Of Montreal, with Yip Deceiver and Haute Tension. Anyone who's ever seen Of Montreal
Dracula. The duo Dracula's name doesn’t just reference a bloodthirsty Transylvanian vampire. It's more like a nod to the subtler Bram Stoker depiction of the lonely and lovesick count. The only instruments Eli Oviedo and Dorys Bello use are a nylon-stringed acoustic guitar and two distinctively gorgeous voices. Songs in Spanish and English are tightly woven into a tapestry of quiet intensity. The duo was the first act to be signed to Sweat Records Records, which released Dracula's album
Angel X at POP. Look out, y'all. It's time for the tenth edition of the POP Ball ("POP" stands for "Power of the Pussy"). This year's ball carries the theme "Power of Pride," so get decked out in your rainbow attire. The best-dressed individuals and groups will be awarded prizes, so no holding back! Cash Mizrahi, Oso Milan, Angel Yamamoto, and Danny Ebony will host the evening, and Angel X will provide the musical goodness. Read all of the best things to do this week, including other Miami Beach Pride events, here. 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Renaissance Ballroom at the Gables, 5910 SW Eighth St., West Miami; popballmiami.com. Admission costs $20 before 10 p.m. and $30 after.
Less Than Jake. Like other ska-punk bands of its era, Less Than Jake owes much of its success to recurring performances on the Vans Warped Tour. Beginning in 1997, the group traversed North America with the pop-up city for punks for 12 summers, playing a total of 441 shows — the most in the festival's history — including a handful of concerts during the Warped Tour's final cross-country run last year. "The tour opened us up to new audiences, a new batch of 13-, 14-, and 15-year-olds every year,"
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