Prince always knew Lakeland was cool, his Purple Rain tour hit the town’s Civic Center in ‘85, and in the last couple years people are finally catching up. The Polk County city has a cool downtown, a food hall and music venue Union Hall that opened in 2019. Athens band New Madrid closes out its mini-tour at the event space this weekend before heading up to Pittsburg to open for Cold War Kids. The southern indie-rockers—think a spaced-out Band of Horses—have a new self-titled album out, the band’s first release in five years, and it was worth the wait.
Orlando’s Timothy Eerie opens with psychedelic-pop.
New Madrid w/Timothy Eerie. Saturday, Aug. 21, 8 p.m. $10. Union Hall, Lakeland. unionhallevents.com
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