Live in Pinellas — A Local Music Guide for June 9-11
Friday night kicks off with wildly diverse options, starting with a killer punk festival at Fubar Downtown and the The Local 662. It’s T.B.H.C.s 2nd Annual Dive into Summer Fest. Some old school heroes like Car Bomb Driver and The Murder Junkies end the night with The Wrenchers and The Horribles getting it all started. So if you are feeling like doing some thrashing, head down to the 600 block and dive into the summer balls deep.
If you are looking for mellower sounds and a more family friendly environment, The Yacht Rock Revue and The Outpatients are jamming at Jannus to help raise money to fight pediatric cancer. Hosted by Rocks the Cure tonight.
Big names in music of the ’90s and ’00s can be found in the heart of downtown Clearwater Saturday night. Speaking of Heart, Ann Wilson of Heart goes “Crazy on You” with her legendary pipes down the street at the Capitol Theatre. Should be an unforgettable show.
Ramble over to “Prohibition Night” at the Hideaway Cafe, one of the best places to discover local music. Swing with Dean Johanesen & the 24 Hour Men (Mark Pezzo & Max Kelly) with special guest violinist Rebecca Zapen. The highly accomplished musicians in this gig will enthrall you with their chops and style.
Wake up early on Sunday and visit Green Bench at 11 a.m. to do some Yoga with musical guests DUO VIDA, or just have a brew for breakfast in that great outdoors patio; the event “will create an atmosphere that invites transformation.”
If that’s too early for you, just head to Ka`Tiki on the beach around 1 p.m. to Kick off summer the right way with The Hamiltones. They describe themselves as “a Rockabilly, Psychosilly, Americana band” from Pinellas Park. Free show.
The real chill vibes start at Sunday 6 p.m. with Sizzla — Life of a Ghetto Tour invading Jannus. The international reggae legend and friends will seduce you with their spicy melodies and funky basslines; all ages are welcome.
Capping things off with a bang, some longtime local favorites bring the love to Palm Harbor. The eclectic and fun community fundraiser, Sunderman Park Music Festival, highlights The Black Honkeys (rabble-rousing soul and funk), The Greg Billings Band (soulful rock with roots in the Florida breakout band Stranger) and Jeriko Turnpike (“sometimes acoustic, sometimes heavy, sometimes technical but always melodic and heartfelt.”) The best part, 100 percent of net proceeds go to non-profit groups to aid their causes. It’s also a family friendly event with a kid zone area, children 12 and younger get in free with a paid adult.
Read David Morris’ “5 Things to Do” for more live music this weekend.