Bay area punk-rock legend Chris Barrows plays free St. Pete show

click to enlarge Chris Barrows Band outside Fubar in St. Petersburg, Florida on August 25, 2017. - Brian Mahar
Brian Mahar
Chris Barrows Band outside Fubar in St. Petersburg, Florida on August 25, 2017.
One of the 10 Commandments of Tampa Bay punk is “Thou shalt not miss too many opportunities to see Chris Barrows live,” and you have a chance to obey this weekend when Barrows plays The Bends in St. Petersburg on Friday, July 8 at 9 p.m.

Make punk-rock Satan happy this weekend when Barrows—co-founder of snotty, legendary Bay area outfit Pink Lincolns—when his eponymous band (FFO Screeching Weasel, The Queers) shares a bill with Vicious Dreams.
The Orlando power-punk-pop group is in town to support a 2021 self-titled album that our siblings at Orlando Weekly called “the kind of record that’s meant to be heard live, in a sweaty dive bar or DIY space.”

The Bends is a sweaty dive, indeed, and there’s no cover at this show, so live fast and die old, people.

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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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