Art & Soul brings fresh talent to the basement at Iberian Rooster St. Petersburg

Left Lane keeps finding unknown gems.

Yoshi, who plays SubCentral at Iberian Rooster in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 20, 2019. - YOSHIHANAMUSIC/Facebook
YOSHIHANAMUSIC/Facebook
Yoshi, who plays SubCentral at Iberian Rooster in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 20, 2019.


“Fresh” is a good word to describe what Left Lane Entertainment has been curating in the basement of Central Avenue restaurant Iberian Rooster.

Each installment of Art & Soul usually features a handful of names that don’t regularly appear on any other bills in the Bay area, and this edition is no different. Blues guitarist Branson Welsh is on the agenda this week along with singer-songwriter Ashton Beauchesne (aka Yoshi), plus poet (and comedian) Karti X. It’s relatively easy to lean on familiar names to pack an event, but Left Lane co-founder Jai Price has never been one to phone anything in. Tampa Bay’s live music scene is better for it.

Art & Soul w/Branson Welsh/Karti X/Pretty Dope/Tripzy/Yoshi. Thurs., June 20, 9 p.m. $10 & up. Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg. eventbrite.com.

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Ray Roa

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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