Mercy McCoy and Acho Brother lead this week’s best Tampa Bay music livestreams

Also, Saxsquatch.

click to enlarge Mercy McCoy and Acho Brother lead this week’s best Tampa Bay music livestreams

We were gonna try and keep one evergreen post updated with all of the local music livestreams happening in Tampa Bay, but a weekly update seems more efficient.

At the bottom of this blog you’ll find links to recurring livestreams, but some info on some of the week’s best are available just below this paragraph.

Keep staying at home, Tampa Bay, and support these musicians along the way.

Did we miss your livestream event? Email the author to let them know.

Thursday, April 23

George Pennington III Blues and prog-rock guitarist-songwriter George Penningon III broadcasts live from Ybor City’s most pristine listening room. George Pennington on Facebook

Friday, April 24

DTSP Live: Saved By Streaming Sessions feat. Mercy McCoy Mercy McCoy’s contribution to last week’s “Prine Time” John Prine tribute on WMNF was a highlight of the program. We’re expecting the folk and Americana outfit to turn it up a notch for this series backed a host of local music supporters including Hideaway Café, Jannus Live, Ruby’s Elixir, Floridian Social Club and more. Mercy McCoy’s Stefan Scheuermann has also offered to donate all of his tips made through the stream back to the DTSP Live Platform through Operation Coexist, which means more resources for artists using Coexist’s services to find income during the live music shutdown. 7 p.m. DTSP Live on Facebook

Dabron Kain vs. Btmvle Two St. Petersburg rappers go head-to-head on Instagram for 10 rounds while the audience judges who did it better. 8:30 p.m. Dabron Kain on Facebook for more

Saturday, April 25

Saxsquatch What the fuck is a Saxsquatch? Find out when it plays a 25-minute live set from the woods. The furry one says, “This time I’ll be playing a mix of original jazzy dance music and classic songs such as One more time, FKJ, careless whisper and more” starting at 1 p.m. Saxsquatch on Facebook

Sunday, April 26

Acho Brother plays Seu Jorge Hector Mayoral—aka Acho Brother—takes to the stage at Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café and revives his “Life Aquatic” tribute with this set which features Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust era songs arranged by Brazilian artist and actor Seu Jorge. Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe on Facebook


Daniela Soledade and Nate Najar Brazilian singer and songwriter Daniela Soledade is joined by Bay area lifer and jazz guitar hero Nate Najar for a weekly show from a St. Petersburg balcony. Daniela Soledade on YouTube

DJ Casper’s “45 Fridays” DJ Casper, co-founder of Ol’ Dirty Sundays at Crowbar, presents an hour-long stream of music pulled from 45s (the little ones!). Fridays, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. @djcasper on Instagram

DJ Sandman Tampa Bay hip-hop superhero DJ Sandman goes live almost every day, and still spins his Saturday Jazz House Supper Club party online. All fans of Tampa hip-hop should be following this king. James Sandman on Facebook

DTSP Live: Saved By Streaming The still-under-renovation Floridian Social Club (FKA State Theatre)—which might’ve opened next month until the coronavirus arrived—uses the power of its Facebook page to shine a light on and raise funds for locals who’ve lost gigs. DTSP LIVE: Saved By Streaming on Facebook

Ichicoro community livestream Ybor City production studio Dojo Sounds takes over the Instagram account of Tampa Bay ramen restaurant Ichicoro for a weekly livestreaming showcase. 8 p.m. @ichicoroya on Instagram

The Sunday Sesh: Ken Apperson Like many full-time musicians, songwriter Ken Apperson has lost 95% of his income, so he’s taking donations as he plays favorites (“Late Night,” “Keep Dreaming”) and maybe unreleased stuff, too. Sundays, 6 p.m. Ken Apperson Music on Facebook

Make Life Musical Nonprofit Instruments 4 Life, which "provides youth exposure to instruments, music lessons, and any form of artistic endeavor which can serve as a healthy social outlet," hosts a daily livestream from a host of Bay area songwriters. Instruments 4 Life on Facebook

Matt Burke: Live From Home Have Gun, Will Travel frontman Matt Burke brings his trademark croon and incredible sideburns from his living quarters to Americana fans wherever each and every one of them are Wednesday night. 8 p.m. Have Gun, Will Travel on Facebook

Ol' Dirty Sundays: “Quarannstream!” Crowbar’s weekly patio party goes online for an hour of shenanigans and seriously good taste care of Ol’ Dirty Sundays residents DJ Casper, DJ Fader and DJ Deacon, who are all mourning the loss of ODS friend DJ Griff Gotti, who died on Thursday, just days after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. Sundays, 9 p.m.-10 p.m. @oldirtysundays on Instagram

Rock the Park Tampa Downtown Tampa’s best, no-cover monthly concert is a no go in real life, but has transitioned into a weekly affair to keep the Bay area’s spirits high. Confirmed guests for upcoming gigs include Perception, Rototiller and Justin Depth (May 7) plus WD-HAN, Akiva and DJ Qeys (June 4). Rock the Park on Facebook

Sarah Morey The 19-year-old Tampa songwriter and Seminole Hard Rock Ambassador lets you into her home every week. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Sarah Morey on Facebook

Streetlaced DJs Street Laced DJs are spinning live and collecting monies, with 50% of earnings going to specific partners. Street Laced Marketing on Facebook

TTRL Roxanne Gallo (aka The Bolt) lives up to her electrifying nickname, and she’s got some competition in co-host Zachary Hines. Together, the Straz Center duo hosts a Wednesday night show where they take requests and then find incredible local talent to make them happen. 8 p.m. Straz Center on Facebook

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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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