Tampa Bay’s Friday live music lineup led by Troye Sivan, All Time Low and more

Not Hootie is opening for Lady Antebellum, too.


Florida Extreme Metal Fest There are at least 24 bands on the schedule of the three-day Florida Extreme Metalfest, and the lineup reads like a who’s who of Halloween-ready fantasy football teams (Cranial Implosion, Trapped in the Morgue, Engulfed In Blackness, Blood Filled Hate and Death Incarnate are some of our favorites). We’ll share all of them in a post on cltampa.com/music, but go ahead and make plans if you want to headbang for three straight days (and then have your ears ring for at least 24 hours after that). (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO

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✔️ Troye Sivan w/Kim Petras/Leland Another one of CL’s must-see shows of the fall arrives when South African-born Australian pop enigma Troye Sivan comes to St. Petersburg. This is a chance to see the 23-year-old LGBT icon and “My, My, My” singer up close and personal in a room that you won’t see him in again. Transgender German songwriter Kim Petras and Leland (the L.A. songwriter, not the Texas Christian rock band) open the show. (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

Lady Antebellum w/Darius Rucker/Russell Dickerson Not Hootie (aka Darius Rucker) fills out the middle of an arena-level summertime country music bill headlined by hitmaking Nashville trio Lady Antebellum, which recently signed with Big Machine Label Group’s BMLG Records after years recording for Capitol Nashville. Slick-haired crooner Russell Dickerson (you saw him performing during a date on Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette) opens the show. (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa) INFO

✔️ The Florida Orchestra w/Valentina Lisitsa The Florida Orchestra finally opens its new season by asking Ukrainian-American pianist Valentina Lisitsa to join in the fun during three Bay performances of works by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi (“Pines of Rome”), Rachmaninoff (“Piano Concerto No. 2”) and Beethoven (the very famous ‘Symphony No. 5,” except that TFO and Lisita will play all 35 minutes of the piece). Shows happen in Tampa (Friday at Straz Center), St. Petersburg (Saturday at Mahaffey Theater) and Clearwater (Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall). Free tickets for kids and teens are available in advance via floridaorchestra.org. (Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO

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Boston Marriage w/Kinder Than Wolves/Snacking/Ugly Couple It’s only been five months since Lucky You last saw Boston Marriage come through (the band is actually from Orlando), but the emo act brought a new set of friends this time around. Pop trio Kinder Than Wolves is a welcome addition (so are Bay area locals Ugly Couple and Snacking), and this bill stands out thanks to Triple Crown Records’ ADJY, a North Carolina-based quintet that hasn’t been in town since it opened for Foxing in 2016. This show is all ages. (Lucky You Tattoo, St. Petersburg) INFO

Furious Funk Presents: The Wormhole w/Detlef/Dosem Techno producers Alexander Georgiadis (aka Detlef) and Marc Dosem are a long way from home (Greece and Spain, respectively), and that’s OK since these Wormhole parties seem to lend themselves to heavy familial vibes that start at the official party (kicking off around 10 p.m. at Nova 535) before an after-party moves down the street to the Movement Sanctuary, where a handful of DJs (in this case partygoers will see Suddenly Strange, alien d35e, Elevator Guy, JB Nicotera and the Kenderine Bros.) are scheduled to spin until 8 a.m. (Nova 535, St. Petersburg) INFO

Andy Grammer Pop songwriter Andy Grammer (“Honey, I’m Good”) was supposed to play State Theatre, but the St. Petersburg venue is still in the midst of an ongoing renovation after being sold earlier this year. All good if you have to drive less, and the relocation is definitely a bonus if you were a fan who slept on tickets since there should be plenty of room for you at the Ritz, which can hold twice as many folks as State Theatre could. (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

Sarasota Slim Ruby’s Elixir almost always has high-quality music — especially blues or funk — happening, and this one is a good chance for out-of-towners (or locals curious about the scene) to see a legendary Bay area bluesman, Sarasota Slim, up close and personal. (Ruby’s Elixir, St. Petersburg) INFO

Dashboard Confessional pulls out of St. Petersburg show at Jannus Live

✔️ Dashboard Confessional w/All Time Low/Gnash Chris Carrabba overcame a few awkward moments during Dashboard Confessional’s March 27 set at Jannus Live (sound issues, some kind of medical emergency in the crowd), and he may be in for another one when he shares a new, overtly saccharine, sorta-Jack Johnson-y new single, “KindaYeahSorta,” with fans. The ridiculously kind 43-year-old should overcome, however, thanks to the endless hometown support (he came up with Pompano Beach punk band Further Seems Forever) he’s rightfully earned over the last two decades. UPDATE: D/C had to drop off the show. All Time Low and Gnash will still play. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg) INFO

Adam Hood/Freddy & Francine/Carrie Rodriguez/Grant Peeples/more It may not be the same folking monster that the 23-year-old Key West Songwriters Festival is, but the tropical vibes of St. Pete Beach of this three-day mini-fest are a start, right? (The Don CeSar, St. Pete Beach) INFO




Kim Richey (The Attic at Rock Brothers, Ybor City) INFO

Tate Leigh w/Matt Walker/Mia Bury (The Blue Note, Tampa) INFO

Music in the Park: Erica DiCeglie (Seminole City Park, Seminole) INFO

Ray Gurka (c. 1949 Florida Beer Garden, Tampa) INFO

Desiree & Jim (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

Mountain Holler (Independent Bar, St. Petersburg) INFO


Phil Magallanes Trio (Side Door Cabaret at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO


Starlight Concerts (Highlander Park, Dunedin) INFO

Saint Tone (Zydeco Brew Werks, Ybor City) INFO


Sun City Center Bluegrass (United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, Sun City) INFO

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

Crackerbillys (Cage Brewing, St. Petersburg) INFO


Jory Boy (Whiskey North, Tampa) INFO


Recital w/Meghan Bennett/Maria Lyapkova (Skykes Chapel, University of Tampa) INFO


The Tucci Project (Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

Fozzy, w/Adelitas Way/the Stir (Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO

Geri X w/Changer (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Stick Martin & the Lower Middle Class (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

Sonic Graffiti w/The Graveyard Groupies/Gushing (Green Bench Brewing, St. Petersburg) INFO


#Pound Friday w/Infekt/Oolacile/Murda (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

See even more of the Tampa Bay concert calendar by visiting cltampa.com/musicweek every Thursday morning. Subscribe to our music letter to get a weekly email featuring stories from the paper, our website and a rundown of the week’s best concerts.

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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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