R. City may have hit mainstream as solo artists thanks to their 2015 single, "Locked Away" featuring Adam Levine, but the Virgin Islanders — brothers Theron and Timothy Thomas who go by their stage names, A.I. and Uptown AP — have written and produced countless hits for some of the biggest pop stars, including Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and Miley Cyrus. The bros recently dropped their debut LP, What Dreams Are Made Of, and will be taking over Revolution Live this week for HITS 97.3 HITS Sessions.
Presented by HITS 97.3 HITS Sessions. Wednesday, January 20, 7:30 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Win tickets by downloading the free HITS 97.3 app and clicking the "HITS Sessions" button. Visit hits973.com. Ages 18 and up.
Wynonna & the Big Noise
"With her deep, gritty voice, twangy country accent, and hell-raisin'-and-heartache subject matter," Wynonna Judd, as pointed out by New Times, "just might be the quintessential honky-tonk country songstress." Celebrating the release of her first album in seven years — Wynonna & the Big Noise — the country superstar (who just so happens to be Ashley Judd's sister), will be a hootin' and a hollerin' at the Parker Playhouse.
Stories & Song. Thursday, January 21, 8 p.m. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-761-5374; parkerplayhouse.org. Tickets cost $43 to $63 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
Chippendales: The 2016 Break the Rules Tour
Stetson hats, bow ties, and abs — that's the kind of night you'll be in for when the Chippendales expose their junk to all the ladies (and dudes) of Fort Lawdy. The teaser above was shot during their gig in Poland, but that's just a taste of what to expect when the boys hit up Revolution.
Friday, January 22, 8 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $29 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Ages 18 and up.
After nearly two decades of music, Athens, Georgia's Perpetual Grove has become a titan of the jam-band scene. "Where many jam acts have, of late, incorporated bluegrass, folk, and brash flourishes, Perpetual Groove," as pointed out by New Times, "has always been one of the more staunchly rockcentric acts in its circles." And after a two- year hiatus, the band is back on the road and coming for Culture Room this week.
With special guests. Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23, 8 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.