Tonight in live music; Eddie Money, Magic Giant (again) and Off The Dome in the Iberian Rooster basement

Some jazz and Latin guitar is the mix, too.


✔️ = Critic's Pick

Off The Dome w/Acoupstix Freestyling is as part of hip-hop culture as anything else, and on Thursday Jon Ditty does his part to bring that spirit to the basement of Central Avenue eatery Iberian Rooster. There’ll be comedy and a set from Bay area band Acoupstix, but the heart of the evening is a freestyle that kicks off at 10 p.m. (SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg) INFO

Photos: Safety Harbor Songfest shuts it down with Magic Giant, Daphne Willis and Rising Appalachia

✔️ Magic Giant It’s safe to say that Californian boho-folk band Magic Giant has found a second home in Tampa Bay. This is the band’s second show here in a week and, we dunno, its umpteenth in the last year? The frequency isn’t a problem, however, since Magic Giant is that rare band that appeals to both baby-boomer hippies and their post-adolescent children. (Safety Harbor Art & Music Center, Safety Harbor) SOLD OUT

Eddie Money w/Greg Billings We’re not sure where Eddie Money is going to play golf when he’s in Clearwater. What is certain, however, is a set from the 69-year-old songwriter whose blue-collar rock and raspy delivery (“Take Me Home Tonight,” Shakin’,” and “Think I’m in Love” are all bonafide classic-rock gems) has helped him sell close to 30 million records worldwide. (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) INFO


Peter and Guianna (The Living Room on Main, Dunedin) INFO

Slaughter to Prevail (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Jazz Piano Night w/La Lucha (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

Brews and Bites (Sail Pavilion, Tampa) INFO

Taylor Guitars Road Show (Replay Guitar Exchange, Tampa) INFO

Vibe & Direct w/Space Kadet (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

Hector Mayoral (c. 1949 Florida Beer Garden, Tampa) INFO

Vintage Youth w/VJ Jason Barco (Orbit 19 Lounge, Holiday) 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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