Juice WRLD’s sold-out show at The Ritz Ybor City leads Tampa Bay’s Sunday live music lineup

You know, because we all had plans to see Lauryn Hill.


✔️ = Critic's Pick

✔️Juice WRLD You’re not dreaming. Jarad Higgins (better known as Illinois rapper Juice WRLD) is coming to Tampa Bay. You were sleeping, however, if you didn’t cop a ticket to the show, which sold out weeks ago. The 19-year-old rising star couldn’t even remember the words to some of his own music when he performed live for the first time just over a year ago, but now his name is signed on the bottom a reportedly $3 million deal with Interscope, which may have been smart to sign the youngster right out of the gate since Mr. WRLD’s hit single, “Lucid Dreams” has recently surpassed 200 million streams on Spotify. (The Ritz, Ybor City) SOLD OUT

✔️ Beach Day w/DieAlps!/Fever Beam Yet another Music Issue 30 under 30 artist (Kasey Maloney and her country-western rock band Fever Beam) is in action on Sunday alongside Tampa indie-rock favorites DieAlps! (featuring newish keyboard player Erin Robbins). All of this serves as the run-up to a comeback show from South Florida Kanine Records signee Beach Day, which hasn’t played a live show in the area since 2016. The return comes with a recording (“Run Away With You”), which is only available on vinyl. “It’s a classic Beach Day track. It’s fun with melancholy lyrics and cool instrumentation,” Beach Day’s Kimmy Drake, whose move to Michigan caused the band hiatus, told the Miami New-Times. “You can’t find it anywhere digital. It’s a vinyl exclusive, which is something we figured we should do for once.” (Microgroove, Tampa) INFO

St. Petersburg’s Kasey Maloney ditched garage-punk to explore country-rock with Fever Beam

Dammit, Janet! w/Steve Connelly & the Lesser Gods/Ricky Wilcox & the Moonsakes/Skully/Dean Johansen & the 24-Hour Men/Rich Whitely Trio/Ronny Elliott/Botomatics/Ed Woltil Janet Lambert-Sabella’s friends (who happen to be some of the best folk and rock musicians in the Bay area) are coming together to have a concert where proceeds will help in relieving some of the pressure that comes when health issues exhaust the resources that insurance and savings accounts provide. Music kicks off at 1 p.m., and you can catch all the bands (including beloved local producer and songwriter Steve Connelly) while still getting home before 10 p.m. (Cage Brewing, St. Petersburg) INFO

Guitarist Laura May Sienkiewicz had a pissy, joyful path to music

Too Bad w/Piss Ghost/Nervous Girls Too Bad won’t be flipping tables or wrecking shit when it comes to The Bunker in Ybor City (respect the space, amirite?), but the Tallahassee band’s brand of lo-fi punk will get the bodies moving around. Everyone will be plenty warmed up, too since Piss Ghost (featuring Music Issue 30 under 30 artist Laura May Sienkiewicz) and Tampa’s own Nervous Girls will open the show. (The Bunker, Ybor City) INFO

✔️ Mista Sinista & Rob Swift Rob Swift has played some of Ol’ Dirty Sundays’ most legendary sets, and now the Queens turntablist has some very esteemed company (fellow X-Ecutioner Mista Sinista) joining him on the ones and twos. Collectively referred to as Da Odd Couple, this set finds members of from one of hip-hop’s most iconic DJ collectives reuniting after nearly two decades apart. Somehow, this show is a no-cover affair. (Ol’ Dirty Sundays at Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Lauryn Hill cancels shows in St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Charlotte, Raleigh and more

✔️ Lauryn Hill w/Big Boi/Dave East At this point, everyone knows that Ms. Lauryn Hill rarely starts her shows on time. That won’t stop loyal fans from flocking to Al Lang Stadium, but it could lead to concert promoters pulling the plug before the sound ordinance kicks in (it happened last week in Detroit when the lights came on in the middle of “Doo Wop (That Thing)”). Doors for the St. Pete show — where Big Boi, Dave East and Bambaata Marley will play support — are scheduled to open at 4 p.m., and the show is supposed to start at 6 p.m.. On record, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the singer’s solo debut that is celebrating its 20th anniversary at this show, runs 70-minutes long. That gives the openers almost four hours to get onstage and out of the way so that Hill and her band can get through the the album before an 11 p.m. noise ordinance would kick in. Doable, right? (Al Lang Stadium, St Petersburg) CANCELED




La Lucha (Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, Tampa) INFO


Sworn In w/Kaonashi (Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO

Axehandle Hound w/If Ever/Missfit Toys (Pegasus Nite Club, Tampa) INFO


Striking Matches (The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, Ybor City) INFO

The Hummingbirds (Independent Bar & Cafe, Tampa) INFO


Grandtheft (Shephard’s Beach Resort, Clearwater Beach) INFO


Deck Music w/Johnny Zoom (Mermaid Tavern, Tampa) INFO

HER Sundays (Hooch and Hive, Tampa) INFO

Sean Doyle (Four Green Fields at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa) INFO


Traditional Irish Music (Four Green Fields at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa) INFO

Sweet Sounds of Jamaica Selector Series w/Periódico Soundsytem (Fubar, St. Petersburg) CANCELED

Bouzouki Workshops w/Leonidas Zafiris and Elias Poulos (Safford House Museum, Tarpon Springs) INFO


Sgammato Student Showcase (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO


Suncoast Blues Society IBC Challenge (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

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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