Genius power pop quartet OK Go compels equal geek-out reactions to their wildly original and inventive music videos as their swallow-you-whole dance-floor tunes. Their most recent single, “You’re a Fucking Nerd and No One Likes You,” is damn guaranteed to pump up the crowds who turn out to the Beacham when the band plays it live this week. Read more.
8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the Beacham, $20-$30
L.A. grindcore band Bloody Phoenix lashes out with punishing punk alongside local fast-furious generator Reallyweirdperson, who just dropped a new self-titled release (reallyweirdperson.bandcamp.com).
9 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Uncle Lou's Entertainment Hall, $7
First, you’ve got Nashville heroes Diarrhea Planet, who come with the sound of pure maximalist guitar exultation and a serious live reputation. Then there’s the brawny, affable ’90s worship of noteworthy Infinity Cat Recordings labelmate Left & Right. This is also another prime chance to catch Iska Dhaaf, a band with legit Seattle pedigree (Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band and Mad Rad) that was very impressive but went overlooked at this club last summer on their first national tour. - Bao Le-Huu Read more.
7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Backbooth, $10
One-man blues band Lauris Vidal beats a path back to Florida from Tennessee, where he's been hanging his signature cap lately.
9 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Imperial, free
FMF & Swamburger Presents: Public Announcement
Swamburger throws down a terrifically rad local showcase spanning punk (Neat Freak), hip-hop (Skip & Chrono) and all the Afro-punk hip-hop in between (Acey & DiVinci).
7 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Social, free
Funk Fest featuring R. Kelly
Pepsi’s Funk Fest makes its way to the Central Florida Fairgrounds this weekend, bringing a full evening of food, funk and fun. This year’s lineup includes popular ’80s and ’90s R&B favorites such as Mint Condition, Silk, SWV and Whodini, followed by a headlining performance by none other than the R&B don dada himself, R. Kelly. - Luis Vazquez Read more.
3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Central Florida Fairgrounds, $40-$2,500
FMF and This Little Underground Presents: Eugene Snowden
"I am under no fucking illusion that everybody will like what I do," Snowden is quick to say. "I don't expect not to be criticized, but it's not going to break me. I take my chances and keep right on going." Check out our interview with Eugene Snowden before his show at FMF.
7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Social, free
You didn't think you'd make it through FMF weekend without checking in on local ska heroes the Supervillains, did you? Show up at midnight for the Blue Man Group drum-off.
midnight Saturday, April 18, at Wall Street Plaza Mainstage, free
Get tangled up in blue with Bob Dylan at Dr. Phillips Center, because his voice may be faltering but his poetry never does.
8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, $63.25-$93.25
Irreverent rapper City Tucker releases D.A.R.E. 2 with a legit crew of local hip-hop talents like Mr. 3 and Palmer Reed during a benefit show that seeks to support medical marijuana legislation.
8 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Backbooth, $5
The Nashville electro-pop duo known as Cherub snuck in their Leftovers EP late last year, furthering their fresh take on '80s funk.
8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Social, $15-$17
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