Tony! Toni! Toné!What do you do when something is going right? You play Tony! Toni! Toné!'s classic R&B hit "Feels Good." The Oakland band has all the singing chops and instrumental skills to create a solid groove that will keep our feet moving to the beat. The group's name started as a joke in the late-'80s, but it stuck for the crew. It also stuck in listeners' heads as one of the best band names ever. Check out these Sons of Soul this weekend. They built that House of Music, and it's time for you to come home to dance. 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 18, at Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; 954-602-4500; miramarculturalcenter.org. Tickets cost $35 to $60.
Arlo Guthrie. If ever there were a time when we needed a little Arlo Guthrie, it's now. The folk singer-songwriter is the son of the founding father of American protest songs. Arlo is also a protest singer with extreme talent in crafting tunes that give the finger to injustice and tell entertaining stories that enrapture his audiences. He's known for his debut single, "Alice's Restaurant Massacree," but like his pop, Arlo is a singer whose work spans the ages. The talent runs in his genes for sure, because he himself is the dad of four professional musicians. Catch Arlo live when he shares songs and stories this weekend. 8 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-761-5374; parkerplayhouse.com. Tickets cost $37 to $57.
Life in Color Miami: With Diplo, What So Not, Said the Sky, and others. In 2003, a 24-year-old Wesley Pentz, along with DJ Low Budget, started a series of parties and mixtapes dubbed Hollertronix. Based out of Philadelphia, Pentz quickly began getting the underground American dance scene buzzing with a mishmash of styles and genres that on paper seemed disjointed, but somehow the duo made it work. On his own, Pentz would also later borrow (or appropriate) sounds that were foreign to Western audiences, notably Brazil's baile funk. Such are the humble beginnings of one of EDM's biggest figures, Diplo, who these days spends more time jetting from festival to festival than throwing parties. Take a look back at Diplo's indie dance cred before heading to see him at Life in Color. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, January 19, at RC Cola Plant, 550 NW 24th St., Miami; licmiami.com. Tickets cost $74.99.