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Joe Craven / Jon Shain Two folk musicians with disparate styles share a bill at the latest UU Dome Concert. Craven has performed with the likes of the Grisman Quintet and Jerry Garcia, but these days, he's considered a mad scientist instrumentalist who can play pretty much any string or percussive instrument — violins, bongos, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, tin cans, bedpans, cookie tins, buckets, guitars of all tones, bells, water jugs, triangles, spoons ... you get the idea. Swain is a more straightforward troubadour whose husky tenor is set against his trademark acoustic guitar work, which mixes strummed and finger-picked blues with bluegrass, swing and ragtime flavors. He's earned comparisons to John Prine for his easy-going vibe. (UU Dome, Tampa)

Frontier Ruckus w/The Wanderer Recently featured on NPR, rising Michigan outfit Frontier Ruckus draws on elements of bluegrass, folk rock, country and jazz, incorporates instrumentation ranging from trumpet to musical saw, and according to their NPR write-up, "eschews traditional tales of trains, whiskey and rambling for contemporary reflections on suburbia, family and 'life on the edge of the interstate.'" (Orpheum, Ybor City)


Insane Clown Posse w/Twiztid/Blaze Ya Dead Homie Juggalos unite for ICP's latest dose of wicked hip-hop; two like-minded groups signed to their Psychopathic Records label provide support. (Green Iguana-Hawaiian Village, Tampa)

The Cool Kids w/Not Them Chi-town hip-hop hipsters (hip-hopsters?), Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish have been on the Internet mixtape grind for the last few years, steadily building a following for their very particular style of '80s throwback-meets- millennial swagger rap. Their music sounds something like a time warp where beepers, iPhones, dookie chains and Twitter all co-exist in the same space. Their long-awaited "official" debut, When Fish Ride Bicycles, dropped over the summer, and saw Inglish venturing into new territory by bringing more of a funk and R&B sound to his production. The duo's unmistakably nonchalant, back-and forth wordplay stayed intact. (The Social, Orlando) —CS

The Toasters w/Rise of Saturn A serving of third wave ska as delivered by 30-year scene veterans The Toasters, with a side of bouncy prog-hop by Rise of Saturn to kick things off. (The Local 662, St. Petersburg)

Dream Theater w/Trivium Hitting town on their "A Dramatic Turn of Events" tour (named for their newly-released 11th studio album), offering up unique nightly setlists, huge stage productions, and a theatric prog-metal sound that got them on's "Top 10 Prog Rock Bands of All Time" list, is Dream Theater. The band plays select cuts from the new album along with classic, staples and fan favorites. (Ruth Eckerd Hall, St. Petersburg)

The Sunshine Factory w/The Vera Violets/The Stargazer Lilies Drone, shoegaze, dreamy psyche rock — whatever you wanna call it, The Sunshine Factory produces it in hazy reverb-distorted swirls. This is the next round of touring to promote their 2011 LP, Sugar. (New World Brewery, Ybor City)

OFF! w/Cerebral Ballzy As the original lead singer of legendary punk band Black Flag, and later on, The Circle Jerks, Keith Morris helped define the sound of hardcore in the late '70s and early '80s. Thirty years later, he's still as hardcore as ever. His current band, Off!, was formed in adequate punk fashion: when work on a new Circle Jerks album imploded and prompted the rest of the band to fire producer Dimitri Coates, Morris said screw it and teamed up with Coates to found Off! Their sound is a lot like those early hardcore bands: fast, frenzied, unpolished songs that rarely clock in at much more than a minute. Coats will be appearing at CL's Reel Terror Film Fest before the show. For more on Reel Terror, check out p.34. (State Theatre, St. Petersburg) —CS

TV on the Radio The art-rock band from NYC — which released their fourth LP, Nine Types of Light, earlier this year — makes their debut appearance in Tampa and hips the place up with their dynamic, soulful, beat-driven sound. Read more about TVOTR on p. 44. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg)


Kindlewood The music of DC-based melodic alt-folk trio Kindlewood is marked by the pretty dulcet vocals of frontwoman Kelci Smith, sister to Fleet Foxes singer/guitarist J. Tillman and Pearly Gate Music's Zach Tillman. She's joined by husband Galen (acoustic guitar) and Jamison Lyman, who plays guitar and keeps the rhythm on kick drum. (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin)

Panic! At the Disco w/Foxy Shazam/Patrick Stump Even after half of Panic! At The Disco's founding members departed in 2009, remaining twosome Brendon Urie (lead vocals, guitar, piano) and Spencer Smith (drums) pulled off a dynamic 2011 album. Vices & Virtues (Fueled by Ramen) debuts the band's experimentation with musical styles and Urie's newfound role as lyricist, all while keeping their signature rock operatic sound. It's working so far. V&V premiered at No. 7 on the Billboard 200. (The Ritz Ybor, Ybor City) —LC

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