Today in live music; Dumpstaphunk, Hiphopalooza, Kevin Devine, Bon Jovi & more least one Folkfest and a concert on the Ybor streetcar, too.

River Rock Music Festival w/Dumpstaphunk/Roadkill Ghost Choir/Max Norton/Gritt For it's third installment, Tampa's River Rock Music Festival is going to "Put It In the Dumpsta" and welcome Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk to Water Works Park. All the proceeds are going to charity, too.The New Orleans funk legends packed packed Kiley Gardens for Gasparilla Music Festival two years ago, and proceeds for this show will go towards Voices for Children who’ve partnered with the Guardian ad Litem Program to provide support and advocacy for the abused, neglected and abandoned children in Hillsborough County. Support on the bill includes DeLand, Florida psych-rockers Roadkill Ghost Choir, Tampa songwriter Max Norton and Gainesville rock outfit Gritt. (Water Works Park, Tampa) INFO

Bon Jovi As of press time, the location of this Get Out The Vote concert in support of democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton has not been announced. We know know the show is at State Theatre. Bon Jovi fans have already been scooping up tickets for the band’s Valentine’s Day performance in Tampa, but there’s no power to turn back time if they miss this one. Details are at and here.

Emo Night It’s another sad Saturday at one of the raddest bars just off the Seventh Avenue strip. The Crate Brothers will once again be hand spinning the best emo to make sure you’ll shed plenty of tears into your beers. (First Chance, Last Chance, Ybor City) INFO 

Hiphopalooza 4 w/Blueprint/Rome Fortune/Brilly Ashher/Dynasty/Charles Burns/more Crowbar continues to show why they're a mecca for Bay area hip hop with this festival curated by Samurai Shotgun's Mateo Henley. National acts will join the region's best for an all out celebration of one of America's greatest gifts to music. More information is available here and here. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band w/Pinegrove/Julien Baker/Petal Parents, this is a show you’ll want to accompany your children to — and not because it’s going to be sketchy. Front to back, this Saturday-night shindig features some of the most important young American songwriters touring today. Pinegrove have blended country, emo and frontman Evan Stephens Hall’s intricate, heart-wrenching guitar work into one of 2016’s best albums (Cardinal). Julien Baker, 21-year-old frontwoman for Memphis, Tennessee's Forrister, is wrapping up the touring cycle supporting Sprained Ankle, a transparent 2015 solo LP where topics like drug addiction, loneliness and pain get aired out on top of intricately looped, stripped-back guitar arrangements. Petal — which revolves around Scranton, Connecticut songwriter Kiley Lotz — has managed to make melancholy cathartic, and the entire tour has been built around (now) indie-rock elder statesman Kevin Devine, who arrived in 2000 with his old band Miracle of 86 (go Mets, we guess) before going on to establish himself as perhaps the most important voice in millennial-supported folk (listen to his 9/11 reflection “No History” for proof). (Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO

Folkfest St. Pete w/AJ Ghent Band, Ari and the Alibis/UNRB/Rebekah Pulley/Dropin Pickup/Dean Johanesen Trio/Paul Sprawl/Passerine/Chant the Trees Creative Clay hosts a two-day festival where proceeds benefit programs that increase access to arts for all. Vendors from around the country will be on hand, and community radio station WMNF 88.5 FM will be broadcasting live on Saturday when Dean Johanesen brings his trio to a music lineup, that includes bands across all genres including ska, indie-pop and blues. This is free to attend, but a $5 donation towards the cause is suggested. Details are available at (Creative Clay, St. Petersburg) INFO

Gasparilla Music Festival Presents Streetcar Live w/ Displace Only 74 people get to experience this concert. Why? Because the monthly event, curated by Gasparilla Music Festival, happens within a TECO streetcar and takes concertgoers from Ybor City’s Centennial Station (near Eighth Avenue & 19th Street) and into downtown Tampa for an intimate concert experience unique to this tiny pocket of Tampa Bay. High energy psych-fusion quartet Displace (think disco and funk mixed in with improvisational jazz) strip it down for an acoustic performance. The show/ride departs at 5 p.m., and riders can disembark at their leisure. (TECO Streetcar Line at Centennial Park, Ybor City) INFO


The Diamonds (Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, Pinellas Park) INFO

Living Room Session w/John Nowicki (Pasadena House Show)

Clear Sky Fall Festival w/Galbraith Group/The Outpatients (Clear Sky Draught Haus, Dunedin) INFO

HOCO SCHMOCO w/Sick Hot/Extra Celestial/Heroes For Hire/Band Inkblot (New World Brewery, Ybor City) INFO

Sounds of the City w/Indigenous Ways/Guerilla Panic/more (Beer & Brownies) INFO

Phil’s Juke Joint w/Gisele Jackson (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

Florida Orchestra: Family Concerts (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

Simply Three (Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO

Full Tilt Boogie w/Pete Bones/Matt Cianfoni/Alex Lugo (Emerald Bar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Boney James (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) INFO

First Saturday Jazz w/Nate Najar Trio (Independent Bar and Cafe, Tampa) INFO

The Elements: Producer Edition w/Barabbas/HMTWN/Suicide Skwaad/Shank Havik (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Together In Exile/Sunshine & Bullets/The Dichotomy (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO

About The Author

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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