Best Of 2016

Best venue (Tampa): CROWBAR

Best venue (Tampa)

There never seems to be a shortage of music events happening at Crowbar. In addition to repping the area’s best talent (Samurai Shotgun, Gat and Chris, GreyMarket, Good Graeff and more), Crowbar has seen an unusually expansive array of mighty fine touring acts pass through its doors – including Brazilian Girls, Slow Magic, American Babies, Heartless Bastards, MC Chris, Foxing, Riddle of Steel, Murs, Wild Child, AlunaGeorge, Chuck Ragan with Tim Barry, Rose Quartz and Pinegrove. Plus there’s all those high-quality recurring offerings – the Reel Deal Film Series pairs screenings of music films with post-film live band soundtrack presentations, and weekly hip-hop dance party Ol’ Dirty Sundays finds DJs Casper and LeSage bringing in venerable turntable masters every week. 1812 N. 17th St., Ybor City. 813-241-8600. facebook.com/crowbarlive. —Leilani Polk