It's the Monday after Valentine's. What Would Liquid Jesus Do?

Christopher Gondi – better known as DJ RIG – hosts WMNF’s Radio Clash every Tuesday night. Mike Delach designs t-shirts and many of the colorful gig posters that hang in the windows and on the walls of venues like New World Brewery and Crowbar. And other various members of the group – including THX MGMT founder, Joe D’Acunto – are responsible for queuing up the good house music that plays in between sets at some of the area’s best concerts like the Maps & Atlases show this past November. Together, the collective provides free downloads of custom mixtapes that feature the best of what they’ve been listening to, and the latest installments include a range of artists from Cyphi Da Prince to Mayer Hawthorne to Starfucker.

Music lovers of every shape, size, and scent are invited to join them for the next installment of “Liquid Jesus Monthly” at the Orpheum this Monday, February 21, where they’ll play the “eclectic, obscure, the downright catchy, and the stuff that’ll get you shakin’ your ass in no time flat.”

Liquid Jesus Monthly, Mon., Feb. 21, 10 p.m. doors, Orpheum, Ybor City, $3 (ages 21 & up/2-4-1 everything all night long)

Monday is undoubtedly the most dreaded day of the week. For the working folk, it’s a reminder of just how much stuff they didn’t get done the week before. The unemployed sect wake up every Monday remembering that they still don’t have a job. Last Monday was Valentine’s Day, adding a new level of hurt to that miserable 24 hours we call the beginning of the week.

Luckily, it's a fresh new Monday and a perfect day for recovery. While the CL Music Staff’s “Music Monday” picks will surely get you through the morning, what the hell are you going to do once the sun goes down?

Liquid Jesus has the answer.

For the better part of two years, this self-proclaimed “collective of Florida-based music-enthusiasts, DJs, promoters, artists, and heavy drinkers” lands in Ybor City every third Monday of the month and celebrates the best in new and independent music while taking part in the spirited consumption of, well, spirits.

If it sounds a bit sacrilegious to you, then you might have to think again. See, you don’t know it yet, but Liquid Jesus has probably touched your life many times before. In fact, the collective’s members are actually heavily embedded within the Tampa Bay community's music scene.

About The Author

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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