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Picks This Week: Kongos, Six Time Losers, Uncle Lou's Birthday Show and more

This band of four brothers rose to popularity on hits like "Come With Me Now" and "I'm Only Joking" off their sophomore album, Lunatic, which was re-released on Epic last year.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Beacham, $22-$25

Michael Parallax
Michael Parallax is a machine, turning out new music and bumping it when the party demands, which is the case this week when he releases his new double EP How We Were/Who We Are (out Feb. 14, but available early to attendees of this show). Read more.
8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Will's Pub, $5

Orlando Mixtape Volume 3: Southern Harmony
Turn it up. The Orlando Mixtape series returns to the Social with a focus on Southern rock. With a setlist that promises to include lots of audience requests (there’s a form over at orlandomixtape.org), Brian Chodorcoff, Thomas Wynn, Giti Khalsa and the rest of the band will probably be playing lots of Allman Brothers, Molly Hatchet and, of course, Skynyrd. - Thaddeus McCollum Read more.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Social, $25

Ray Brazen
Oddball lo-fi pioneer Ray Brazen pairs up with Broken Machine Films to screen his Time Tunnel 1983-1988 DVD, performing with creepy costumed Philly unicorns the Hunnie Bunnies, whose noisy beat-making is unusually enthralling.
10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Space, $4

Glen Hansard
The emotion that Glen Hansard packs into a single note ought to make his surging songs exhausting, but instead it’s a genuine enchantment to hear him project so effortlessly, and live, it’s even more unreal. Read more.
6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Beacham, $30-$40

Six Time Losers
Orlando country band Six Time Losers have spent the past six years ringing true in our city with earnest pickin' and sincere lyrics country fans swoon for.
7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Backbooth, $8

Lou's Birthday Show!
This lineup is nuts and definitely icing on an eclectic cake to celebrate Uncle Lou's birthday, sweetened by kids folk artist Caveman Dave, Marky and the Sharks' Marcos Encinias and Eugene Snowden.
9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Uncle Lou's Entertainment Hall, free

What'sit Records Wonder Showzy Block Party
For this one-night mini-festival, though, they’re keeping it local, taking over the Milk Bar, Sandwich Bar, Spacebar and the parking lot out back. Sets by Bellows, Melbourne’s the Dull Blades and plenty more support St. Pete’s Sonic Graffiti. - Thaddeus McCollum Read more.
7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Milk District, $5

DJ Y-Not
Y-Not returns to help Lazy Afternoon celebrate their anniversary with a rooftop party at Aero that also features Philly veteran DJ Cosmo Baker and iconic New York DJ Tony Touch. Check out our interview with DJ Y-Not.
5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Aero, $$10-$20

Detroit producer JMSN was all over Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City and has R&B fans rushing to juice up on his latest single, "Addicted."
5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Backbooth, $12-$30

The Sea the Sea
With rich harmonies and beautifully abstract lyrics, NPR darlings the Sea the Sea released their debut album Love We Are We Love in 2013, and now those gorgeous vocals at last lap up on our local shoreline.
9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Will's Pub, $5

Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers
That Okie Vince Gill comes to town with the extraordinary band the Time Jumpers to romp again in Buck Owens territory like he did on his 2013 album, Bakersfield, which saw a deluxe release last year.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Plaza Live, $35-$60

About The Author

Ashley Belanger

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