Chastity’s Tampa concert is the ultimate Gasparilla Music after-party

Blacksmith and Sentries also play Hooch & Hive on March 10.

click to enlarge Chastity’s Tampa concert is the ultimate Gasparilla Music after-party
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Gasparilla Music Festival has yet to book a punk-leaning band that emerged from its city’s DIY scene, but Hooch and Hive is giving fans of that aesthetic (or any curious souls attending GMF over the weekend) one hell of a Sunday-night after-party instead.

CL last saw Chastity when Brandon Williams brought the band to open for Pup and Cayetana in 2016, and this time the Ontario-based group has a new, righteous album (Death Lust, released last summer via Captured Tracks) to show off. The 11-track album is a carefully sequenced effort that criss-crosses the gamut of guitar rock thanks to hints of shoegaze, indie-pop and post-hardcore; the album also wears all of the desperation and resilience that Williams has observed in the working-class communities of his hometown of Whitby, Ontario.

Two well-loved Bay area rock bands — emo quartet Blacksmith and grunge-gaze trio Sentries — round out a bill that is just a short walk away from the Gasparilla Music Festival grounds.

Chastity w/Blacksmith/Sentries. Sun. March 10. Hooch & Hive, Tampa.

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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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