This week: Primus, Matt & Kim, and more!

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TUES 07

Primus w/Dead Kenny G's The cheeky-quirky funk-metal-rock-experimental outfit led by eminent bassist Les Claypool and underappreciated guitarist Larry LaLonde hit town on their current tour. Expect to hear select cuts from their forthcoming eighth LP and first album of new material in a dozen or so years (tentatively titled Green Naugahyde, due out in July), along with deep cuts and various Primus classics from their 25-year catalog ("Jerry Was a Racecar Driver," "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver" and "Tommy the Cat," to name a few). (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater)

Matt & Kim w/The Thermals/DJ Autobot Matt & Kim are small, but they pack a walloping punch, like a double shot of adrenaline chased with a Five Hour Energy drink. Adorable, pocket-sized Kim Schifino plays a four-piece drum kit and a grinning Matt Johnson sings lead and bangs keys. The Brooklyn duo produces catchy, positive dance punk tunes like "Daylight" and "AM/FM Sound" that have been used in commercials, numerous TV shows and even video game soundtracks. Matt & Kim are known for getting crazy in their live shows and though they'll be promoting their 2010 LP, Sidewalks, they've promised loyal fans that they'll play cuts from all three of their albums. Portland's fun-loving indie punk-garage trio The Thermals — which released a fourth full-length, Personal Life, last year — supports. (Czar, Ybor City) —AR

WED 08

Sleepy Vikings Tour Kickoff Party The local alt roots/folk rock four-piece has led a charmed 2011. Their lush, thoughtful, well-produced debut full-length, They Will Find You Here (New Granada Records), has secured them an upward spiral of positive attention; cover stories in Creative Loafing and later, the Friday Extra, glowing reviews on AbsolutePunk.net and Chromewaves.com, and a jam-packed CD release party, not to mention a Kickstarter.com campaign that added lucrative padding to their publicity pot when they raised $2,100 more than their intended $3,000 goal). This intimate acoustic send-off is followed by their first-ever (19-date) national tour. (Cappy's Pizzeria, Tampa)

BBQ Wednesday Acoustic Series: PJ Bond w/Brian McGee For the next installment of tasty barbecue and live tuneage, New World welcomes N.J. indie roots musician PJ Bond (ex-Charlotte Sometimes), who plays acoustic guitar and wails earnestly or sings tenderly, pained but resolute. In a recent news update, he wrote, "I hope you come hang out, and I promise I'll play some new songs, some old ones, tell some cool stories and probably drink beers with you." He's joined on this solo acoustic tour by Americana blues rocker/punkabilly singer-songwriter Brian McGee. (New World Brewery, Ybor City)

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