Yngwie Malmsteen's "Molto Arpeggiosa (Arpeggios From Hell)," from the 2000 album "War To End All Wars," resembles a tune from a sinister 1990s video game. The Swedish-born, Miami-based guitarist strikes frets like piano keys while strumming and picking hastily, mixing heavy metal with classical guitar. This Saturday, May 25, Miami's Grand Central will host the virtuoso, who is on tour in support of last year's "Spellbound." ($29.25, GrandCentralMiami.com)
The Culture Room, the Fort Lauderdale rock club where Malmsteen would seem more likely to perform, booked the Orlando-based ska band the Supervillains on Friday night ($18.85, Ticketmaster.com). Meanwhile, Hard Rock Live sticks to its guns with blast-from-the-past performances by the Rascals on Friday and Saturday. ($64.85-$96.60, Ticketmaster.com)
In West Palm Beach, Steve Martin will play the Kravis Center with the folksy Steep Canyon Rangers on Friday ($35-$105 plus fees, Kravis.org). Martin won a Grammy in 2009 for his album "The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo." He and the Rangers were nominated for the award for best bluegrass album in 2012, but the band won this year with "Nobody Knows You."