The top concerts coming to the area this week

In Transit/Penny Fountain at Jerk Dog Records

Jerk Dog Records, the record store located in Bradenton's Village of the Arts, holds an in-store concert as part of the neighborhood's monthly First Friday Artwalk festivities. It features Bradenton's In Transit, formerly known as Rumors of War and featuring a sound recalling Hot Water Music and Small Brown Bike, who recently changed their name, tweaked their lineup and are recording new music. They're joined by Palmetto punk group Penny Fountain. 6:30 p.m. Friday; Jerk Dog Records, 1119 12th St. W., Bradenton; no cover; 941-243-7426; facebook.com/jerkdogrecords

SWFL Filth Fest at Sarasota Sky

Sarasota Sky hosts some of the Sunshine State's loudest, heaviest and filthiest bands in one show. Topping the bill are Fort Myers deathcore group Dealey Plaza, who made a national name for themselves in the genre and are returning with new music this year, and Scumf---, who recently concluded a U.S. tour with South African group Vulvodynia. They're joined by Fort Myers' Feast of the Antipathy, Tampa's Must Not Kill, Venice's Vilest Breed and Orlando's Nailwound. 6:30 p.m. Saturday; Sarasota Sky, 1927 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota; $7; facebook.com/sarasotasky

The Boss Project at Venice Performing Arts Center

If you recently caught Bruce Springsteen cinematic love letter "Blinded by the Light" in theaters — or just love The Boss' music — and are itching to hear it performed live, here's your chance with this tribute band. It's fronted by Paul Goldschlag, a longtime New Yorker who studied with Muddy Waters harmonica player Bob Shatkin before moving to Florida in 2001. He's backed by a seven-piece group mirroring Springsteen's own famed E Street Band. 7 p.m. Saturday; Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave., Venice; $27-$56; 941-218-3779; veniceperformingartscenter.com

Charlie Farley at Sarasota Sky

Charlie Farley, part of the ever-expanding country rap or "hick-hop" genre popularized by Bubba Sparxxx, visits Sarasota during a lengthy Florida stretch on his No Boundaries tour. Over the years, Farley has released multiple albums extolling the virtues of trucks, cabins and tailgating, featuring country rap favorites like Sparxxx and The Lacs as guests. His latest release was this year's EP "Moments Like This," a follow-up to his full-length "Winning with the Losers." 7 p.m. Wednesday; Sarasota Sky, 1927 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota; $12; facebook.com/sarasotasky