Tonight in live music; Lou Barlow shuffles for St. Pete, Ronny Elliott takes the Palladium, and more

Klimchak is in Safety Harbor, and it's Art & Soul's anniversary, too.


✔️ = Critic's Pick

✔️ Lou Barlow Remember that time you could buy a ticket to play shuffleboard with the Replacements’ Tommy Stinson before his concert in St. Pete? Well, the chance to sling biscuits with another rock and roller is happening again. This time it’s Dinosaur Jr.’s Lou Barlow (also a founder of Sebadoh and lo-fi indie rock band The Folk Implosion), and folks who don’t spring for the $80 VIP package can still get up close and personal with the 51-year-old guitarist when he plays an acoustic set inside the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. (St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, St. Petersburg) INFO

Local folk icon Ronny Elliott celebrates a career milestone

✔️ Ronny Elliott w/Rebekah Pulley/Rob Pastore/Steve Connelly/Walt Bucklin Ronny Elliott has played on bills with a holy host of legends (Van Morrison, the Allman Brothers, Wilco, Sly & The Family Stone, Michael Bloomfield, Canned Heat, Steve Miller, NRBQ, Patti Smith, Pete Seeger, Steve Earle, the list goes on), and on Thursday the Bay area folk-scene legend will probably tell stories about a lot of that. Hearing the soon-to-be 71-year-old (his birthday is on Saturday) rant, rave and preach is a treat in itself, but the addition of Rebekah Pulley and Rob Pastore — plus an opening set from legendary Bay area songwriter/producer Steve Connelly with Walt Bucklin — makes this a nice foil to another strong songwriter show happening a few blocks away (Lou Barlow at St. Pete Shuffle). (Side Door Cabaret at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

✔️ Klimchak w/Mountain Holler/Uhlectronic/Trout In Paris John D. Klimchak played Lakeland DIY spot ART/ifact on Wednesday, but the Atlanta experimental soundscape artist is a little closer to home on Thursday when he appears in Safety Harbor alongside Michael Lyn Bryant’s loop-based psych project Trout In Paris, synth and sound collecting mad professor Uhlectronic and the comparatively traditional sounds of folk-crooner Mountain Holler. (Safety Harbor Art and Music Center, Safety Harbor) INFO

The Beer Garden Sessions Presented By New Belgium w/Rodney Smith/Shae Krispinsky/Dan Padilla/Marc Ganancias/Jeff Brawer/David Kibby Crowbar’s courtyard is finally finished with its revamp, and after a series of dry runs the venue’s Beer Gardens Sessions is ready to formally kick things off with this its first official songwriters’ showcase. A veritable who’s who of frontmen and women from Bay area punk and rock outfits is on the bill, and there’ll also be art and BBQ available at the no-cover affair. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

✔️ Art & Soul 2-year anniversary w/Lisa McClendon/Kristen Warren/Trumaine Lamar/Jay Camaro/Iamflux/Crown Marquiss/Cali Poetik/King Knoxygen A monthly showcase of the Bay area’s brightest young talent celebrates two turns around the sun with a show that’ll be heavy on strong singers (Lisa McClendon, Trumaine Lamar, Jay Camaro, Iamflux) and peppered with a little hip-hop (Crown Marquiss) and jazz, too (Kristen Warren). The basement at St. Pete restaurant Iberian Rooster is probably one of the coolest places to sit back and take in a full night of music, so a table reservation might be in order if you plan on going the distance. (SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg) INFO

Five Questions: Catching up with Tampa's DJ Knox, who knocked Miami's Rolling Loud Fest on its ass this weekend

The Jackettes w/Faraday/Alexander Charos St. Pete fuzz-folk quartet Faraday squeezes in between two other sexy Sunshine City acts (party-starting pop collective The Jackettes and a solo set from Venus and Alexander & The Grapes frontman Alexander Charos) for a free show where the drinks will have you feeling as good as the rock and roll does. (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO


Thursday Musicale 70th Anniversary Concert w/John Timpanelli and Theresa Smith (First United Methodist Church, Hudson) INFO

Opera at the Dali (Dali Museum, St. Petersburg) INFO

Living Room Sessions Presents Big Little Lions (House Show, Pasadena) INFO

April 19-22, Stardust (music of Mitchell Parish) (Falk Theatre) INFO

Wanee (Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak) INFO

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

Florida Jazz Express (Dockside Grille, New Port Richey) INFO

Paul Pfau w/Steve Everett (The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, Ybor City) INFO

Noche Caliente! A Night of Classic Spanish Guitar w/Carlos Pena (c. 1949 Florida Beer Garden, Tampa) INFO

Brian Culbertson (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) INFO

Undeniable Tour w/Seckond Chaynce/Gutter Souls (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Open Mic w/Rebekah Pulley (Hideaway Cafe, St. Petersburg) INFO


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