In addition to offering a respite from the heat, this weekend promises an eclectic mix of distractions from the grind. Local psych-pop band Troubadour Dali is releasing its new album, Let's Make It Right, at Off Broadway, while Tech N9ne brings his crazed beats to another stage. The weekend's events are rounded off by local pop 'n roll heroes gone moderately big, Ludo, playing a homecoming show at The Pageant.
Friday Gardens & Villa Gramaphone With the Reeling Gilly and Spectator 9 p.m. | Free-$12
Jake's Leg Cicero's 8 p.m. $6
I Am Music Vol. 2 Atomic Cowboy 10 p.m.
Ludo The Pageant 7 p.m. | $15-17
Sicklove Firebird With Fivefold, Fer de Lance 9 p.m. | $7
Tech N9ne Pop's 6 p.m. | $23-35
Troubadour Dali Off Broadway With The Blind Eyes, Secret Colors, Ocean Rivals 8 p.m. | $10-13
George Duke, Marcus Miller and David Sanborn Touhill Performing Arts Center 7:30 p.m. | $40-150