Athens rock legend Five Eight books summer concert in Tampa

Pohgoh opens and it’s both bands’ first local shows since 2019.

click to enlarge Five Eight, which plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on Aug. 6, 2021. - Nicole Kibert/elawgrrl.com
Nicole Kibert/elawgrrl.com
Five Eight, which plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on Aug. 6, 2021.


Athens legend Five Eight is joining Tampa’s Pohgoh for an Aug. 6 concert at Crowbar in Ybor City, marking both bands’ first Bay area shows since 2019.

Five Eight—an indie-rock favorite—last played across the bridge at The Bends in St. Petersburg. Going since the late-’80s, the four-piece was the subject of a 2020 documentary “Weirdo: The Story of Five Eight” (see a companion doc below).

Pohgoh hasn’t played any shows since 2019, Tampa or otherwise. But in that same year, the emo-indie band opened for the legendary Jawbreaker and toured Japan.

Pohgoh drummer and New Granada head Keith Ulrey even canceled his label’s annual Xmas night show as everything—well, in Florida at least—was starting to open back up. Ulrey joins his wife vocalist Susie Ulrey in the lineup along with Matt Slate and Brian Roberts, who’ve been playing on and off since ‘94.

The show is limited-capacity so advanced tickets to see Five Eight and Pohgoh at Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on Friday, Aug. 6—on sale now for $18 with no fees—are probably a good idea. Masks are recommended.

For more information, check out @pohgohfl on Facebook. Someone please screenprint the poster, too.

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