Indulge in a night of love, romance and sensuality at PASSION & POETRY: SUMMER HEAT, THE REMIX, hosted by Littel Concepts and V-103 (WVEE-FM). Reignite the flame in your relationship and enjoy stories of love experiences at the event, which features poetry, spoken word and music by local and national artists including Spinxx, HBO's Def Poet Abyss, Gritz & Jelly Butter, Keisha Jackson and Dirty Rose. Through Aug. 9. $30. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m. and midnight. 21 and up. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. 404-885-1365. www.center-stage.com. (Michelle Ye Hee Lee)
Old-school Atlanta garage-punk trio the SUBSONICS make their first Atlanta appearance of the year, headlining an all-out garage-rock meltdown at Lenny's. Fellow locals Thee Crucials and the Barberries open the show, performing their respective sets of vintage psychedelia and fuzzed-out rock 'n' roll. Fringe Factory DJs Suzy Q and Vikki V. will be on hand spinning records and keeping the party moving between bands and after the show. $8. 9 p.m. Lenny's Bar, 486 Decatur St. 404-577-7721. www.lennysbar.com. (Chad Radford)
AUG. 13 NIN AND DEERHUNTER Join forces at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. www.livenation.com.
AUG. 14 BECOMING A MAN IN 127 EASY STEPS Returns to 7 Stages. www.7stages.org.
AUG. 17 EL VEZ AND KINGSIZED Perform at Variety Playhouse. www.variety-playhouse.com.
AUG. 21-24 CHRIS PORTER The "Last Comic Standing" alum comes to the Funny Farm. www.funnyfarmcomedyclub.com.