Tampa Bay live music Wednesday belongs to Machine Head, CKY and Nekrogoblin

You know about "Goblin metal," right?

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✔️ Machine Head A Northern California titan of heavy metal is saying goodbye to fans on a fall farewell tour that is the last chance to see a lineup that includes guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain, who will depart from Machine Head, leaving vocalist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern behind to figure out what happens next. Reports say that some of the epic goodbye setlists have been comprised of 22 songs, a McClain drum solo plus a nod to “N.I.B.” by Black Sabbath, and we’re willing to bet that this is one of the few farewell tours that really means it. (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

CKY w/Nekrogoblikon And here’s a band that refuses to die. Jess Margera — brother of skateboarder and filmmaker Bam Margera of Jackass fame — has been keeping time for CKY since the West Chester, Pennsylvania stoner-metal outfit’s inception two decades ago, and on Wednesday he arrives to play songs from the group’s 2017 album, The Phoenix, which is its first full-length since 2009. Self-proclaimed “Kings of Goblin Metal,” Nekrogoblikon, opens this kooky Hump Day shindig. (Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO

ALSO PLAYING

USF Jazz Ensemble 2 (Barness Recital Hall at University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO

Phil Provenzano and the Jazz Experience (The Blue Note, 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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