Festivals are taking over the local music scene this week, starting with the ambitious Hialeah Fest — 43 bands at last count, and possibly more to come. Meanwhile, indie darlings in rock, folk and R&B bring their acts to South Florida's mid-size venues.
Band of Horses at Fillmore Miami Beach, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, $42.50, LiveNation.com or 305-673-7300
Seattle-bred alt-rock blends with acoustic country melodies in this quintet's woodsy, lyrical music. The band hits the Fillmore in support of its fourth album, "Mirage Rock."
The Weeknd at Fillmore Miami Beach, 9 p.m. Wednesday, $79.75, LiveNation.com or 305-673-7300
R&B has nothing to do with excessive synth drums in this Toronto native's act. The Weeknd, a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye, croons over delicate guitar pickings and almost trip-hop beats.
Ani DiFranco at Culture Room, 8 p.m. Saturday, $32.85, Ticketmaster.com or 954-564-1074
The righteous babe brings her folk tour for her latest album, "Which Side Are You On?" The record is her first in roughly three years, featuring New Orleans musicians backing her slam-style vocals.
Hialeah Fest at Churchill's Pub, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $7 per day, HialeahFest.com or 305-757-1807
The 17th annual Hialeah Fest features performances by Radioboxer, Electric Piquete and the Holstered, but hordes of homegrown musicians are programmed to play over the two-day event. Exact showtime information was still in the works at presstime, but a quick call to Churchill's should remedy any inquiries.
Kreepy Luau at Five Points Lounge, 9 p.m. Saturday, $7 advance, $10 door, 305-803-9014
Fort Lauderdale's newest, possibly only Polynesian-themed, tattoo-loving watering hole — really, how many could there be? — dives into "a haunted evening in paradise" with hellish surf-rock band the Necrophiles. Polynesian Productions will provide the questionably cultural entertainment, and the Palate Party food truck will serve Polynesian-style snacks.
Lake Worth Blues, Brews and BBQ after-party at Bamboo Room, 7 p.m. Sunday, free, BambooRoomBlues.com or 561-585-2583
The Bamboo Room, Lake Worth's blues headquarters, plans to host parties before and after the Chamber of Commerce's BB&BBQ event, but Sunday's show is free. If the headliners that night, hip-shaking bluesmen LowDown 13, don't interest you, scrounge up $32 and head out on Friday for the New Orleans Suspects instead.
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