Lots happening tonight and this weekend as far as concerts go. Check out the breakdown for this Fri., Nov. 20, and then take a peek at the weekend ahead below.
The Sword with Royal Thunder
J.D. Cronise has been the creative force behind The Sword for a dozen years, propelling its transition from the stoned, doomful sounds of 2006 debut Age of Winters, to ‘70s vibing hard rock and heavy metal ala Thin Lizzy and ZZ Top in 2015 fifth and latest LP, High Country
, its big fuzzy guitar riffs, pounding and crashing rhythms, and overall dramatic ball-busting appeal reminiscent of Led Zeppelin, while Cronise’s vocal quality evokes Ozzy at his best. (State Theatre, St. Petersburg)–Leilani Polk
Mountain Holler, Rogerthomas, Austin Miller, Jun, Infinite Third, Dea & Saint
A rather eclectic bill of local music makers with diverse lyrical and instrumental capabilities as well as varying styles of delivery, from the straightforward acoustic guitar-driven indie folk of Mountain Holler to the ambient soundscapes and layered electric guitar renderings of Infinite Third. (Fubar, St. Petersburg) –LP
Bleubird, Jabrjaw, BC, Jon Ditty
Alt hip-hop is a catch-all term that doesn’t quite begin to describe New World Brewery’s Friday night lineup. Leading the pack are two South Florida talents. Fort Lauderdale emcee Bleubird fashions himself as a boisterous hip-hop powerhouse on his latest release, No Limit Tank, erratic like his personality and marked by spacey trap beats and Bleubird’s booming rapid-fire flow. West Palm Beach’s self-proclaimed “Loosie King,” Jabrjaw, spits effortlessly over jazzy-funky boom-bap beats. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) –Andrea McCray