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Rock the Park w/[email protected]/Mighty Mongo/Rebekah Pulley THX Management's monthly outdoor music series kicks off September with toast-filled reggae-dancehall beats ([email protected]), youthful punk-reggae featuring boy-girl harmonies (Mighty Mongo), and femme-wise and Americana twangy folk rock (Rebekah Pulley). (Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa)

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John Vanderslice w/Alexander and the Grapes The prolific, well-regarded indie rock musician founded San Francisco's renown all-analog recording studio, Tiny Telephone, in 1997, eventually recorded his own debut there in 2000, and along the way, earned production credits on albums by Spoon and The Mountain Goats, and saw all manner of other artists come through his studio's doors. His ninth full-length, White Wilderness, is a collaborative release with Minna Choi and her Magik*Magik Orchestra that dropped in January via Dead Oceans. Read more about Vanderslice on p. XX. (CL Space, Ybor City)

Steam Fridays: Adam Tyler The Honey Pot welcomes sexy pop-tronic singer-songwriter Adam Tyler for a performance at its "King Tut's Egyptian Orgy"-themed party. Tyler is getting ready to drop his debut electro-dance LP, Shattered Ice, and stops in town as part of the inaugural "Electroqueer's North American Tour," which is billed as a showcase of the "very best in pop and electronic music from emerging and on-the-cusp artists." (The Honey Pot, Ybor City)

First Friday: The Sheffield Crew CD Release w/Badda Skat/Tribal Style A free all-ages event headlined by The Sheffield Crew, a ska and dub-fused reggae rock quartet from Marco Island that delivers vibrant island-flavored jams led by the toasts-rhymes of vocalist Chris Jacobs, who also brings a taste of brass to the band's sound on trumpet. The Crew are celebrating the completion of a new LP, When The Night Falls..., and everyone who attends gets a free download card of the album. Rounding out the bill is "grass dub" artist Badda Skat (lyricist/singer Aaron Smith) and local roots reggae staple Tribal Style. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg)

DJ Ferry Corsten The next international electronic music artist to hit the Amphitheatre stage is Dutch trance leader Ferry Corsten (aka System F), who's produced remixes of anything from William Orbit's Barber's Adagio for Strings to The Killers' "Human" to U2's "New Year's Day." He's won a mountain of awards, and was ranked No. 9 in DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJ Poll in 2010. (Amphitheatre, Ybor City)

Graveyard Boulevard w/Housebroken/The Funeral Dazies/Cowboy Mafia With tracks like "Meet Me at the Grave," "Choke Yourself," and "Rock and Roll Creepshow," you kind of know what to expect from Charlotte, N.C.'s Graveyard Boulevard: cheeky punk-metal with horror movie overtones, the result both upbeat and aggressive. (Orpheum, Ybor City)

Dex Romweber Duo CD Release Show w/The Mojo Gurus/The Lambasters A brother-and-sister guitar-and-drums two-piece, Dex Romweber Duo is led by the deep drawling baritone of veteran underground musician Dex Romweber, who delivers lines like "But just when I think I had it all, it glides right through my hand / Just when the curtain falls, I'm alone all over again" (from "People, Places and Things") against dusty, rolling, stripped-down folk-roots and punk-bluesy rockabilly, his older sister Sara keeping the rhythms and providing higher-toned vocal harmonies that are a nice foil to her brother's lower register. This show celebrates the release of their sophomore LP, Is That You In The Blue?, out July 26 via Bloodshot Records. Romweber is Jack White-approved. In fact, White cites Dex as an inspiration and even invited the duo to his Third Man Studio in 2009 to record a 7" that featured a Dex original with White on bass, vocals and hand saw, and a cover of an obscure Geechie Wiley tune. (Dave's Aqua Lounge, St. Petersburg)

Dan Toler w/Tucci Indiana native and longtime Sarasota resident Dan Toler brings a healthy dose of blues, soul and R&B to his Southern rock tunes. His rather impressive resume includes decades worth of recording and touring experience with Dickey Betts and Great Southern, the Allman Brothers Band and Gregg Allman Band; projects with Johnny Townsend (The Toler/Townsend Band) and George McCorkle from Marshal Tucker Band (The Renegades); and periodic gigs as axeman for a roster of artists like Charlie Daniels, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Warren Haynes, Derrick Trucks and Jimmy Herring, among others. (Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa)

Sebastian Ingrosso He's been active in the house music scene since he released first official remix in 1999. Sebastian Ingrosso has since put out original tracks and remixes steadily in the more than dozen years since, both as a solo artist (like "How Soon Is Now" with Dirty South, David Guetta and featuring singer Julia McKnight) and as one of three DJ/producers in the internationally-renown group, Swedish House Mafia. He also wrote and produced Kylie Minogue's 2010 single, "Cupid Boy." (The Venue, Clearwater)

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Bryan McKnight Modern R&B singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Brian McKnight has recorded upward of a dozen studio LPs in more two decades, his first six all earning Top 10 spots in Billboard's R&B albums chart. Though he's never won a Grammy, he does hold a record — 16 nominations without a win. This tour supports Just Me, a two-disc set released in July that features 10 new jazz and gospel-tinged tracks along with a solo acoustic concert performance recorded live in February. This, too, is a solo acoustic concert. (Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa)

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