Benise, the champion of nouveau flamenco Spanish guitar, returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall with "fiery melodies, high-energy rhythms and elaborately choreographed dancers." Visit rutheckerdhall.com for more info. Mon., Oct. 26, 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N. McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, $39.50-$78.
Athens quartet Modern Skirts have built up a respectable local following with their appealingly quirky alt pop. Gentle vocals are set against swaying, seemingly lacksadaisical melodies, synthesizer flourishes give it a dance music feel akin to Stereolab, and lyrics range from clear to cryptic, like the main refrain of "Soft Pedal" off their new self-released album, All of Us in Our Night: "I can't shut off this stereo / You got on top and we both got off again / Give me a knife and a merry-go-round / You got on top and we both got off again." The Old Ceremony, Glasgow and Alexander and the Grapes open. Mon., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Crowbar, Ybor City, $8 in advance/$10 dos (all ages). -- Leilani Polk