Curious Markings brings ghosts of St. Augustine’s DIY past to Tampa Bay

The band plays The Hub on Wednesday and Bananas next Thursday.

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Fans of blue collar Southern rock probably remember St. Augustine bands like South, Alligator, Telepathic Lines and Environmental Youth Crunch, but members of those outfits have coalesced under a new moniker, Curious Markings.

The new group’s three singer-songwriters—Tess Rose, Jacob Hamilton and Jeremy Rodgers—are backed by drummer West Durden on a 2019 cassette, Stealth Bummer, which we hope to hear when Curious Markings makes its way to Tampa Bay for two shows that’ll pique the interests of fans who pine for sounds of bands like Dinosaur Jr., Son Volt and Teenage Fanclub.

The first gig is a no-cover affair on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at The Hub alongside songwriter Jeff Brawer (supporting a new album, All My Best Friends Sing) and Former Contenders, a new band with two BOTB-winners in the lineup (mic stand destroyer, and Flat Stanley frontman, Buck Sands; cello goddess Melissa Grady).

The other show is on Thursday, Jan. 30 at St. Petersburg’s Bananas Records where Curious Markings is joined by punk trio Broken Things and one of CL’s favorite new bands of 2019, Rutterkin, which just released another classic pop-punk anthem, “Solara ‘99.” Donations are being collected at record shop gig.

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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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