Prepare to be a victim in pain at thrashcore legend Agnostic Front's tempestuous set this week, when you can cheers to the classic album turning 31.
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Backbooth, $13
Slim Walker and His Orchestra
Super-fun country boogie band Slim Walker and His Orchestra join a fat lineup that also features that tasteful maniac Stephen Rock and angelic crooner Terri Binion.
9 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at Will's Pub, $5
Not so much classic rock revivalists as stoner rock savants, the guys look like extras from Almost Famous but sound like they’ve been partying in the desert with Josh Homme. Expect fuzzed-out guitars, reverb-drenched vocals and some killer solos as they play tracks from their newest LP, Magic Mustache. - Thaddeus McCollum Read more.
9 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Will’s Pub, $5-$7
The Dropa Stone EP Release Party
Spacey, groovy dudes the Dropa Stone release a psychedelic exhale in the form of their new EP, When the Lights Go Low, with funky pals Ancient Sun and FunkUs.
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, at House of Blues, free-$5
Between that and the fact that the Dwarves only average about two Orlando appearances per decade, this show – the only Florida date for both them and co-headliner the Queers – is a must-see. Stacking the bill even further is Richie Ramone, Oakland garage-punks the Atom Age and local pop-punks Caffiends. - Bao Le-Huu Read more.
6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Backbooth, $20
Local folkster Austin Miller is about to do Florida proud on a European tour, and stellar Orlando songwriters Matthew Fowler and Kyle Cox help him kick things off.
8 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Social, $7
Talk Yo Shit: Brunch Bounce
If the idea of starting the party at noon makes your head pound, rest assured, Talk Yo Shit promises a chiller vibe, with Fiona Trapple, Loka and Midnight Inspector bumping it nice and slow for your Saturday afternoon delight. Don’t waffle on this one. Read more.
noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Hammered Lamb, free
We Are Animals
Local music blog the Vinyl Warhol curates a show featuring four young Orlando bands and Brooklyn psych-smiths Stuyedeyed. A portion of the proceeds from the show go to Fallin’ Pines Critter Rescue, a nonprofit that rescues and rehomes exotic animals. - Thaddeus McCollum
9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Space, $4
Lil Wayne trades “Liv on Sundays” for “Gilt on Sunday” with an opportunity to end your week with Weezy. That’s right, Lil Wayne is performing live at the newly renovated Gilt nightclub (formerly Roxy) this Sunday. - Luis Vazquez Read more.
9 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Gilt Nightclub, $45-$2,500
Big Sean's Dark Side Paradise has just barely come to light, but if you're a fan of the hip-hop star, you can getcha some live and celebrate his first No. 1 record in style at Venue 578.
8 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Venue 578, $35-$75
Rumours is a great album, but – and this is a huge but – it's perpetually disappointing to see this era of Fleetwood Mac held up as the only one worth paying attention to. Between the sub-canonical masterpiece of Then Play On and the Buckingham/Nicks era, there are six albums that are well worth exploring, but the most criminally ignored is Bare Trees. - Jason Ferguson Read a case for Bare Trees as one of Fleetwood Mac's best records
8 p.m. Monday, March 23, at Amway Center, $47.50-$177
The King Khan & BBQ Show
"I play music because I have to, and playing with Khan is part of an amazing tapestry. It's very positive – more celebratory, possibly, [and] really gratifying to my purism. We can conjure ghosts and ride lost rock & roll sound trains trapped interdimensionally. We have a psychic bond, for real. It's like a musical Ouija board sometimes. The room smells weird during our show." Check out our full interview with the King Khan & BBQ Show.
9 p.m., Monday, March 23, at Will's Pub, $10
Reggae Mondae with Hor!zen
Dirty South local reggae kings Hor!zen invite locals to pick it up weekly at Tanqueray's for a chill Monday vibe that follows the bass line.
10 p.m. Monday, March 23, at Tanqueray's, free
Sensational Orlando songwriter Kaleigh Baker recently announced plans for a new full-length, Pittston Piston, and this would be your first opportunity to hear what the old soul's got in store and consider supporting her worthy Kickstarter.
10 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at Lil Indies, free