The Word

Accidente
March 5, 7 p.m.
Tickets $6
Kilby Court (741 S. Kilby Court)

Accidente is a band that has more in common with gritty punk rock than anything else. But just for good measure, the band throws in a little metal, a little doom and just about any other style of music they can think of. It’s surprising that Accidente is able to so easily distinguish itself from Form of Rocket8212;considering three of the four members are in that band, too8212;but while the similarities are there, they take a backseat to the more straightforward style of Accidente. That’s quite a feat and it shows the otherworldly level of musicianship these guys are capable of. The mathematically complex song structure is matched with an intensity that’s extremely difficult to capture outside a live setting. But Accidente’s one release, Exotic Payday, is chock full of all the energy of the band’s epic live show. A word of advice if you plan on attending the show: With openers Eagle Twin and The Hundred Arms8212;if you’re afraid of getting spit on or showered in man-sweat, stay far away from the stage. You’ve been warned.

Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten

March 9, 7 p.m., Free
Sorenson Unity Center (1383 S. 900 West)

The Clash was one of the most influential and exciting bands in history and Joe Strummer is nothing short of a legend. Strummer is the infamous frontman of the group that was constantly getting in trouble with the law and fighting with audience members at Clash shows. He is also a brilliant songwriter, and that’s what director Julien Temple shows in this documentary of the punk rock icon. Filled with home movie footage, live shows and interviews, the film shows what the life of a rock star was truly like for the British group. After The Clash disbanded, Strummer still enjoyed success with other bands, but none of them had the same impact that The Clash had in the early ’80s. The movie does show the rise of the band, but the focus remains on Strummer and his complex personality, giving a little glimpse as to what went on inside his head while he was crafting a revolution.

Million Dollar Mano
March 11, doors open at 9 p.m.
Free before 10:30 p.m.
W Lounge (358 S. West Temple)

Million Dollar Mano8212;probably best known as the DJ for Oscar-nominated singer M.I.A.8212;is bringing his dance floor-moving mixing style to Salt Lake City’s W Lounge next week. Mano8212;whose real name is Emmanuel Eugene Nickerson8212;has been making beats since he was in eighth grade and has gained prominent exposure over the past few years with unauthorized remixes of everything from Amy Winehouse to Bell Biv Devoe. His sensibilities are all over the place and he mixes just about every style under the sun together one way or another, but the fact remains that Mano is talented enough to string them all together into coherence. Mano isn’t quite a millionaire yet, but with the way he’s been gaining exposure this past year, that mark might not be far off and Salt Lake City is just one stop on a globe-spanning schedule that’s only going to get busier as the year goes on.