Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce the Veil
Popular post-hardcore bands Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce the Veil paired up for a world tour that offers fan meet-and-greets, a photo with the bands and other perks for serious fans.
5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, and 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at House of Blues, sold out
Paul Collins' Beat
When you find out the Nerves drummer Paul Collins is in town with his more rootsy solo project, you don't wanna stay away. Plus, this show includes a Park Ave CDs record fair from 8-10 p.m.
9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Will's Pub, $7-$10
You Blew It!
"Ben Gibbard, John K. Samson or David Bazan," Tanner Jones says, "those are the three big ones that I look at and use to shine a light on my own writing these days." Read our interview with You Blew It's Tanner Jones.
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Will's Pub, $10-$12
Phat-N-Jazzy's 21st Anniversary
Since 1994, Phat-N-Jazzy has provided the city with hip-hop and jazz fusion nights, and the funk doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Join resident Phat-N-Jazzy DJ BMF as he spins alongside DJ Slack and special guest Dam-Funk. Dam-Funk, LA’s ambassador of boogie funk, brings the funkmosphere right here to Orlando as he plays his signature Southern Cali space jams. - Luis Vazquez Read more.
9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Social, $10-15
Throat-ravaging grindcore New Jersey band Budd Dwyer swoops back down to Florida with Boston baddies Led to the Grave to give Lou's a proper thrashing.
10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Uncle Lou's Entertainment Hall, $7
Here Come the Mummies
Here Come the Mummies (not to be confused with Californian garage rock band the Mummies) keep their real identities under wraps (get it?), supposedly to protect the contractual obligations of a Grammy-winner or two in their roster. Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, this 13-piece band of undead Egyptians brings the funk of 5,000 years to the stage. - Thaddeus McCollum Read more.
6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Social, $20-$25
Waka Flocka Flame
Earlier this month, Waka Flocka Flame's Twitter revealed that Flockaveli 2 features Jay-Z, Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye and more, making it even harder for fans to wait for June 1. Hopefully, we'll get a preview this week.
10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Venue 578, $20-$70
The Claudia Quintet +1
The Civic Minded 5 (thecm5.com) just woke up, delivering the dazzling contemporary jazz ensemble the Claudia Quintet to lure us to Timucua and mess with our Sunday rhythm.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Timucua White House, free
Orlando ex-pat Caitlin Mahoney is currently based in NYC, so this appearance at Singers and Songwriters Night welcomes her bright, uplifting folk back to the Sunshine State.
8:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Will's Pub, $5
With only a couple of 7-inches under their belt, the Philly band combines Jawbreaker-gruff vocals with rushing punk melodies on songs like “American Girls and French Kisses” that instantly feel like classics. With members boasting backgrounds in other surging punk acts like Weston and Crying, this new force quells the pop of those bands to loudly rock like a Cloud Nothings kindred. Read more.
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Social, sold out
If you're a fan of Snowing and missed John Galm's wrenching solo album from last year, Sky of No Stars, listen to "Thirty Five Hundred Days" now and catch up in time for an intimate free show at Indies.
9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Lil Indies, free