New Tampa Bay promoter Swamp Sister stages kickoff show in St. Petersburg

Ky + Kai = D.I.Y.

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If we’re being honest with ourselves, then let’s just admit that certain spheres of the Tampa Bay music scene are very small. That’s definitely the case in the D.I.Y. scene, and that’s probably why the two women responsible for a new promotions company, Swamp Sister, have both been interns at CL (sorry, we like working with interesting people).

Kyla Fields, whose story on Tampa Bay garage-pop band YrGlow is on p. 69 of CL’s new print issue, and Kai Holyoke (an art history major who interned here a few years ago) are kicking their joint venture off with a St. Petersburg show featuring a pair of CL faves (experimental-folk songwriter Bushi, Storymode frontman Elias Breitner) along with three acts (including songwriter Kelly White) whose sound we’ve yet to get acquainted with. In many ways, there can never be too many places for young bands to get shows under their belts.

Thanks to in part to folks like Fields and Holyoke, Tampa Bay D.I.Y. will never die.

Swamp Sister Presents Kickoff Show w/Elias Breitner/Kelly White/Bushi/Mike the Emcee/Damnettes. Fri., June 14, 7 p.m.. $5-$10 donation. St. Pete Women’s Collective, St. Petersburg. INFO.

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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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