Ska-punk band Arm the Poor reunites at St. Pete's VFW Post 39 this weekend

And Rutterkin is doing a Guided By Voices tribute.

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Arm The Poor
It’s been about a dozen years since Tampa band Arm the Poor hit the stage to share its poppy ska-punk sound for the PBR-drinking set, but this reunion won’t be the only high point at this VFW show.

The flyer says Bay area punk band Rutterkin has a surprise, and promoter Chewy Hemphill of Savage Beat told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that the secret is a Guided By Voices cover set. Miski Dee Rodriguez’s City Mouse project rounds out the bill alongside Gainesville pop-punk band Articles.
The flyer also advertises a negative COVID test or proof of vax, but Hemphill said that won’t actually be the case. Vaccines and masks, however, are strongly encouraged by Savage Beat and every band on the bill.
Location Details

VFW Post 39

2599 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg St. Pete

7273278109

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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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