Murder by Death
Touring on new album Big Dark Love, Murder by Death delivers their dusky, charging, mood-rich folk alongside complex shivering preach-it-punks O'Death, who serve as indispensable openers.
8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Social, $15-$17
If you’ve never been in the same room with frontwoman Marissa Paternoster, then prepare to be not rocked but changed. With some of the most thrilling guitar work around and a voice that’s a quivering thunderbolt of muscle and nerve, she’s one of the most fortified and complete single bottlings of rock & roll today. - Bao Le-Huu Read more.
6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Social, $10-$12
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Country-blues gurus the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band generate a huge rootsy sound (furthered on February release So Delicious) as an extraordinarily versatile three-piece.
8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Will's Pub, $8-$10
Referencing the band's eye-popping light show on Letterman — and the intricately woven sweater/jumpsuit that Miglis wore and famously entangled Dave with after the performance — Giese adds, "We knew people would see us and it would live on the Internet, maybe forever. So we tried to infuse as much intention into it as possible. Visuals are important, and our goal is to create an environment that amplifies or translates the music as lucidly as possible. Our current live show, which we're bringing to Orlando, [demonstrates] that intention much more than we could on Dave's show." - Nick McGregor Check out our interview with Hundred Waters.
9 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, $13
Holy shit – was that Pile on Pitchfork? The noisy Boston band convinced us magic isn't real when they first memorably crushed us in 2010, and now they're touring on new ripper You're Better Than This – which is what serious music fans will be saying to anyone who misses this essential show.
7 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Backbooth, $8
Moonmen From Mars
“We know now that in the early years of the 20th century, this world was being watched closely by intelligences greater than man.” Orson Welles scarred listeners with his radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” in 1928. In the same fantastically mutilated vein, the new EP from Moonmen From Mars, Fear & Terror, starts with a howl before crashing into the lead track, “We Are Not From This Planet” – which is so infectious, it could unite a roomful of introverts as a rocking alien anthem. It ends with a creepy laugh, a hint at the band’s highly entertaining live show that features theatrics, costumes and spacey sequences projected behind the skin-tight-silver-suited Moonmen. Read more.
9 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Will’s Pub, $5
A true embodiment of modern Southern hip-hop, K.R.I.T. adds a contrast to the typical hardcore and dance music Southern rap often produces, bringing soulfulness to the table alongside conscious lyricism for an often empowering vibe. - Luis Vazquez Read more.
5 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Venue 578, $20
Reverend Horton Heat
Disciples of Reverend Horton Heat's psychobilly stampede will hardly believe they get to see the Dallas boys play a free show as part of Harley's Bike Week.
Noon Saturday, March 14, at Orlando Harley-Davidson, free
Husband-wife duo Joseph and Jessy Lynn Martens combine to form JunoSmile, a stellar, earnest folk project that's sweetened by the pair's sensational vocals.
1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at Orlando Harley-Davidson, free
In Between Series: Maximino
Multi-instrumentalist Gerald Perez works his highly disciplined magic as part of this impressive series that occupies Gallery at Avalon Island between art exhibits.
7-9 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the Gallery at Avalon Island, free
Cantankerous curmudgeon of musical and lyrical genius Elvis Costello has been troubling our headphones and speakers since time immemorial, weaving his way into the global social fabric in manners new wave, orchestral, power pop and beardy dad-rock, along with every string in between. - Billy Manes Read more.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, $49.50-$99.50
Cinco de Fat Patty's Day
Join garage punks Golden Pelicans and surf rockers Thee Wilt Chamberlain in a heated effort to destroy whatever enthusiasm you have left for your favorite drunken holidays.
9 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at St. Matthew's Tavern, free