This Weekend in Broward and Palm Beach: The State Of, Nachtmahr and LA Riots

Shows this weekend by local artists, or concerts that are otherwise under-the radar in Broward and Palm Beach.

Piano and drums mixed with vocals that are simultaneously haunting and tough define the sound of The State Of, the female duo from Miami playing Propaganda tonight. While you can really hear their influences (Fiona Apple, Portishead, Tori Amos, to name a few) they blend them so seamlessly, the final product falls beyond the sum of its parts. Afrobeta and Sno Cones will open. Propaganda is located at 6 S. J Street, Lake Worth. For more information, call 561-547-7273.

Nachtmahr likes his electronica dirty. He took a hiatus from his electro/EBM roots for a while after becoming disappointed with the Industrial scene. But now he's back, face partially shielded from the audience, creating what he calls "brutal, uncompromising club-oriented music." Expect lots of screamy vocals and abrasive electronica. Oh, and sometimes he dresses like a militaristic fashionista. Nachtmahr plays Respectable Street Café with Alter Der Ruine. Respectable Street Café is located at 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. For more information, call 561-832-9999.

South Florida's favorite jam band The Heavy Pets will play Fort Lauderdale's The Dive Bar tonight. The Heavy Pets is a jam band for people who don't like jam bands, favoring more funk and rock than epic instrumentation. The Dive bar is located at 3233 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-565-9264.

Remix artists LA Riots have started making a name for themselves outside their hometown of LA, where they're hotter than the California sun. This duo, made up of Daniel Ledisko and Jo'B, delivers the type of dance music that could cure the wallflower in anybody. They're play Exit 66, located at 219 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-357-9981.

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