Touring behind his fourth studio album, Cancer 4 Cure, Brooklyn hip hop artist and Weathermen member El-P (aka El Producto and Jaime Meline) will perform at downtown-venue Grand Central on Thursday, August 23, with emcee Killer Mike, who put out his sixth LP, R.A.P. Music, in May. Tickets for the 18+ show, which is part of the Into The Wild Tour (thus, the Sendakian graphic), are $22.50 including fees. For more details, visit GC’s website.
After playing the Fillmore Miami Beach in June 2011, legendary weirdo rock outfit Primus is bringing a whole new experience to the same venue on November 10 as part of the world’s first 3D-enhanced music tour. Fronted by bassist Les Claypool and touring behind its seventh studio album, Green Naugahyde, Primus will dole out 3D goggles to each attendee at the show, the last of the 22-date tour. The double-set show will feature an enormous 3D screen and a quadrophonic soundsystem to enhance the concert goers high, ahem, experience. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 3, and start at $52 (including fees). For full details, visit primusville.com.
Fast-rising hip hop artist A$AP Rocky — aka ASAP Rocky and Rakim Mayers — announced his LongLiveA$AP Tour, which includes a show with Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Nov. 8. The New York City-based A$AP Rocky plans to release his sophomore album, LongLiveA$AP, in September, and Brown, the Detroit rapper who performed at the Fillmore in March with Childish Gambino, is still enjoying the critical success of his 2011 LP, XXX. Tickets for the Nov. 8 show range from $26.50 to $39.50. Presale starts on Wednesday.
Hardcore punk supergroup OFF! will return to South Florida on Sept. 26 to play downtown venue Grand Central. The Keith Morris-fronted California foursome, who performed at Culture Room last October, will be accompanied by Negative Approach, Detroit’s legendary answer to hardcore punk. The show, featuring the two towering figures of hardcore, both of which can still play like it’s 1982, will cost $15 and start at 7 p.m. For full details, check out the event page.
After a resoundingly successful Kickstarter campaign to fund their fifth studio album, Cobra Juicy, experimental Pittsburgh rockers Black Moth Super Rainbow will play Design-District venue The Stage on Tuesday, October 30, according to show organizer Sweat Records. Tickets for the show are $10 at sweatshopmiami.com.
With their fifth studio album, Infinity Overhead, due out on August 28, Minus The Bear just announced a fall tour with Cursive that includes a gig at Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale on October 22. Cursive, the legendary Nebraska indie band led by Tim Kashner, released their seventh studio album, I Am Gemini, in February. Seattle math rockers Minus The Bear will be touring on their fifth studio album, Infinity Overhead, which is due out on August 28. Tickets for the show are $26. If you grab yours during the ongoing fan-exclusive presale, you’ll receive an instant download of a four-song Minus the Bear tour EP. To learn more, visit the Minus The Bear website.
A Hawk and a Hacksaw, the Balkan band formed by Neutral Milk Hotel drummer Jeremy Barnes and violinist Heather Trost, will open for Swans on Oct. 17 at Respectable Street in West Palm Beach. The New Mexico duo, which plays mostly instrumentals influenced by traditional Eastern European music, most recently re-scored Russian director Sergio Paradjanov’s classic film Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors. Surrounded by an ever-evolving cast of musicians due to changes in world style, A Hawk and a Hacksaw’s most recent release, last year’s Cervantine, saw the band incorporate Greek music into their varied repertoire.
Virtuoso bassist Victor Wooten announced three Florida shows, including an Oct. 5 gig in Ft. Lauderdale at The Culture Room. Tickets are $32.25 (including $7.25 fee) and the doors open at 8 p.m. Wooten, who is touring with six other members as the Victor Wooten Band, released his fifth solo album, palmystery, in 2008, and took his rightful place with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones on their 2011 release Rocket Science.