A plethora of Pinellas music styles for a hot weekend

As the summer months encroach on us with hardcore heat, fewer options for live music events seem to approach on the horizon. But amidstξthe muggy hazeξthere are still severalξgreat shows you could go to locally:

Anyan Dí©very

For the teeny boppers and eternal spring breakers at heart, the viral sensationŒæAustin MahoneŒæis coming to theŒæState TheaterŒætomorrow,ŒæJun 1. If you are feeling something a lot less mainstream,ŒæAnyan Dí©veryŒæ(pronounced äóìany and everyäó) short for anything, everything, anyone, and everyone will dazzle theŒæStudio@620ŒætomorrowŒæwith their radical jazz fusion, which dramatically ranges from funk to rock. Plus I hear thereäó»s going to be some storytelling involved and a live recording.
AlsoŒætomorrow,ŒæRed Label TVŒæis throwing down atŒæCaddyäó»s on CentralŒæfor a night of bluesy rock withŒæChris Walker BandŒæwith special guest Gloria West. The concert will stream live, which I thought was pretty cool.
On Friday June 2, theŒæSt. Petersburg OperaŒæpremieres The Tales of HoffmanŒæatŒæthe Palladium. Offenbachäó»s final opera tells four stories full of romance and passionate love affairs thatŒæend in disaster, told from the perspective of a melancholy poet. Read last month’s interview with Maestro SforziniŒæfirst.
But if opera is not your thing and you just want to rock out, firstŒæFridayŒæatŒæJannus LiveŒæis free withŒæShevonne and the Force!ŒæShevonne returns with some funky covers and originals, and a powerful band indeed. Or you can just chill out atŒæThe BendsŒæon Friday;Œæno cover äóî just äóìcheap music and loud drinks.äóŒæLoose talk and Deaf CompanyŒæare going to break down the house.
That same night, if you vibe better with Alt-Reggae, Tampa’sŒæNoNeed and all-out-jam-band Row Jomah are going to fillŒæDunedin BreweryŒæwith positive vibrations.
Lil Pump

On SaturdayŒæI canäó»t help but mention that trap music is going to invade the sadly, soon-to-be-closingŒæLocal 662ŒæwithŒæLil PumpŒæand Death Squad plus special guests swerving and getting lit.
If you are one of the lucky ones with a ticket forŒæJoe Jackson’s sold-out concert at the Capitol, gear for a breathtaking retrospective of theŒæNew Wave iconoclast, his singularŒævoice and the chance to sing yourself out of desperation to hits likeŒæIsŒæShe Really Going Out With Him?,ŒæIt’s Different For Girls, Steppin’ OutŒæand One More Time.
Or if you like it loud,ŒæWet Nurse, Permanent MakeUp , Mr.Clit & The Pink Cigarettes and Boner CityŒæare going to infect the stage at The Bends. Orlando’sŒæWet NurseŒæbring a unique blend of garage pop and punk. LocalsŒæPermanent MakeupŒædeliver riveting hooks and rhythms that invade your mind with punk-flavored improvisation.ŒæMr.Clit & The Pink Cigarettes Œæare a hard-touring-sweaty-garage-punk-band from Indianapolis, andŒæBoner CityŒæcall themselves queer surf rock and roll.
So, get over the summertime blues. Music shows are at night and they are tight, and the music scene’s keeping the temperature turned up.

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