Australian singer Wouter De Backer has been making music as Gotye for longer than a decade. But he only became popular whenl the single "Somebody That I Used to Know" topped international pop-music charts in the summer of 2011.
It may be a long time till De Backer is identified by another hit.
"I'm probably not going to be able to start writing new stuff till early next year, to tell you the truth," he said recently from an airport in Singapore before kicking off his world tour in South Korea.
De Backer finds alternative creative outlets while he's on tour. He says he enjoys making video mashups of his songs, and the clips pull in YouTube viewers by the millions.
"I was thinking of trying to find a VHS player in the States on this tour," he says, "so I could go raiding American thrift shops for weird and wonderful obscuria."
Gotye will perform at Bayfront Park at 8 p.m. Sunday. $35.50-56.50 on LiveNation.com.
Here's the best of what's playing the rest of the week.
Andrew Bird at Fillmore Miami Beach
8:30 p.m. Monday, $29.50-$39.50, FillmoreMB.com or 305-673-7300
Bird, the noble beast of violin indie music, has been shown in his creative spaces this year through the documentary "Andrew Bird: Fever Year." He'll stop in Miami during his tour in support of his album "Break It Yourself."
Beats Antique at Culture Room
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, $18, Ticketmaster.com or 954-564-1074
Far-eastern sounds collide with synth-bass and hip-hop in this Oakland-based trio's take on world fusion music.
Cat Power at Grand Central
8 p.m. Thursday, $25, GrandCentralMiami.com or 305-377-2277
Notoriously troubled Chan Marshall is set to bring her smooth vocals to the stage with her indie-pop act Cat Power, despite a brief hospital stay in late September.
Luna Rex at Dada
11 p.m. Friday, no cover, Facebook.com/DadaHouse or 561-330-3232
Palm Beach County's makers of friendly alternative rock blend surf guitars and noise rock with melodic vocals.
Fusik and Dopapod at Funky Buddha
9 p.m. Friday, $10, TheFunkyBuddha.com or 561-368-4643
South Florida's electro-funk quintet will prime the Buddha crowd for Brooklyn-based bass-heavy rock group Dopapod.
Evolution with Saana Vaarna at SoLita Las Olas
9 p.m. Wednesday, no cover, SoLitaItalian.com or 954-357-2616
Formerly led by the late blues guitarist Big Poppa E, Evolution is back to grooving after the mourning period.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun