Though the humid environs of New Orleans might not seem the most obvious birthing ground for dark postpunk, you'll be reaching for your trenchcoat and Camus paperback in no time.
9 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Uncle Lou's, $5
Remixer, DJ, party catalyst Aoki's show at the House of Blues will have a portion of the proceeds going towards the OneOrlando Fund.
8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at House of Blues, $39.50
Hip-hop iconoclast embraces total creative freedom with the fervor of an Aleister Crowley; he's done it all, he's on a whole other plane than us mere mortals.
9 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Will's Pub, $16-$20
'Tis the season! Now into its second decade, this traveling lifestyle brand boasts a lineup ranging from Atreyu to Less Than Jake to Waka Flocka Flame.
11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Tinker Field, $40
The deceptively whimsical anti-folk duo fills their songs with references to the detritus of hypermodern life, with a biting streak of black humor. They're gonna be a cult favorite for anti-social noise bands in the future.
5 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at the Geek Easy, $5-$10
Eleven years and counting! Twenty-six local bands and a buncha local art vendors is maybe, just maybe, a better way to spend the day than sweltering away at a theme park and/or lake front just to see the same fireworks as last year.
12 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Austin's Coffee, $7
As if perfectly frozen in amber, there is absolutely no issue to be found with the inherent quality of a Culture Club performance circa 2016, any more than circa 1986.
8 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Hard Rock Live, $55.50-$126