Animal Collective’s Avey Tare and Geologist play Tampa’s Crowbar on Thursday

It’s the boys’ first Bay area show since a 2016 election-night letdown.

click to enlarge Avey Tare, who plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on April 25, 2019. - Photo via Motormouth Media
Photo via Motormouth Media
Avey Tare, who plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on April 25, 2019.

David Michael Portner is adored in indie-rock rock circles, and a lot of the devotion has to do with the 39-year-old composer’s role in co-founding revered Brooklyn art-pop outfit Animal Collective. The songwriter brings his Avey Tare project (and its seventh album, Cows on Hourglass Pond) to Ybor City’s Crowbar where he’ll surely stage a multimedia live experience that adds playful visuals to music that’s already childlike in the way utilizes delay, and colorful arrangements to find a middle ground between some of Animal Collective’s more hard-to-grasp work and the vanilla thinking-person’s-pop that algorithms plop on that “Indie Chillout” playlist you’re subscribed to. Fellow Animal Collective member Brian Ross Weitz (aka Geologist) opens the show.

Thurs. April 25, Avey Tare w/Geologist. Crowbar, Ybor City.

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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...
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