Local News Legend, Northbound lead slate of Tampa Bay DIY concerts

Small shows in safe spaces.

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click to enlarge Local News Legend, which plays In-Between House in Tampa, Florida on  June 11, 2019. - Photo via Facebook/localnewslegend
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Local News Legend, which plays In-Between House in Tampa, Florida on June 11, 2019.


Northbound w/Keep Flying/Rutterkin/Spork/irefusetobesadforever There’s one band on this Thursday-night punk and rock bill that does come from up north, but it isn’t Northbound. The quartet hails from Boca Raton and arrives in St. Petersburg with an anthemic, hyper-melodic brand of emo for fans of Alkaline Trio, Bayside and Into It. Over It. Local favorites Rutterkin and Spork play support at this Lucky You show, which also features New Jersey pop-punk outfit Keep Flying. All ages, and early, too. Thurs. June 6, 8 p.m.. $8. Lucky You Tattoo, St. Petersburg. Luckyyou.tattoo.

Apes of the State w/Local News Legend/Stop n’ Shop/Community Couch/Jon Coleman/Spud Xtra Tampa’s D.I.Y. In-Between House hosts a lot of experimental sounds, but it takes a turn towards pop-punk and alternative folk during this midweek show headlined by two Pennsylvania bands — quintet Apes of State and rowdy lady-folk, punk-rock band Local News LegendFans of AJJ, Mountain Goats and banjos are going to want to find this house and park in the yard (not the street) when they get there. See if you can stay the night and catch the In-Between’s Wednesday show featuring Los Angeles art-pop maker Precious Child. Tues. June 11, 7 p.m. Donation accepted. The In-Between, Tampa. Ask someone about it.

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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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