This week in Tampa Bay area live music: Baths, Dynasty, The Lumineers & more 

Concerts, Oct. 17-23

Page 2 of 3

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
The Lumineers w/Dr. Dog/Nathaniel Rateliff Exuberant shining stars of the current indie folk rock crossover-into-mainstream-radio trend, The Lumineers hail from Denver, write infectious pop-hooky tunes with rustic log cabin charm, and set the big many-voice boy-girl choruses and strong lead vocals of frontman Wesley Schultz against vigorous percussion, clap-and-stomp-fueled rhythms, and stringed instrumentals given fine roots texture via mando and cello. Lumineers makes good use of nonsense words and sounds in their ballads, ala platinum-selling hit “Ho Hey,” though “Stubborn Love” is a more straightforwardly poignant ode. Both come off their 2012 eponymous debut, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Philly’s vintage-hued psych, folk, blues and garage-pop rockers Dr. Dog add even more value to this Saturday night bill. (USF Sun Dome, Tampa)


Club Cirque Dance Music Festival w/Steve Aoki/Waka Flocka Flame/Borgore/AutoErotique/others A fresh stadium-side fall music festival brought to you by Disco Donnie Presents and Sunset Events. Club Cirque sets up two big tops in the South Lot at Raymond James Stadium, and delivers a fusion of pulsing nightclub vibes and circus party ambiance replete with entertainers (contortionists, acrobats, sword and fire swallowers) joining the nearly dozen artists. Good-natured electro-house music delegate and leader/founder of Dim Mak Records, West Coast DJ/producer Steve Aoki, headlines with upbeat unz-unz sounds that dive into electropop, dubstep and synthpunk sonicspheres. Waka Flocka Flame serves hip-hop swag and hits like “Round of Applause,” Borgore offers metallic hard-thrashing dubstep notes, and Toronto-bred duo AutoErotique rounds out the noteworthies with energetic techno and post-discofied house sounds. Show starts at 6 p.m.; ages 18 and up. Official after-party with Carnage, DOCO and Basomatik at Amphitheatre in Ybor City. (Raymond James Stadium, Tampa)


Izzy & The Catastrophics Led by retro guitar slinger Izzy Zaidman (of Wayne “The Train” Hancock fame) and featuring a two-piece horn section of trombone and sax, NYC-based Izzy & The Catastrophics hit town on the heels of issuing a new EP, Lucky Dragon Swing Buffet: Lunch Price. The quintet’s fusion of modern ass-kicking and semi-traditional sound-making draws on rockabilly, surf, honky-tonk, country swing, bebop, and New Orleans jazz and soul aesthetics; the seven-song EP includes Izzy originals and covers like a playful take on the classic “Sheik of Araby.” (The Hub, downtown Tampa)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
Dizzy Wright w/Emilio Rojas/NameDROP Up-and-coming Las Vegas rapper Dizzy Wright is signed to Funk Volume, the indie label run by LA rapper Hopsin, and has three recordings out that, while not platinum-sellers, all made it onto Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts; the highest peak came via his digital-only mixtape release in August, which featured guest spots by Joey Bada$$, Wyclef Jean, Logic and Kid Ink among others. (Orpheum, Ybor City)


Loves It! w/The Wholetones A Sunday evening bill of rootsy sounds as headed up by Loves It!, an Austin-based outfit that serves a buoyant blend of folk pop, roots rock and country swing; the throaty yet dulcet vocals of Jenny Parrott (guitar, mandolin, fiddle) are a nice complement to the lower register drawl of best friend/co-band leader Vaughn Walters (guitar, banjo). (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)


The Triumphant Return of the Statesmen of Jazz A jazz ensemble formed in 1994 and made up of distinguished jazz players with international cred. On this night, bandleader Chuck Redd (vibes, drums) is joined by Nicki Parrott (bass, vocals), Ehud Asherie (piano) and Adrian Cunningham (sax, clarinet, flute) in a concert dedicated to late Arbors Records/Statesmen of Jazz founder Mat Domber. (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg)

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Leilani Polk

Search Events

Recent Comments

© 2015 SouthComm, Inc.
Powered by Foundation

Web Analytics