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SoundCheck: The Psychedelic Furs, Hot Dog Show, DJ Christion Birthday Bash, Igor and Red Elvises, Dev

The Psychedelic Furs

Details: Saturday 7:30 p.m. The Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $49.50-$59.50. (727) 791-7400.

In the '80s, the Psychedelic Furs cast a punky new-wave spell over one prolific writer-producer-director and lots of restless teens. Their track Pretty in Pink inspired John Hughes' 1986 classic of the same name and was re-recorded for the platinum-selling soundtrack. The group will play Talk Talk Talk in its entirety Saturday and follow it with a greatest hits set.

Hot Dog Show

Featuring Palantine, Brahm Bones, Ironwood, 10th Concession, Alien House, Liquid Jesus, MC Mini Horse

Details: Saturday 8 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 17th St. N, Ybor City. $8. (813) 241-8600.

Because nothing says Fourth of July like shoveling hot dogs down the gullet. Channel your inner Kobayashi and go for gold (or gag) at the fifth edition of this local frankfurter feast. Oh, and there's plenty of excellent local music, too. Enjoy college rock without ever going to class as Tampa trio Palantine channels Sonic Youth and the Melvins. Atmospheric indie act Ironwood provides keys-and-strings hypnotism, a perfect warm-up for the kissing booth that will also be on site.

DJ Christion Birthday Bash

Details: Saturday 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Village Green Iguana, 2520 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 966-5503. Sunday 10 p.m. at Club Skye, 1509 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. (813) 247-6606.

For DJ Christion's annual celebrity-studded birthday bash, we've come to expect attractive singles, big beats and bold rhymes, all drowned in Chandon. This year, DJ Khaled of Tampa, right, is bringing in two days' worth of rap talent, including the red hot Lil Kee on Saturday and Lean Back big man Fat Joe and hard hustler Ace Hood on Sunday.

Igor and Red Elvises

With the Vodkanauts

Details: Saturday 8 p.m. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12 advance, $15 at the door. (813) 971-0666.

Regulars at Skipper's, these Russian surf-rockers are worth your hard-earned rubles. Red Elvis refugee Igor Yuzov fled the hammer and sickle for a life of "rockenrol" in America in the early '90s. He croons in a thick Russian accent to the thump of an oversized bass balalaika, a traditional Russian instrument, and typically dresses in loud, animal prints. But make no mistake — Igor and crew have more to offer than Siberian shtick. Their surf-rock squalor has been featured on VH1's Behind the Music and mega-concert Live 8.


Details: Sunday 7 p.m. Shephard's, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. Cost unavailable. (727) 441-6875.

Far East Movement got most of the credit (and the cash) for Like a G6, the chart-topping ode to bottle-popping and private planes. (Contrary to popular belief, it wasn't a reference to a Pontiac G6 or a Gatorade flavor). But the hook was actually sampled from Dev's Booty Bounce. The Cali artist's electro, sing-talk style conjures up Ke$ha minus all the glitter.

Times correspondent Carole Liparoto can be reached at

Also playing

Cosmic Gate Fri. 10 p.m. With Kidd Leow, DJ Gemini. The Venue, 2675 Ulmerton Road, St. Petersburg. $10-$15. (727) 571-2222.

Magadog Sat. 9 p.m. With the Fightin' Malones. Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 736-0606.

Pretty Voices Sat. 10 p.m. With Zanesville, Gino and the Goons. Emerald Bar, 550 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $3. (727) 898-6054.

Bet Me I'm Lying Sat. 6 p.m. With Civil Action, Another Childhood Story, more. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $8. (727) 895-3045.

Funky Seeds CD release Sat. 9 p.m. With the Human Condition, Applebutter Express. The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $5.

Trick Daddy Sun. 9 p.m. With DJ Rhinestone, more. Club Nouveau, 1701 Franklin St., Tampa. Ladies in free until 11 p.m. (813) 506-0893.

Deleted Scenes Sun. 8 p.m. With the Pauses, Beardsley. New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $7. (813) 248-4969.

SoundCheck: The Psychedelic Furs, Hot Dog Show, DJ Christion Birthday Bash, Igor and Red Elvises, Dev 06/29/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4:30am]
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