Today Is the Day
Not only does Today Is the Day create heart-crushing music that’s artfully skittish, but their influence has long been felt by the popular juggernaut that is Mastodon (who comes to town next month!) and every other metal fan in the know. Read more.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Will's Pub, $12
Imperial’s Acoustic Soundcheck: Sterling Schroeder
Normally surrounded by his band, the Chosen Ones, Sterling Schroeder occasionally shakes things up with stirring solo sets, performing his catchy ear-candy like “Special Needs.”
9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Imperial (Orlando), free
One night, Fudesco was penning a song and offered Quirk the chance to sing on it, which Quirk accepted. The result was the spare, rustic “Belmar.” “That’s the first Cave Singers song, but we didn’t even know what it was,” Quirk, 39, says. “We were just like, ‘Oh, that sounds cool. Should we do another one?’” Read more.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Social, $17.50-$20
5AM Records Halloween Bash
Ramones covers, a costume contest (with a $100 prize!) and some of local label 5AM Records’ favorite artists: Michael Seuss, X-am, Dankte, Wyatt Alexander and True Klassiq.
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Backbooth, $5
Yab Yum Reunion
Employees of defunct clubs and venues Go Lounge, Yab Yum, Kit Kat Club and Harold and Maude’s reunite to the sweet throwback sounds of Throcket Luther and Bring Back Joel.
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Will’s Pub, $10
Maps & Atlases
This show was booked at the Beacham but shifted over to the much more intimate venue next door - good news for big fans of Maps & Atlases, because you’ll be able to get up close to belt along with hits like “Fever.”
5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Social, $20-$25
Off the Avenue Live with Thomas Wynn and the Believers, the Groove Orient, Hannah Harber
It’s $5 with Free-Wil Barbecue and beers provided by new DeLand brewery Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company, not to mention it will become a monthly opportunity to glimpse the impressive facilities and even see yourself in an official Off the Avenue video ... Read more.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at North Avenue Studios, $5
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas
Be careful, Jessica Hernandez wants to bewitch you with soulful gypsy-pop trickery from her new record, Secret Evil, like the bold album opener, “No Place to Hide,” and ’60s-spirited “Sorry I Stole Your Man.”
7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Will’s Pub, $10, all ages
Pre-Fest Foreign Dissent
Fest turns Gainesville into Orlando’s friend-with-benefits this week, as awesome acts trickle down to perform pre-Fest events like this, in what’s essentially the punk rock kin to “drinking around the world”: Laura Palmer (Australia), Bear Trade (U.K.), Cigarette Crossfire (Finland), Malemute Kid and Low Dérive (both from Italy).
7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at Will’s Pub, $6
Orlando Pre-Fest with Pup, Mikey Erg!, Dikembe, You Blew It and more
Whether you’re Fest-ing or not, this show should be dog-eared as unmissable. Read more.
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Peacock Room, $12-$15
Tiny Moving Parts
Tiny Moving Parts released this year’s mathy Pleasant Living on Triple Crown Records (Foxing, O’Brother), meaning their excellent screamo revival efforts may finally benefit from a louder profile.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Backbooth, $10