10. -kids- at Funky Buddha Lounge
7 p.m., Saturday, June 29, at Funky Buddha Lounge, 2621 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Free. Visit the funkybuddha.com.
With their recent underwater video for "Sink or Swim," Fort Lauderdale indie quartet -kids- proved that it doesn't even need to feel gravity to jam hard. The bearded act has a powerful synergy that is palpable, even while its furry faces are submerged in a pool. With their newly released EP, Sink or Swim, expect a honest approach to music and lyrics. Theirs is a subtle rebellion against radio pop and an attempt to keep music honest.
9. "Party at Gatsby's" 1920s Theme Party at Green Room
10 p.m., Saturday, June 29, at Green Room, 109 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale. Free. Visit jointherevolution.net.
With the recent reincarnation of Scott Fitzgerald's classic on the big screen, The Great Gatsby has been popping up everywhere. And Fort Lauderdale's Green Room is no exception.
With the secret password "Gatsby's," you get in with no cover. In addition to partying it up 1920s style for free, you can see art displays and burlesque performers while drinking champagne at no cost if you are in Gatsby attire. Not to mention, there's also coffee by Yoni Martin along with vendors and music by DJ Tonx and Jet Decklin. There hasn't been a party like this in decades. And that is something to celebrate, old sport.
8. The Catskills Comedy Club Presents Damien Figler's Rock N' Comedy
5 p.m., Friday The Catskills Comedy Club, 840 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, $10. Call 954-600-5816.
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Think of a rock star impregnating a comedian and BOOM! Thus is birthed Rock N' Comedy at the Catskills Comedy Club. Live music by Space Between Words, Joysticks, and Quarter Slots will accompany comedic talents from Kevin Javier, Rj Walker, and headliners Kevin Perry and Michael Panzeca. The show is also hosted by a real bastard. No, really, "The Bastard Son of Broward County" Damien Figler will be hosting alongside Darlene Blaspheme.
7. Bike Night at Sample Road Tavern
7 p.m. Friday, Sample Road Tavern, 8000 W Sample Road Margate, Free. Visit Facebook.
Rev up the bikes and prepare your livers. This Friday, there are plenty of drink specials at Sample Road Tavern to keep you occupied. Also, there's music from bands like Big Whiskey & The Opium Kings, Distilled Chaos, and Fireline. The party starts early evening at 7 p.m., and keeps powering on till 4 a.m. This bike night takes place every last Friday of the month.
6. The Shin Dig debut at O'Shea's Irish Pub on Clematis
9:30 p.m. O'Shea's Irish Pub, 531, Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, Free. Call 561-833-3865
The rocking quartet, the Shin Dig, sing everything from Adele to Prince in their own voice. Dance with them to the classics at the West Palm Irish pub O'Shea's.
5. Open Mic at Speak Easy
8 p.m., Saturday, June 29, at Speakeasy, 29 N. Federal Hwy, Lake Worth, Free. Call 561-540-6328
We all have that one friend who goes out, drinks too much, and shouldn't come within 100 feet of a microphone. But hey, why not encourage them to express themselves anyway for the sake of pure entertainment? Buy your pal a few shots and listen to them spit their finest bathroom rhymes this Saturday night. Or, you can hold your friend back, and actually enjoy real talent at Speak Easy's open mic night.
4. Snakebite at Cagney's
Midnight, Friday, June 29, at NW corner Stirling Rd & University Dr. Davie. Free. Call 954-689-0035
If hard rock is your cup of musical tea, then get that Snakebite on at Cagney's. If you need any other reason to go, the show is free. Rock on.
3. Sunday Funday
1 p.m., Sunday, June 30, Rockn' Angels 7200 N Dixie Hwy, Boca Raton. Free. Call 561-372-6314
Two dollar Jello shots, four bucks for Jack, Jager, and Apple Cinnamon Moonshine shots with a "4 drinks in 1" Margarita Dunk Special? Um... Yes. Custom cars, bikes, and vendors at Rockin' Angels this Sunday will definitely make it a fun day.
2. BLP Family Reunion
Noon, Saturday, June 29, Quiet Waters Park, Shelter 10. 401 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Visit Facebook.
No one does music quite like WPB's Brotherly Love Productions. They truly make you feel like you're with mom, dad, and the cousins. This weekend they're hosting a straight up family reunion with Roosevelt Collier Trio, the Resolvers, and Uproot Hootenanny.
1. Rock and Roll Metal Show at the Devil's Whorehouse
6 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 200 NE 48th St., Pompano Beach. $5. Visit Facebook.
What better venue to host 14 kick ass local bands than a place called the Devil's Whorehouse? Are the devil's whore's cute? How does that work? Anyway, five buck entry and five bucks all you can drink will get your headbanging to bands like Needle in a Haystack, Shadow Reborn, One Mind, and Seven Sins.
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