Tampa Bay live music Sunday led by The Early November, Holy Terror, Walter Parks and more

Plenty of free shows on the agenda, too.

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✔️= Critic's Pick

✔️ The Early November w/The Dangerous Summer/Save Face/Jetty Bones It’s only been three years since fans have had new music from The Early November, but the New Jersey emo group is ready to return. In July, the group teased a new song (“Lilac”) and announced a 30-date fall tour that finally hits Ybor City’s Crowbar on Sunday. The support bill on the trek is a doozy, too. Kelc Galluzzo’s Jetty Bones project (which features members of Tiny Moving Parts) will be there, and so will Maryland rock group The Dangerous Summer. Saving Face joins The Early November as the other Garden State band on the bill, and you can expect a tight fit in the room since an October 6 show at Orlando’s Soundbar is the only other Florida gig on the itinerary. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

✔️ Walter Parks Most weirdos find their way down to Florida, but Walter Parks did it backwards by jumping from Jacksonville to Jersey City. Famous for a stint in Richie Havens’ band as well as some time spent in a folk duo called The Nudes, Parks arrives at the UU Dome to share swampy, expertly picked gospel blues that’ll have you stomping your boots and using Kleenex to dab tears from eyes, too. (Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa, Tampa) INFO

Damron Concert Artist Series w/Haig Mardirosian Louis Vierne’s “Symphony No. 1” for organ gets to play on the pipes at the University of Tampa’s Sykes thanks to NYC-born key-tickler Haig Mardirosian (Dean Emeritus of the College of Arts and Letters at UT), who’ll also play sonatos by José Lidón and Herbert Howells at this free Sunday show which kicks off at 2 p.m. (Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values at University of Tampa, Tampa) INFO

A MAN ALONE
Poetry ‘n’ Lotion principal John Nowicki steps out on his own

✔️ The Holy Terror w/Acho Brother/David Kibby There are many possible configurations, but this one feels like it could be a Tampa Bay holy triumvirate of local songwriters. All flavors are represented here (David Kibby plays in Tampa punk band Radarmen, The Holy Terror is weirdo rocker John Nowicki and Hector Mayoral of Acho Brother is Tampa’s patron saint of Puerto Rican rhythm and soul), and the early start time means you’ll be home before the sun goes down. (Microgroove, Tampa) INFO

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ALSO PLAYING

Pop

Danny Gokey w/Tauren Wells/Riley Clemmons (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO


Classical/Chorale
Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra (Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, Pinellas Park) INFO

Florida Orchestra Family Concerts: Get Up and Move! (Glazer Children's Museum, Tampa) INFO

USF Symphony Orchestra (School of Music Concert Hall at University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO

Tampa Oratorio Singers (Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, Tampa) INFO


Hip-hop/DJ
Soldier Kidd w/TBA (Transitions Art gallery at Skatepark of Tampa, Tampa) INFO

The Gaff w/DJ Casper/DJ Fader (Ol' Dirty Sundays at Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO


Rock/Blues
Somatic (The Mandarin Hide, St. Petersburg) INFO

HER! Sundays w/Element/Manic Episodes/Danni (Hooch and Hive, Tampa) INFO

Shoeless Soul (3 Daughters Brewing, St. Petersburg) INFO

Peter Karp (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO


Tribute/Cover
Beatlemaniax (Beth Israel Sun City Center, Sun City Center) INFO

Maiden Cane: Anthems of Arena Rock (Hough Hall at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO


Singer-songwriter/Americana
Dean Johanesen w/Caleb Kopta/Al Torchia (Independent Bar and Cafe, Tampa) INFO

Deck Music w/Jeff Curtis (Mermaid Tavern, Tampa) INFO

Sara Rose Band (Ella's Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa) 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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