Five Wildest Fourth of July Parties in Broward and Palm Beach
1. Replay America
4 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at Hard Rock Live. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Visit hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com.
We took it back to the '90s with that Spin Doctors concert, but for those in need of further time travel, Hard Rock Live presents Replay America. This throwback show by SiriusXM's '80s on 8 features the Go-Go's, Patty Smyth of Scandal, Martha Davis and the Motels, and Naked Eyes. Smear on neon anything, tease your plastered-down bangs, slap on some bangles, and belt out those tunes. Don't worry, we won't tell anyone about your weird look or crackly voice -- our lips are sealed.
Bonus: Audio Junkie's Third Annual Independence Bash
1:10 p.m., Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6, at Gramps, 176 NW 24 St., Miami. No cover. Visit Facebook.
For the third year in a row, Greg and Eddy Alvarez from dark surf act Jellyfish Brothers, who in their film pursuits are also known as Audio Junkie, are bringing punk in spirit and its many sonic incarnations to the Fourth of July.
For zero bucks an for the length of three fucking days, this local music fest will fill Gramps with some of the best live music South Florida has to offer -- including Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes in from Indianapolis.
In proper Independence Day style, there will be BBQ, weird games and contests, local vendors (because capitalism) and even a new Audio Junkie zine. The show, which is sponsored by a long list of locals -- Purehoney Magazine, tuffgnarl.com, Sweat Records, Iron Forge Press, Other Electricities, MIA Brewing Co., and Radio-Active Records -- is also a benefit for the Alvarez brothers' video endeavors. Don't be cheap, and you have three packed days and nights to catch a show.