German pop duo Milky Chance set to play Tampa’s The Ritz Ybor City

Bring your own flip-flops.

click to enlarge Milky Chance, which plays The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on October 10, 2018. - Press Handout
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Milky Chance, which plays The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on October 10, 2018.

During the band’s origin, Clemens Rehbein of Milky Chance was rooted in the high school jazz ensemble for which he played bass. We’re not blaming DJ Philipp Dausch for what happened next, but the pair went on to get famous on the back of songs like surprise viral YouTube hit “Stolen Dance,” which perfectly encapsulates the German pop duo’s love of reggae-tinged, electronica-infused indie music that is the hallmark of Milky Chance’s 2013 debut, Sadnecessary.

The boys will keep this Wednesday-night show much more interesting if they lean on some of the more Latin and Afro-pop flavors from a 2017 LP, Blossom, but we’re willing to bet that the Milky Chance’s flip-flopped fans will dance to whatever the band plays while onstage during this Ybor City gig.

Milky Chance, Wed. Oct. 10, 7 p.m. $30 & up. The Ritz, 1503 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City.

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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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