South Florida's Eight Best Concerts This Week

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Following her "Intuition" led Jewel to singing alongside country darling Dolly Parton on the track "My Father's Daughter" off her latest album, Picking Up the Pieces. Now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter — who just so happens to be a New York Times best-selling author — will be serenading all her South Florida fans as she takes over the Parker Playhouse. Just be sure to leave your "Foolish Games" at the door.

With JD and the Straight Shot. Thursday, March 10, 8 p.m. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-761-5374; parkerplayhouse.org. Tickets cost $37.50 to $67.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.

The Jacuzzi Boys
Jacuzzi Boys — as pointed out by our sister paper, the Miami New Times — "may have become just as synonymous with the Magic City as Cuban sandwiches and hypodermic needles," but the 305-bred trio is escaping the Miami "Sun" and heading over to Fort Lauderdale for its first-ever gig at Rhythm & Vine. 

Thursday, March 10, 10 p.m. Rhythm & Vine Beer Garden, 401 NE Fifth Terrace, Fort Lauderdale; 954-533-3734; rhythm-vine.com. Admission is free.

AC/DC's Rock or Bust World Tour
From traveling the "Highway to Hell" in Sydney, Australia, to smashing guitars at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, AC/DC is "Back in Black." So get ready to be shaken all night long as the Aussies bring their Rock or Bust World Tour to the 954. 

Friday, March 11, 8 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000; thebbtcenter.com. Tickets cost $70.75 to $125.25 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.

Update: AC/DC's March 11 show, in addition to nine upcoming dates, is being rescheduled. AC/DC’s lead singer, Brian Johnson, has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.  

Donavon Frankenreiter
"I've learned a lot through all my surfing experiences," Donavon Frankenreiter told New Times back in 2013. "I really learned how to play music through bringing my guitar on all my surf travels. The first song I ever wrote was 'Free.' That was about being on the water and being close to the beach, for sure." Guess that must be why the professional surfer and musician is playing two back-to-back shows at Culture Room in Fort Lawdy.

With JL Fulks on Friday, March 11, and SOSOS on Saturday, March 12, 8 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $20 via ticketmaster.com.

Adam Lambert
Sure, Adam Lambert may have not been deemed America's pop music idol on the singing competition television series, but the singer is certainly living the dream. Aside from releasing his latest album — 2015's The Original High, which debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 — Lambert recently finished touring with Queen as the band's lead singer. Not too shabby for a runner-up.

With Alex Newell. Saturday, March 12, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $54 to $74 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.

For the Love Music Festival
For the Love Music Festival, as told to New Times last year by event producer Joshua Diaz, is "for the love of the art, of our town, Fort Lauderdale. We're trying to grow a culture here. We wanted to find bands who are proud of being from Fort Lauderdale or playing here." Reigning from the streets of Pompano Beach, this year's headliners, Further Seems Forever, will be joined by local faves Kids, Forlorn Strangers, Civilian, and others of the ilk. Don't miss it.

With Further Seems Forever, Kids, Forlorn Strangers, Civilian, and others, live art presentations, food, and cocktails. Presented by C&I Studios and Exposed PR. Saturday, March 12, noon to 11 p.m. C&I Studios, 541 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-357-3934; c-istudios.com. Tickets cost $35 to $125 plus fees via eventbrite.com. Visit forthelovefestival.com.

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime
"We didn't really expect to be doin' this still," Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime drummer Scott Begin told New Times back in 2014. "It was kinda just for fun. We loved the music and playing for our friends, and it just kinda snowballed bigger and bigger till finally we went out on the road and said, 'Let's see if we get the same response as we do at home.' Then we never really stopped." Jam with Begin and the rest of the Badfish crew as Sublime's best tribute band plays the original band's self-titled album at Revolution Live.

Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $18.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.

From the 305 to the 954, Cocodrills are taking over Stache this week. So party it up with the Miami boys as Adam Cruz and Christian Diaz bring their hard-core house beats to Fort Lauderdale. 

With DJs Roland and Hans. Presented by Stache House Saturdays. Saturday, March 12, 10 p.m. Stache 1920's Drinking Den, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1044; stacheftl.com. Ages 21 and up.

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