‘Beastie Buns’ tribute band leads lineup for Ybor City’s Hot Dog Party 16

As usual, the evening’s main attraction is a hot-dog eating contest.

In “The New Style,” the Beastie Boys’ late, great MCA rapped “we got the kind of voices that are in your face / Like the bun to the burger, like the burger to the bun.”

But this summer a different kind of hot sauce committee will pay tribute to both MCA’s iconic New York City hip-hop trio and another style of sandwich (or taco, depending on who you ask) when the “Beastie Buns” play Ybor City.

Tickets to see the Beastie Buns headline Hot Dog Party 16: License To Grill at Crowbar in Ybor City on Sunday, July 3 are on sale now and start at $12.
The Buns features a quartet of players—drummer Adam Revak, guitarist/singer Mike Ingold, bassist Sean Pomeroy and multi-instrumentalist Matt E “Minihorse” Lee—fronted by local folks and Americana favorites (Lauris Vidal, Dean Johanesen, Scott Anderson) plus scene champs (Mike McKiernan), chefs (Anson Mitchell) and horn players (Kenny Pulin).

Other acts on the bill include rock and roll trio Johnny Mile & the Kilometers, grunge duo Hovercar and DJ Wally Rios who’ll spin when doors open at 6 p.m. and again that night when Ol’ Dirty Sundays takes over the patio.

As usual, the evening’s main attraction is a hot-dog eating contest, which yours truly won 11 years ago. “Your finest summer/'merica-style attire” is suggested as the dress code.

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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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