Monthly Music Preview: Chris’s Picks For Live Music In April

Okay, there’s a whole lot of music, but not a whole lot of time. Or money. If I had both of these things, these are the concerts I would check out.

April 1, you can see Saltwater Grass with Artofficial and Hoosha at Eve (formerly White Room), unless you’d rather check out Aquaphonics, who play with Saltwater Grass the following day at the Funky Buddha in Boca Raton.

moe.

Definitely check out moe. at the Culture Room on April 5. Their musicianship is tops in the jam world. They put on an amazing show and draw a massive audience wherever they go, so a huge party is guaranteed.

Save some energy, though, because the next day you have to see Furthur at Mizner Park Amphitheatre. They’re as close to the original Grateful Dead as you can get today and Phil and Bobby are getting old. They won’t be around forever.

Rest on the 7th, because on April 8th, you ought to check out Easy Star All Stars at the Culture Room. They’re best known for their impeccable reggae renditions of Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Beatles tunes, so you’re sure to get a healthy dose of those. Also, their new original album comes out a couple days prior, so you’ll get a good dose of new reggae.

The Radiators

April 9, check out The Radiators at The Green Room next to Revolution Live. The band’s been around for about 33 years and they’re calling it quits with this farewell tour. Last chance to see them with the original line-up, so take advantage of this opportunity!

April 10, JGB is a good bet, especially for deadheads.

That weekend, from the 14th to the 16th, do yourself a favor and go to Wanee. There are so many unbelievable acts performing you won’t know what to do with yourself. I could rattle them off, but that would take too long. Go here for the full lineup.

April 22, check out Railroad Earth. They’re a wonderful neo-bluegrass group and are easily accessible by a wide variety of folks.

From the 27 to May first, West Palm will be hosting Sunfest. Much of the Sunfest lineup is forgettable, but there are some acts worth seeing. Sublime with Rome will play on the 27 along with Bobby Lee Rodgers. Gregg Allman will play on the 29. On the 30, Ziggy Marley plays along with MGMT. May 1 will feature the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Jeff Beck.

Antibalas

Finally, if you have the money, go see Antibalas on April 30. They’re internationally renowned and don’t tour very often. It’s impossible not to get down with them. Trust me.

But, if you don’t have money, you can always go to the reggae festival at Peacock Park. It’s free, aside from the couple cans of food for the food drive, to attend. Cultura Profetica alone is worth making it out there, and the others are icing on the cake.

Be safe out there and most importantly…

GET DOWN!

-Chris

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About clazaga5

I am a music writer. I graduated from FIU's School of Journalism and Mass Communications in April, 2011. I've always had a passion for music. Since high school, I've been involved in a few bands and written a good number of original songs. I loved going to shows and seeing live music. So when the notion struck me to combine the two, it seemed only logical that I write about live music when and wherever I find it. This blog is what came of that notion.
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