Talk To Mark’s Ringside Café set leads Thursday’s live music lineup for Tampa Bay

Mike Mass, Shevonne Philidor, Ella Jet and more are all in action just down the street.


✔️ = Critic's Pick

✔️ Art & Soul w/Anthony Ortiz/Dabron Kain/Ella Jet/Mike Mass/Modern Medusa/Shevonne Philidor Last year, CL caught up with St. Petersburg rapper Dabron Kain to talk about the darker parts of his introverted psyche. On a new album, Kain lets listeners in on the bright side. Clocking in at about 25 minutes, The Light Album is a quick, upbeat trip through Kain’s mind wherein his tastes head to the Caribbean (“Dominicana (Baby Bad)”) en route to piecing together one of the better hip-hop releases of the last six months. We’re fully expecting the Art & Soul house band to jump in for some tunes and will wait until last call to see Art & Soul co-founder Jai Price jump on a Light Album highlight (“Make the World Lit”) before the night is over. Several of the artists we detailed in this Music Issue (keyboardist Julian Carrington, songwriter Ella Jet) also make appearances at this basement session. (SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg)INFO

Dabron Kain says to “Be You” on new LP, Trial & Era

Talk To Mark Cover bands very seldom make it to these pages (especially on a short week like this one), but Mark Murphy’s seven-piece outfit complete with a string section is a worthy exception thanks to the band’s more than a decade-long track record of re-inventing all the hits of your dad’s childhood. We know it’s too soon for another full tribute set to The Cars (the band just did one at Jannus in May), but you might think Talk to Mark would be interested in giving us just what we needed. (Ringside Cafe, St. Petersburg)INFO


Classic Albums Live (Youkey Theatre at RP Funding Center, Lakeland) INFO

Summer Salt w/Hot Flash Heat Wave/The Symposium (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

IOH w/Youth Antics/Del Pelson/Channel Drive (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO

Dirty Rotten Snake In The Grass w/Trailside Phantoms/TBA (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Vintage Youth w/VJ Jason Barco (Orbit 19, Holiday) INFO

Hector Mayoral (c.1949 Florida Beer Garden, St. Petersburg) INFO

July 19-20, The Heavy Pets (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

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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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