Canadian post-punk band La Luna deliver emo-tinged fierceness with a loaded bill of Florida throbs like Moan, Vivian K and the mighty Gillian Carter.
10 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Uncle Lou's Entertainment Hall, $5 suggested donation
C+C Music Factory
C+C Music Factory – which actually stands for “Cookies and Cream,” not the last names of the two founding members (Clivillés and Cole) – haven’t released anything since 1995. Nothing. Not a damn thing. And, honestly, nobody cares. “Things That Make You Go Hmmm” is such an everlasting club heater, people will be using that phrase as a hashtag long after your booty is particulate dust in the wind. We don’t need anything new from CCMF. Their entire back catalog is timeless (well, three or four songs at least). - Colin Wolf Read more.
9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Independent Bar, free
If you have yet to get down to Bengali 600's Afrobeats, this is the show to start funking up life with support from local hip-hop acts crushin' it now, including Palmer Reed and DII.
9 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Social, $5
Back in March, Rhode Island’s Downtown Boys came through and impressed as an opener for label mates Screaming Females at the Social. Though the hard-left punk-rock rainbow coalition showed some pretty notable live fire then, this return has all the kindling for a much more intense, sweaty and pure experience. First, they’re now touring on the sails of an acclaimed debut LP (Full Communism) on quality Jersey imprint Don Giovanni. Second, they’ll be going full torque as the headliner this time at the Space Station, a newish DIY venue that’s much more suited to their edge and ethos. - Bao Le-Huu Read more.
8 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the Space Station, $3-$5
Florida-bred rapper Jake Miller popped off with his Rumors EP in July, but it's not the title track he slaved a year over, but his "sexy won't make up for crazy" rally cry against "Selfish Girls."
5 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the Beacham, $22-$35
Versatile New York producer Luca Lush could be a snot about his impressive Soundcloud rise, which saw him rapidly booked to a standout SXSW showcase and performing alongside artists who he previously only studied with scholarly awe. But he’s too down to earth for that. Obsessively following electronic music naturally led the bedroom producer to Soundcloud daily, and there he began dropping house music with a dedication toward creating a focused, unique voice in an online realm largely dominated by loose thoughts. His smart approach worked for him, and notably, he’s just begun experimenting with his own vocals, which could easily add a fresh identifying layer to his more subtle production signifiers (unusual veers that feel punk-informed or else buck electronic trends in a very punk way). This spirit is also rumored to come out in his performances, featuring a lot of assertive crowd work, so don’t expect to just chill.
10 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Geek Easy, $5-$10
The late '70s rockers reformed in 2013 around original members Tony Brock and Wally Stocker, because, well, they probably figured, "Isn't it time?"
7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Plaza Live, $29.50-$49.50
The Grand Collab
A true music lovers' showcase that spans genres, catch Table For Three, Honey J, ZYXT and more. FYI: There's no Grand Collab in August, so make this one count double.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Will's Pub, $7
Every Time I Die
Technical, opinionated and fervently in your face, Every Time I Die released a new EP, Salem, in 2015 with fresh rage that still slays.
5 p.m. Monday, July 27, at Venue 578, $20-$40
Dear tasteful country fans: Hollis Brown's new record 3 Shots is the contemporary album you've been seeking with classic country references glossed anew with a smart, enchanting spin (see: "John Wayne").
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Will's Pub, $8