Picks This Week: Lauris Vidal, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon, and more 


Lauris Vidal
Righteous Central Florida bluesman Lauris Vidal stomps through town for a free showcase, packing a one-two punch as a one-man band and covering the greats with his own soulful spin.
9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the Imperial, free

An Acoustic Night with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Jacksonville's Red Jumpsuit Apparatus rose up alongside bands like Rise Against and last summer made their full discography available online (redjumpsuit.com).
7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Bombshell's Tavern, $12-$15

Ghostface Killah, Raekwon
Wu-Tang members Raekwon and Ghostface Killah drop into Venue 578, and it's perfect timing for those newly vibing on Ghostface's new storylines in 36 Seasons, released this December.
6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Venue 578, $25-$45

Junior Bruce
Expectations any time Junior Bruce plays mount as fast as the stoner metal band’s onslaught of ear-pummeling goodness, and it’s been a while since we last got a listen. But now, not only are they prom- ising to shred through new material (and all the songs they heavy-handedly deal whenever they stop through), but they’re also performing with a thrashy lineup. Read more.
9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Will's Pub, $8-$10

Nashville South 3: Lo-Fi Music Showcase
A rad assembly of bright Orlando acts hits the lo-fi indie folk sweet spot, featuring Stephen Rock, Sabals, Slim Walker and His Orchestra, Beemo and Brian Killeen.
9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Social, $8

Coma Club
Hardcore punks Coma Club released new music in September, featuring the furious, nod-worthy track "Double Judas," which should've shook up your fall, unless you were sleeping when it ripped through the ether. Read more.
2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at St. Matthew's Tavern, $5

The 17-year-old rapper- songwriter behind Raury, whose music is stunningly innovative R&B in a time when that’s really saying something, also gave the site a candid interview, citing Kid Cudi and Andre 3000 as obvious influences. There are only a few songs out in the ether at this juncture, which injects a little mystery into Raury’s upcoming show at the Social. Read more.
8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at the Social, $12-$45

Cousin Boneless
Freaky Pittsburgh band Cousin Boneless experiments with an array of unusual instruments (theremin, saw, washboard) to achieve a curiously spiked brand of folk-punk.
8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Uncle Lou's Entertainment Hall, $5

Elisa Ambrogio
For the past 12 years, Ambrogio has been best known for her work with Magik Markers, the noise rock band Thurston Moore introduced to broader circles in 2004 when he took them on tour with Sonic Youth. With Magik Markers, Ambrogio's a thrilling part of an experimental force, and so the news of her solo record emerged with plenty of mystique for longtime fans eager to hear what she'd do when left to her own devices. Read more.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Will's Pub, $6-$8

T. Williams
Electronic artist T. Williams released his Shake That EP last year with an intriguing, alluring funk appeal, and now he brings it live from London as he joins Destructo, Anna Lunoe and Motez on the Ship 2 Ship Tour.
10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Beacham, $10-$15


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