Oceana’s ‘The Tide’ reunion show leads Tampa Bay’s best local concerts

The homegrown talent is busy this weekend.

Oceana, which plays Orpheum in Ybor City, Florida on June 14, 2019. - Photo by Luis Descartes/MySpace
Photo by Luis Descartes/MySpace
Oceana, which plays Orpheum in Ybor City, Florida on June 14, 2019.

This week sees loads of great shows featuring bands from Tampa Bay, and we write about them in the local section of cltampa.com. You can get a rundown on the rest of the best of ‘em below. 


Oceana In 2008, Oceana helped churn the stagnant posthardcore waters by releasing The Tide, a 42-minute, 12-track album that skipped tropes about being inspired by the ocean blue in lieu of downtempo, deeply textured orchestral pop that tasted best with headphones on and a beer (or joint) nearby. There are more frenetic elements on the record (“Escape the Flood”), but we expect the lot of the band’s fans to be in a gleefully subdued mood mood when the St. Petersburg outfit (and precursor to Polyenso) reunites to play The Tide in full. (Orpheum, Ybor City) eventbrite.com

The Inhalers EP release w/The Wrenchers St. Petersburg party punks The Inhalers are inviting everyone, even your dad, to this Friday-night EP release, and if any of the screaming-good, breakneck rock on a 2012 sampler is any indication, then you might want to make sure your old man doesn’t blow his back out thrashing around to what the quartet is offering this time around. The Wrenchers bring big surf-rock beats and riffs to the floor at this Central Avenue dive as the opening act on this one. (Emerald Bar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Florida Folk Scene Showcase w/Steve Isaac/Of The Moon/Mountain Holler There’s never a shortage of songwriter nights on Tampa Bay’s live music calendar, but it’s been nice to see Cage Brewing throw some weight behind its claim that it was going to do its part to pick up as much live music as it could after the closure of nearby local music stronghold Fubar. The Florida Folk Scene Showcase gets you exactly what you think it does, but knowing that Mark Etherington (who makes ethereal, cosmic meditations under the Mountain Holler moniker) will be there kind of makes it an easy pick if you’re looking for a laid-back Thursday night. (Cage Brewing, St. Petersburg) INFO


The Spears Reunion Show w/Prescribed Fire/Black Valley Moon It’s probably been a hard week for The Spears’ Chris Barrows (who lost, Dorsey Martin, a member of his other band, Pink Lincolns, last Thursday). The Bay area punk-scene lifer will likely channel everything he’s got going on, like he always does, into this set fronting The Spears, which is back onstage to release a new album alongside Prescribed Fire and a brand new surfcore band, Black Valley Moon, which is playing its first show ever. (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

Vetnough w/Maudlin Moon/Cast Integral Maudlin Moon made its radio debut last month on WMNF’s Grand National Championships (GNC), but local music fans curious about the band have already been getting acquainted online. A new single, “Imminence,” is a synth- and bass-driven new wave cut that would feel really good when you find yourself at The Castle on a Saturday night and thinking about your eighth vodka. Recorded at The Lala Mansion (a literal Palma Ceia casita prima built by the founders of Outback Steakhouse) along with three other songs that got played on Maudlin Moon’s GNC session, the four-minute cut was engineered and mixed by Andrew Boullianne (who’s worked with a CL favorite, songwriter Leon Majcen) and mastered by Mike Picotte. Hear it live when the band — drummer Andrew Pellegrino, guitarist-singer Brianna Bullock, bassist and synth player Ariel Cortes — plays at this University of Tampa area venue. (Hooch and Hive, Tampa) INFO




June 13, SPIT Tour Kickoff w/Thorn/Soot (The Bends, St. Petersburg)


June 14, Obscura Undead: Glove w/Nasal Spray (Hooch and Hive, Tampa)

June 14, Crash Landing Concert (81Bay Brewing, Tampa)

June 14, Kasondra Rose Duo (Ella's Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa)

June 14, Christie Lenee (Hideaway Cafe, St. Petersburg)

June 14, Gloria West and The Gents Quartet (Zydeco Brew Werks, Ybor City)

June 14, Betty Fox Band (3 Daughters Brewing, St. Petersburg)

June 14, J.T. Brown (c. 1949 Florida Beer Garden, Tampa)

June 14, Live & Local w/Frankie Raye (Jaeb Courtyard at David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa)

June 14, The D.O.O.D w/Psykotribe/Re-Birth/more (Brass Mug, Tampa)

June 14, Jeremy Thomas Band (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin)

June 14, The High Fives (Orbit 19, Holiday)

June 14, Somatic (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg)

June 14, Geri X (Independent Bar, St.Petersburg)

June 14, Southern Express (Smokin’ 19, St. Petersburg)

June 14, Jim Morey Band (Ella's Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa)

June 14, Lassyu w/Kerry Courtney/Rewave (The Bends, St. Petersburg)

June 14, Ether w/Horsewhip/Control System/Pipe Dreamer (Lucky You, St. Petersburg)


June 15, Blood Bath and Beyond: Blood Sweat & Beers Release Party (Smokin 19, St. Petersburg)

June 15, Paul Young & the Reggae Riot (Neptune Lounge, Tarpon


June 15, GreyMarket w/Viewers Like You/Changer (Paper Crane, St. Petersburg)

June 15, Dead Set Florida (Cage Brewing, St. Petersburg)

June 15, Resistors w/Love Songs for Junkies/Human Error/Free Mace (Brass Mug, Tampa)

June 15, Sean Chambers Band (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)

June 15, Josh Carroll Band (Yard of Ale, St. Petersburg)

June 15, Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show (Crooked Thumb Brewery, Safety Harbor)

June 15, Hello Joyce w/Fever Beam/Photo Fire/Dog Apollo/YrGlow/ ARNI/Youth Antics (Crowbar, Ybor City)

June 15, Prince Dance Party Birthday Blowout (American Legion Seminole Post 111, Tampa)

June 15, Betty Fox Band (SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg)

June 15, Burke Bros. w/Kristopher James (Sparkman Wharf, Tampa)

June 15, Acoustic Thunder w/22N (3 Daughters Brewing, St. Petersburg)

June 15, Cormac Kavanagh (c. 1949 Florida Beer Garden, Tampa)

June 15, Underground Pilot w/Mixed Signal (Ka’Tiki, St. Petersburg)

June 15, Rukus w/Black Honkeys (Ringside Café, St. Petersburg)

June 15, Studio@620 15th Birthday w/Dr. LoHertz (Studio@620, St. Petersburg)

June 15, Heff w/Rejected Revolution/Luke Brekhus/The Sky Club (The Blue Note, Tampa)


June 16, Betty Fox Band (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)

June 16, Doug Demming & the Jewel Tones (Sparkman Wharf, Tampa)

June 16, Somatic (Mandarin Hide, St. Petersburg)

June 16, Billy Buchanan Duo (Ella's Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa)


June 18, Leon Majcen w/Tim Hutchinson/Joshua Reilly (Crooked Thumb Brewery, Safety Harbor)


June 19, TC Carr & Bolts of Blue (Hideaway Cafe, St. Petersburg)

June 19, Lola Montez (Red Star Rock Bar, Tampa)

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