Aside from taking your mind on "an epic journey" with their "collection of tropical sounds, languid jungle vibes, and electro-R&B" tunes, Oxford's Glass Animals are on a mission to find an alligator during their South Florida debut this week. "I'm going to find an alligator," frontman Dave Bayley recently told New Times. "That's my plan; that's my goal." Good luck with that, Dave.
With Gilligan Moss. Tuesday, December 8, 7 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $21.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
You may remember JoJo as the voice behind some of the most epic pop hits of the 2000s including "Too Little Too Late" and "Baby It's You," but now, homegirl is all grown up. After eight years and a legal battle with her former record labels, Blackground Records and Da Family, the starlet is touring the road again in promotion of her third full-length album, III, which is set to be released in 2016 under Atlantic Records.
I Am JoJo Tour. Wednesday, December 9, 7:30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.
"Slight two step as [you] check the time; rub [your] hands when [your] palms itch" — that's how you do the Bawse-approved "Money Dance." This week, you'll get to show off those moves as Rick Ross takes over Revolution for 99Jamz Uncensored. Even if "[you] can't dance good," in the words of Rozay himself, "I'mma dance tonight, you hear me?"
Presented by 99Jamz Uncensored. Thursday, December 10, 8 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets can be won exclusively by listening to 99.1 Jamz on FM radio.
Keep the Beat Alive: Corey Jones Benefit Concert
Amid the tragedy of losing a band mate and loving friend, Future Prezidents are Keeping the Beat Alive for Corey Jones. This week, the local reggae crew will be putting on a benefit block party in honor of Jones at Respectable Street, Subculture Coffee, and Longboards Restaurant, where 100 percent of beverage sales will go directly to the Corey Jones Scholarship Fund.
With three stages of live music at Subculture Coffee, Respectable Street, and Longboards Restaurant, featuring Future Prezidents and more. 100 percent of beverage sales will be donated to the Corey Jones Scholarship Fund. Thursday, December 10, 8 p.m. Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-832-9999; respectablestreet.com.
Infected Mushroom are Converting Vegetarians one "psychedelic trance" track at a time. You might want to warn all your plant-eating friends before the Israeli electronica duo converts all the vegetarians at Passion Nightclub this week.
With Roe Revolution, David Edry, Eliran Farag, and Eran Hersh. Thursday, December 10, 10 p.m. Passion Nightclub, 5701 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-321-3443; passionnightclub.com. Tickets cost $45 to $55 plus fees via eventbrite.com. Ages 21 and up.
Green Panther Record Swap Part IV
Swap that old Springsteen record for that vintage Superman comic book at Jump the Shark's Green Panther Record Swap Part IV. Rock the night away with live tuneage from the Thieving Hand, Shroud Eater, and all your local faves, enjoy tasty grub from Atlas Meat-Free Delicatessen, and treat yo' self to vegan goodies. Here's to vinyl and rock 'n' roll!
A night of buying, selling, swapping, planning, plotting, and strategizing records. Performing on two alternating stages are the Thieving Hand, Woolbright, Heretic, My Amends, Fero Lux, Dooms de Pop, Shroud Eater, Insignificant Other, and Ether. Saturday, December 12, 7 p.m. Jump the Shark, 810 NE 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; facebook.com/jumpthesharkevents. Admission costs $5 with a non-perishable food donation, or $10 without. All ages.
You've never seen an all-female Hasidic alt-rock band like Bulletproof Stockings before. That's because these ladies — in observance of their faith — exclusively perform for women-only audiences. Religious practices aside, these gals — who reign from the streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn — are on a mission to empower women through their music.
With special guests. 8 p.m. Saturday, December 12, at Kelly Brothers Irish Pub, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. All ages; females only. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Call 954-630-2856.
A Peter White Christmas
Peter White just "Can't Wait for Christmas." So join the jazz sensation as he celebrates the season of mistletoe and jingle bells with Rick Braun and Mindi Abair at Parker Playhouse.
With Rick Braun and Mindi Abair. Saturday, December 12, 8 p.m. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-761-5374; parkerplayhouse.org. Tickets cost $33 to $53 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.