Picks this week: MC Chris, Sick of It All and more

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Golden Pelicans, Ex-Cult
Memphis punks on Goner Records,
Ex-Cult’s coming to town fresh from a romp in Texas for Fun Fun Fun Fest, joining Total Punk locals the Golden Pelicans to scruff up your week.
8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Will’s Pub, $5-$8

Reverend Horton Heat
The Rev’s never too busy to bring his resurgent rockabilly goodness down to Florida, performing new songs off his 2014 release near the start of a massive three-month tour.
8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Social, $20-$25

Brazilian Girls
The stylish electronic dance music that Brazilian Girls creates offers the lush quirkiness of bands like Of Montreal, the sophisticated palate of Radiohead and the offbeat but successful culture clash of Talking Heads. Read more.
9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Social, $17-$20

Juicy J
As we all wait in high anticipation for his 2014 release, Pure THC: The Hustle Continues, we lap up the new tracks as they keep leaking and dropping. Read more.
6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Venue 578, $40-$55

Sick of It All
Bred in the ’80s N.Y.C. hardcore scene, Sick of It All celebrated 25 years of punk revival by re-recording classic songs for Nonstop in 2011, then released 2014’s Last Act of Defiance in September, so expect a special mix of iconic hits and new ragers.
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Backbooth, $17

The Internet Is Where Everyone Belongs
When you get up those stairs tonight, you’ll be greeted by the best thing in the world: the Internet. To complement a show full of synth-driven acts like Ark, Michael Parallax, Harsh Radish and Brown Bread, local artists have created a theme that celebrates and examines the weird, wonderful relationship we have with the synthetic community that is the World Wide Web. - Thaddeus McCollum Read more.
9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Space, $5

MC Chris, MC Lars
Nerdcore rapper MC Chris strikes back, returning to Orlando with self-proclaimed post-punk laptop rapper MC Lars.
9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Social, $13-$15

The Dig
New York shoegazers compelled a soft buzz over their 2013 release, You & I, a hushed echo of the Cure’s sad, romantic vibe that nicely trembles to form its own identity.
9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Will’s Pub, $10

Southern Fried Sunday
The Bloody Jug Band sets up a jamboree stage, the Orange Blossom Trails reunite and the ladies of Due South harmonize to set clocks back to the good ol’ days.
5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Will’s Pub, $7

Real Friends
In the vein of Saves the Day and Jimmy Eat World, Real Friends delivers upbeat empathy with energetic pop punk that allows showgoers to crowdsurf through life’s tumults.
7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Backbooth, $16

Each of his albums released since 2005 under the Caribou moniker made leaps and bounds in terms of sonic risk, meticulous composition and near-universal acclaim. His 2007 release, Andorra, won Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize thanks to its reverent re-creations of kaleidoscopic ’60s pop. Then 2010’s Swim, a clangorous mess of deep house and techno, somehow attracted even more fans – and ended up on nearly every music critic’s best-of list. - Nick McGregor Read more.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Social, $18-$20

Zeds Dead
Toronto electronic music duo Zeds Dead tour on their fresh new Mad Decent release, Somewhere Else, bringing crazy hooks to charge things up at the Beacham.
10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Beacham, $20-$30

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Ashley Belanger

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