Talking about music may be a little like dancing about architecture, to paraphrase Martin Mull, but if you’ve got an hour this weekend, the local podcast That Record Got Me High should be of interest.
Hosted by longtime South Florida alt-rock/punk scene stirrers Rob Elba (Holy Terrors, Shark Valley Sisters) and Barry Stock (Mr. Entertainment and the Pookiesmackers), the hour-long, weekly installments run the gamut of albums one of them, often not both, recommends.
At it for about four months now, Elba and Stock bring authority and a casual cool to the track-by-track conversation, and their humorous tangents are usually worth the trip. As in the debut when, in untangling some confusion over the members of Radiohead for their discussion of “OK Computer,” Elba wondered what Jonny Greenwood’s remake of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” would sound like.
While they come from the noisy fringe of popular music, Elba and Stock often like the records you like, too. Albums surveyed so far have included Husker Du’s “Flip Your Wig” and the Dead Kennedys’ “Plastic Surgery Disasters,” but also David Bowie’s “Hunky Dory,” “The Pretenders” and Elton John’s “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” (Elba’s pick). They did two episodes on Lou Reed’s “New York.”
While you’re listening, you may find yourself wanting to tell Elba he doesn’t know sh… inola. Well, you can do that 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, when That Record Got Me High goes live from Laser Wolf in Fort Lauderdale. Joined by another rock-scene notable, Tim Moffatt (Armageddon Man, AC Cobra), Elba and Stock will explore the Butthole Surfers’ classic “Independent Worm Saloon.”
See him in Miami
South Florida rock icon Charlie Pickett, of Boynton Beach, will be at Sweat Records in Miami 7-9:30 p.m. Friday to share songs from his new album, “See You In Miami” (Y&T Music), which includes several collaborations with longtime friend Peter Buck of R.E.M. Along with stories about making the album, Pickett will perform with friends. Among the locals heard on the album are Ian Hammond, Eddie O’Brien, David Froshnider, Diane Ward, Mike Vullo and Will Trev. Visit Facebook.com/Charlie.Pickett.79, Facebook.com/SweatRecords.
Gypsy Life Surf Shop in West Palm Beach hosts a party 7-11 p.m. Saturday highlighted by a screening of the documentary “Andy Irons: Kissed by God,” about the champion surfer who battled opioid addiction and bipolar disorder (“awe-inspiring and emotional,” said the Los Angeles Times). The event includes music from Tasty Vibrations, food from T.C. Melts, surfboard art and a raffle for the charity Waves for Water (WavesForWater.org). Admission costs $10, with free drinks. Visit Facebook.com/GypsyLifeSurfShop.
Links and drinks
It’s not often you get an event that combines your two favorite interests, golf and drinki… I mean, golf and culture. The Night of Glow Golf on Friday at Hollywood Beach Golf Club features nine holes of par 3 golf with lighted tees, holes, flags and balls, assorted light bites and, yes, beverage stations, all to raise money for the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Registration, reception and contests begin at 6:30 p.m., with golf at 8:30 p.m. Registration costs $75. You can support the cause without golfing for $50, which includes drinks and light bites. Visit ArtAndCultureCenter.org.
There are some, but not many, tickets left (starting at $25) for the Prince tribute “Purple Reign” at the Hard Rock Event Center 8 p.m. Saturday (MyHRl.com) … You can still get seats under the roof (and lawn for $25) for guitar legend Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson (Heart) 7 p.m. Saturday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach (LiveNation.com) … Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday to see two more guitar greats, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) and Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers), at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on Nov. 3 (AXS.com).
Puppies and mimosas
If you’ve forgotten to do your National Dog Day shopping, here’s a last-minute gift option: Take your four-legged associate to the Wooftop Brunch at the Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami on Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, brunch diners accompanied by their dogs will get a complimentary round of mimosas, 15 percent off the menu and $5 valet parking. There will be a designated, toy-strewn roaming area for dogs and from noon to 1 p.m. Annie the Alchemist will offer Reiki sessions. For dogs. Yes. Visit Facebook.com/HyattCentricSouthBeachMiami.
Two places to stop during downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village ArtWalk on Saturday: Girls Club will explore topics raised in “Beauty Con(Scious),” an exhibit of “mature content including realistic and comical depictions of the human body.” I am intrigued. At 7 p.m., they’ll have an artist talk (with product samples) from Maria Copello and Erika Arguello of Miami Beach’s Baiser Beauty (an organic, cruelty-free skincare line); at 8 p.m. performance artist Alyson Smith will offer a new work, “The Performance of Selfie,” about a character’s uncomfortable quest for the perfect selfie (GirlsClubCollection.org) … Up the street in the MASS District, the buzzy tavern known as Beer Punx will have food and drinks and music beginning at 9 p.m. from alt-rock quartet A Good Rosé, spawn of Deerfield Beach (BeerPunx.com). Visit: Facebook.com/FlaglerVillage.
Roll out the barrel
The Polish Craft Beer & Polka Block Party, hosted by West Palm Brewery & Wine Vault 2-8 p.m. Saturday, will fill Evernia Street with tubular meat (along with pierogies and kapusta), new beers and the swinging sounds from Grammy-nominated bandleader and crooner Jan Lewan (whose journey from polka star to prisoner was the basis of the Netflix film “The Polka King,” starring Jack Black). Visit Facebook.com/WPBrewery.
