Packed concert weekend: Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, David Byrne, Troye Sivan, more

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Photo by Jody Rogac

By Jay Cridlin


David Byrne only comes to town about once a decade, if that. And his concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Mahaffey Theater, might be his most mind-blowing yet. Touring behind his well-received new album American Utopia, the Talking Heads frontman has reimagined the concept of a backing band, singing with a group of "untethered" musicians playing wireless, stationless instruments they can lug around at will. It’s a bit marching band, a bit performance art, all David Byrne. And it should be mesmerizing to behold, even if he doesn’t play many big Talking Heads hits these days. As long as you don’t go in expecting to hear Wild Wild Life, you should leave in awe. Get there early for the first-ever local set by electric art-pop act Tune-Yards. $59.50 and up. 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5767.

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