This Saturday in live music: Modest Mouse and Brand New, Austin Lucas, FTS + more

A look at concerts happening this Sat., July 9.

This Sat., July 9 is looking mighty fine, at least as far as the concert front goes. Peep the breakdown of highlights below.

Modest Mouse + Brand New The scenesters have been buzzing on high since this show was announced months ago, because its co-headliners are both favorites in their own right in overlapping but still distinctively different fanpools. Seattle-area alt rock makers Modest Mouse are the elder of the two, with a come-up in the early ‘90s and six solid albums to their credit. Long Island, NY post-emo favorites Brand New had been pretty much inactive since 2009’s Daisy and its subsequent tour, until rumors of new material began in earnest last year, with a fresh track, “"I Am a Nightmare” heralding a new album to come one TBA day later this year. Both are renown for putting on epic live shows touching on “hits” and deeper cuts, and this double dose of awesome should be no different. (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa) –Leilani Polk

Austin Lucas with Matt Woods, Will Quinlan Folk punk is a genre. It's movement and it's becoming more nuanced as it continues its progression via a cadre of artists that are framing their own personal experiences through the lens of punk rock. Austin Lucas, who cut a split with Chuck Ragan not too long ago, is another entrant among the scene, bringing a unique sincerity and honesty that hangs on the twill of his voice. Matt Woods is a dude with a beard as big as his voice, and doesn't incorporate as much of the punk style into his brand, but rest assured there's a sense of rebellion in his raw Southern rocking Americana. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) –BR

Sonic Stew with The Donna Hopkins Band Sonic Stew is a local jam supergroup of sorts formed and fronted by COPE former Dennis Stadelman (guitar, banjo) with longtime scene compatriot, Rev. Funky D (keyboards), jazz-trained everywhere-man Dan Navarro (bass), and former COPE bandmate, Brad Elliott (drums), their grooving sounds coated in funk and imbued with jazz and grass hues. Atlanta’s Donna Hopkins Band brings soulful, femme-driven blues and roots rock to the evening. (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) –LP

Sound Parlor Young Bay area musicians Danny Scordato and Alex Merrill have taken a surprising pop-catchy funk turn with their Sound Parlor project, fresh tracks like “Can He Sing Like Me?” a mix of Chromeo’s white boy strut, Pharrell’s mainstream groove appeal and their own most adorable quasi-serious soul. The overall result is rather infectious and beat fantastic enough to make shake what your mama gave ya. (Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg)–LP

Troy Youngblood & the Soulfish with Row Jomah The Saturday night jams at Crowbar kick off with a set by rocking and groove-hawking Row Jomah before Troy Youngblood hits the stage with his multi-piece Soulfish ensemble, his deep booming vocals sailing over their soulful, trumpet-accompanied blend of swampy roots rock twang and funky blues swing. (Crowbar, Ybor City)–LP

FTS with Menudo Death Squad, Kuraishi, Skum of the Slum ‘FTS’ is an acronym for ‘Fuck this shit.’ It’s also the name of the South Philly street punk trio leading this lineup with a hoarsely howling leader whose mic-raging is bolstered by rah rah gang in songs that bounce, crash and hurtle like hell. Also of note: Menudo Death Squad, a raw South Florida area pogo-pushing punk quartet. (The Venture Compound, St. Petersburg)–LP


Shoeless Soul w/Jun Bustamante Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg

Beerwolf/Hell's Fauna/Enthean/Rapheumet's Well/Alien Tape Recorder Brass Mug, Tampa

Schism: Tribute to Tool w/Dolt/Yabo Tribe Jannus Live, St. Petersburg

Lauren Mitchell Band Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin

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