Ten Best Concerts This Week: Fun., STP, Vanilla Ice, and More
Don't be sad. Last night's highly anticipated Depeche Mode concert may have come and gone faster than Dave Gahan could change his vest, but it's a brand new Monday, and we still have plenty to look forward to!
This week's concerts in South Florida run the gamut, from the smooth, baby-making throw-backs of Lionel Richie to 18-year-old Chicago rapper Chief Keef's clicqued up live show to the feel-good sounds of Fun. Whatever your mood, there's definitely one or two stops for you to make on the ol' circuit this week.
Check 'em out after the jump.
Vanilla Ice. Off the Hookah's 7th Year Anniversary, 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 18 at Off the Hookah, 111 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets TBA. Call 954-761-8686 or visit offthehookah.com.
Ain't no shame in it. We know he went through some ups and downs, but we're sure by now Florida boy Ice realizes all nostalgia/joking aside, we really do love him.
Chief Keef. 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 22 at LMNT, 55 NW 36th St., Miami. Tickets cost $20-$75. Call 305-572-9007 or visit Ticketweb.
There's no doubt it's troubling that rappers continue to glorify violence and gang activity in their music, including those coming out of the virtual war zone that is "Chi-raq" -- but that doesn't change the fact that we still enjoy the beats and unique swag of the incredibly young up-and-comer that is Chief Keef.
Metro Area. 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 21 at Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Tickets cost $20. Visit electricpicklemiami.com.
NYC underground house legends Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani aka Metro Area stop in Midtown Miami this Saturday for a special set at the Electric Pickle.
Stone Temple Pilots. With Chester Bennington. 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17 at BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. Tickets cost $49.50. Call 954-835-8000 or visit thebbtcenter.com.
STP may not have gotten much respect in their earlier days, but something funny happened as the nineties turned into the aughts, and the band grew more and more legitimate when viewed in the annals of rock history. Part of it was their competitors either faded away (Pearl Jam), disappeared (Alice In Chains), or died (Nirvana). More importantly, mainstream rock radio grew so God awful with its Limp Bizkits and Linkin Parks that at one point, STP's "Sour Girl" was the best song on the dial.