, at the Kelsey Theater, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 561-328-7481; Tickets cost $20 to $60 via
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