THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Hundred Waters w/XXYYXX/Spies on Bikes Last month, Gainesville’s own Hundred Waters issued their self-titled full-length debut on the normally dubstep-repping label Owsla; the fivesome’s style of electro-psych pop dances and hops like of Montreal and Animal Collective on a mushroom trip, its dreamy sparkly nature and loose buoyant vibe marked by the quirky-pretty high-reaching vocal harmonies of their two femme members and plenty of percussive force and flourishes. Support act XXYYXX is the psuedonym of teenage Orlando producer Marcel Everett, his music leaning more experimental and ambient-weird. (Orpheum, Ybor City)
New Riders Of The Purple Sage w/Uncle John’s Band Grateful Dead Night sees an apropos guest when New Riders of the Purple Sage land at the Skipperdome. Originally formed amid the San Francisco bohemian folk scene by guitar and mandolin-playing singer-songwriter David Nelson along with late guitarists John Dawson and Jerry Garcia, the New Riders traversed country rock territory like contemporaries The Band and Grahm Parsons, and enjoyed some success with an early ode to marijuana, 1973’s “Panama Red.” (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)
Rock the Park w/Roadkill Ghost Choir/The Vodkanauts/Electrigeez Orlando-based Roadkill Ghost Choir brings their lushly layered roots rock and a new five-song EP, Quiet Light, to the November edition of Rock the Park. The recent shift to fall temperatures should make it a rather enjoyable evening of free live music under the stars. (Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa)
Howard Jones Nothing like a little New Wave nostalgia on a Thursday night as presented by upbeat synth pop leader Howard Jones, the artist behind such ‘80s charting hits as “Things Can Only Get Better” (“Woah woah woah oh woah-ohh ohh”), the yearning-filled “No One Is to Blame” and uplifting ballad “Everlasting Love.” (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
St. Pete Noise Fest w/The Uh…/Rat Bastard/Merchandise/Zone Tripper/Solid Action/Skeleton Coast/many more Noise is hard to pin down, which I imagine has much to do with its Dada and Futurist origins; it’s nonsensical in some instances, encompasses a diversity of sonic aesthetics from pop to rock to electronic music, has experimental and unconventional overtones, is loud, always loud, and scattered with disparate vocal techniques, feedback, warped and processed sound bites, field recordings, distortion, static, hiss, hums, and digital flotsam... The two-day St. Pete Noise Fest festival reflects this sonic variety in a wide-spanning lineup, and some acts will likely prove it’s not about the amount of noise you make, but how well you wield it. Friday’s festivities are held at The Venture Compound while Fubar hosts Saturday. Free admission both nights; more info at stpetenoisefest.blogspot.com. (The Venture Compound and Fubar, St. Petersburg)
Christian McBride Trio McBride is an acclaimed double bass virtuoso whose lowend skills have appeared on nearly 300 recordings encompassing acoustic jazz, big band swing (like his 2011 Grammy-winning solo release, The Good Feeling), electric funk, and all grooves in between. (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg)
Maserati w/Majeure/Poetry ‘N Lotion One of those post-rock bands that the kidz looove, Maserati hails from Athens, Ga., and delivers a harder, more potent brand of relentless metallic-sheened instrumental power than some of their peers. The foursome returns to the Bay area for the first time in four years and without late beat-keeper Jerry Fuchs, who died in a freak elevator accident in 2009; this tour supports Maserati VII, which features new drummer Mike Albanese. (Crowbar, Ybor City)
Hinder Live & Unplugged The little Oklahoma rock band that could, Hinder hit the charts in 2005 with debut full-length Extreme Behavior, its contemplative acoustic moments (“Lips of An Angel”) scattered amid post-grungy alt rock. Fourth album Welcome to the Freak Show is due out in December. Likely they’ll try out some of the new tunes on this “bare bones” tour. (Local 662, St. Petersburg)
The Groves CD Release Show w/Roadkill Ghost Choir/Will Erickson “Rome” opens Pack Heavy Travel Light with the interplay of two guitars, a solo riding overtop a recurring riff joined by a restrained bassline and washes of cymbals before the song kicks into warm and vigorous roots rock as led by the robust vocals of frontman J.T. Brown, the track taking on a sort of Pearl Jam intensity and tone as it rides to its conclusion. The rest of their second full-length touches on elements of country rock, blues, and jammy psychedelia in a musical journey meant to explore the importance of “self.” Overall, a solid effort that reveals significant growth in both the Groves’ sound and the band members’ chemistry since releasing their debut in 2011. (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Dirty Bourbon River Show Noah Adams is the wild-eyed, bushy-bearded multi-instrumentalist frontman of Dirty Bourbon River Show, on tour behind fifth studio album, Volume Three. The quintet’s inherently charming music is imbued with the brassy late night feel of their New Orleans home, lurching along like a tilted Mardi Gras float in full gypsy rock regalia, playful and vibrant but dark, too, with brassy escapades, strong gospel-haunting three-part harmonies and a kitchen sink’s worth of instrumentation. Adams sings rusty lead and plays piano, guitar, accordion and trumpet, Charles “Big Charlie” Skinner backs him on vocals, trombone and wind toys, Matt Thomas juggles tenor, bari and Mississippi saxophone along with clarinet and serves as vocalist No. 3, bassist Jimmy Williams also blows sousaphone, and Dane “Bootsy” Schindler keeps the rhythms steady. (New World Brewery, Ybor City)
I was at the show and loved it. Great insightful review
As usual, great review, very well written.
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