Rise and shine, you love birds... Valentine's Day is almost here.
Before you go broke trying to impress Mr. or Mrs. Right Now with all those gourmet chocolates and exotic flowers, treat yo' self to some good 'ol music with this week's five best concerts.
Check 'em out, from the nerdiest rapper of them all, Wale at Revolution Live to the New Times' Music Showcase at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival to the Nine Mile
Ganja Music Fest at the Fair Expo Center.
Wale. Simply Nothing Tour with Audio Push, Bizzy Crook, Andrew Floyd, and Marlon Ponce. Wednesday, February 11, 7 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $24 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Show rap's "Zelda-loving, WWE-watching sneakerhead" some SoFla love as Wale tears up the stage at Revolution.
Ingrid Michaelson. With Greg Holden. Thursday, February 12, 7:30 p.m. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hgwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074; cultureroom.net. Tickets cost $28 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Feel "alright" and "live tonight like there's no tomorrow" with Ingrid Michaelson's positive vibes at Culture Room.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
New Times Music Showcase at Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Saturday to Monday, February 14 to 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove. Tickets cost $15 for adults or $5 for Coconut Grove residents. Admission is free for ages 12 and under, as well as Metrorail Golden Passport and Patriot Passport holders. Visit CGAF.com. Go "Grovin'" with New Times' as your fave newspaper takes over the Coconut Grove Arts Festival with fine tuneage from "Georgia's one-man jam band, Zach Deputy," "Austin psych rockers Bright Light Social Hour," "Orlando ska sextet Beebs & Her Moneymakers," and the 305's own Locos Por Juana, Deaf Poets, and other local jammers.
Nine Mile Music Festival. With Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, Soja, Jesse Royal, and others. Saturday, February 14, 12:30 p.m. Fair Expo Center, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami; 305-223-7060; fairexpo.com. Tickets cost $52.83 to $173.74 plus fees via tickets.completeticketsolutions.com. "Get up, stand up, smoke up" with the Marley bros and all the reggae jam masters at the Nine Mile Music Festival.
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Jessie J. With a special guest. Saturday, February 15, 8 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $28 to $39.50 plus fees via livenation.com. Go "Bang, Bang" with British Sweet Talker Jessie J smack in the heart of SoBe at the Fillmore.