Sick Hot visits Tampa nightclubs of yore in new video for “Lost and Forever Gone”

Oddly enough, none of the band members are older than 20.

click to enlarge Sick Hot visits Tampa nightclubs of yore in new video for “Lost and Forever Gone”
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Some kids are just enamored with the past. That seems to be the case with Tampa rock trio Sick Hot, which decided to visit Tampa venues long gone in a new video for “Lost and Forever Gone.”

“We did a ton of research and managed to find old concert posters and the addresses to where these places used to be,” the band — whose members are all under the age of 20 — told CL. “We love Tampa Bay's music history — and we wanted to go see all of these old clubs.”

Volley Club, London Victory Club and ML Chasers are among the shuttered venues Sick Hot visits during its drive in an old Camaro.

The clip comes from Sick Hot’s House of Delight EP, which was produced by Bay area rock-scene mainstay Shawn Kyle (Beauvilles, Florida Kilos, Heavy Metals, The Laurel Canyon). The collective started planning the three-song effort in August before tracking drums at Shinebox in Carrollwood and laying down vocals at Kyle’s Seminole Heights home studio, which is kind of like a gearhead treasure chest — especially for young up-and-comers. Two more behind-the-scenes giants of the local scene, Jason Cowan and Frank Calcaterra, handled mixing and mastering, respectively.

Have a look at the clip below, and see Sick Hot in real life — and at a nightclub that still exists — when the band plays an EP release show Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on March 1. The Raine, Up From Here and Cannibal Kids play support. Tickets are $10 and available via eventbrite.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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