Fitz and the Tantrums
Tue. July 19 | Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs lost some fans in their flaming DeLorean commute from Motown wax-museum curators to the Katy Perry halftime-show spectacle of recent records, but the infectious energy of the Tantrums in concert should still give them fits. Zella Day opens at 8 p.m. at the Civic Theatre.
Sexy Dex and the Fresh
Sat. July 23 | Suffering from Prince withdrawal? Sexy Dex wants to be your lover. The Fresh frontman (aka Dexter Gilmore) broke off an uncanny falsetto while purpling up Gasa Gasa in May, and his irresistible new "SP33D R4CR" siphons eternal sunshine from a Dirty Mind. Tomato Dodgers and U.S. Nero open at 9 p.m. at Saturn Bar.
Mon. July 25 | Omni's debut album, July's Deluxe (Trouble In Mind Records), is the Atlanta post-punk band's treble-riffing, awkward dance party fitting pitch-perfectly alongside Devo's uncontrollable urges. New Orleans duo Video Age, whose debut LP Living Alone is out July 29 on Inflated Records, opens with Yikes at 10 p.m. at Siberia.