Ten Best Fall Concerts in Broward and Palm Peach

Though the seasons are more subtle in South Florida than in other parts of the country, there are signs that autumn is here. The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter, and you can't escape football on TV. Most important, the music scene kicks back up after a lazy summer. All throughout Broward and Palm Beach, there are live shows worth checking out for fans of every musical genre. Here in chronological order are what New Times dubs the ten fall Broward and Palm Beach concerts most worthy of your time and money.
10. Fool's Gold Day Off.
3 p.m. Saturday, September 17, at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954- 449-1025. Tickets cost $35 via

When fears of Zika persuaded the organizers of Fool's Gold Day Off to move from Wynwood Yard to Revolution Live, Miami's loss became Fort Lauderdale's gain. The annual celebration organized by A-Trak's EDM and hip-hop label Fool's Gold has a sturdy list of heavy hitters. A-Trak will of course be playing, as will masterful emcee Joey Bada$$. Others on the bill include Hudson Mohawke, Lil Yachty, PlayboiCarti, Ape Drums, Nick Catchdubs, River Tiber, Bosco & Speakerfoxxx, and Damaged Goods.
9. Bumblefest.
6 p.m. Saturday, September 17, at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-832-9999; Admission costs $5.

To celebrate Pure Honey magazine's fifth anniversary of chronicling the local South Florida music scene, Downtown West Palm Beach is throwing a block party with live music at O'Shea's Pub, Respectable Street, Flaunt Patio, Hullabaloo Garden, and Subculture Alley. Local acts taking the stage include Fort Lauderdale rapper Bleubird, indie rockers Sweet Bronco, and West Palm comedic troubadour Chaucer. Headlining the shebang will be Pennsylvania shoegazers Stargazer Lilies. 
8. The Dandy Warhols.
8 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy.,  Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074. Tickets cost $20 via

Perhaps the greatest rock band of the last twenty years makes a rare South Florida appearance. In 2000, the Portland quartet's masterpiece, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia,  foretold the unending era of the hipster. While they might not be as wild as they once were (with keyboardist Zia McCabe no longer performing topless), their shows are always great times filled with hits and deep cuts.
7. Prophets of Rage.
7 p.m. Sunday, October 2, at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $13 to $399 plus fees via

It wouldn't be election season if Rage Against the Machine weren't making noise. Though singer Zach de la Rocha isn't taking part, the remaining members reformed with Public Enemy's Chuck D and Cypress Hill's B Real to create a true rap-rock political supergroup in Prophets of Rage.
6. Moonfest.
8 p.m. Saturday, October 29, at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-832-9999. Tickets cost $10 at

Set up on what they call the haunted blocks of Clematis Street, this annual West Palm Halloween celebration has conjured up a spookily awesome musical lineup. L.A. indie-rock duo Best Coast is headlining. Supporting acts include Japanese psychedelic rockers Kikagaku Moyo and Orlando ska-party band Beebs and Her Moneymakers.
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David Rolland is a freelance writer for New Times Broward-Palm Beach and Miami New Times. His novel, The End of the Century, published by Jitney Books, is available at many fine booksellers.
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