Seminole Heights’ Independent Bar celebrates 14th anniversary with a weekend of free concerts

Urbane Cowboys, Scott Murley and Four Star Riot are on the agenda.

click to enlarge Urbane Cowboys, which plays Independent Bar & Cafe in Tampa, Florida on Oct. 6, 2023. - Photo by Dave Decker
Photo by Dave Decker
Urbane Cowboys, which plays Independent Bar & Cafe in Tampa, Florida on Oct. 6, 2023.
Seminole Heights’ revered indie-bar turns 14 this weekend with some rock (Four Star Riot plays on Sunday), but kicks the festivities off on Friday with some twang, care of Urbane Cowboys, which loves it some Whiskeytown, Social Distortion and even Hank Sr. The party—no cover, mind you—continues on Saturday with jazz from Berklee-educated guitarist Scott Murley.

On Sunday, Four Star Riot—fresh off of a new album, Modern Living—is set to stage its first gig since release day. The band’s six-track, guitar-loaded album—its first release since 2018—laments how constant adversities in 2023 are beyond capable of putting a damper on even your dream career (“Wrapped Up”), as well as a title track consisting of wishful thinking about social media and news coverage not having such a central presence.

There’s no cover for the free anniversary concerts happening Friday-Sunday, Oct. 6-8 at Independent Bar & Cafe in Tampa. Subscribe to Creative Loafing newsletters.

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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. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.

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