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Girls on Film w/ Last Minute Stars/Red Calling/Steel Gypsy Tallahassee electro-pop two-piece Girls on Film is made up of commanding vocalist and lyricist Rio, and her lipstick-smeared partner-in-sounds, Kazhmir (programming, bass, backing vocals), who've dubbed their 1980s revival style "glam wave." (Pegasus Lounge, Tampa)

Suncoast Blues Society Anniversary Show: Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King w/Standback Band The society celebrates its 14th year with a bill for the record books featuring the two-guitar attack of raw Texas blues-rock staple Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King. Kubek strums, picks, bends notes, and slides through solos, sometimes applying Hendrix-style wah-wah pedal, and sings with a gravely bite while King foils with a softer, jazz-based style of playing and vocals that are soaked in soul. The two are supporting their 12th album and second Alligator release, last year's Have Blues, Will Travel. (Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa)

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Aiden w/Eyes Set To Kill/Vampires Everywhere!/Get Scared/Dr. Acula Seattle horror-punk outfit Aiden brings their headlining "Horror Nights Tour" to town to promote their latest album, 2011's Disguises. Since 2003, they've evolved from experimental goth to a more post-hardcore sound. Frontman/lyricist William "WiL" Francis has left his lyrical style intact, however, delivering an excess of prose about his misery and thoughts on death, addiction, despair and religious conformity. Disguises is fast-paced, aggressive, and pays tribute to one of the band's major inspirations with its closing track — a piano-driven cover of Alkaline Trio's "Radio." (Orpheum, Ybor City) —Adam Richards

Crossfade w/Anurism/Consinity S.C. mainstream post-grunge/alt metal quartet Crossfade stumbled into some moderate success with a platinum-selling self-titled debut in 2004. The newly rejuvenated and re-arranged outfit releases a third LP, We All Bleed, on June 21 via Eleven Seven Music. (The Local 662, St. Petersburg)

Second Annual Enter the Thunderdome Bass Festival More than 25 bassists are expected to appear in the second edition of the local fest for lowend lovers organized and led by fat-string extraordinaire, Andrew Irvine (of jazz-funk fusion trio, Beanstalk). Both of Play's stages — the outdoor courtyard and intimate indoor theater — feature solo, duo, and trio performances throughout the day, and the day's music culminates with the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to musician John Lamb and a set by Beanstalk. (PLAY Ybor, Ybor City)

Hadden Sayers A Texas born-and-raised roots-country blues rock artist who plays a battered '57 Stratocaster and delivers his lyrics in a gruff drawl. Sayers turned his back on music for a few years after experiencing a series of serious setbacks, but eventually returned to his love when Grammy-nominated blues songstress Ruthie Foster called up looking for a guitarist. He hasn't looked back since. (Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa)

The Jazz Professors feat. Marty Morell: A Tribute to Evans and Getz Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association presents a concert of compositions by two jazz icons — piano great Bill Evans and noted saxman Stan Getz, aka "The Sound" — as performed by four UCF jazz professors: tenor sax player Jeff Rupert, pianist Per Danielsson, bass player Richard Drexler and drummer/percussionist/vibraphonist Morell, who recorded and performed with Evans in the 1960s and '70s. (freeFall Theatre, St. Petersburg)

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