Five Best Concerts in Broward and Palm Beach Counties This Week

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Jake Miller
With Vers and Deja Eyze.
6:30 p.m., Friday, February 15, at America's Backyard, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
Tickets cost $17. It's all ages.
Call 954-727-0950, or visit myamericasbackyard.com
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Who is Jake Miller you ask? Well, if you are a 13-year old girl, or you wake up every morning just to watch MTV, (or somebody is paying you to), then you already know. He's the South Florida pop rapper with millions of YouTube views, a freshly inked record deal, and a music video that just premiered on national broadcast cable television.

He's also playing America's Backyard in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, February 15. With "A Million Lives," Miller, who started penning raps in the 10th grade, tells the inspirational story of reaching fans, like a cancer survivor, and a bullied 7th grader, through his music, and touching millions of lives, despite not yet having made millions of dollars. His positive raps are inspired by Eminem, Lil' Wayne, and 'N Sync; artists he grew up listening to. Born in 1992, Miller was an honor student who worked hard throughout high school and was accepted to Florida State University before deciding to pursue music full-time instead of going to college. He recently signed a record contract with E-One in New York City and is currently on a national tour which will bring him back home. The Weston-native has written songs for the Miami Heat, been featured on Deco Drive, shot a music video in Wynwood, and shown love to the U. This local kid could be the next Justin Bieber. Jacob Katel

Steve Miller Band
7 p.m., Sunday, February 17, at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood.
Tickets cost $59 to $89 plus fees.
Call 954-797-5531, or visit hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com.

No joke(r), this is one of the few concerts that you youngish grannies can bring every generation of your weird music lovin' family to. Steve Miller Band still has a ridiculous number of songs that still play on the radio, the radio you and your great-grandson both enjoy. And there's a lot of corny jokes you can make with SMB, like: Fly like an eagle into the Hard Rock this Sunday; or: Abracadabra, the Steve Miller Band! This is a classic rock act that remains current in its classic tunes, if that makes any sense. And it probably doesn't.


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