Upcoming shows not to miss (May 12-18)



Bastille will perform at the House of Blues on Friday, May 16, at 8:30 p.m.

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Mojave Wilde (Tuesday) With a debut self-titled EP under their belt, the young local band is looking to make a name for themselves. “We spent 10 minutes making a genre for you,” states the group in their Twitter bio, which perfectly describes their latest project. On the opening track, the trio even flirts with  Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody,” using the sample over an alternative electronic instrumental. With Pathos and Native Feel. At 9 p.m., Will’s Pub, 1042 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, 407-748-8256, www.willspub.org; $5

Twista (Wednesday) Possibly still the fastest known rapper on this side world, Chicago emcee Twista is headed to Florida. At one point, the Guinness Book of World Records honored him for spewing out 598 syllables in less than a minute. murder. His solo success has lead him to work alongside artist Jay Z, Kanye West, Diddy, Mariah carey and more. It has been stated that the Chicago native is currently working on his ninth studio-album, entitled “The Dark Horse.” At 9:30 p.m., Club Geiza, 4270 Aloma Road, Winter Park, 731-442-9862, $25.

Questlove (Saturday) Can’t catch The Roots’ drummer at Universal’s Mardi Gras celebration during the day? No fear, the artist will also be performing that night in Downtown Orlando. The Roots is scheduled to release their eleventh studio album “…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin” on May 19, and is a conceptual project like the group’s previous one, according to Questlove’s band member Black Thought. In addition to his bandleader gig on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Questlove is also scheduled to executive produce a new VH1 music series entitled “Soundclash.” With DJ Nigel. At 10 p.m., The Social, 54 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, 407-246-1419, www.thesocial.org; $30.

Cher (Friday) After her previous record-breaking “Farewell Tour,” which played 325 dates and was seen by more than 5.5 million people, the glittery diva Cher is back for the “Dressed to Kill” tour. All online ticket purchases (presale or general public) will receive a free copy of Cher’s new album “Closer to Truth. With Cyndi Lauper. At 8 p.m., Amway Center, 400 West Church Street, Orlando, 800-745-3000, amwaycenter.com; $25.50 to $131.

Modest Mouse (Thursday and Friday) While the indie rock band has not released an album since 2007, this has not discouraged fans from coming out in numbers to support the group and vibe of their classics. Formed in Washington State in the early 1990’s, Modest Mouse gained national attention in 2004 when they released their fourth full-length album “Good News for People Who Love Bad News.” The album sold more than a million records and was also nominated for a Grammy award. It featured hits “Float On” and “Ocean Breathes Salty.” With Morning Teleportation. At 7 p.m. on Thursday and 6 p.m. on Friday, Beacham Theatre, 46 North Orange Ave, Orlando, 407-246-1419, thebeacham.com; Both shows are currently sold out.

Bastille (Friday) The group’s name might not ring a bell at the moment, but it’s no way you could have managed to not hear their single “Pompeii” if you have listened to any Top-40 radio station for more than 10 minutes in the past year. No, Bastille is not one person. The English rock band, which began as a solo project by lead singer Dan Smith, mixes soaring vocals over fast-paced electronic beats, allowing fans to dance to the beat but still enjoy the lyrics. With Wolf Gang. At 8:30 p.m., House of Blues, 1490 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, 407-934-2583, www.houseofblues.com; $20 to $48.

Toadies (Saturday) If you are a stranger to the Toadies’ debut album “Rubberneck,” now is the time to freshen up your lyrical memorization of 994 single “Possum Kingdom.” The group is currently out touring behind the 20th anniversary reissue of “Rubberneck,” and will be performing the album in its entirely in sequence. With Supersuckers and Battleme. At 8:30 p.m., House of Blues, 1490 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, 407-934-2583, www.houseofblues.com; $17.50.

Tamar Braxton (Sunday) Fresh off performing as support for R Kelly’s “Black Panty Tour,” R&B singer-songwriter Tamar Braxton is headlining her first national headlining tour. Mrs. Braxton, not to be confused with her older sister Toni Braxton, is out touring to support her album “Love and War.” The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and received three Grammy nominations. At 8:30 p.m., House of Blues, 1490 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, 407-934-2583, www.houseofblues.com; $17.50

Gipsy Kings (Tuesday) After more than two decades and six nominations later, the Gipsy Kings have secured their first Grammy award this year for their album “Savor Flamenco.” The album marked the group’s 25th anniversary for their self-titled debut album in 1987. The group performs in Spanish and speaks in the French dialect, so come ready with a translator if you are not familiar with the languages. At 8:00 p.m., Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Boulevard in Universal City Walk, Orlando, 407-934-2583, www.hardrock.com; $38 to $68.