It's TDE Tuesday in Tampa Bay, but Frostfang is at the Blue Note, too

Tonight in live music.


✔️ The Championship Tour w/Kendrick Lamar/SZA/Schoolboy Q/Jay Rock/Ab-Soul Oh, you’d like a Pulitzer Prize winner to play the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre? Kendrick Lamar has you covered. Last month, the 30-year-old Compton emcee became the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, with the award committee board calling his latest album (the Grammy-winning DAMN., released last year) “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.” This mid-week show will find a very-mixed audience taking in — and reciting back — Lamar’s hyper-poetic, oft-existential observations on his mental state, the state of our union and seemingly everything in between. The effort is less jazzy than its predecessor (2015’s ultra-funky To Pimp a Butterfly), but just as muscular in the music department thanks to production from Mike WiLL, The Alchemist, 9th Wonder and more. This tour also flexes hard thanks to the addition of R&B’s next superstar (SZA), and an all-star lineup featuring some of hip-hop’s most gifted wordsmiths. Potential show of the year contender, for sure. (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa) INFO

Frostfang w/Pyscho Hill/Gullwing Long Island posthardcoreoutfit Psycho Hill drops into The Blue Note for a show so loud that might shake the the walls at this small club that normally plays host to jazz, indie rock and singer-songwriter fare. Look for St. Pete's Frostfang to shred through songs like its new single, "Desert Waves," too. (The Blue Note, Tampa) INFO


Carbon Leaf (The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, Tampa) INFO

Kirk Adams Band (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

Theory of a Deadman (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

Kayla Ember (Living Room on Main, Dunedin) INFO

Daniele Mohr (Ringside Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

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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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