Tonight in live music; Handmade, Amigo has come from Orlando to cure your Super Bowl LII blues

Here are nine shows to help you avoid the big game.

click to enlarge Handmade, Amigo, which plays Microgroove in Tampa, Florida on February 4, 2018. - Handmade Amigo
Handmade Amigo
Handmade, Amigo, which plays Microgroove in Tampa, Florida on February 4, 2018.

✔️= Critic's Pick

There's a football game on TV tonight, but let's face it: not everyone likes sportsball.

Thankfully, Seminole Heights is here with a trio of shows — fuzz rock at Microgroove, experimental and noise sounds at the Legion, Americana with the Juke Joint Kings at Ella's — while the folks closer to the Gulf of Mexico get to enjoy some classical, student-led and funk sounds.

See your Super Bowl LII alternatives below.

✔️ Flux Hymns w/Do Nothing/Handmade, Amigo/Awkward Age Super Bowl, schmuper bowl. Ditch the battle of dickbag sports cities and enjoy some awkward, horny pop music from Orlando’s Handmade, Amigo (seriously, the title track on the brand new For The Living Ones EP is giddy power-pop gold). Tallahassee fuzz-rock band Do Nothing brings its brand new Do Something cassette to the party where two locals — Flux Hymns and Awkward Age — play support. (Microgroove, Tampa) INFO

ALSO PLAYING

✔️Steinway Piano Series w/Sandra Landini (Barness Recital Hall at University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO

✔️ The Juke Joint Kings (Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa) INFO

DJ Sugarbear (Subcentral at Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg) INFO

Music of Four Centuries Guitar Recital w/Peter Fletcher (Safety Harbor Public Library, Safety Harbor) INFO

Mama’s Batch Recording (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

✔️Florida Orchestra: Woodson Chamber Concerts: TFO French Horns in Concert (Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, St. Petersburg) INFO

Pre-International Noise Conference w/Whitey Alabastard/Penny Gruune-Fae/Apoc Siren/Whirlynn/Vallam/Tyler Grimmel (American Legion - Seminole Post 111, Tampa) INFO

Sgammato Student Showcase (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) 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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