Not-punk Brooklyn band Sub*T plays two Tampa Bay shows this month

One in Tampa and another in Lakeland, as part of a four-stop Florida tour.

click to enlarge Sub*T - Courtesy of Sub*T
Courtesy of Sub*T
Next month, Brooklyn rock band Sub*T is playing a couple California dates with Alicia Bognanno’s band Bully.

Before that, however, are two Bay area shows—one at Tampa's Hooch and Hive on Thursday, Oct. 20 and another at Lakeland's Union Hall on Friday, Oct. 21—with Tampa’s very own Charlie.

Charlie is a trio now, made up of the remains of the now defunct Charles Irwin, and has made a slight turn away from the indie-pop sound of its last project. The pivot is a welcome one, too. These days, Charlie sounds a little like the golden era of Jade Tree records, a good complement for Sub*T, a decidedly-not-punk band whose latest single “Asterisk” channels ‘90s power-pop with its noisy guitars, angsty and playful lyrics, plus big hooks and irresistible melodies.

The two local dates—part of a four-stop Florida tour—feature They Hate Change DJ-ing to open in Tampa and Cult Fashion kicking off the show in Lakeland.


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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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