Cory Branan leads list of 25 concerts happening in Tampa Bay this weekend

Floozies, Bar-Kays and more on tap.

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Concert cancellations are here to stay, but one scene’s loss is another’s gain, and that’s what’s happening on Friday in Tampa Heights when Memphis alt-country sweetheart Cory Branan plays a donations-accepted show at a local shuffleboard bar and restaurant.
“Cory's show in Georgia was canceled, so the good folks at Shuffle are taking a risk and opening their welcoming backyard stage for the evening,” promoters, who booked the show today, wrote.

Branan—no stranger to Tampa—is asking for $10 donations to help offset the money he lost when his Valdosta gig ate shit, and an opener is to be determined.

The 46-year-old whose country and punk songs have been covered by Jason Isbell, Frank Turner, Laura Jane Grace, Craig Finn and more hasn’t done any writing during the plague, but he told the Spokesman that he’s got about 50 songs ready to be recorded.

Hope we hear some in the Shuffle backyard. See the best live music happening this weekend below.

Friday, Jan. 14
Saturday, Jan. 15
Sunday, Jan. 16
Wednesday, Jan. 19
Also playing
  • Codd Dubz w/Jeanie Friday, Jan. 14. 10 p.m. Free before 11 p.m., if on guest list. The Ritz, Ybor City
  • Willy Porter Friday, Jan. 14. 7:30 p.m. $20-$30. Hough Hall at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg

  • Jordan Esker & the 100% w/Noan Partly/Blake Daniels & co. Saturday, Jan. 15, 8 p.m. No cover. Green Bench Brewing Co., St. Petersburg
  • Lee Foss Saturday, Jan. 15. 10 p.m. $15-$20. The Ritz, Ybor City
  • Pet Lizard w/Fantastical Tigers/Kid Loki Saturday, Jan. 15. 8 p.m. $10. Crowbar, Ybor City
  • Puddles Pity Party Saturday, Jan. 15. $37.50-$135. Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, Clearwater
  • Pink Martini feat. China Forbes Tuesday, Jan. 18. 7:30 p.m. $42.50-$69.50. Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg

  • Alaska Thunderfuck Thursday, Jan. 20. 7 p.m. $20-$249. Crowbar, Ybor City
  • Bruce Dickinson (spoken word) Thursday, Jan. 20. 7:30 p.m. $34.50-$59.50. Tampa Theatre, 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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