The Red Paintings
You want to get thriller-movie freaked out? Put on the Red Paintings’ “Dead Children” off 2013’s The Revolution Is Never Coming and watch your knuckles whiten as the art-rock force originally from Australia turns your eardrums into war drums. Drama is almost an extra band member, its presence is so powerful, and the band – who performs in elaborate costumes (dressing as geishas, sea creatures, etc.) amid equally detailed sets – throbs through songs that arc unpredictably. Read more.
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at Backbooth, $10-$12
Polished Orlando folk strummers Beemo bring their acoustic mountain music to help you wind down mid-week at the Imperial's mellow Acoustic Soundcheck series.
9 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the Imperial, free
Last year, Philly post-hardcore band Daylight decided to change their name to Superheaven after some other band copyrighted it and claimed it for themselves. (ICYMI: There was an absurd amount of Internet backlash to this extremely levelheaded decision.) So if you’re familiar with their previous releases as Daylight, you should jump on board for their latest as Superheaven on SideOneDummy, Ours Is Chrome. It distills all the angst of digestible early ’90s alt-rock to make for a smooth swig. Read more.
7 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at Backbooth, $10-$13
Rapper/joker Lil Dicky outlines exactly how his dude fans should prep for this week's party with his new single, "Classic Male Pre-game."
8 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the Social, $20
The Rolling Stones
Rock & roll is a young man's game, but in 2015, the culture as a whole is preoccupied by the business of worshiping its idols, not creating new ones. The Stones this month reissued 1971's Sticky Fingers, an album sandwiched in the middle of one of the greatest five-year runs in the history of pop music, and moreover, an album that represents everything the Rolling Stones offered creatively. It's also the live centerpiece of this tour. On that album, they demonstrated perfect rock & roll instincts on tracks like "Brown Sugar," "Bitch" and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking," raw sensitivity on "Sister Morphine," "Wild Horses" and "Moonlight Mile," and enough American-influenced groove to make an English man draped in the Union Jack shed a tear. - Dante Lima Read more: Rock idols the Rolling Stones reissue Sticky Fingers to remind us why we still worship
8 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Orlando Citrus Bowl, $67.50-$392.50
Drop those pretensions and dip into genuine funk with rad reunions this weekend of rarely revived local acts Shak Nasti, Brown Note and other nostalgic surprises for longtime scenesters throughout the night.
9 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Will's Pub, $10-$12
Huey Lewis and the News
Like an old car that’s been maintained by your dad, Lewis is still running, pumping out the old hits, wanting new drugs, climbing Jacob’s Ladder. He’s just happy to be stuck with you. – Billy Manes Read more.
9 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Universal Studios, price of admission
Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October
That far-from-normal boy Justin Furstenfeld brings Blue October songs to perform solo to a sold-out crowd still swelling in the chest from the band's massive singles like "Into the Ocean."
8 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, sold out
Much loved area soul quakers the Sh-Booms debut their new singer, Mizz Bren, with a mega-fun lineup including Richard Sherfey, the Wildtones and the Woolly Bushmen in the unconventional setting of the Lodge.
noon Sunday, June 14, at the Lodge, free
Check out local freak-folk band Pasty Cline's bizarre strum on Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" (pastycline.bandcamp.com) if you ever wondered what it'd be like if the swirly ghost of Bon Iver covered it.
9 p.m. Monday, June 15, at Will's Pub, $5
The squeaky-clean yet pleasantly crooked pop offerings of imaginative producer/songwriter Jon Bellion creatively blip as you bob along with his catchy flow.
8 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at the Social, $15-$20