Tampa Bay live music Monday with USF Jazz, The Hub's Rock and Soul, more

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Rusted Root members are also around.

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✔️= Critic's Pick

✔️ A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie w/Don Q/Trap Manny Shortly after its release, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s sophomore album, Hoodie SZN, spent a couple of weeks on top of the Billboard 200 — that’s despite selling less than 1,000 copies in the traditional way (aka physical, downloads). Old-school publications like Rolling Stone seemed to lament the streaming success of the effort, but were forced to once again reckon with with new forces in the market two weeks ago when Mr. Hoodie returned to the No. 1 spot despite selling what was reportedly just 452 traditional copies of the record (streaming equivalent albums put the number of copies sold at 47K). The promising Bronx-bred rapper who broke out in 2016 on the heels of his ARTIST mixtape will face another tough task in trying to fill up The Ritz on a Monday night, but he’ll prove the critics wrong if he can pull it off, and show that streamers actually do go to shows. (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

USF Monday Night Jazz Series w/Mark Taylor/Marvin Stamm Marvin Stamm has worked with Woody Herman, Frank Sinatra, and Benny Goodman, but his legacy may end up being written around the work that he’s done with music students from every corner of the country. The trumpeter, mentor and clinician joins U.S. Army Band album Mark Taylor for this Monday Night Jazz gig at USF. (School of Music Concert Hall at University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO

Michael Glabicki w/Dirk Miller Hey hippies: You’re going to have to wear shoes for this one. Rusted Root’s frontman (Michael Glabicki) and guitarist (Dirk Miller) will rearrange some of the jam band’s songs (plus some of their own) for this stripped-back duo gig where there seriously isn’t a side door you can sneak in through. (David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts,Tampa) INFO

Rock and Soul w/DJ Qeys It’s always good to see recently relocated Tampa DJ Qeys back in town, and it’ll be a treat to hear his selections at this perennially joyous Monday-night dance party inside of the friendliest dive in downtown Tampa. (The Hub, Tampa) INFO

There’s more to the Tampa Bay concert calendar, and we’ve got it waiting for you on local.cltampa.com. Visit cltampa.com/music every day to get daily concert roundups plus all the latest concert announcements and local music. Follow us on Twitter (@cl_music) and subscribe to the newsletter, too.

*See a list of venues hosting residencies and tribute or cover bands at the bottom of this post.

Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea 5 w/Joe Bonamassa/Kenny Wayne Shephard/Walter Trout/Ruthie Foster/the Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts/Samantha Fish/Larkin Poe/more (Norwegian Pearl, Port of Tampa) INFO

Busch Gardens Real Music Real Masters w/Eaglemania (Stanleyville at Busch Gardens, Tampa) INFO

Penny Grune-Fae w/Deb Ruby with Gilli/Run-On Sunshine (Black Crow Coffee Co. Old Northeast, St. Petersburg) INFO

Below is a list of clubs and restaurants that either regularly book both original music acts as well as tribute and cover bands or feature a concert calendar stocked with higher-quality residents. Follow the links to see more.


c. 1949 Florida Beer Garden 6905 N Orleans Ave., Tampa
Hideaway Café 1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
Jazz House Supper Club 9331 East Adamo Dr., Tampa
The Landing at Jannus 200 First Ave N., St. Petersburg
The Living Room 487 Main St., Dunedin
The Mandarin Hide 231 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
Ringside Café 16 2nd St N., St. Petersburg
Ruby's Elixir 15 3rd St. N., St. Petersburg 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 5223 Orient Rd, Tampa
Tampa Armature Works 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa
The Vinoy Renaissance 501 5th Ave NE, St. Petersburg 

Tribute/Cover/Open Mics

3 Daughters Brewing 222 22nd St., St. Petersburg
Barefoot Billy's Friendly Tavern 3120 W. Gandy Blvd, Tampa
Buckets Grill & Tap 4535 Gunn Hwy., Tampa
Captain Jack’s On The Water 21 Oscar Hill Rd., Tarpon Springs
Caddy's On The Beach 9000 W Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island
Café Hey 1540 N Franklin St., Tampa
Gator's 12754 Kingfish Dr., Treasure Island
Green Iguana 4029 S. Westshore Blvd., Tampa
Ferg's Live 490 Channelside Dr., Tampa
JD's Restaurant & Lounge 125 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach
Hula Bay Club 5210 W Tyson Ave., Tampa
O'Briens Irish Pub Multiple Locations, Tampa
Rick's On The River 2305 N Willow Ave., Tampa
Smokin' 19 3080-3090 34th St N., St. Petersburg
Two Buks 1915 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater
Yeoman Cask & Lion (two locations: 202 N. Morgan St., Tampa; 200 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg)

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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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