Live in Pinellas äóî A Local Music Guide for June 9-11


Gloria West and the Gents

Friday night kicks off with wildly diverse options, starting with a killer punk festival atŒæFubar DowntownŒæ and theŒæThe Local 662. Itäó»sŒæT.B.H.C.s 2nd Annual Dive into Summer Fest. Some old school heroes likeŒæCar Bomb DriverŒæandŒæThe Murder JunkiesŒæend the night withŒæThe WrenchersŒæandŒæThe HorriblesŒægetting 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,ξThe Yacht Rock RevueξandξThe Outpatientsξare jamming atξJannusξto help raise money to fight pediatric cancer. Hosted byξRocks the Cureξtonight.

Ann Wilson

Big names in music of the ’90s and ’00s can be found in the heart of downtown Clearwater Saturday night.Œæ Speaking of Heart, Ann WilsonŒæofŒæHeartŒægoes “Crazy on You” with her legendary pipes down the street at theŒæCapitol Theatre. Should be an unforgettable show.

Alternative-mainstreamersŒæThird Eye BlindŒæandŒæSilversun PickupsŒæare rockingŒæCoachman ParkŒæaroundŒæ8 p.m.,Œæso sing your heart out because you know you haven’t forgotten the lyrics.

Ramble over to äóìProhibition Nightäó at theŒæHideaway Cafe, one of the best places to discover local music. Swing withŒæDean JohanesenŒæ& the 24 Hour Men (Mark PezzoŒæ&ŒæMax Kelly) with special guest violinistŒæRebecca Zapen. The highly accomplished musicians in this gig will enthrall you with their chops and style.

Dean Johanesen

Wake up earlyŒæon SundayŒæand visitŒæGreen BenchŒæatŒæ11 a.m.Œæto do some Yoga with musical guestsŒæDUO VIDA, or just have a brew for breakfast in that great outdoors patio; the event äóìwill create an atmosphere that invites transformation.äó

If thatäó»s too early for you, just head toŒæKa`TikiŒæon the beach aroundŒæ1 p.m.Œæto Kick off summer the right way withŒæThe Hamiltones. ŒæThey describe themselves as “a Rockabilly, Psychosilly, Americana band” fromŒæPinellas Park. Free show.

The real chill vibes start atŒæSundayŒæ6 p.m.ŒæwithŒæSizzla äóî Life of a Ghetto TourŒæinvading Jannus. The international reggae legend and friends will seduce you with their spicy melodies and funky basslines; all ages are welcome.

Black Honkeys

Capping things off with a bang, some longtime local favorites bring the love to Palm Harbor. The eclectic and fun community fundraiser,ŒæSunderman Park Music Festival,Œæhighlights The Black Honkeys (rabble-rousing soul and funk),ŒæThe Greg Billings BandŒæ(soulful rock with roots in the Florida breakout band Stranger) andŒæJeriko Turnpike (“sometimes acoustic, sometimes heavy, sometimes technical but always melodic and heartfelt.”)Œæ The best part,Œæ100 percent of net proceeds go to non-profit groups to aid their causes. Itäó»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.

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