Orlando concert picks, July 23-25: Todd Terry, Now vs. Now, TWYN and Southern Fried Sunday

Jenny Parrot plays Southern Fried Sunday, July 25
Jenny Parrot plays Southern Fried Sunday, July 25 Magnetic Focus Photography

Todd Terry: Few have furthered house music as much as this American icon. He defined the genre in its early underground years in the 1980s, and then pushed it into the mainstream stratosphere. Oh, the version of Everything but the Girl's blockbuster "Missing" that topped all the international charts in the 1990s? That's Terry's signature remix, not the band's original album version. The legend himself will be doing an intimate club set at Barbarella's Discothèque. Opening will be DJs Flashdrive, Mr. Mogembo and Todd-Love. (9 p.m. Friday, July 23, Barbarella, $20-$25)

Todd Terry spins at Barbarella Friday, July 23 - Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo courtesy of the artist
Todd Terry spins at Barbarella Friday, July 23

Now vs. Now and TWYN: This intriguing bill features two groups working the less-traveled frontier between jazz and electronic music. New York's Now vs. Now is the credentialed combo of leader Jason Lindner (keyboardist on David Bowie's final album, Blackstar), co-founding bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Justin Tyson (Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding, Mos Def). Miami duo TWYN are Electric Kif keyboardist Jason Matthews and Lemon City Trio drummer Aaron Glueckauf, both jazz-trained players with visions beyond. Expect a genre-bending evening where electronic futurism meets the live pulse and intelligence of jazz. (8 p.m. Saturday, July 24, the New Standard, free)

The Red Elvises, Jenny Parrott and Big Jef Special: Venerated Orlando live tradition Southern Fried Sunday is back with another production packed with some beloved out-of-towners. L.A.'s Red Elvises have been a reliable spectacle of kitschy fun for decades, and Austin's Jenny Parrott has made a name here over the years in quality bands like Shotgun Party, Loves It and now with her soulful solo material, which she debuted here in 2019. Locals Big Jef Special round out the bill. The event's also the birthday celebration for SFS founder Jessica Pawli, so buy her a dang drink. (5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25, Will's Pub, $10-$12)

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