Up-and-coming Atlanta rapper 21 Savage's songs are dark and disorienting, with unremittingly grim street reportage wrapped up in murky, slurred and nightmarish grooves.
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Social, $20-$25
Chicago's IB vomits forth a pleasing hybrid of powerhouse early-'90s FL death metal, augmented with influences from grindcore, black metal and the occasional experimental flourish.
8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Will's Pub, $10
Hot-shit EDM producer Datsik – he of the recent "Smoke Bomb" collaboration with Snoop Dogg – is in the midst of a nationwide tour with fellow young turks Ookay and Drezo.
9 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Venue 578, $20-$30
College radio station WPRK hosts their annual free day of music and socializin' headlined by Real Estate side project Ducktails and locals Sales, the Groove Orient and Ancient Sun.
4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Rollins College, free
Run, do not walk (but look both ways so as not to get hit by a golf cart; this is the Villages, after all) to the single Florida show from this stellar experimental string quartet.
7 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, $15-$50
Tommy Frenzy's Hard Drive
It's year zero circa '77 all over again at Will's with a show featuring Tommy Frenzy's Hard Drive (of Tuff Darts infamy) and the promisingly snotty Vicious Dreams supporting.
9 p.m. Monday, April 18, at Will's Pub, $5
The first show in a two-night stand at HOB for these screamo godfathers, touring behind a new CD/DVD and their 15th (!) anniversary.
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at House of Blues, $31
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