Jack-of-all-trades producer Mr. Pauer has created a sub-sub-genre that he's dubbed "electropical" – state-of-the-art beats mixed with rhythms and textures taken from cumbia, salsa, dancehall – and it's a hybrid that immediately pleases.
8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Beacham, free (must RSVP)
NE Florida's electro-pop trio Tomboi took Orlando by storm opening for Of Montreal at the Social. Now you can catch them in a far more intimate setting.
10 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Spacebar, $7
Beyond-grim Gainesville doom/sludge trio spreads a suffocating blanket of gray despair over Uncle Lou's. More Grief than ganja.
9 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Uncle Lou's, $5
DC rapper Oddisee has collaborated with the likes of the Roots, Flying Lotus and DJ Jazzy Jeff and held his own. His DIY solo work is every bit as impressive and inventive as these partnerships.
8 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Backbooth, $15
Led by the singular Frances Quinlan, Philadelphia's Hop Along create music that is somehow as earthy as it is alien, reminding one of early Helium or "Wagon"-era Dinosaur Jr. Gimme indie rock.
8 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Social, $15-$17
Local deathrock kings and queens Autarx kick off an East Coast tour with this warm-up show; come pay your (last?) respects.
10 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Uncle Lou's, $5
Synthwave wunderkind Com Truise (Seth Haley) mines old synthesizers for textures and soundscapes that are subliminally familiar, but never gives in to full-on retro-fetishism.
8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Beacham, $17-$20