St. Petersburg’s VFW 39 is hosting one heck of a rock and roll party on Saturday

The Venus, Sentries, Jensen Serf Company, Blestian and cheap beer? We’re in.

click to enlarge The Venus, which plays VFW 39 in St. Petersburg, Florida on July 28, 2018. - Camren Meier
Camren Meier
The Venus, which plays VFW 39 in St. Petersburg, Florida on July 28, 2018.

VFWs are the new American Legions, right? No? Either way, Brian Schanck (of St. Petersburg bands The Same, Zulu Wave), is bringing one hell of a local rock bill to VFW 39. Jensen Serf Company (a band CL higHlighted in last week’s Music Issue) brings the psychedelic surf-rock vibes while Blestian dishes out the electro-pop that it is releasing at an alarmingly fast rate in 2018.

St. Petersburg garage-rock duo Jensen Serf Company has been making a lo-fi raucous for what feels like forever

Grunge-gaze trio Sentries — made up up scene vets Daniel Williams on drums, bassist Nate Murray and frontman David Teten — plays a rare live gig before Alexander Charos’s The Venus project closes a night of cheap drinks and good hangs out with a set of Joe Meek-inspired '60s space rock.

The Venus w/Sentries/Jensen Serf Company/Blestian. Sat. July 28. 8 p.m. $5. VFW 39, 2599 Central Ave. St. Petersburg.

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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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