The Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend this year is jam-packed with music.
For fans of hip-hop, classic pop, dance music, or Vince Neil, South
Florida is decidedly covered.
As detailed in this week's Miami New Times, Diddy hosts one of the year's biggest assembled hip-hop and reggae
showcases, Best of the Best 2010 at Bicentennial Park, in his adopted
second home, Miami. Later this year, the rapper-mogul is expected to
release his sixth studio album, Last Train to Paris, which features
"Hello Good Morning," penned by local Rico Love and including a guest
rap by T.I. Incidentally, the newly free man T.I. and Grand Hustle
Family will be in town to perform at Klutch Nightclub Sunday evening --
so will he swing by beforehand?
Also set for Best of the Best is Gucci Mane, who was released from
prison May 12, has a pile of memorable hits like "Lemonade" and a
recent collaboration with Outkast's Big Boi, "Shine Blockas," to draw
from. Locals representing include DJ Khaled, and Rick Ross teamed with
Magazeen. On the reggae/dancehall tip, Barrington Levy brings a voice
so clear and versatile that he fronted dub punks Sublime for a bit,
and fellow Jamaican Capleton has a faster, more fiery dancehall
delivery. Also of note, Baby Cham has amassed crossover collaborations
with Rick Ross, T-Pain, and Santigold. There will be surprises all day long, and
what's better than the Best?
Best of the Best 2010. With Diddy, DJ Khaled, Gucci Mane, Capleton,
Barrington Levy, and others. 1 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Bicentennial Park,
1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets cost $54 until May 28; children
under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. 305-438-9488;
T.I. With Grand Hustle Family. 10 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Klutch
Nightclub, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $75.
Since their heyday as '80s pop alchemists, Hall & Oates have beaten
back the years and stayed an integral part of popular culture. Synth
act the Bird and the Bee recently released a tribute album honoring
the duo; actors depicted Hall & Oates with comic effect in the Yacht
Rock web series; another web series, J-Stache, details the wild life
of John Oates' mustache; and, naturally, a catalog of hits like
"Private Eyes," "Rich Girl," and "Maneater" still sounds awesome.
Hall & Oates. 8 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806
NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach. Tickets cost $25 to $95. 877-598-8698;
House icon Roger Sanchez will cater to the groove-oriented at
Monarchy in West Palm Beach on Sunday. His new single, "2Gether,"
features rapper K'naan as well as a sample from "Love Shack" by the
B-52's, and hits pretty much every dance pleasure center in the process.
Roger Sanchez. 10 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Monarchy, 221 Clematis St.,
West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $20. 561-835-6601; wantickets.com
Even More Sunday Concerts:
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, with Mishka. 8 p.m. Sunday, May 30.
Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost
$13. 954-564-1074; ticketmaster.com
JP Soars. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Propaganda, 6 S. J St.,
Lake Worth. Tickets cost $5. 561-547-7273; propagandalw.com
Deadbeat Writers Lab. With Seamstar, Jello Jam, Dee Dubbs, and Rob
Riggs. 9:30 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Propaganda, 6 S. J St., Lake Worth.
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Tickets are free. 561-547-7273; propagandalw.com
Vince Neil. With Dirty Anniversary. 8 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Feelgood's,
219 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Tickets are free before 10 p.m.