Tonight in live music; North By North, Beach Boys with John Stamos and more

Still waiting on that Jesse and the Rippers show announcement.

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✔️Critic's Pick

Gordon Lightfoot He was folk-pop before there was such a thing, so press pause on your endless Netflix stream of Michael Cera movies so you can spend an evening paying respect to 79-year-old Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, who sold out the Cap in 2015 and 2017. (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) INFO

The Beach Boys w/John Stamos These are not Brian Wilson’s Beach Boys, but even if you think Mike Love is a douche (I mean “Kokomo” is enough reason, right?), then you still might want to consider heading out to Clearwater for this one, since Full House-er and “Kokomo” collaborator John Stamos (he’s in the video) will be joining the party. And if the show is sold-out, then you could always go see Trapt at Tampa’s recently relocated Pegasus lounge. (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

Brian Wilson's spirit defies his body, uplifts St. Pete's Mahaffey Theater for Pet Sounds 50th anniversary

✔️North By North w/The Nervous Girls/Snacking You could wait for North By North’s Valentine’s Day show at The Hub in downtown Tampa, or just spring for this Tuesday record shop gig where the Chicago-based duo will show off the vintage shine on any one of the tracks from its 2016 release Last Days of Magic, on which Kendra Blank and Nate Girard leave no riff unturned en route to turning in a woozy rock and roll record that your parents will love as much as you do. It’s $5 for this one, and the February 14 show is free if a Lincoln really means that much to you. (Planet Retro Records, St. Petersburg) INFO

Trapt w/EasyFriend/Atomhs End/Oxmoore/Quaid Yes, this is an acoustic show featuring Los Gatos, California nu-metal group Trapt whose breakout single “Headstrong” soundtracked every instance of your running on a treadmill in the early noughties. We thought Fort Myers was the buttrock capital of the Sunshine State, but it looks like we might’ve been wrong — at least for this week. (Pegasus Lounge, Tampa) INFO


February 12-17, Busch Gardens Real Music Series w/Arrival from Sweden: The music of ABBA (Stanleyville Theatre at Busch Gardens, Tampa) INFO

Rumours of Atlanta: Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood (Hough Hall at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

The New Rulers (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

Kirk Adams Band (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

Woodwind Faculty Recital (Grand Salon at University of Tampa, Tampa) INFO

Richard Sherfey w/Dusty Starr Williams/Joshua Reilly (Crooked Thumb Brewery, Safety Harbor) INFO

Cage Jazz/Blues Jam (Cage Brewing, St. Petersburg) INFO

Vince Staples/Tyler the Creator (Orlando Amphitheatre at Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando) 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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