Tampa emo band Pale Gold plays free St. Petersburg concert this weekend

Critical Hits and Rillian play support at The Bends.


Pale Gold makes loud music for sad times, and the Tampa emo band is supported by a pair of local favorites (Vic Alvarez’s latest project, Critical Hits, and Rillian, a new band made up of longtime players in the scene) on Saturday for this no-cover show.

Turn on Pale Gold’s 2018 album, High Strung, to hear three fresh-faced dudes play punk that’s riddled with the kind of angst that sticks to the insides of a 40-year-old lifelong Robert Smith idolator.

Critical Hits w/Rilian/Pale Gold. Sat. March 7, 9 p.m. No cover. The Bends, St. Petersburg. local.cltampa.com

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