Tampa Bay live music Monday with Roy Orbison's hologram, Playboi Carti and more

Dom Flemons is tonight's most authentic option though.

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✔️=Critic's Pick

✔️ Dom Flemons He’s already won a Grammy as a co-founder of revered, string-based Americana outfit Carolina Chocolate Drops, but now The American Songster (aka Dom Flemons) is out on his own, playing blues, jazz, New Orleans music, gospel, and ragtime for audiences drawn to the way he’s revolutionized the folk world by showing old-timey music’s African roots. Flemons’s most recent project is called Black Cowboys and happened in collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways, the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution. The collection is made up of both traditional and new, original cowboy songs, poetry, and blues. Flemons even wrote the extensive liner notes himself, which gives fans a chance to dive into the topic alongside the songwriter. It’s the West like you’ve never heard it, and Flemons is the guy to make it happen. (David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO

Playboi Carti He’s been teasing a new project (Whole Lotta Red) as of late, so don’t be surprised if 22-year-old rapper Jordan Terrell Carter (AKA Playboi Carti) does the same on Monday when he plays The Ritz in support of a still-fresh debut album, Die Lit. (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

In Dreams: Roy Orbison In Concert w/Julian Frampton OK, it’s acceptable to be 100 percent creeped out by this new onslaught of hologram shows taking over the concert scene (one featuring a synthesized likeness of Amy Winehouse is set to tour tour the world in 2019). We’re still begging the production for a pair of review tickets, however, since we have to see what Orbison’s digital ghost looks and sounds like backed by a live symphony orchestra. Peter Frampton’s son Julian opens the show. (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

ALSO PLAYING

Mischief Mondays w/DJ Ku (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

Whiskey String Fish Band (Ringside Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

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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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