Sci-fi meets hard rock at The Sword’s Ybor City show

UMA opens the Tuesday-night Orpheum gig.

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The Sword is what happens when a hard-rock lyricist melds a love for fantasy and science fiction with an adoration of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. The doomy metal quartet from Austin, Texas plays in support of its 2018 album, Used Future, at this Ybor City show where another Austin band (UME) opens the show.

The Sword w/UME. Tues. Aug. 14, 8 p.m. $20-$30. Orpheum, 1915 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City. theorpheum.com.

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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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