Psych-rock and indie-pop reign over St. Petersburg at free Wednesday concert

The Venus and The Jackettes play The Bends on Wednesday.

click to enlarge The Venus - Photo by Jason Ryan c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
Photo by Jason Ryan c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
The Venus
Nearly two months fresh off a hot, sun-baked set at Gasparilla Music Festival, extraterrestrial psych-rock outfit The Venus heads indoors this week for a free gig where one of Tampa Bay’s brightest indie-pop bands The Jackettes plays a rare set in support.
The Venus can go anywhere from cosmic-country to straight up freaky, freeform jazz depending on who’s in the lineup behind principal songwriter Alexander Charos, and The Jackettes have always been one of the Bay area’s best purveyors of ‘60s-influenced lo-fi pop, so this is a no-brainer, must-see midweek rager with a 9 p.m. door time.

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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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