This Saturday in live music: Big Shoals, Pitbull with Prince Royce, BBQ Mark Sultan + more

A look at concerts happening this Sat., July 30.

A quick breakdown of concert highlights for this Sat., July 30.

Big Shoals with Will Quinlan & The Holy Slow Train, The Rosewoods After releasing a much-lauded debut in 2014, Gainesville’s folk, Americana and Southern rock trio Big Shoals toured a lot and played with the likes of Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) and American Aquarium, which means they were not only inspired but a tighter, more well-oiled machine when they hit the studio for just-released follow-up Hard Lessons, a mix of barn-burners and ballads touching on love, heartache and letdowns. (New World Brewery, Ybor City)–Leilani Polk

Emo Night Brooklyn In Tampa It’s time, once more, to break out the wide-rimmed glasses, skinny jeans (black only), Chucks and various other itemized fashion accessories, and gather to drink PBR, quote American Football lyrics and talk about how music has never gotten better than Brand New. Truth be told, it hasn't. All stereotypes aside, Emo Night is always a good place to hang out and cry while simultaneously listening to some sad ass songs, and/or the songs that helped define every failed romance of your high school years and beyond. A good place to wear your heart on your sleeve and relive glory days. (Orpheum, Ybor City) –Brian Roesler

BBQ Mark Sultan Underground Canadian garage rock guru Mark Sultan aka BBQ has played with a shitton of musicians beyond his time with well-known collaborator King Khan, adopting his nickname for a solo schtick that finds him singing and playing guitar and drums simultaneously. It’s wild, raucous and all in good fun, and he’s been booked at a super small bar Ghost Drag and with fine local(ish) support in Luxury Mane, The Wooly Bushmen and The Dialtones. (Fubar, St. Petersburg) –LP

Cece Teneal: Aretha, Portrait of a Queen A 50-year retrospective tribute to the Queen of Soul presented in a Broadway-style show by CeCe Teneal, with the song selection touching on cover material from her Portrait of a Queen album – “Dr. Feelgood,” “Rock Steady,” “I Say aLittle Prayer” and “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman,” among many others. (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg)–LP

Pitbull with Prince Royce, Farruko Miami Latino hip hop star Pitbull has become a global hitmaker with a few choice crossover pop-dance odes that got him on the charts (“I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” “Hotel Room”) and perfect guest spots to provide hooks that rocketed him to the top: “Give Me Everything” (featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer), “Timber" (Kesha) and “Time of Our Lives” (Ne-Yo). Bronx-spawned Prince Royce has a deeper Latin pop vibe with hints of bachata, R&B, EDM and hip hop. (Amalie Arena, Tampa)–LP


Halcyon (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)

Betty Fox Band (Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg)

The Simian Theory Benefit For Bozarth (Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg)

The Southern Belles (July 30, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin)

Elephante (July 30, The Ritz Ybor, Ybor City)

Joshua Cruz: Black Is Classier Experience w/Ari Chi/David Camden/Shevonne/Almost Poets (Local 662, St. Petersburg)

Urban Gypsies w/Oak Hay (3 Daughters Brewing, St. Petersburg)

Tunnel Vision (Beach Bar, Tampa)

Troy Youngblood & the Soulfish w/U.S. (The Hub, downtown Tampa)

Post-Rays Concert Series: Hunter Hayes (Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg)

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