Tampa expat Aubrey Bramble brings Seattle-based Golden Gardens back home

The REAX music magazine alum is in town on April 30.

click to enlarge Tampa expat Aubrey Bramble brings Seattle-based Golden Gardens back home
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The bio says Seattle, but Golden Gardens has some deep ties to Tampa Bay thanks to the time Aubrey Bramble spent at long-shuttered, Ybor-based music magazine REAX. Bramble now lends ghostly vocals to Golden Gardens, and she brings the dreamgaze trio to her old stomping grounds in support of a new single, “Desert Rose,” where Carl Germain has laid down layers of dreamy synth that wouldn’t be out of place in a David Lynch movie. Kate Swan’s Fjshwjfe project plays support on this Tuesday night goth-pop party.

The show is one of two homecoming-esque bookings for Hooch and Hive, which is playing host to a St. Petersburg native, soul singer Kendra Morris, over the weekend.

Golden Gardens w/Fjshwjfe. Tues. April 30. Hooch and Hive, Tampa. ticketfly.com.

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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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