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Top Must-See Shows in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach This Week, April 8

Reggae Fest Lake Worth
With Dirty Heads, the Resolvers, Jahfe, Third World, South Side Dub, and others. 5 p.m. Friday and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 12 to 14, at Brant Park, 2 S. Gofview Road, Lake Worth. Tickets cost $10 before 6 p.m., $15 after. Call 561-790-6200, or visit

The old school is always going to have reservations about the new school. It's true whether you're talking about music, art, or even, like, literal high schools. Those who come after you always seem like they're doing it wrong. O.G.'s in each and every scene can't stand newbies walkin' around like they own the place, ignorant of who did it all first. When it comes to reggae -- spanning trad island riddims and psych-fi lazer dub -- Lake Worth's Reggae Fest is the rare slice of the Venn diagram in which geezers with residencies at seafood dives can groove harmoniously with freshly dreaded fratstafarians. 

For example, Friday night is headlined by post-Sublime, post-nü-metal reggae/rock/rap hybrid group Dirty Heads. But maybe you feel more like skankin' along to some smooth, discofied ska licks? In that case, Saturday night's performance from '70s Jamaican favorites Third World is where you want to be. Of course, you can get the biggest payoff if you take a little of this and a little of that.  - Matt Preira

Beetlejuice Night
With Reckless Dames, Shameless Burlesque, Morgan LaRue, Hurly Burly Burlesque, and others. 10 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach.
Tickets cost $10 per person, $18 per couple. Call 561-832-9999, or visit

If you've got a hankerin' to dress up real spooky-like, with just the right dash of camp and Groucho Marx's cigar-chomping smarm but you can't wait till Halloween, we recommend hitting up Respectable Street's Beetlejuice party on Saturday. Yes, a freaking party themed around Tim Burton's dark 1988 comedy Beetlejuice

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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