California psych-soul outfit Monophonics brandish stylish but impactful songs that help them regularly stack up to funk giants like Galactic, who also happen to be this epic show's headliner.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Plaza Live, $22-$35
Downfall of Gaia
Post-black metal band Downfall of Gaia graciously doomed the world by dropping Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay in November, and now heavy heads must brace themselves this week when the full force of it comes down completely live.
8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Will's Pub, $7-$10
Sales for this show were apparently slow enough to have it moved from the Beacham to the Social, but any Orlando party animal can tell you that that means two things: a) better sound, and b) a personal party in your face. - Thaddeus McCollum Read more.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the Social, $20-$35
Talk Yo Shit! New Year New Me
Monthly party led by DJs Fiona Trapple and Big Grape. If you missed out last year, per the theme, you can course-correct to go down a more ratchet path in 2015.
10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the Social, free-$5
Predictably, in our interview, Kozelek left most questions about those [The War on Drugs] incidents unanswered. But he did manage to briefly flash his famously pugilistic perspective when asked about visiting Florida. - Nick McGregor Read more.
9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Dr. Phillips Center, $28.75
Danny Feedback's Crack Rock Opera CD Release
Meet the freaks of this mutant opera built on the backs of fuzz-inclined local musicians, which is now available as a CD. Learn more in advance by reading our interview here.
8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Will's Pub, $8
Body//Talk: The Body//Room
For this month’s party, they’ve created the Body//Room, an ambitious night patterned after the exclusive, invite-only parties most folks only see on YouTube known as Boiler Room. So the controlled dancefloor at Spacebar will be open to no more than 80 people getting down at one time to DJs Vsn Qst, Grant, Eminent and Grüvv. Read more.
10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Spacebar, $10
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Zora Fest is genuinely a party, something every Central Floridian should attend at least once (OK, annually). This would be a good year, as Maze featuring Frankie Beverly (“Happy Feelin’s,” “Love Is the Key”) headlines the fair Jan. 31, a show that’s likely to be a bit of a soul-powered throwdown. - Billy Manes Read more.
3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Kennedy Boulevard between Calhoun and Gabriel avenues, Eatonville, $10-$50
Groove along with Ancient Sun at their regular Sunday show, a dependably rad reason to descend the stairs at Tanqueray's and disappear the weekend.
10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at Tanqueray's, free
A breath of fresh air, vastly creative one-man band Ceschi Ramos performs his intriguing blend of hip-hop and indie rock on an acoustic guitar and his laptop.
9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at the Social, $10
Reel Big Fish
Better put on your 2-tone shoes and pickitup-pickitup-pickitup, because Reel Big Fish is back. These guys have been putting out albums since ’92 and released their seventh, Candy Coated Fury, in 2012. Filled with silly, hateful and ridiculous love songs, “Sell Out” really isn’t the case. - Haley Cannon Read more.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at House of Blues, $22
Standout SoFla act Lavola now straddles West Palm and Orlando, so welcome them by catching guitarist-singer Julian Cires and violinist-vocalist Emily Dwyer performing pain-fueled, evocative cuts off 2014 release This Book Is My Cowardice.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Will's Pub, $5