Noted guitar shred-god and puffy-shirt-enthusiast Malmsteen has been the torchbearer for guitar acrobatics for several decades running. Expect pomp and/or circumstance. 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the House of Blues, $25
A sort of Zelig of British post-psych rock music, Mason has done time in Traffic, Derek and the Dominos and in Jimi Hendrix's band. On this night, he steps out on his own to show off an ample solo catalog. 10 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Plaza Live, $39-$65
Saved by the '90s
Have we hit peak '90s nostalgia? Dare you venture to this '90s-themed touring getdown at HOB? Don't be a Daria. Or, wait, do. 9 p.m. Friday, June 16, at House of Blues, $8
Totally of-the-moment indie-pop from Philly with a potent lyrical bite and a refreshing disregard for nostalgia; joined by locals TV Dinner and Tallahassee's Cooper. 11 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Uncle Lou's, $5
Legendary and creatively restless Québécois death metal troupe make a rare trip stateside and an even rarer Florida appearance. Blockbuster.
7 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at the Haven Lounge, $15-$18
Local synth wizard Heliophonic will be crafting soundscapes one bloop and blip at a time as part of a diverse bill downtown. UPDATE: HELIOPHONIC WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY THIS SHOW.
10 p.m. Monday, June 19, at 64 North, free
Linda Cole, Greg Parnell
Jack-of-all trades belter Linda Cole (member of Count Basie's Orchestra, the Spinners) sits in with Greg Parnell's combo for an evening of jazz and R&B standards.
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, $12-$15