WMNF's tribute shows never fail to bring large crowds and good times to the Skipperdome. The last tribute concert honored The Doors, a highly overrated band in my opinion, but I still enjoyed myself thoroughly thanks to the fresh renditions offered by the homegrown talent. This go-'round, the most important (and listenable) band to emerge from the British punk movement, The Clash, gets the coverage treatment, which has me far more excited than The Doors deal. In fact, my appetite for inventive Clash interpretations was whetted last week at 'MNF's Heatwave, where New Orleans-based singer/violinist Amanda Shaw turned in a killer, Cajun-flavored "Should I Stay or Should I Go." At Skipper's Saturday, expect interesting performances from an eclectic lineup of locals that includes standouts like alt-country ensemble Have Gun, Will Travel, alterna-rockers The Beauvilles and roots-reggae outfit Tribal Style.
This is Radio Clash: A Tribute to The Clash: The Beauvilles/Blind Buddy Moody/Boon/Brass Knuckle Incident/Christie Lenee & Funk Grass Grove/Hat Trick Heroes/Have Gun Will Travel/Johnny Zoom Cheerleader Squad/Judy Tampa & Bunko Squad/Katherine Kelly/Male Order Brides/Next Exit/Parson Brown/Sarge & the Aeromen/Scone Train/Super Secret Best Friends/Tribal Style/Urbane Cowboys, 5 p.m. (4 p.m. doors) Sat., May 31, Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa, $10, $15 (after 7 p.m.).