A free beer awaits teachers (with a school ID) and parents (with a receipt for school supplies) now through Sunday at Biscayne Bay Brewing in Doral (BiscayneBayBrewing.com) … The final installment of the Roar & Pour series at the Palm Beach Zoo is 4:30-9 p.m. Saturday, with specialty beers, wine, frozen drinks, food and music from Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band Green River (PalmBeachZoo.org). … Bangin' Banjo Brewing Co. in Pompano Beach will celebrate the release of Coffee & Cream Ale at noon Sunday (Facebook.com/BanginBanjoBrewing). … National Bratwurst Day will be acknowledged 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Barrel of Monks Brewing in Boca Raton with a Beer & Sausage Pairing. Your $20 will get you four beers and four varieties of sausage, a menu created by chef Robyn Almodovar of “Chopped” (Facebook.com/BarrelOfMonks).
Custard’s last stand
The croqueta celebration and competition known as Croquetapalooza returns 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Magic City Casino in Miami. Maybe you’re not down with the croqueta, the ham-filled (typically) fried Cuban finger food. But this year, there’s also Flantastic!, which seeks to discover the best flan in South Florida. Well, not the best. The rules state: “All abuelas, moms and tias have been banned from competing.” Tickets cost $40, and include unlimited sampling of croquetas and flan, soft drinks, water and cafecito. Visit Croquetapalooza.com.
Bingo was her name-o
The Standard Spa on Miami Beach calls its free Sunday-night bingo party Not Your Standard Bingo because, well, Shelley Novak (your gabby host). Prizes include a one-night stay at the Standard, day passes, spa services and more. DJ Jody McDonald spins beginning at 7 p.m. Visit Facebook.com/TheStandardMiami.
Two sessions of beer drinking and head scratching devoted to trivia about classic Disney films happen on Saturday. The first is at 3 p.m. at World of Beer in Coconut Creek and costs $5 (cash) with winners taking home the cash pot. Visit Facebook.com/WOBCoconutCreek. At 6 p.m. a similar quiz takes place at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant in Miami. Same deal: $5 cash to enter, and winners get the money. Visit Facebook.com/FadoMiami.
Looking for a hero?
All 20 titles in Marvel Studios’ superhero universe will screen in order — from 2008’s “Iron Man” to 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” — at five IMAX theaters in South Florida during the weeklong Marvel Studios’ 10th Anniversary Film Festival Thursday, Aug. 30 through Sept. 6. Screenings will take place in IMAX theaters at AMC CityPlace 20 in West Palm Beach, the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, AMC Aventura 24, AMC Sunset Place 24 in Miami and Regal Kendall Village 16 in Miami. Tickets cost $6 per film, with Super Fan Package and other options available. Visit Fandango.com/MarvelStudios10.
A year on Clematis
Voltaire in downtown West Palm Beach celebrates its first year with a four-day party of live music, no cover and complimentary cocktails until 11 each night. The music lineup includes Zigtebra, Donzii, Monster Teeth and DJ Lindsey Mills on Thursday; Mood Swing and the Ricca Project on Friday, hosted by the Basement Presents; the Bashaum Stewart Trio, Michael Mayo and Val Verra on Saturday, with tastings by YellowJack Sushi; JM & the Sweets on Sunday, hosted by Ray’s Downtown. Visit Facebook.com/VoltaireWPB.
Drinks for good
The Black Pearl Pub Crawl, beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday and hosted by Township in Fort Lauderdale, is a fundraiser for Black Pearl Pipes & Drums, an all-volunteer and self-funded band of South Florida firefighters. Their goal is to raise money to offset expenses for travel to upcoming ceremonies at the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Colorado. Along with Township, participating bars include America's Backyard, the Briny, Dicey Riley’s, Lucky's and Public House. Advance tickets cost $20 ($25 at the event). Visit Facebook.com/BlackPearlPipesAndDrums.
Take the kids
Palm Beach Opera continues its Summer Opera Nights series at Elizabeth Avenue Station in West Palm Beach 6-10 p.m. Friday. These family-friendly gatherings feature singing and interactive experiences, drinks and games. Tickets cost $10, $5 for students, free for children younger than 12, and include one complimentary drink. The next installment of Summer Opera Nights is Sept. 28. Visit Facebook.com/PalmBeachOpera.
Electric Piquete brings funky salsa to the Hub on Fort Lauderdale beach 6-9 p.m. Friday for Friday Night Soundwaves (Facebook.com/ElectricPiquete) … Arena-rock fans Krazy Train will unplug for an acoustic-trio show 7 p.m. Friday at Sons & Daughters Farm and Winery in Lake Worth (Facebook.com/KrazyTrainBand) … Florida’s own honky-tonk folksinger Raiford Starke plays Luna Star Café in North Miami 8:30 p.m. Friday (RaifordStarke.com) … Weedline frontman Mark Zaden plays under the trees at Park & Ocean in Fort Lauderdale at noon Saturday and at the Nauti Dawg Marina Café in Lighthouse Point 5 p.m. Sunday (TheWeedline.com) … The Black Dove, the Beholders and Fusik headline a new funk and soul party called Honey at Las Rosas in Miami 7 p.m. Saturday (LasRosasBar.com) … Spred the Dub brings ska hysteria to Mathews Brewing Co. in Lake Worth 8 p.m. Saturday (SpredTheDub.com) … Yardij will play music from their new album, “Face Value,” at Avant in Delray Beach 8:30 p.m. Saturday (Facebook.com/Yardij) … Raised by Wolves takes over Hullabaloo in downtown West Palm Beach 10 p.m. Saturday (Facebook.com/RaisedByWolvesFL) … Led by the Spam Allstars percussionist and vocalist, Tomas Diaz and the Sound Boutique puts a Latin spin on Reggae Sundays at Wynwood Yard 2 p.m.-midnight Sunday (TomasDiazMusic.com) … Brasoul will bring Brazilian jazz to the Jazz on the Dock series at Grandview Pubic Market in West Palm Beach 5 p.m. Sunday (Brasoul.com).