Roxx Revolt & the Velvets, New Brutarians lead lineup in return of Tarpon Fest this weekend

After a hiatus, the music festival back at two venues in Tarpon Springs.

click to enlarge Roxx Revolt & the Velvets - DAVE DECKER
Roxx Revolt & the Velvets
After two years away, Tarpon Fest music festival once again takes over stages at the Train Depot and Neptune Lounge along with a dozen bands including local-glam superstar Roxx Revolt & the Velvets.

St. Pete-based rock duo New Brutarians is also on the bill, and the unabashedly takes after Def Leppard. Its logo is the same style and font, and the duo's forthcoming album is even titled Hysteria.
"I'm going to milk it for a ton of singles. I'm going to load with unreleased bonus tracks, just like Def Leppard in the 80s," lead vocalist Adam Turkel told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. The new album—like much of the Brutarians' work—will sound just like a record straight outta the '70s, but not in a has-been way.

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Josh Bradley

Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay, even as the live music industry continues to get back on its feet.
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