Jordan Esker and The 502s’ dual EP release leads Tampa Bay’s best local music concerts

A GRC St. Pete benefit and Johnny Thunders’ birthday are happening, too.

click to enlarge Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent, which plays Hideaway Café in St. Petersburg, Florida on July 13, 2019. - Photo by Kelsey Walker
Photo by Kelsey Walker
Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent, which plays Hideaway Café in St. Petersburg, Florida on July 13, 2019.

Jordan Esker & the Hundred Percent and The 502s Double EP Release w/Kristopher James St. Petersburg pop band Jordan Esker & the Hundred Percent has gotten really good at navigating the digital release of its new music, but the outfit remains committed to booking unique release shows, too. This one finds Esker & Co. teaming up with swaggering Orlando Americana trio The 502s for a double EP release within the walls of St. Petersburg’s finest listening room. Soulful singer-songwriter Kristopher James continues the run up to the release of his own debut LP during his opening set. Sat., July 13. 8 p.m. $10. Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg.


The Annual Johnny Thunders Birthday Bash w/Kevin K Band/New Brutarians/Captain Joe Harley/more The $5 cover on this Johnny Thunders birthday tribute show is more than worth it, especially if you’re one of the first 50 people through the door at Emerald Bar. Early birds get a free numbered show poster, and everyone gets a chance to celebrate the enigmatic ex-New York Dolls songwriter who would’ve turned 67 years old on Monday. Old-school punk-rocker Kevin K headlines the gig. Sat., July 13. 9 p.m. $5. Emerald Bar, St. Petersburg). INFO.

Girl Power Fest: A Benefit for Girls Rock Camp St. Pete w/Thorn/Wet Nurse/Reality Asylum/Bitemarks/Laser Mouth/Permanent Makeup/Piss Test Last week, CL was fortunate enough to share the story of the good work happening at Girls Rock Camp St. Pete, and on Saturday a group of local do-gooders has organized a benefit show that’ll raise funds to help the camp pay its bills. A collection of goth (Thorn), synth (Reality Asylum), hardcore (Bitemarks), punk (Permanent Makeup) and garage (Wet Nurse, Piss Test) rock bands are coming from all over the state to play music from 7 p.m. to midnight. Sat., July 13. 6 p.m. $12. VFW Post 39, St. Petersburg. INFO.



July 11, Opera at the Dali w/St. Petersburg Opera singers (Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg)
July 11, Dean Johanesen & The 24 Hour Men Speakeasy Night (Side Door Cabaret at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg)
July 11, Zachary Bornheimer Quintet (The Blue Note, Tampa)
July 11, Mak Brothers Band w/Tragic Comedy/Dennis/Kokomo (The Blue Note, Tampa)
July 11, Bryan J Hughes (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg)


July 12, Hello Joyce w/The Venus/Muchacho/Even Less Friends (The Bends, St. Petersburg)
July 12, Gloria West and The Gents Quartet (Zydeco Brew Werks, Ybor City)
July 12, Jenu Six (Nebraska Mini-Mart, Tampa)
July 12, Side Hustle w/Follow the Monarchs (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin)
July 12, Hot Rod Hornets (Caledonia Brewing, Dunedin)
July 12, Elisian Sex Drive (Cage Brewing, St. Petersburg)
July 12, New Fang's Original Open Blues/Rock Jam (Barefoot Billy’s Tavern, Tampa)
July 12, Reverend Barry & The Funk (Ringside Café, St. Petersburg)
July 12, Joe Seul w/13%/After Ten/Dizzy/Terrapin (Emerald Bar, St. Petersburg)
July 12, Geri X (Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa)
July 12, J.T. Brown (c. 1949 Florida Beer Garden, Tampa)
July 12, Mountain Holler (The Ale & the Witch, St.Petersburg)
July 12, Kasondra Rose (Independent Bar, St.Petersburg)
July 12, Ronx w/Out Of It (NY)/Featuring Humans/Depressed/Autumn Revival (Red Star Rock Bar, Tampa)
July 12, Jah Movement (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)


July 13, Fever Beam w/The Spoon Dogs/Bornite Carnation (The Bends, St. Petersburg)
July 13, The Tampa Collective II w/Taverns/Youth Antics/Rohna/Fam/Glaze/more (The Blue Note, Tampa)
July 13, Betty Fox Band (Crooked Thumb Brewery, Safety Harbor)
July 13, Beatdown Band w/SJ Sandman (Jazz House Supper Club, Tampa)
July 13, Dead Set Florida (Cage Brewing, St. Petersburg)
July 13, Vain Rachell w/Good Rose'/Deadline (Brass Mug, Tampa)
July 13, Those Lovebirds (St. Pete Artworks, St. Petersburg)
July 13, Deviate the Plan w/Comin Home/Murder the Crow (SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg)
July 13, Resistors w/Car Bomb Driver/Long Songs For Junkies/Scapeghost/Fear the Spider (Hooch and Hive, Tampa)
July 13, Darkest Dance Party IV (American Legion Seminole Post 111, Tampa)


July 14, Paul Fest Wall to Wall Benefit w/Uncle John’s Band/RJ Howson/Doug South Trio/Granny’s Gin/Eda Peech (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)
July 14, The Wandering Hours (Independent Bar and Café, Tampa)
July 14, Masonic Band Medley (Masonic Temple, St. Petersburg)
July 14, Hello Darlin at Indie Flea Plant Pop-Up (Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli, Gulfport)


July 15, Kamikaze Zombie w/The Prople/The Holloway Tapes (Brass Mug, Tampa)


July 16, Mothersound/Forthteller Tour Kickoff (The Noise Box, Tampa)
July 16, Gold Route & Tranquility (Brass Mug, Tampa)
July 16, Pipe Organ Concert (City Auditorium, Pinellas Park)
July 16, Jon Ditty Presents: Off the Dome Hip-Hop Freestyle Open Mic (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin)
July 16, The Deltaz (Ka’Tiki, Treasure Island)


July 17, TC Car & Bolts of Blue (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg)

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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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