Tampa Bay live music Sunday with Worlds Scariest Police Chases and more

Proper Villains is on the Carmine's patio.

✔️=Critic's Pick

✔️ Worlds Scariest Police Chases w/Debt Neglector/Rutterkin/Sandspur City/LVL 4 A new north Pinellas punk band (LVL 4) gets on its feet for this tattoo shop gig where a pair of Tampa punk bands (including Rutterkin, which is supporting its late 2018 EP Terror In Comfort) join heavyweight Orlando outfit Debt Neglector in supporting visiting band, Worlds Scariest Police Chases. The Pittsburgh six-piece cares not for punctuation and spelling, but it did pack an October 2018 LP — Ablum 3 — with the kind of poppy hardcore that you can both sing and slam dance to. This early show (8 p.m.) is all-ages and just $8 to attend. (Lucky You Tattoo, St. Petersburg) INFO

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


Proper Villains w/Nate Verde/KC Gilmore/Tommy Rize/High5ive (Carmine’s, Ybor City) INFO

Ol' Dirty Sundays w/ Danny Vintage (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Subterranean Sundays - Synthpop & Darkwave Edition (Hampton Station, Tampa) INFO


Somatic (Mandarin Hide, St. Petersburg) INFO

Groundhog Gravy (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO


Cadillac Cowboys (The Independent Bar & Café, Tampa) INFO

The Divebombers (Ella's Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa) INFO


Let’s Hang On! (Central Park Performing Arts Center, Largo) INFO

Uncle Johns Band’s Super Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse Concert (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg) INFO


Selwyn Birchwood w/Gloria West & the Gents (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO


Mwiza w/Stephanie Prez/Kellie White (The Blue Note, Tampa) INFO


Marlina Karimi w/Kodey Beard (Friday Morning Musicale & Federated Clubs, Tampa) INFO

Tampa Bay Symphony: Composition Contest Finals (Hough Hall at Palladium Theater, 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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