Freaky, political Massachusetts folk collective Bella’s Bartok plays Tampa this month

Cellist Brianna Tam opens the show along with St. Pete's very own prince of quirky pop, Chaunces.

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Bella’s Bartok
Bella’s Bartok describes itself as “A passionate kaleidoscope of sound, born of Americana and Folk music.” That’s putting it lightly.

Hailing from the tiny Massachusetts town of Great Barrington, the septet’s set is a veritable mindfuck and melting pot of genres that goes well beyond folk and into Americana, pop and even punk. The band has always been political, and it’ll be interesting how far it goes a week after the Joe Biden's State of the Union speech and subsequent media blitz, which stops in Tampa a week before the show.

Cellist Brianna Tam opens the show along with St. Petersburg’s very own prince of quirky pop, Chaunces.

Tickets to see Bella's Bartok play Hooch and Hive in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 16 are still available for $12-$15.

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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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