This Saturday in live music: Brazilian Girls, Nas and Lil Wayne at HIT Music Festival, and more

A look at the concert breakdown for this Sat., Nov. 7.

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Brazilian Girls

A great big slate of intriguing concerts are happening on this first Saturday in November. Check out the full breakdown below.


Brazilian Girls with The Hongs, DJ Mini Horse One of my fondest embarrassments came several years back by way of Brazilian Girls’ “Sexy Asshole,” its refrain blasting right as my (male) boss walked by, and prompting a double-take (from him) and an abashed smile (from me). I guess it could have been worse; what if I’d been listening to “Pussy”? Yikes. Though they haven’t released any new material since 2008’s New York City, the NYC-spawned electro-dance outfit with vibrant worldly flavor powered by the sexy-sultry multi-lingual vocals of frontwoman (and sole female band member) Sabina Sciubba, Brazilian Girls returned from a six-year hiatus last fall and self-funded and recorded a new LP, which is due out sometime this year. Expect to hear some new songs during this (very exciting) Tampa date. Disco vibing synth-pop outfit The Hongs, from Miami, support. (Crowbar, Ybor City)

The Huckleberry Family & Friends It’s a night of country twang tradition and Southern fried honky tonk emissions when The Huckleberry Family brings their old school Bradentucky sounds to the Emerald with St. Pete rock n’ roll stompers Village of Weedville and Venice outlaw country singer-songwriter Doug Burns. There’s a co-ed Daisy Dukes contest, too. Yee haw. (Emerald Bar, St. Petersburg)

H.I.T. Music Festival with Nas, Lil Wayne, August Alsina, Yo Gotti, DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Jim Jones, ILoveMakonnen, Troy Ave, Tink, Shy Glizzy, Waka Flocka Flame, Cyhi The Prynce, DJ Green Lantern Though WorldStarHipHop is known for its raunchy music videos and shocking fight clips, the company has done a pretty good job putting together the jam-packed lineup of the genre’s finest and most in-demand artists for its H.I.T. (History in Tampa) Music Festival. The inaugural fest is headed up by one of hip-hop’s greatest living legends, Nas, along with heavy hitting radio-beloved rapper Lil Wayne, together making for a potentially groundbreaking live music event filled out by some other noteworthy talents that’ll surely help H.I.T. live up to the hype of its name. (USF Sun Dome, Tampa) –Andrea McCray

Tinsley Ellis with The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band On the heels of releasing his 15th recording (and second on his own Heartfixer Music label), Tough Love, esteemed Atlanta-based blues axeman Tinsley Ellis hits town joined by Indiana back country roots-blues three-piece Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band. (Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa)

River Rock Craft Beer & Music Festival with Vertical Horizon, Tonic, Spin Doctors, /Forrest Hoffar Three alt rock bands with ‘90s-era radio hits that still get play on AC stations today make up the vanilla-flavored lineup for the second annual River Rock Festival: Vertical Horizon ("Everything You Want," "You're a God," "Best I Ever Had"), Tonic (“If You Could Only See,” “Open Up Your Eyes,” “You Wanted More”) and Spin Doctors (“Two Princes,” “Little Miss Can't Be Wrong”). (Water Works Park, Tampa)

Dan Bern There’s no question that LA’s Dan Bern is a prolific singer-songwriter; he has a dozen LPs, six EPs and a couple of live albums to his credit touching on spacious heartland-hued roots rock and country folk-twang and marked by high-toned nasally vocals that are mildly reminiscent of Bob Dylan. “I got my GPS and my Hoody / And my one guitar that stays in tune / And if all goes well I’ll see you on the moon,” he croons in the title track off his latest full-length, Hoody, which features guests like Old Crow Medicine Show’s Willie Watson and his own daughter Lulu, and brings him to town on this night. (The Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg)

ALSO TONIGHT
Lovedrug w/Preson Phillips/Ella Jet
 New World Brewery, Ybor City
Bloody Jug Band Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
Leftöver Crack/All Torn Up!/Days N Daze Orpheum, Ybor City
Nate Najar The Underground at Moscato’s, St. Petersburg
The Big Hair Ball The Ritz Ybor, Ybor City
Knuckle Puck w/Seaway/Sorority Noise/Head North Epic Problem, Tampa
Whitney James: Babs & Bette – A Tribute to Barbra Streisand & Bette Midler Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg
NEHI Reunion Ringside Café, St. Petersburg
Metal Extravaganza w/Chlover/American Greed/The Inc/Seek Well/Red Lights Beacon/The Masons/Strung Up/K.I./Dungeon Boss Brass Mug, Tampa
Geoff Abraham & The Stone City Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Battle of the Bands w/Frostfang/DEA & Saint/Green Bastard/Switchblade Villain/Bangarang/Thrash Can/Twisty Chris and the Puddin' Packs/The Harvest/Holiday & Vacation/Goodnight Neverland/The RXN Local 662, St. Petersburg

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