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.
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.
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.
"Bursting with vibrant, anthemic melodies," the Livesays latest album, Faith, Hope and Love is, as described by New Times, "unerringly infectious from start to finish, a set of songs that recalls Bruce Springsteen in its call to arms and Rick Springfield in its obvious accessibility." Hear it for yourself during their show at Funky Biscuit this week.
Go Into the Deep as NOLA jam band Galactic brings their funktastic beats to Revolution. Having worked with everyone from Big Freedia, the Allman Brothers Band, and the Roots, Galactic's funk blends in perfectly with almost any genre. "It comes from being music lovers, really," keyboardist Rich Vogel told New Times last year. "We end up collaborating with people we admire. It begins with that. The goal is to make something together that is both them and us. It's not exactly what we or them would do on our own. That's the fun of the collaboration — you meet in the middle."
Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour
It's not everyday you get to be in the presence of a pop icon. In fact, South Florida has waited five months to see Madonna and her two-night gig at downtown Miami's American Airlines Arena. Originally scheduled for August, the diva canceled what was set to be her Rebel Heart World Tour kickoff at the AAA due to being schedule in pre-production and rehearsals. But now, the time has finally come to see Ms. Madonna Louise Ciccone. Trust us, it'll be worth the drive to the 305.
“In the next year, I’m going to be one of the biggest,” Tory Lanez — whose birth name is Daystar Peterson — told XXL magazine back in December. “Nothing is going to stop that.” And this week, the Canadian rapper — who's on the verge of dropping his debut solo album — will be making his plans come true as he brings his first-ever headlining tour to Culture Room.
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