"We had to do things the right way," Garzon-Montano says. "He would A/B my drum takes with John Bonham's, and he would A/B my vocals with Jeff Buckley, and he was like, 'This is what you like, right?' And I said, 'Yeah.' He said, 'This is you; this is Jeff.' 'This is you; this is John.' He just kind of broke it down for me: 'What you want to do is very difficult.' And especially doing it the real way, without a computer." Read our interview with Gabriel Garzon-Montano about his smart neo-soul release, Bishouné: Alma del Huila.
8 p.m.Wednesday, April 29, at the Social, $13-$15
Reviews and leaked setlists from the limited dates she’s performed suggest it’ll be a promising night where she strums through the hits in a more sensitive setting. Catch her now before she’s really gone. Read more.
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Hard Rock Live, $53.50-$108
California rapper and producer Iamsu has collaborated with huge hitters like Juvenile, 50 Cent and 2 Chainz, but his 2014 debut, Sincerely Yours, proved Su's got the goods to headline where it counts – in the club.
8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Backbooth, $12-$50
Austin party-starting producer Crizzly hopes you'll "Drop Dat Ass" when he unleashes his Pop Rocks-and-soda beats at Venue 578 this week.
10 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Venue 578, $15-$25
If you’re looking for a trip down nostalgia lane, this is definitely the show for you. With songs about permanent scars, facing attackers and a cruel and cool world, these haunting tunes are bound to strike a nerve that’s been buried for a while. - Haley Cannon Read more.
7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Social, sold out
Uncle Tony's Donut Shoppe Grand Opening
The guys who run the shop have invited Atlanta’s DJ Kemit (formerly of the ’90s conscious-rap collective Arrested Development) to bring his all-time favorite records for an illuminating set bound to mix up genres and keep the walls thumping. Definitely get there early, though: Local DJs Brooklyn Dusty Fingers and Spreadsheets spin their best pre-party jams while free food and refreshments are served. - Thaddeus McCollum Read more.
7 p.m.-midnight, Friday, May 1, at Uncle Tony's Donut Shoppe, free
Meka Nism CD Release Party
Local metal force Meka Nism celebrates their sophomore EP release as they share new songs from just-dropped The Shift on one of Orlando's biggest stages.
7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at House of Blues, free
I Don't Like Shit was birthed after Earl "ejected himself from tour" after stating on Twitter that he was "physically and mentally at the end of (his) rope." This tattered mentality is clearly on display as Earl confronts his demons face to face throughout the album's entire 30 minutes. - Luis Vazquez Listen to Earl Sweatshirt's new album now.
8 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Venue 578, $30-$60
Are you "not the sort of person who falls in and quickly out of love"? If yes, Grammy-nominated Joan Armatrading will be singing your brand of blues.
7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Plaza Live, $39.50-$59.50
Formed in 1976, the Fleshtones are nearly 40 years into their career of confusing genre purists by sloshing their stylistic mop through punk, garage, New Wave and rockabilly (and anything else that goes completely nuts) in order to achieve their unclassifiable energy. Read more.
8 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Will's Pub, $10
The amazing Banditos are back in town from Nashville, delivering the most talented roots ruckus we've found ourselves shit-grinning through in ages. (FYI: It's an early, separate show before the Fleshtones.)
4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Will's Pub, $5
There's good reason why earnest and (at times) heartbreaking folk songwriter David Dondero gets compared to quiet legends like Townes Van Zandt.
9 p.m. Monday, May 4, at Lil Indies, free
Neutral Milk Hotel
The force is strong with Jeff Mangum. Have fun if you bought tickets the second they went on sale!
7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Beacham, sold out