Tonight in live music; Dead Meadow at Crowbar, Like Diamonds plays Paper Crane and more

Crate Bros. Pajama Jammie at The Castle, too.

click to enlarge Dead Meadow, which plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on March 15, 2018. - Grandstand HQ
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Dead Meadow, which plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on March 15, 2018.


✔️ Dead Meadow Two weeks ago, psychedelic-rock outfit Dead Meadow released a new album, The Nothing They Need, on Xemu Records. It’s the D.C. band’s first album since 2013’s double-disc epic, Warble Womb, and it finds frontman Jason Simon’s crazy, high-pitched croon still intact and as stoned as it ever was. Nothing’s first single, “Keep Your Head,” exemplifies the band’s unique marriage of Sabbath riffs and sleepy layers of fuzzy guitar bliss. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Holey Miss Moley w/Locochino Holey Miss Moley’s set at Gasparilla Music Festival was a gentle reminder that that the nine ten-piece collective has one of the Bay area’s most lush and complex funk sounds. The trio of Antonio Morales, Vernon Suber and Jamal Wright on percussion combined with Kenneth Harvey’s sturdy bass lines makes for a mighty fine engine, but the band really shines when the horn section (trumpeter Jen Peacock, Christian Ryan on saxophone) locks arms with guitarist Jacob Cox and keyboardist Mikey Guzman before finally settling into deep grooves that will keep your body moving all night long. Downtown St. Petersburg’s Ringside Café is a familiar venue for the always-gigging band, but local fans should be reminded not to take Holey Miss Moley for granted. (Ringside Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

FESTIVAL REVIEW
Father John Misty treats Gasparilla Music Festival to brutally honest, beautiful songs (w/photos)

Crate Bros Present: Pajama Jammie Jam The Crate Brothers have been staples of the Ybor City nightclub scene for a really long time now, but the duo of Mes McDonald and Oprah Spinfrey has felt like an in-demand party-starting franchise as of late. The company’s latest creation is this pajama party at The Castle where another Cigar City duo (Haleigh & Polo, formerly of First Chance Last Chance) returns to the district. Hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s are on the menu, and believe it or not adults in pajamas won’t be the weirdest thing you see in the Castle dungeon room on Thursday. (The Castle, Ybor City) INFO

✔️ Like Diamonds w/Infinite Third/Rogerthomas The RIYL section of Like Diamonds’ profile lists an interesting cocktail of influences like Paul Simon, Beck, Cornelius, Blonde Redhead and My Bloody Valentine. A 2018 collection of demos from the Arizona composer also known as Ark Calkins is an intoxicating, 15-minute trip that takes all of that inspiration and wraps it inside of a blanket whose fibers are made of synth-pop, yacht rock and dance floor-ready bass lines. Calkins brings his seven-stop Florida tour to St. Pete D.I.Y. spot Paper Crane, where Infinite Third and Rogerthomas play support. (Paper Crane, St. Petersburg) INFO

ALSO PLAYING

The Young Irelanders (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

The Fab Four (Capitol Theater, Clearwater) INFO

Danielle Mohr & Moonlight Madness (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: Beethoven (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

TAO: Drum Heart (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

"Living Room Live" Open Mic (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

Left Lane Ent. Proudly Presents: WLCM2KNXVLL (Pharrell VS. Kanye Edition) (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

The Producer Spot Battle League Presents: Wanna Battle (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

March 15-17, Beatdown Band (Jazz House Supper Club, Brandon) 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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