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 firstname.lastname@example.org.