Tonight in live music; Tiny Moving Parts sells out Crowbar, A-Trak hits The Ritz and more

Pleasures, Florida Orchestra and more in action tonight, too.

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✔️ = Critic's Pick

✔️ A-Trak w/YehMe2 A-Trak has already changed the face of hip-hop and electronic music by founding his label Fool’s Gold Records (oddball rappers Danny Brown and Kid Cudi have called the label home, along with producers like American EDM duo Flosstradamus). On Friday the 35-year-old Canadian-born Alain Macklovitch will do his best to uplift the moods of kiddos piled into The Ritz for the #Pound Friday party where YehMe2 (the new project of Flosstradamus’s Josh Young) opens the show. (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

Florida Orchestra Presents Romeo and Juliet & West Side Story w/Håkan Hardenberger The Florida Orchestra’s Romeo and Juliet/West Side Story concerts are just a little late for the Valentine’s push, but love is forever. Trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger also makes a long-lasting impact on audiences, so expect the TFO faithful to pack this Tampa show when the Bo Nilsson-taught, horn-blowing Swede makes his Florida Orchestra debut at the Straz. Tchaikovsky and Bernstein are on the menu, and so is the premiere of five short celebratory fanfares written by faculty composers from universities around the state for the Florida Fanfare Project. (Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Center For Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO

BEST OF THE BAY 2017
Best Demonic Fever Dream — Pleasures Fucked Up Dreams Come True

✔️ Pleasures w/Deadborns/Someday River St. Pete psych-rock group Pleasures has a new album due sometime next month, but no one is going to be offended if the Katherine Kelly-led outfit plays some of it at this free brewery show where the band is also slated to play its excellent (and pleasantly disturbing) 2016 album, Fucked Up Dreams Come True, in its entirety. Drew Giordano’s Deadborns project and Orlando dream-pop outfit Someday River open the show. (Green Bench Brewing Co., Saint Petersburg) INFO

Tiny Moving Parts w/Mom Jeans/Oso Oso J Robbins (a genre-defining producer who has worked with Against Me!, Jimmy Eat World and The Promise Ring) helped emo-revivalist outfit Tiny Moving Parts record its sophomore album, Swell, which is due out later this year via Triple Crown Records. Look for the band to play some of it at this one, where California stoner-pop group Mom Jeans opens alongside Jade Lilitri who pays homage to early-aughts indie-rock and emo under the Oso Oso banner. (Crowbar, Ybor City) SOLD OUT

One City Chorus w/Urban Gypsies The open-hearted, civic-minded One City Chorus and the joyously funky Urban Gypsies are sure to make some beautiful music together at this St. Petersburg show inside of Palladium Theater’s beautiful Hough Hall. —David Warner (Hough Hall at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

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ALSO PLAYING

Rock/Pop

The Subdudes w/Gumbo Boogie Band (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

Bob Hope Band (Safety Harbor Art and Music Center, Safety Harbor) INFO

Shinraco w/The Time Framed/El Coyote (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

The Reality w/Row Jomah (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

Ari & the Alibis w/Katie Talbert (Ruby’s Elixir, St. Petersburg) INFO

Ella Jet & Future Soul (SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg) INFO

BabyBlue w/Hardcastle/IOH (The Blue Note, Tampa) INFO

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

Folk/Americana

Shae Krispinsky w/The Henleys (Ella's Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa) INFO

Sierra Hull (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) INFO

Bob Hope Band (Safety Harbor Art and Music Center, Safety Harbor) INFO

Shinraco w/The Time Framed/El Coyote (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Ramblegrass (Crooked Thumb Brewery, Safety Harbor) INFO

Tribute/Cover

Sponge/more (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO

Fencewalk (Ringside Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

Sweet Spot (3 Daughters Brewing, St. Petersburg) INFO

Mark Barrios Band (Buckets Grill & Tap, Tampa) INFO

Iron Maidens w/Paradise Kitty (State Theatre, St. Petersburg) INFO

Classical/Chorale

Faculty/Guest Artist Recital w/MoVE Modern Violin Ensemble (Barness Recital Hall at University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO

SYCOM: Music for Climate Change (Contemporary Art Museum at University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO

Country

Kelsea Ballerini w/Walker Hayes (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

Cody Jinks (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg) INFO

Jazz

Jazz w/Jim (Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa) INFO

Misc.

Four Corners Art Show w/Jujmo/Chris Preston/Krystal Ralph/Soojin Brown (Microgroove, Tampa) INFO

Singer-songwriter

Chris Harmon (c.1949 Florida Beer Garden, Tampa) INFO

About The Author

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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