Joe Popp, acclaimed Tampa rocker/actor (American Stage's MacBeth, Jobsite's Maxwell), returns from his current digs in New York City for a concert Friday (May 16) at New World Brewery, Ybor City. Popp's fronting a power trio called The Hornrims, which have just finished recording an ace new record titled Holland. The disc is a smart, gruff, catchy collection of timeless, Replacements-style rock featuring memorable numbers like "Last Mistake," the title-track and "Billion Stars," which all can be heard here. The Hornrims plan to have the album available for sale at New World.
Singer/guitarist Popp is joined in The Hornrims by former Tampanian Brian McCabe (bass) and NYC drummer Tylor Durand. Local music trivia: Popp and McCabe 's old band Dogs on Ice opened Green Day's famed Brass Mug gig in '91. Show info:
The Hornrims w/Nessie/Deadly Fists of Kung Fu, 9 p.m. Fri., May 16, New World Brewery, Ybor City, $6.
Note: The Hornrims play first, hitting the stage at 10 p.m.