Today in live music; Hideaway Café 9th Anniversary, Al Downing's jazz noir, Terroir:006 and more

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click to enlarge Hideaway Café in St. Petersburg, Florida. - Michael M. Sinclair
Michael M. Sinclair
Hideaway Café in St. Petersburg, Florida.

✔️ = Critic's Pick

✔️ Terroir006: to the earth I knew Tampa Heights had turned the corner towards hipster-dom when a succulent shop showed up, and now the good people at Terroir New Music have all but confirmed it. “Terroir006: to the earth” brings the experimental music collective to the Fancy Free Nursery, where Hidden Springs will pair beers with songs from a program that features Bay area composers Susanna Hancock, Tyler Kline, and Baljinder Sekhon working through their own music as well as some by more recognized names like Frederic Rzewski and Kaija Saariaho. Each piece on the program has been written with subjects of nature and the earth in mind, and you can expect a few flower pots and actual plants to be utilized in the program, too. It is Earth Day after all, you hippies. (Fancy Free Nursery, Tampa) INFO

Hideaway Cafe & Recording Studio — music is the mission at this Central Avenue hotspot

✔️ Hideaway Café 9-year Anniversary w/Rebekah Pulley & the Reluctant Prophets/Deserie & Jim/John Kelly Band/Kirk Adams Band/Ronny Elliott/Kasondra Rose The Hideaway Café is one of Tampa Bay’s most important listening rooms, and it’s doing what it’s always done on Sunday (hosting a mix of the local scenes established and up-and-coming songwriters) for the venue’s ninth anniversary celebration. Artists always need places where they can feel appreciated, and the friendly confines of Hideaway have always provided a place where that can happen. Cheers, and here’s to many more. (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

DFAC Garden Party w/Gloria West loria West is one of the most dynamic voices working in the Bay area, and she returns to headline this beloved Dunedin tradition — which makes sense, since the theme for DFAC's garden party is "Deja Vu." It's a hefty price tag, but your elbow-rubbing is going to help bring more arts education to north Pinellas kids and adults (Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin) INFO

✔️ Al Downing Jazz Jazz Noir Film noir scores like Ascenseur pour L’ÉchafaudA Streetcar Named DesireLauraTouch of EvilThe Uninvited and more get the jazz treatment care of an ensemble featuring more than a dozen of the Bay area’s most talented musicians. If you enjoy the dark moods of Miles, Mancini, Elmer Bernstein and Krzysztof Komeda, then this one at Hough Hall is where you want to be. (Hough Hall at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO



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


Earth Day Country Concert w/Will Erickson/Randy McNeely (3 Daughters Brewing, St. Petersburg) INFO

Cole Swindell (Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, Tampa) INFO


Jazz'N at the Italian Club w/Andre Walker's MG&S Band/Paris All Star Combo/Alex Harris/Hott Mess (Italian Club, Ybor City) INFO


Sunday's Soulful Supper Dinner Show w/Derrick Williams and the Gospel Voice Band (Dulcet Restaurant and Lounge, New Port Richey) INFO


Walk the Line - A Tribute to Johnny Cash (Gulfport Casino, Gulfport) INFO


The Official Brainquility Decompression Party w/Antelope/Juanjamon All-Star Reggae Jam/Dub Majesty feat. Souleous & Corporal Buddha Supreme (Ringside Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

Impulse (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO


Deck Music Series: Michael Schlein (Mermaid Tavern, Tampa) INFO

Dru Cutler w/Lauris Vidal (Independent Bar and Cafe, Tampa) INFO


Megan Hilty (Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Center For Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO


Terrapin w/Blestian (Black Crow Coffee Co., St. Petersburg) INFO

Rock School

Patel Conservatory Rock School Blowout (Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO


Someday Honey (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg) INFO


Florida Orchestra Presents Verdi’s Requiem (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

USF Symphony Orchestra (Concert Hall at University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO

The International Chorale Spring Festival (Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, Dunedin) INFO

Dunedin Concert Band (Dunedin Community Center, Dunedin) INFO


Ol' Dirty Sundays w/Jellybean Benitez (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Reggae Madness (State Theatre, St. Petersburg) INFO


Beach House Sundays w/Carnage (Shephard’s Beach Resort, Clearwater Beach) INFO


The Garden w/Tijuana Panthers/Cowgirl Glue (Crowbar, Ybor City) 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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