Feeling pumped up this morning? Well you should be ... It's the first full week of 2014!
And to be sure you music junkies start the new year off on the right foot, we've provided you with the best shows to check out this week, from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Billy Joel to freestyle legend Trinere.
Just take a look at the five best concerts going down in SoFla.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Billy Joel. With Tom Odell. Tuesday, January 7, and Saturday, January 11, 8 p.m., BB&T Center, One Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000; thebbtcenter.com. Tickets cost $39.50-$119.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Billy Joel left us all "in the mood for a melody" when he last performed at the Hard Rock Live five years ago. Now the Piano Man's coming back to SoFla for a two-night show at the BB&T Center that'll leave us "feeling alright."
Les Claypool's Duo de Twang. Jam Cruise 12 Official Post Show Party. Thursday, January 9, 7:30 p.m., Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $22 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. What do you get when you combine Les Claypool's "one-of-a-kind clown prince of funk vocals" with Bryan Kehoe's killer riffs? Les Claypool's Duo de Twang. So "expect two guys hanging around the campfire, drinking vino and beer, telling stories to the crowd, and cracking jokes."
Trinere. With the Cover Girls. Saturday, January 11, 9 p.m., Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-649-3000; magiccitycasino.com. Free. Ages 21 and up. Sure, Trinere may believe that freestyle "doesn't get the respect and appreciation [it] deserve[s]," but she still gets out there, hustles, and does her thing to keep people up "All Night." Guess that must be why freestyle will never die.
Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert. With Johnny Dread, Sweetbone, the Nag Champayons, the Baboons, Teri Catlin, Nature's Fury, Ydiz, UOM, Kuyayky, the Tribe, Rhythm Flow, the Int'l Language, Sound Healing Orchestra, the Weeds, Mr. Grim Reapa, Orion, Ann Hoffman, Orrin Bolton, Steve Minotti, Deep Water Willy, and others. Saturday, January 11, 5 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Tickets cost $10 via ploppypalace.com, or $12 at the door. Jam with Johnny Dread, the Nag Champayons, and other local faves in support of Mary Jane at Miami's 16th annual pot party.
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Holy Ghost! DJ set. Saturday, January 11, 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via showclix.com. "Come on, come on, there's no time to waste now." It's a disco revival. So get down and boogie to the synthpop hits of Holy Ghost!