Best Of 2017

BEST WALKING MUSIC: Brother Cephus, “Can We Then?”


Not That Important may be the best rock record to come out of Tampa Bay this year, and the latest collection of songs from Tampa band Brother Cephus was barely a month old by the time the boys played a show with Goshen, Indiana’s Strand of Oaks. Still, a highlight from the effort — “Can We Then?” — had already grown into a muscled-up, indie-rock lament about indecision, the itch to grab a drink, unspent energy, plus all the V-necks and Ray-Bans we run into while getting wasted inside of seeming every cool bar, USA. —Ray Roa