This Friday in live music: Nots, Las Robertas, 98 Degrees + more

A breakdown of concert highlights for this Fri., July 15, plus a peek at the weekend ahead.

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It' a fatty stacked night of concerts on this Fri., July 15 Take a look at the breakdown below, then peep what's happening on this equally packed weekend, too.

Becca McCoy & La Lucha: An Evening of Rosemary Clooney Pinellas area actor and singer Becca McCoy is not only talented but versatile. She follows her role as Spamalot’s larger-than-life diva, Lady of the Lake, with a more low-key performance that finds her interpreting songs by Rosemary Clooney as accompanied by classy Latin-tinged jazz trio La Lucha. Expect to hear numbers like “Come On-A My House,” “Fools Rush In,” “Mambo Italiano” and “Someone to Watch Over Me” during this latest Side Door program. (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) Leilani Polk

Joey Gilmore A soulful South Florida-based bluesman with electric guitar chops who’s been working the Florida circuit for the better part of five decades, not to mention playing support for touring musicians that made their way down to the Sunshine State and doing some touring of his own around the U.S. and Europe, sharing the stage with the likes of James Brown, Etta James and Bobby Bland among others. This tour finds Joey Gilmore fresh off releasing his eighth album, Respect the Blues, joined by his four-piece on bass, drums, keys and vocals. (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) LP

98 Degrees with O-Town, Ryan Cabrera, Dream Remember 98 Degrees? The boy band that came up just as Backstreet Boys and N’Sync were vying for ultimate pop fame? It featured brothers Nick and Drew Lachey (who’ve enjoyed some fame since their vocal group days) along with Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons (who haven’t), and they saw a few charters in "Because of You” and "Thank God I Found You" (a No. 1 hit with Mariah Carey and Joe). The four gentlemen have come back together for a throwback “My2K Tour,” joined by three other acts that also had their respective heydays in the ‘90s and early ‘00s. (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa)LP

Marianas Trench We should just say they’re “deep,” right? Perhaps it’s ironic, because this rising pop act from Vancouver is, uh, not. The group has scored a couple of platinum releases in its homeland by mashing up pretty much every element of the slick post-teen-pop sound perhaps best described as “Twenty One Pilots feeling up Walk The Moon under the bleachers at the school dance in some terrible teen movie.” So, yeah, they should be the Great White North’s most successful/annoying import since the Biebs any day now. Take your adolescent kids, they’ll love you forever.(State Theatre, St. Petersburg) –Scott Harrell

Nots with Permanent Make-Up, Gino and the Goons Nots is an all-girl foursome from Memphis offering rambunctious garage-punk noise that gets over more on energy and attitude than anything else, but don’t take that as a slam — it’s feisty and fun, and will surely provide a great topper to a three-band bill heavy on good, loud, punky local/semi-local stuff. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) –Scott Harrell

Bear Grillz According to Bear Grillz’s current label, Firepower Records, the EDM artist is a 28-year-old grizzly bear from Yosemite National Park who discovered a love of music after mauling a climber and finding a unique instrument in his possession – a “MacBook Pro.” If you like electronic music by a DJ who’s identity remains unknown because he wears a big ol’ bear costume, you're in luck. Between seven EPs, four singles and all manner of live dates, Bear Grillz has started making a name for himself in the EDM scene doing just that. (The Ritz Ybor, Ybor City) –Michael Fritz

Shawn Kyle, Mountain Holler, J.T. Brown A showcase featuring three incredibly talented locally-brewed singer-songwriters on the Hideaway’s intimate listening room stage: veteran musician Shawn Kyle (of the late Beauvilles and currently active AMFMS); Mountain Holler, the alias of high-piping Mark Etherington who, in addition to his solo folk work, plays guitar and sings in RedFeather and is one of two drummers in instrumental post-metal group Set and Setting; and Groves primary J.T. Brown, who’s been performing around town promoting his upcoming solo outing Phantom Heart, parts of it recorded with Kyle at his Warm and Alive studio. (Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg) –MF & LP

Uncle John’s Band Since forming in 1989, UJB has given locals the chance to experience how an actual Grateful Dead concert might feel, both in song selection and in improvisational stretching. These days, Tampa Bay’s favorite and longest-running Dead tribute band culls from a pretty expansive catalog of Dead material and if you’re a Deadhead or simply a passing fan of jam band music, UJB makes its debut appearance on the Palladium’s Side Door stage on this night. (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) –MF & LP

Las Robertas with Deadborns, Johnny Mile & the Kilometers A coed three-piece from the sweaty climes of Costa Rica, Las Robertas do that currently very popular thing that splits the difference between sunny surf/girl-group rock and darker, noisier reverbed-out garage-pop. Not terribly unique, but well done and hella entertaining, particularly if you like guitar tones that sound like actual amps you might’ve saved your lawn-mowing earnings up to buy at Sears 30 years ago. And you do, don’t you? You love that shit. (The Bends, St. Petersburg) –SH


Future Vintage (Gaspar’s Grotto, Ybor City)

Up the Ante Concert Series: Drum & Bass Edition w/KNOXZ/Decibel Nation Live/Empire X/Kay-S (Fubar, St. Petersburg)

Come Back Alice w/ The Heather Gillis Band (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)

Tha Underground Takeover w/Tropical Disturbance/KC Rhymes & WayneCG/D-Murder/Sleep Lyrical/2Face Itzlyrikal & Fetus/Emcee Damage (Local 662, St. Petersburg)

Gypsy and Robins B-D Bash w/Wirethrone/Prepare The Grave/The Offering/The Halloway Tape/Open Jam Sandwich Fri., July 15, Brass Mug, Tampa Ramblegrass (Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg)


STRT TRBL Pop-up Shop & Concert Sat., July 16, New World Brewery, Ybor City

Amphibian Lark Sat., July 16, The Venture Compound, St. Petersburg

MrENC/Empire Cinema/Expert Timing Sat., July 16, Microgroove, Tampa

The Alternate Routes w/Gareth Asher Sat., July 16, Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg

Creative Loafing's Record Fair & Music Issue Release Party 2016 Sat., July 16, Lot 1901, Ybor City

Zanesville w/Skarz/Pretty Voices/Shithouse Slim & the Upperdeckers Sat., July 16, Fubar, St. Petersburg

The Underhill Family Orchestra w/The Sh-Booms/Little Sheba and the Shamans Sat., July 16, Crowbar, Ybor City

Polyenso w/Brother Cephus Sat., July 16, Jannus Live, St. Petersburg

TC Carr and Bolts of Blue feat. Josh Nelms Sat., July 16, Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa

Carpadium/Velocirapture/Orion/Aegeus/Progress Beyond Repair Sat., July 16, Brass Mug, Tampa

Dierks Bentley w/Randy Houser/Cam Tucker Sat., July 16, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa

Rays Summer Concert Series: Bret Michaels Sat., July 16, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

Row Jomah Sat., July 16, Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg

A New Generation of Jazz Sun., July 17, Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg

An Evening with Chaka Sun., July 17, Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa

Los Pericos Sun., July 17, Orpheum, Ybor City

G-Eazy w/Logic/YG/Yo Gotti/Kodak Black Sun., July 17, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa

Pray For Orlando: Tampa Benefit Show Sun., July 17, Brass Mug, Tampa

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