Afroman

You might remember Afroman from his Grammy-nominated hit “Because I Got High,” the cautionary tale of excessive pot smoking, and the follow-up single “Crazy Rap (Colt 45 and Two Zig Zags)” off the rapper’s debut album, “The Good Times.”

On a confident peak from his debut’s success, the Palmdale, Calif., artist charged into 2004 with the double disc “Afroholic ... The Even Better Times,” the Christmas album “Jobe Bells” and “4RO:20.” Although none of the 50-plus songs ever matched the success of “Because I Got High,” Afroman still enjoys a loyal, far-reaching fan base and a sort of underground cult status.

His latest album, “Marijuana Music,” was released last year.

Afroman will perform Friday at the Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at etix.com. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Call 577-6969 or go to musicfarm.com.

Dumpstaphunk

Ivan Neville began absorbing music from birth.

The son of Aaron Neville and nephew of Art, Charles and Cyril of The Neville Brothers, Ivan seemed destined for music before he even knew what it was.

After years of playing with The Neville Brothers and the New Orleans Social Club, the young Neville has embarked on a new endeavor with Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk.

Remaining true to his funk, soul and R&B roots, Neville continues to show the world that his prodigious talent runs in the family.

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk will perform Saturday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at etix.com. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Go to charlestonpourhouse.com or call 571-4343.

Keel Duo

He’s an award-winning flat-picking guitarist, so it comes as no surprise that Larry Keel’s mastery of bluegrass guitar has taken him many miles in his musical journey.

Keel went from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to the unlikely setting of Tokyo at 18. Employed as a bluegrass guitarist for Tokyo’s Disneyland theme park, Keel performed six shows a day, six days a week to curious spectators, most of whom had never even heard of bluegrass.

After returning to the United States, Keel made his way to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado, where he won first place in the festival’s renowned guitar contest.

After several years of performing with a multitude of bands and other bluegrass musicians and building a distinguished name for himself, Keel put together the innovative yet traditionally honest bluegrass outfit Larry Keel and Natural Bridge with his wife, vocalist and bass fiddle player Jenny and mandolin player and vocalist Mark Schimick.

When away from Natural Bridge and other projects, Larry and Jenny perform originals and traditional covers as a duo.

The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, will welcome the pair Friday night with musical accompaniment from James Justin and Co. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online at etix.com. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Go to charlestonpourhouse.com or call 571-4343.