This Friday in live music: Oddisee, Pig Pen CD Release Party, Donna the Buffalo, Styx + more

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Some noteworthy artists are performing tonight on either side of Tampa Bay. Take a look at the breakdown below, and peep what's coming up this weekend, too.

Oddisee with Rival, LB Legalize, Yung $murf DC-raised, Brooklyn-based producer/emcee Oddisee has a literate and pointed lyrical style, his flow accelerating or slowing to match the pace of lush hip hop production qualities that are jazz and soul-soaked and full of unexpected time signature changes you just don’t hear much in hip hop. (The Fader once called him ‘MC Escher.’) In fact, The Odd Tape (his just-released follow-up to 2015’s well-regarded LP, The Good Fight) is nearly free of raps, the instrumentals playing out like grooving day in the life of Oddisee. A must see. (Orpheum, Ybor City)

Donna The Buffalo Update New York’s roots-jam favorites return for another two-set stand in Tampa Bay, drawing the Herd from far and wide to soak up whatever sounds they cull from their 10-album repertoire. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg)

Styx with .38 Special “Lady,” “Babe,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Too Much Time on my Hands,” “Come Sail Away” and various other charting hits from the Styx repertoire will likely make appearances on this night, along with various lesser known odes stretching across 15 albums and more than three decades of the soft prog band’s career. Jacksonville’s Southern-grinding rockers .38 Special (“Hold on Loosely,” “Caught Up in You”) supports. (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater)

Pig Pen CD Release Party w/Boney Fiend/The Horribles/Sibyls Active in the Tampa Bay area for going on two decades, Pig Pen crafts hard-hitting punk that hearkens back to the classic grind of the Ramones, with a galloping NOFX pace and cheeky-nasty Guttermouth lyrical quality with a horror trope slant. The Bob Noxious-led band delivers a fresh album, Bad Mother Fucker, on this night and plays two sets for the occasion; the first touches on new material and cuts off recent EP releases (Lobster Boy and Gholish Terror), while the second celebrates Pig Pen’s history by performing the entirety of their first two albums (Bleedin' Drinkin' & Stinkin' and Short Bus Sing-A-Longs), with a fan karaoke twist. Live shows are wildly unhinged affairs that have been known to include fire-balls, ski masks and drunken debauchery, so you probably don’t want to miss this one, folks. (Fubar, St. Petersburg)


Selwyn Birchwood w/ Daniel Heitz Band (Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa)

5 Star Hooker CD Release Party w/3 Killer Buds/New Tattoo/Bad Blood/Murder The Crow (Local 662, St. Petersburg)

Victor Wainwright & Wild Roots (Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg)

Rebecca Loebe (Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg)


Apocalyptica w/10 Years/Failure Anthem Sat., May 14, The Ritz Ybor, Ybor City

Pangaea Project 6 Year Anniversary Sat., May 14, The Venture Compound, St. Petersburg

In the Round Charity Concert w/The Western Sons/Actual Bank Robbers/Thanecha/Dropin Pickup Sat., May 14, Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg

Extra Celestial Single Release Party w/Inkblot/Surviving the Mile/Infinity on High/A Long way from Kansas Sat., May 14, Orpheum, Ybor City

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys Sat., May 14, Edge of 9, St. Petersburg

Someday River EP Release w/Empire Cinema/Donna Lu Sat., May 14, New World Brewery, Ybor City

Otep Fest 2016 w/Otep/Through Fire/Doll Skin/September Mourning/Psykotribe/The DooD/Divine Science/(N)caption/Red Calling Sat., May 14, State Theatre, St. Petersburg

Igor and The Red Elvises w/UNRB Sat., May 14, Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa

Ex-Breathers/Permanent Makeup/JITTERS Sat., May 14, Microgroove, Tampa

Surf’s Up: Beach Boys Tribute Sat., May 14, Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, Pinellas Park

Porcupine w/Ramblegrass Sat., May 14, Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg

The New Rulers Sat., May 14, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin

Drink & Destroy Crew/Switchblade Villain/Car Bomb Driver/Pig Pen Sat., May 14, Local 662, St. Petersburg

Solstice/Thrash or Die/Diabolic/Ulcer/Untoten Krieg/Otherworld Sat., May 14, Brass Mug, Tampa

Wolf-Face/Caffiends/Stegosaurus Sat., May 14, The Bends, St. Petersburg

Franz Mantini Sat., May 14, Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa

2nd Saturday Concert w/Aftermarket/Gambit the Bandit/Amiam/Brilly Asher/Genolexis Sat., May 14, Fubar, St. Petersburg

Faces of Courage Benefit w/The Black Honkeys/Greg Billings Band/The Stone City/Soul Circus Cowboys/Shevonne Sun., May 15, Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa

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