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The Irritable Tribe of Poets This creative collective is the result of two ensemble performances last year at the Orpheum. Featuring Greenwich Blue bassist (and music journalist) Philip Booth, percussionist (and singer/songwriter) Jim Beckwith and a host of others, the group's funk/jazz/world hybrid is augmented by spoken-word performances from a number of artists, including Tampa Poet Laureate James Tokley. The performance starts at 9 p.m. and goes till midnight, and admission is free. (April 5, King Corona Cigars)

Old School House Rocks w/Rane/Vinyl Gem Presented by That Girl's Got Rhythm (, chick jocks Rane and Vinyl Gem will spin classic techno and house tracks, starting when the doors open at 9 p.m. The first Thursday of every month will belong to the ladies from here on out. Cover's $5 for those 21 and up, $6 for those under. (April 5, Orpheum)

4th Annual Crawfish Festival w/Zydeco Force Today's activities start at 5 p.m., with two hours of zydeco dance lessons. Zydeco Force plays two sets, one 7:30-9 p.m. and another 9:30-11. All three days include vendors, wall-climbing, a Titanic Slide, kids' games and, of course, food. The three-day pass purchase date has passed, but tickets for today only cost $8. Children under 12 get in free. (April 6, Cajun Cafe on the Bayou)

Anarchy DJ Spin-Off Put together by MC Cles-One (Stateside Collective, Force Recordings), this unique event is basically an open mic night for DJs. Tonight it's not all politics, writes Cles; turns at the tables are first-come, first-served, and the winner will be chosen by crowd response, so bring plenty of friends. (April 6, Orpheum)

Moscow Nights Led by accordionist Vitaliy Bezrodnov, this trio of Russian-born musicians performs humorous songs, elaborate lyrical suites, upbeat dance numbers and everything in between, all based on the traditional folklore of their native culture. Two balalaika players (one regular, one contrabass) round out the colorful group. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 for students and Center members, $12 for the rest of us. (April 6, Tarpon Springs Cultural Center)

Riders in the Sky This trio has been paying jokey but respectful tribute to '40s and '50s cowboy movie music for over two decades. Earlier this year they won a Grammy for their contribution to Toy Story 2, Woody's Roundup: A Rootin' Tootin' Collection of Woody's Favorite Songs. Tickets are $25 and there are two shows, one at 4 and another at 7 p.m. Both concerts include a buffet dinner. Tickets for kids 5-12 are only $12.50. 877-722-2696, (April 6, Rock Crusher Canyon)

Rocket from the Crypt w/(International) Noise Conspiracy/The Explosion Inspired by a quote from Phil Ochs that states, the perfect rock outfit would be a combination of Elvis and Che Guevara, Sweden's (International) Noise Conspiracy (featuring former Refused vocalist Dennis Lyxzen) came together in 1998, tautly combining '70s punk, garage rock and '60s soul under the umbrella of anti-capitalist resistance. Boston Oi!sters The Explosion open the show. See Music for a feature on the headliners. Doors are at 8:30 p.m. and tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door. (April 6, State Theatre)

St. Petersburg Cajun/Zydeco Crawfish Festival w/Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys The first day of this weekend-long festival kicks off with music at 7 p.m., with all the traditional Cajun fare — boudin, spicy shrimp, southern pralines, etc. — available for chompin'. A one-day ticket costs $10, $25 for a three-day pass. (April 6, St. Pete Times Arena)

Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters w/King Johnson The climb to success has been a slow, steady one for Louisiana-born and -bred guitarist Washington, who incorporates soul, funk, jazz and blues into his New Orleans-style R&B. King Johnson is an Atlanta-based, funky blues quintet featuring Tab Benoit's former guitarist on lead vox. The group makes especially good use of its horn section, which employs arrangement that transcend typical R&B section fare. Show's at 8 p.m., admission is $10 in advance, $13 day of show. (April 6, Skipper's Smokehouse)

Covenant w/And One Not the industrial Covenant, and not the Dave Gryder Covenant, but rather the Original Covenant, a death/black metal band from Holland. Bow down and get nasty, yo. Doors are at 8 p.m., tickets cost $15 in advance, $20 day of show. (April 6, Masquerade)

4th Annual Crawfish Festival w/Lee Benoit & The Bayou Stompers/JoJo Reed & The Happy Hill Zydeco Band Today's events start at 1 p.m. and include a gumbo cook-off and a crawfish-eating contest. Lee Benoit plays two sets, one at 3:30 p.m. and another at 8; JoJo Reed plays from 9:30-11. The three-day pass purchase date has passed, but tickets for today only cost $8. Children under 12 get in free. (April 7, Cajun Cafe on the Bayou)

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