This Philly group first captured my imagination with 1994's Blues Music. Nearly two decades have passed, their musicianship might have improved, and their enthusiasm for old-timey music has remained as youthful as ever.
The xx at the Fillmore Miami Beach
No band screams now like the xx. Making their first South Florida appearance to promote their newest album, Coexist. Tickets already sold out, but if rumors of the British band's prowess are to be believed, it might be worth breaking into your piggy bank to pay off a scalper for tickets.
The new Atoms for Peace album AMOK
Supergroups are usually less than the sum of their parts. Too many egos, too many solos, and not enough cohesion have been the fall of bands that look great on paper but lack something in practice. Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea try to do their solid reputations proud with this first Atoms for Peace album.