Back from the sea are the jam bands and funkmakers of last week's Jam Cruise: Femi Kuti brings the Afrobeat of his Positive Force to Grand Central tonight at 8 ($33, GrandCentralMiami.com), and English reggae will blast through the Culture Room at the same time, when Steel Pulse performs ($37.20, Ticketmaster.com). You can read an interview with Femi Kuti at SouthFlorida.com/music.
Also off the cruise, festival-circuit mega-players Galactic are booked for an 8 p.m. gig Saturday at Revolution Live ($33.25, Ticketmaster.com). Miami's funk-hip-hop group ArtOfficial will open for the NoLa natives.
In the meantime, catch Johnny Mathis croon, "It's Not for Me To Say" at the Broward Center 7:30 p.m. Monday ($55-$85 plus fees, BrowardCenter.org), or watch Paul Rodgers without Bad Company or Queen at the Hard Rock 8 p.m. Wednesday ($53-$83.50, Ticketmaster.com). And, no, it's not the Australian Pink Floyd, but the Machine has been putting on Floydian cover shows for two decades, so its stint at the Seminole Coconut Creek should be fine-tuned enough to please die-hard fans ($29.55-$34.65, Ticketmaster.com).
Also on Saturday, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi will lead their Tedeschi Trucks Band into the Sunshine Blues Festival in Boca Raton. The fest will start at 11 a.m., with a full lineup posted on SunshineBluesFestival.com ($62.50, Ticketmaster.com). Later that night, Pink Martini will fill the Fillmore Miami Beach with chill, hip-swaying tunes at 8 ($75-$95, Ticketmaster.com).Copyright © 2015, South Florida