✔️ = Critic's Pick
Ybor Speaks w/Alec Burnright/Marie Spears/Imani/Shank Havock/Free Will Vibin /Nathan Gula /Gordie Coop Man/Keith Hernandez/Hippie Spits Spoken-word night Ybor Speaks, err, moved out of Ybor last month and will continue its celebration of prose at this emerging University of Tampa area nightclub and restaurant. A hefty lineup of poets, rappers and writers make up the bill at this free show. (Hooch and Hive, Tampa) INFO
✔️ Jeff Brawer w/Rodney Smith/Shae Krispinsky If you’re a new-to-Tampa resident who wants to really get into their city, then go to where Sulphur Springs and the Heights (sort of) collide, where bars like the Corner Club have long provided a place for folks of all stripes to have a nightcap with their closest friends. A trio of Bay area songwriters make it that much cozier on Wednesday night. (The Corner Club, Tampa) POSTPONED
Melodime Last week saw Virginia-based country-rock band Melodime release the first of three new EPs which will culminate in a full album set for release at the beginning of the new year. The group will immediately head out on an extensive headlining tour in support of the EP and share two new singles — “Song of the Summer” and “Nights Out Here” — with fans, new and old, who’ve fallen for Melodime’s emotionally charged anthems, piano-driven hooks, and energetic guitar solos. It’s summertime music, and let’s face it: The summer isn’t ending in Tampa anytime soon. (The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, Ybor City) INFO
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