Acoustic Soundcheck With Brian Killeen
Frequently performing under the moniker Plane Versus Cult, Brian Killeen conjures drama-tinged and darkly wistful indie-folk that gives this night a world-weary allure.
9 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Imperial, free
It’s an essential act to catch any time they come to town, but this would be an especially good time to rally around these rippers. Last year was a notably intense year for the band, having lost crucial bassist Jonathan Athon to a motorcycle crash and making the painful decision to follow through on plans for their European tour. Now they’re back stateside and while time has passed, the loss is undoubtedly still felt, so it’d be awfully proper to head to the pub and embrace our Northern brothers, while their fresh material offers an extra solid reason to rage along with their crushing songs. Read more.
8 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Will’s Pub, $10-$12
Well shit. Miami's psychedelic hip-hop group Telekinetic Walrus just weirded us out so good with their freaky gospel-funk alone (telekineticwalrus.bandcamp.com), we can barely wait to see this costumed crew in action.
9 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Red Lion Pub, $7
Indie game developers unleash new games and invite rad nerdcore rappers Tribe One, Kadesh Flow and Shammers to party with chip-tune video game obsessives Under Polaris.
7:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, at Will's Pub, $8-$10
If there’s any day in this country to celebrate the differences that make us unique parts of a cultural melting pot, it’s the Fourth of July, right? Austin’s Coffee’s I-4 Fest brings a healthy dose of diversity to its lineup this year, with genres like ska (Jahnopa), soul (Eugene Snowden) and garage rock (The Woolly Bushmen) crossing paths with hip-hop (Purple Kloud, E-Turn), country (The Bloody Jug Band) and punk (Sacred Owls). - Thaddeus McCollum Read more.
noon Saturday, July 4, at Austin's Coffee, $7
Wild local spitter Madd Illz is an Orlando authority on freeverse, and this show inches toward the hip-hop force's manifest destiny unfolding through his summer "The United Slaves of America" tour.
9 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at the Social, $10
Vans Warped Tour
"I want to throw some twists in there," says Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman. "Like (dance-pop duo) Koo Koo Kanga Roo I put in there. It makes no sense, but it does make sense. I like when you're walking around Warped, you're going to be thrown for a loop by someone." Check out our interview with Lyman to find out why Warped has taken an unexpected turn away from punk after 20 years.
11 a.m. Sunday, July 5, at Festival Field at Orlando Citrus Bowl, $38.50
It’s clear straight from the album title, Pale Horses, that MewithoutYou songwriter Aaron Weiss is wrestling with death on the latest disc, or at least with its imagery. Without fearing retribution from the band’s still-staunch hardcore-leaning fans (who will immediately hold dear the album’s fiercest standout track, “Red Cow”), he conjures scenes from Revelations with his angsty self-examination in the language of religion. Read more.
5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 5, at the Social, $15
What better way to pop off after a day of rampant patriotism than to wind down with this reggae-rocking Beatles cover band?
5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 5, at Backbooth, $10
Get hip to Atlanta's latest slick, Father, a rapper and indie label founder whose off-kilter yet smooth flow (see: "Look at Wrist") eased him crookedly to crowded SXSW showcases and YouTube fame.
7 p.m. Monday, July 6, at Backbooth, $12-$30
The Caution Children
The fierce drip of these Jacksonville post-hardcore dazzlers was renewed last year with Safe Crusades/No Judgements/And Baby (thecautionchildren.bandcamp.com), assisted by noted engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Whirr).
7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the Space Station, $5 suggested donation