With the dead of summer finally behind us, we've got a ton to look forward to. There's sweater weather, the end of hurricane season, and, best of all, the start of a whole new round of fall tours.
This week, visits by Joe Satriani, Maroon 5, and Depeche Mode (with Bat for Lashes!) have us more excited than ever to retire our uniform of sandals and shorts and get on with the shows. Check out our picks for this week's six best concerts in Broward and Palm Beach counties, and get ready to get down.
Pepper. With Grieves. 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 10 at Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave, Ft Lauderdale. Tickets cost $24. Call 954-449-1025 or visit jointherevolution.net.
Having toured with the likes of reggae-rock gods 311 and the Wailers, this San Diego-based three-piece is bound to get you jammin' this Tuesday at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale.
Joe Satriani. With the Steve Morse Band. 8 p.m., Thursday, September 12, at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost from $52.50 to $97.50. VIP tickets also available. Call 954-462-0222, or visit parkerplayhouse.com.
"I'm always kind of bouncing around listening to different styles. I like when people put guitar in a really weird space and use it like a tool being misused," real-life guitar hero Joe Satriani told us in a recent interview. Check out how his mix of musical influences play out onstage this Thursday at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale.
Steely Dan. 8 p.m., Thursday, September 12, at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Tickets are almost sold out. Visit Ticketmaster.com.
Classic jazz-rock duo Steely Dan notoriously play hard-to-get in interviews. Luckily, it's not nearly as difficult to catch them live in concert.
Maroon 5. With Kelly Clarkson and PJ Morton. 7 p.m. Saturday, September 14, at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $29.50 to $93.50. Call 561-795-8883, or visit cruzanamphitheatre.net.
Love him or loathe him, the snarky, dashing, and near perfectly bearded Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine has staying power. This Saturday, Levine stops by at West Palm's Cruzan Amphitheatre with band Maroon 5 and American Idol's reigning queen Kelly Clarkson as part of the expansive 12 Annual Honda Civic Tour. It promises to be a swoon-worthy, power vocals-filled night of pop-rock bliss.
Loretta Lynn. 7 p.m., Sunday, September 15 at Hard Rock Live, 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Tickets cost $35 to $55. Call 954-797-5531 or visit hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com.
The Coal Miner's Daughter herself is stopping by Hard Rock Live for a soulful trip down country music's memory lane. She recently told Billboard that she'd like to team up with Jack White again to follow up their 2004 album Van Lear Rose. Fingers crossed that he pops up on stage in Hollywood this weekend!
Depeche Mode. With Bat for Lashes. 7:30 pm, Sunday, September 15 at BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. Tickets cost $35 to $85. Call 954-835-8000, or visit thebbtcenter.com.
These guys may be in their 50s, but Violator is still as hot today as it was when released 23 (deep breaths, guys) years ago. But that's not why they're still an actually cool band; it's because they've never stopped making recognizable and timeless music.
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