Tampa Bay live music Saturday includes Beatriz Monteavaro installation, J Balvin, Behemoth and more

Max Weinberg, Mija and Fangsgiving round things out.

click to enlarge Beatriz Monteavaro, who'll present at Cunsthaus in Tampa, Florida on October 27, 2018. - Nicole Kibert/elawgrrl.com
Nicole Kibert/elawgrrl.com
Beatriz Monteavaro, who'll present at Cunsthaus in Tampa, Florida on October 27, 2018.

✔️= Critic's Pick

✔️ Stranger in Paradise or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love el Son Cuban-born Beatriz Monteavaro — best known in hardcore circles as drummer for heavy Miami band Holly Hunt — will be mapping the musical journey which reignited her love of music from her home country. Equally inspired by new wave (Bow Wow Wow, Adam and the Ants’ use of a Burundi drum sound), Nigerian Beats and pre-revolutionary mambo and son, Monteavaro will stage this installation at Seminole Height’s Cuntshaus space, where Permanent Makeup and Piss Ghost drummer Susan Dickson-Nadeau will take the stage, too. (Cunsthaus, Tampa) INFO

Fangsgiving w/Have Gun, Will Travel/Will Quinlan/TRC/Shae Krispinsky/Same Day Delivery Orchestra/Band of Sorrows/Radarmen/Hangtown/Scott Harrell/John Nowicki/Eliana Blanchard/Bob FriersonBeastie Boys, Black Sabbath, The Cars, A Tribe Called Quest, Mazzy Star and Queen are just some of the classic acts that’ll be covered by an array of Bay area acts at this two-stage show that is a benefit for the nonprofit Gasparilla Music Foundation, which helps provide musical instruments for some of the area’s neediest kids. Yes, you may wear a costume. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

✔️ Behemoth w/At The Gates/Wolves In The Throne Room Holy, heavy hell, Batman. An international duo of heavy metal bands — Polish black death outfit Behemoth and Portuguese thrash and groove metal band At The Gates — will join one of the U.S.’ finest metal groups, Wolves In The Throne Room, for a show that could very well open up a literal portal to hell underneath the Jannus courtyard. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg) INFO


✔️ Max Weinberg’s Jukebox He’s spent over four decades in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and was Conan O’Brien’s musical sideman for almost 20 years, but Max Weinberg will take an evening to ask audience members to interact with a video board that’ll help create a setlist that he and his four-piece will play at this show, which is his Capitol Theatre debut. (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) INFO

Jóse López A versatile pianist and enthusiastic performer of chamber music, José López was a founding member of the Dalbergi Trio, has collaborated with Florida International University’s resident new music ensemble, the Nodus Ensemble, and was the orchestral pianist with the Florida Philharmonic for 13 years. On Saturday afternoon he works through compositions by Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt and operatic transcriptions and works by Nicolás Ruíz Espadero. (Sykes Chapel at University of Tampa, Tampa) INFO

Mija Here’s a pretty cool booking that finds Skrillex collaborator and fast-rising Arizona producer Mija headlining The Attic at Rock Brothers, which is quickly becoming another trusty venue for electronic music producers. Her latest — a remix of Nick Monaco’s “River” — features big disco energy, but her live sets have long defied genrefication in favor of whatever vibe she feels serves the room she’s spinning for on any given night. (The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, Ybor City) INFO

✔️ J Balvin There are mixed attitudes about Latino culture these days, and J. Balvin knows that. In 2015, he pulled out of a Miss USA broadcast to protest disrespectful comments about Latinos by contest owner Donald Trump. Good news for people like Trump is that Balvin’s music has been all over the place this summer. “Positivo” — the 33-year-old Colombian’s song with Michael Brun — was Telemundo’s 2018 Deportes World Cup song, and Balvin’s new album of warm Latin pop, Vibras, is bringing him to arenas across the country. This tour may be the last time you see Balvin — who spent his summer sparring with Drake on the Billboardpop charts — in a 10,000-capacity room. (Yuengling Center at University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO




Sebastian Tenorio (c.1949 Florida Beer Garden, Tampa) INFO


Scrappy Halloween w/The Milos/Pig Pen/10 Minutes From Here (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Alice In Chains (Hard Rock Live, Orlando) INFO

Eviscerated w/Zombie Tampon/Servants of the Mist/Misunderstood/The Abortion Twins (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO

80s Punk & New Wave Tribute w/Boney Fiend/The Jordones (Caledonia Brewing, Dunedin) INFO

Psychedelic Saturday w/Blackbird Morning (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO


Florida Mountain Boys (4 p.m.) w/Boxcar Hollow (8:30 p.m.) (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg) INFO

A Very Country Halloween w Swampland Symphony (Neptune Lounge, Tarpon Springs) INFO


Lemon City Trio (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg) INFO

Trae Pierce and the T-Stones (Ringside Café, St. Petersburg) INFO


Florida Orchestra: Brass With A Beat (Land O Lakes Heritage Park , Land O Lakes) INFO

Florida Orchestra Family Concerts: Get Up and Move! (Murray Studio Theater at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Evening at Bach's Coffeehouse (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

The Florida Wind Band Presents: Mystic Winds are Blowing (School of Music Concert Hall at University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO


Elton Dan (Elton John Tribute) w/Gypsies/Doves & Dreamers (Stevie Nicks Tribute) (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

Whiskey Throttle (Buckets Grill & Tap, Tampa) INFO

Halloween Madness ww/Swipe Right (Ka'Tiki, Treasure Island) INFO

Argus Lives Halloween Bash (Smokin’ 19, St. Petersburg) INFO

She’s That Dude (Two Buks, Clearwater) INFO


Mini-Mart Monster Mash w/Mes McDonald(Nebraska Mini-Mart, Tampa) INFO

Retro Red Square Recall w/DJ Rig/DJ Noi (Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO

So What'cha Want w/DJ Fader (Orbit 19, Holiday) INFO

Drake Night Halloween Costume Party (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

'70s Flashback Halloween Party w/VJ Hural Knight (Crooked Thumb Brewery, Safety Harbor) INFO

LimeLight Costume Party w/ DOMosaurus_Rex (The Blue Note, Tampa) INFO

Red Star HeightsOween Party w/DJ Ram/DJ RK3 (Red Star Rock Bar, Tampa) INFO

This Ain’t No Guavaween w/Moonsovermysammy/Oprah Spinfrey (The Bricks, Ybor City) INFO

Sunset Saturdays (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO


Kidz Bop Live 2018 (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) 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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