An eighties freestyler, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, a piano maestro and more of the best Orlando shows this week

BJ the Chicago Kid

Grammy nominee and collaborator with the likes of Freddie Gibbs and Kendrick Lamar steps into the spotlight with this solo show. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Social, $22.50-$50


No two sets by Vallam, one of our personal favorite Floridian harsh noise artists, are the same. STILL reeling from their contact-mic'd Slinky at this year's International Noise Conference. 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Manes Emporium of Doubt, $5


Native Orlandoan alt-rockers hit town in the heavy company of Someday River and Cathedral Bells.

9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Will's Pub, $10

Lisa Lisa

Eighties freestyle chanteuse Lisa Lisa (of Cult Jam fame) plays a one-off Pride Weekend engagement at "Amor" Latin Saturdays at Stonewall. 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Stonewall, $20-$40

Witt Lowry

Connecticut indie-rapper Lowry headlines Soundbar with Tampa's Xuitcasecity.

7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Soundbar, $16

Club Goya

One-half of styling and profiling local rap duo OhTwo, Xavya brings his extroverted and experimental solo outlet Club Goya to the In-Between Series. Amazed.

7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at CityArts, $5

Frederic Voorn with Fernwood String Quartet

Piano maestro Voorn is joined by Fernwood (counting members of Alterity in its ranks) for an evening of Mozart and original pieces.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Timucua, free

This story appeared in the Oct. 9, 2019, print issue of Orlando Weekly. Stay on top of Central Florida news and views with our weekly Headlines newsletter.