Detroit house legend Rick Wade and EDM star Carnage coming to Tampa Bay

St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beach scored the dance music shows of the week.


Miami Music Week residuals are finding their way to Tampa Bay on Friday, April 5, and Detroit scene staple Rick Wade (aka Big Daddy Rick, Dr. Low-Tech) is bringing his no-frills approach to house music to a St. Petersburg warehouse show at Morph that gets started early (a trio of DJs will play open-air sets starting at 6 p.m.) before Wade and Back Door Records’ Dsum run the party until 4 a.m.. You'll want to buy tickets for this one via

While the Bootz N Catz crew is staging a Sunday, April 7 anniversary party, the only thing that might suck about it is that attendance there means you’re most likely going to miss a Shephard's Clearwater Beach set from Guatemalan-born dance music star Carnage, who is coming off of a mental health-related four-month hiatus from touring. GRAVEDGR, an unknown producer who may be Datsik or DrewFilament depending on which online threads you lurk, opens the show. Tickets are available via


April 5, L8 Night Flights Reveal: Undivided w/Curtis Viscome/Curtis James/JB Nicotera/Jason Kitchen/Lyndon Uy (Ichicoro Ane, St. Petersburg)
April 7, Future Steps - Bay Area Edition (The Bends, St. Petersburg)
April 5, #Pound Friday w/Lucii/Lizzy Jane (The Ritz, Ybor City)
April 5, Bonnie Hernz (5 Star Dive Bar, Ybor City)
April 5, The Bassment: Jantsen & Proko (Los dos Plebes, Largo)
April 6, Jackal & Hyde (Pegasus Night Club, Tampa)
April 6, Bass By The Bay w/Pvper Realms/Dr. Daank/Kjack’d/Astrocide/Trajik Majik/Sway-Ja-VuB2BHamoaH (The Bends, St. Petersburg)
April 6, L8 Night Flights w/Glen S (Ichicoro Ane, St. Petersburg)
April 7, Wu-Tang & Biscuits w/DJ Wally Clark (Shuffle, Tampa)
April 7, Sunday Swim House Music Pool Party w/Austen van der Bleek/Boomerang (Hollander Hotel, St Petersburg)

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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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