Best Of 2017

BEST REASON TO SMOKE A BOWL AT A BOOKSTORE: Merchandise LP release show at Mojo Books & Records

BEST REASON TO SMOKE A BOWL AT A BOOKSTORE

Let’s be clear: we did not smoke a bowl at this, one of two LP release shows for Tampa outfit gone global Merchandise (we wanted to get stoned, though). This is another show that happened in 2016, but after we put BOTBs to bed, so now’s a ripe time to remember how the unencumbered, comfortingly lonesome rock on the band’s second 4AD release (A Corpse Wired For Sound) unfurled hazily at this gem of a north Tampa bookstore performance. Wmerchandise.com —Ray Roa