Today in live music; Slowdive, Talib Kweli and Budos Band at Et Cultura, Magic Giant at Folk 'n' Fruit Fest and more

Park Jam lights up downtown Tampa with DJ Eddie B. Swift, too.

click to enlarge Slowdive, which plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida as part of Et Cultura interactive, music, art and film festival on November 18, 2017. - Ingrid Pop
Ingrid Pop
Slowdive, which plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida as part of Et Cultura interactive, music, art and film festival on November 18, 2017.

✔️  Park Jam Series w/Eddie B. Swift/DJ Brian B/DJ Spaceship You can 100-percent totally catch Eddie B. Swift at Ol’ Dirty Sundays on November 19, but the year-old Park Jam series is hosting a kid-friendly daytime set for those of us who can’t risk not making it to work on a Monday. The Bronx-reared DJ cut his teeth in famed NYC clubs like Studio 54 and Palladium before really taking off after landing a gig guest DJing on WKCR’s Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show. His Lunch Breaks online series cemented B. Swift’s respected status in the hip-hop community. The rest is history, and you’ll be home before sundown if you head out to this downtown Tampa gig. (MacFarlane Park, Tampa) INFO

✔️  The Castle 25th Anniversary Party w/DJ Danny Bled/DJ Tom Gold/DJ Mark Paradise/more A one-of-a-kind Ybor establishment celebrates its silver anniversary with a sparkling lineup up of old favorites and South Florida goth and jungle DJ extraordinaire Danny Bled, who we’re sure will unleash a wave of mid-’80s favorites like the The Cure, Sisters of Mercy and Siouxsie Sioux. (The Castle, Ybor City) INFO

Noisemakers Tom Petty Tribute Boomers cried like hell when Tom Petty died last month, but kids liked the late Gainesville rocker, too. That’s why Noisemakers music school — which founder Gabe Whitney started as a reaction to his son Quin’s desire to actually play in the Heartbreakers — is putting some youngin’s onstage at this adult playground/brewery for a tribute set starting at 1 p.m. (3 Daughters Brewing, St. Petersburg) INFO

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

✔️  Folk and Fruit Festival w/Magic Giant/Have Gun, Will Travel/Mercy McCot/Joshua Reilly and the Corn-Fed Locals Magic Giant is set to play 97X’s Next Big Thing less than a month later, but the L.A. boho-chic folk outfit will headline a party built around food, beer and games that are meant to celebrate Safety Harbor’s 100th anniversary. Additional details on this show via (Safety Harbor Waterfront Park, Safety Harbor.) INFO

✔️ Et Cultura Interactive Music + Art + Film Festival w/Slowdive/The Budos Band/Talib Kweli/The Sh-Booms/Infinite Third/Silver Apples/Have Spirit/Queen of Ex/Rogerthomas/more The music portion of Et Cultura technically kicked off on Wednesday with a Jannus Live set from St. Pete songwriter Kristopher James, but things are in full swing tonight with Daptone Records darlings The Budos Band, NYC rapper Talib Kweli, a rare Florida set from shoegaze pioneers Slowdive and close to a dozen other local and international acts. More information is available via (Various venues, downtown St. Petersburg) INFO




Guest Masterclass w/Dan Ross (School of Music Choral Hall at University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Jeffrey Multer Plays Bruch (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

Straight No Chaser (David A. Straz Center for Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO


DJ Mega w/Big Chris (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

DJ Mondo w/Ayesik/Santana (Hyde Park Café, Tampa) INFO

Christian Alexander w/Lizzy Jane/more (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO


Josh Magwood Band w/Katie Talbert/Oscar (Ruby’s Elixir, St. Petersburg) INFO

Broccoli Samurai w/Displace (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

Tribal Style (Hampton Station, Tampa) INFO


Dunedin Celtic Music and Craft Beer Festival (Highlander Park, Dunedin) INFO

Kiran Ceremony and Concert (Body Electric Yoga Co., St. Petersburg) INFO


Ari & the Alibis w/Christie Lenee (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg) INFO


Prestage Brothers (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO


America's Diamond (Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, Pinellas Park) SOLD OUT

Sobriety X (Buckets Tavern & Tap, Tampa) INFO


Mondo Diablo w/Zero Hour/Tyreese Pope/The Vultures (Bananas Music, St. Petersburg) INFO

The Cunningham Wake (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO

Mosh Pit Olympics 2017 (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO

Inkblot w/Sick Hot (Krazy Kup, Plant City) INFO


Lea Braun (Barley Mow Brewing Company, Largo) INFO

Mutlu w/Ella Jet (Murray Studio Theater at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO


Ignite The Night w/Coudda B/Queen Yola J/Angel Brown/Jah James/Qualah/Shanel/Sojo/Chaunchi P/Sashalynn (Pegasus Night Club, Tampa) INFO

November 18, Wintertime (Crowbar, Ybor City) CANCELLED


Heart Pump Festival (Perry Harvey St. Park, Tampa) 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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