Picks this week: Case Work, the Dog Apollo and more

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The Wonder Years – A 4 Turntable Old School Extravaganza
Kered, DJ Lyvwyr and Remington Steele work the turntables with an unscripted celebration of old school hip-hop (Run-D.M.C., Wu-Tang), classics (Prince, Michael Jackson), rock and pop (Madonna, Nirvana) and reggae (Mad Cobra, Buju Banton).
10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the Social, $10

Leisure Chief
This talented collective of local musicians embody the spirit of improvisation with inspired originals that incorporate jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop every Thursday.
10:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at Tanqueray’s, free

The Dog Apollo
Jacksonville rockers the Dog Apollo released a new EP this June, Beach Dance Party USA!, shaking up our typical notions of surf-inspired songs.
9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at the Social, $8

Laney Jones and the Lively Spirits
She’s just released her new single, “Work It Out,” an upbeat number about getting over presumably the heartbreak experienced in her aforementioned single. Along with her band, the Lively Spirits, our guess is she’ll be winning more hearts than breaking ’em. Read more.
10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Milk Bar, free

Case Work
What began as a solo project for Saskatchewan’s Chandler Strang quickly morphed into one of Orlando’s tightest indie acts.
9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Will’s Pub, $5

Ancient Sun
The bottomless funk of Ancient Sun brightens Tanqueray’s every Sunday, especially when they groove into recently released singles like “Barefoot on the Moon.”
10:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Tanqueray’s, free

Singers & Songwriters Night
This month’s local showcase highlights Acoustic Flair, performing acoustic covers of classic rock songs like “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Will’s Pub, $3

French Montana
Hip-hop heads are on high alert as the Moroccan-born rapper stomps into town with his new single, “Don’t Panic,” and hopefully unreleased tracks off Mac & Cheese: The Album, due out this December. Read more.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Venue 578, $25-$40

Jazz Tuesdays
If you love jazz, now is the perfect time to tap your toes to the Chris Charles Quartet as they transform the Smiling Bison into a legit jazz club, inviting a talented roundup of guests to sit in with the prestigious core.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Smiling Bison, free

About The Author

Ashley Belanger

Associate editor, music nerd, NBA junkie, Florida explorer and obsessive pet owner.
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