Tampa Bay’s Sunday live music agenda includes Lucero, Brent Cowles, DJ Ynot and more

More than a dozen concerts in all.

click to enlarge Lucero, which plays The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on September 23, 2018. - Nicole Kibert/elawgrrl.com
Nicole Kibert/elawgrrl.com
Lucero, which plays The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on September 23, 2018.


✔️= Critic's Pick

Eric J. Roth SUNY alum and classical guitarist Eric J. Roth will play his own arrangement of French composer Benjamin Godard’s “Violin Sonata No. 2,” plus other classical works for the guitar. (Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Clearwater) INFO

GOOD GOODBYES
Lucero’s Ben Nichols talks leaving family, more ahead of Florida tour

✔️ Lucero w/Brent Cowles Brent Cowles — a pastor’s son who once fronted You Me & Apollo — has found a voice in his own style of blues, soul and pop that’s caught the ears of tastemakers at NPR who have dubbed him one of the public radio station’s Slingshot Artists of 2018. The Denver songwriter opens for Lucero, which is supporting its new album, Among The Ghosts. Read our interview with Lucero frontman Ben Nichols via cltampa.com/music. (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

✔️ John Wesley w/Geri X For many years now, John Wesley has flown under the radar in Tampa Bay. The Autodrive alum’s best gig is one playing guitar for Porcupine Tree, but on Sunday he joins Geri X for an intimate set where the duo hopefully gets to rekindle some of the magic they made when Geri was working on music at Red Room Studios, a once Ybor-based space Wesley owned with Mark Prator. (Independent Bar and Café, Tampa) INFO

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ALSO PLAYING

Deck Music: Taylor Raynor (Mermaid Tavern, Tampa) INFO

Above Snakes (Steep Station, St. Petersburg) INFO

USF Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: Bay Baroque Ensemble (School of Music Concert Hall at University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO

Beth McKee w/Grant Peyton (Ella's Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa) INFO

September 23, Afton Showcase (Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO

September 23, Chaos Chaos w/Yeek (Crowbar, Ybor City) CANCELED

Above Snakes (Steep Station, St. Petersburg) INFO

The Melody Trucks Band w/Bird Tribe/Ginger Beard Man (Paper Crane, St. Petersburg) INFO

Southern Avenue w/Sugar and Spice Revue (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

Ol' Dirty Sundays w/ DJ YNOT (Ol’ Dirty Sundays at Crowbar, Ybor City) 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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