But there is one thing that makes the 305's sleazy politicians, never-ending traffic, and jacked-up prices all worth it: the music.
And with pretty good tuneage almost every single night of the week, you'll realize there is no other city in the country you'd rather call home, humidity and all.
Wanee Music Festival. With Widespread Panic, Gregg Allman, Gov't Mule, Earth, Wind & Fire, Cheap Trick, and others. Thursday to Saturday, April 16 to 18. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Dr., Live Oak, Florida; 386-364-1683. Three-day general-admission festival passes cost $215 plus fees via waneefestival.shop.ticketstoday.com. Visit waneefestival.com. Go on a three-day trip and party it up with "gnomes, sprites, and 25,000 jam-band fans" as Widespread Panic, Gregg Allman, Earth, Wind & Fire, and "other creatures of whimsy" take over Wanee Music Festival.
The Ting Tings. With Kaneholler. Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $17.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Things are gonna get Super Critical when the Ting Tings bring their "indie-pop-electro" vibes to Revolution. But as long as you know their names, Katie White and Jules De Martino will reward you with "well-crafted pop music" all night.
The Who's Hits 50! North American Tour. With Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $36.50 to $136.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. All ages. Witness history in the making as British Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, the Who celebrate a half-century of legendary beats at the AAA.
Peter Hook & the Light. Performing Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures and Closer. With special guest Arthur Baker and DJ 16 Bit. Presented by Poplife. Friday, April 17, 8 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $25 to $30 plus fees via ticketfly.com. All ages. Relive the glory days of Joy Division as bassist/vocalist Peter Hook and his crew, the Light play the post-punk band's debut album, 1979’s Unknown Pleasures, and their crowning jewel, 1980’s Closer smack in the heart of downtown.
Jarabe de Palo. Tour Americano 2015 with los Hollywood. Saturday, April 18, 9 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 to $100 plus fees via eventbee.com. All ages. Jarabe de Palo is gonna make you cantar y brincar with their Spanish rock del pueblo. So prepárate for non-stop gozadera at Grand Central.
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