Live in Pinellas, June 24-28
Swampy but finally sunny weather and a swamped schedule this week. Here’s a noteworthy sampling:
Also that night the third annual Blitz 3 festival at the Local 662 brings a scourge of alt-rock-to-metal bands, among them AEGEA and Polar Summer. One of the last of the last of the last shows there; thank gentrification for this great venue closing.
We continue the psychedelic Caturday explorations with Antelope, a Phish tribute band at the Dunedin Brewery. Both band names refer to animals; one a furry mammal, the other a bestial misspelling of a cartilaginous water animal, but that’s not the point.
In Largo, blues diva Betty Fox drops some soul into the Guinness at Finley’s Irish Pub. She has one of the most captivating voices in Florida. There’s what’s sure to be a jaw-dropping performance by all-time favorite soul-movers Rebekah Pulley Band at the good ol’ Ale and the Witch. Sweet and twangy sounds which can be heard again at Cage Brewing Monday at 8 p.m. Enjoy more twang and ramble that same evening with Dirty Rotten Snake in the Grass at TapHouse 61. It’s a punkish bluegrass with clear country blues undertones and a clever name. What else do you want?
For our Designated Tampa Show™ this weekend, we recommend The Porch Sessions at the Above the Salt Cafe. The sultry progressive instrumental outfit returns after a one-year hiatus with a new drummer. Tampa’s beloved moody post punk heroes Radarmen? follow around 10-10:30 p.m.
On Sunday, June 25 celebrate St. Pete Pride at the Hideaway with ebullient pop from emerging alterna-pop act Chasing Jonah (pictured at top) which might remind you of the Cranberries with atmospheric ephemera. A little Chasing Jonah trivia: Their track “War Paint” was featured on the CWB series Lucifer. Folk-pop songstress Eden Shireen opens the show at 1 p.m. at the bar/cafe in the Grand Central District, home to the 2017 St. Pete Pride Celebration.
Capping it all of on Tuesday, June 27, the last hip-hop show at
the Local 662. LightsOut Booking say they’re bringing us Lil Tracy, who will deliver his smooth flow and craft a suggestive sports car metaphor as “This Year.” XXL says he belongs to the Gothboyclique and has collaborated with Lil Peep.