Punk-rock band and 'Fest' favorite Off With Their Heads is headed back to Tampa this month

Busy Weather opens at Hooch and Hive.

click to enlarge Off With Their Heads plays preFest 4 in Ybor City, Florida on Oct. 26, 2016. - Photo by Nicole Kibert/elawgrr.com
Photo by Nicole Kibert/elawgrr.com
Off With Their Heads plays preFest 4 in Ybor City, Florida on Oct. 26, 2016.
Beloved Bay area punk promoter Chewy Hemphill (aka Savage Beat) welcomes back Off With Their Heads for a Tampa concert at Hooch and Hive on Thursday, Sept. 22.

The group—a favorite of Florida punk-rock bacchanal The Fest—released acoustic and live albums in 2020 was supposed to play Crowbar last year, but ended up canceling when the Delta variant surged in the free state of Florida.

“Even though I believe most people that come to the shows are vaccinated, we don’t want to head to an area that is struggling with hospital capacity,” the band wrote at the time.

We’ve lost track of which coronavirus strain the Sunshine State is on these days, but you’re going to kick yourself in the crotch if you miss this headlining set preceded by Busy Weather, a self-professed purveyor of “muppet punk and goblin pop,” plus local favorites Rutterkin and City Mouse.

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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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