Detroit indie-pop band Hala is hella good and headed for The Bends in St. Petersburg

Listen to "Sorry" before the show on July 1.

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Lo-fi, feel-good pop comes to The Bends in the form of up-and-coming Motor City songwriter Ian Ruhala, who releases infectious bedroom rock under the Hala moniker. Start with a brand new single — “Sorry,” released less than two weeks ago — and then reach deep into a discography that dates all the way back to a charming 2015 live album recorded at underground Detroit live music venue The Old Miami. Dreamy Los Angeles songwriter Boyo (aka Robert Tilden) opens this show, which doesn’t have a cover charge.

Hala w/Boyo/Toasted Rye, Sun. July 1, 10 p.m. The Bends, 919 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg. facebook.com/thebendsbar.

See even more of the Tampa Bay live music lineup by visting cltampa.com/musicweek every Thursday morning.

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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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