The showcase features five artists playing folk, blues, country and soul: Peter Mulvey, Ariella, Jeffery Straker and A Tale of Two, who play Palladium’s Hough Hall, plus The Rough & Tumble playing a VIP after party in the Side Door Cabaret.
From March 9-13, all the artists are also playing more than a dozen private house shows happening in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Lutz, Bradenton, Palm Harbor and Treasure Island. The shows are hosted by volunteers who open up their homes. There’s an additional public performance from Straker and Bryn Besse at Dunedin’s Faith United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
More information is at listeningroomfestival.com. See Josh Bradley’s weekly new concert roundup below. Cro-Mags w/No Mas/Brat/Ringworm/Stedfast/Summoned Skulls Thursday, March 2. 5:30 p.m. $22. Brass Mug, Tampa
Michael McArthur Sunday, March 5. 7 p.m. $25. Danforth Chapel at Florida Southern College, Lakeland
Vacancy (opening for Soul Glo w/Cloudrat/Backslider) Tuesday, March 7. 7 p.m. $15. Orpheum, Tampa
Twin Suns w/Chlorinefields/The Drain Outs Friday, March 10. 8 p.m. $10. Hooch and Hive, Tampa
Jariah Higgins w/TBA Thursday, March 16. 7 p.m. $12. Music Hall at New World Brewery, Tampa
The Foreign Resort w/Sleeping Pills/more TBA Wednesday, March 22. 7 p.m. $15. Music Hall at New World Brewery, Tampa
Lissie Thursday, March 23. 8 p.m. $40 & up. The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, Ybor City
Crywank w/TBA Sunday, April 23. 5 p.m. $17. Crowbar, Ybor City
Alabama Thursday, April 27. 8 p.m. $200 & up. Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa
The Travelin’ McCourys Thursday, April 27. 8 p.m. $75 & up. The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, Ybor City
Tampa Throwback Jam: Ice Cube w/Bone Thugs n Harmony/Lisa Lisa/2 Live Crew/more Friday, April 28. 7 p.m. $59 & up. Yuengling Center, Tampa
Mike Love w/Dub Inc Friday, May 5. 6 p.m. $22. Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
The Gaslight Anthem w/Oso Oso/Emily Wolfe Wednesday, May 10. 6:30 p.m. $37. Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
Jazz Is Dead Saturday, May 20. 8 p.m. $26.50. Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
Anees w/Michael Minnelli Friday, June 9. 8 p.m. $25. Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
The 3rd Annual Filthy Rock Fest: Murder The Crow w/Filthy Royalty/Love Songs For Junkies/Deviate The Plan Saturday, June 10. 7 p.m. $15. Crowbar, Ybor City
Spotlights Saturday, June 10. 8 p.m. $15. Orpheum, Tampa
Men I Trust Thursday, June 15. 7 p.m. $27. Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
Garbage w/Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds/Metric Thursday, June 22. 7 p.m. $29.50 & up. Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa
Yellowcard w/Mayday Parade/Story of the Year Sunday, July 23. 7 p.m. $25.75 & up. Yuengling Center, Tampa
Ghost w/Amon Amarth Thursday, Aug. 31. 7:30 p.m. $29.50 & up. Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa
Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.
Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...