The excitement surrounding New Year's Eve leaves a dull afterglow, because the world is no different once we've updated our desk calendars. But 2013's first full week is aglow with concert-cruise signals and only dimmed by British glam-rock act the Darkness, which is still making music 10 years after "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" and will play Revolution Live 7:30 p.m. Thursday ($33.25, Ticketmaster.com).
The jazz trio Medeski Martin and Wood will prime dance-loving crowds for the Jam Cruise with a show at Revolution Live Sunday at 8 ($37.65, Ticketmaster.com). Fellow Jam Cruise performers Moe will close out the week at the same venue at 8 p.m. Saturday ($37.65, Ticketmaster.com).
Monday night at the Broward Center, violinist Itzhak Perlman will perform with Rohan de Silva on the piano. The show starts at 7:30, but wine journalist Lyn Farmer will host a pre-show winetasting at 6:30 p.m. ($35-$135, BrowardCenter.org).
Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba will appear at the Bienes Center in Fort Lauderdale 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are sold out on the arts center's website (BienesCenteroftheArts-STA.org), but you may get lucky with street tickets the day of.
For old times' sake, head to the Hard Rock 8 p.m. Wednesday to see Foreigner's show before the Rock Legends Cruise ($53-$83.50, Ticketmaster.com) and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek 8 p.m. Friday for a night with Rick Springfield ($57.15, Ticketmaster.com).Copyright © 2015, South Florida