Khruangbin: This Houston trio wasn't expecting to make it big when it became a band. The group plays trippy, weirdo, chill dub psychedelic soul stuff, so it's understandable that they may not have thought they'd catch on to a larger audience. Bassist Laura Lee was learning Thai at the time and named the band Khruangbin, meaning "flying engine" or "airplane." Lee and guitarist Mark Speer met playing gospel at a Methodist church. They joined forces with drummer DJ Johnson Jr. and released their debut in 2015, The Universe Smiles Upon You with Thai musical influences. Check out the band's latest release, Hasta El Cielo, to trip out before the show, but be mindful that Saturday night's show is a DJ set. 11 p.m. Friday, August 23, at the Ground Miami, 34 NE 11th St., Miami, 305-375-0001, thegroundmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 to $25.
Ordinary Boys: You've got to give it up to the Smiths and Morrissey tribute band Ordinary Boys: They are really fun to watch in a way that is in some ways more enjoyable than watching Moz himself. While yes, seeing Morrissey could be a spiritual experience, he's supported some pretty rank ideas lately. With Miami's Ordinary Boys, you can just let it all hang out and sing your favorite Morrissey songs without feeling guilty afterward. The band will bring the Manchester vibes when it plays Gramps this weekend. 9 p.m., Friday, August 23, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami, 305-699-2669, gramps.com. Admission is free.
have made a transition into a markedly different era. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami; 800-745-3000; jlkc.com. Tickets cost $47.50 to $67.50 via livenation.com.
Beres Hammond. Many know the term "lovers rock" thanks to the turn of the millennium Sade album by that name. But the guy who actually brings lovers rock music to fans is Beres Hammond. The Jamaican musician has been making hip-swinging sounds since the '70s with then-group Zap Pow. He was influenced by his dad's collection of jazz and soul. That, mixed with his island heritage, made for a wonderfully delightful auditory cocktail. Over the years, he's experimented with his sound, but he's always returned to ballad-style songs. He's worked with many other big names in the industry including Wyclef Jean and Buju Banton. But this legend will be appearing live and solo at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts this weekend. 7:30 p.m., Sunday, August 15, at Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-0222, browardcenter.org. Tickets cost $35 to $125.