This Saturday in live music: Awkward Age, Naughty By Nature, The Gun Hoes + more

Some concerts happening this Sat., Jan. 30.

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It's your friendly concert breakdown for Sat., Jan. 30. Here's what's happening tonight:

Awkward Age with The Tim Version, Edmonton, Blacksmith Local power pop faves Awkward Age — Matt Shumate, Eric Turner and Vic Alverez — have only just returned to the scene after a few months off and are already saying farewell until further notice (and maybe forever) at this multi-act Saturday night gig; Turner is working out his new dad shoes and Alverez is moving to Los Angeles in February. At least it's shaping up to be a throwdown for the recordbooks, with sets by local heavy punk-kicking rockers The Tim Version and Blacksmith, and Gainesville emo-tinged outfit Edmonton. (New World Brewery, Ybor City)

Naughty By Nature Amid the most ubiquitous hip-hop anthems to come out of the 1990s, “Hip Hop Horray” is somewhere at the top followed closely by “O.P.P.” Although Naughty by Nature hasn’t produced a charting hit in quite some time, the New Jersey trio remains active, and if you missed their Legends of the Old School set in December at USF, this is your chance to see a full-scale performance as part of their 25th Anniversary Tour. Bud Light sponsors, admission is free (ages 21 and up only), and Infinite Skillz and Citizen Prophet open. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg)

Rebirth Brass Band The more than three-decades-old Grammy-winning New Orleans brass ensemble draws from a catalog of originals that includes “Feel Like Funkin’ It Up” (which you may remember from the HBO series Treme) along with covers that reveal influences both old and newer – from “When the Saints Go Marching In” to Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” to a medley of Michael Jackson tunes. (Orpheum, Ybor City)

Throwdown By The Bay with Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, Maddie & Tae It’s a Saturday night arena-scale country music party presented by 103.5-FM and headlined by Little Big Town, the four-time CMA-winning group from Alabama driven by the four-part harmonies of founding members Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Roads-Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook. Also of note on this night hootin’ and boot-scootin’ evening: country/bluegrass rocker Chris Stapleton, who has only one solo LP (last year’s Traveller) but hundreds of songwriting credits including No. 1 charters "Never Wanted Nothing More" (recorded by Kenny Chesney) and "Love's Gonna Make It Alright" (George Strait). (Amalie Arena, Tampa)

The Gun Hoes with Jensen Serf Co., Selectric, The Green Benchers The Gun Hoes serve a mix of garage pop and punk jangly in lo-fi odes like “Sext Me,” “Where's My Money?” “Dicks and Bondage” and “U Feels H8,” all off 2015 release Sex and Violins. The Miami trio headlines this free Saturday night Bends bill that’s rounded out by three fine local indie rock outfits with gritty persuasions. (The Bends, St. Petersburg) 

L.O.R.E. w/Shadow Laughter/Kuraishi
Brass Mug, Tampa
Estes Love & Porcupine Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Jess Glynne w/Conrad Sewell State Theatre, St. Petersburg
Damon Fowler Group w/Roosevelt Collier Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Capitol Theatre, Clearwater
Cheryl Wheeler Craftsman House Gallery, St. Petersburg
Unmotivated/Bumpin Uglies/Summer Survivors Ringside Café, St. Petersburg
Mosquito Teeth/Slade & The Wasters/Tiefighterdown/Stand Up Ralph Fubar, St. Petersburg
Soul Saturday: Danielle DeCosmo & Blackbird Morning Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Dash Berlin Amphitheatre, Ybor City
Botomatics w/Broken Taillight/Hector Mayoral/Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones Ruby's Elixir, St. Petersburg
Muphin Chuckrs w/The Real Clash/Trainquill/Bless Ed/Didges Christ Superdrum Local, St. Petersburg
Francesco Attesti and Nathalie Avila Largo Cultural Center, Largo

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