Banjo-strumming indie-folk band The 502s arrives in Tampa’s West River on Friday

The Occasionals open at Hooch and Hive.

click to enlarge The 502s, who play Hooch and Hive in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 3, 2021. - the502s/Facebook
The 502s, who play Hooch and Hive in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 3, 2021.

It’s hard to be in a bad mood when listening to The 502s (or any band with a banjo really). The Maitland group mixes genres—indie, folk, bluegrass—with the comedic timing of Bret McKenzie to make songs like “I Keep Rolling” and “Just a Little While” which make you want to roll the windows down and sing along really loud. With indie-funk Inverness outfit The Occasionals, it’s going to be a good time Friday night at the West River venue.

The 502s w/The Occasionals. Friday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m. $12. Hooch and Hive, Tampa.

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Stephanie Powers

Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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