Tampa punk songwriters Rodney Smith, Jeff Brawer and Dan Padilla hit the Corner Club this week

It's Bruce's birthday, and Shawn Watkins is bartending.

click to enlarge Jeff Brawer. - Riley Alexander
Riley Alexander
Jeff Brawer.

The first thing I do in every new city I visit is pick up the alt-weekly to see which shows are happening where. What I hope to find is a booking that paints a good picture of what parts of the local scene might be like.

This Hump Day gig would be a must-attend for me. It features three of the Bay area’s longest-running, and most respected, punk songwriters in one of Sulphur Springs’ coziest dives, playing solo sets in honor of local music lover Bruce Reiss’ 65th birthday. No cover, and Shawn Watkins (drummer for another revered Tampa punk band, Tim Version) is guest bartending.

Wednesday, July 31 @ Corner Club, Tampa.

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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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