This Saturday in live music: Ramones Tribute 11, G. Love & Special Sauce + more

Concerts this Sat., May 2.

In addition to the 34th annual Tropical Heatwave blow-out, there's some other music happening around town this Sat., May 2. Breakdown below.

Ramones Tribute 11 with Boney Fiend, Car Bomb Driver, Dead Fender Twin, Doll Parts, Las Diablos Blancos, Lazaras, Saganaki Bomb Squad, The Gotohells, The Huckleberry Family, The Scurvy The 11th annual multi-band tribute to The Ramones features an all-star lineup of loud local acts having a grand ol’ time playing all those punk odes you know and love. The sounds range from the ska-fused punch of Saganaki Bomb Squad to the cheeky, whiskey-drenched honky tonk twang of The Huckleberry Family, a new(ish) project by Pretty Voices primary Roger Peterson. The Scurvy closes the night, with Richard Aloysius Schnelzer from The Funeral Dazies taking up the lead guitar slot. (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin)

Boston It’s more than a feeling, when I hear that old song they used to play. Or, maybe it’s just “More Than a Feeling”? I don’t know, I get these things confused. That song, though – man, I’ve probably heard it a zillion times. The vet prog/hard rock outfit named for its home city has some other classic rock radio staples you likely know — “Smokin’,” “Rock and Roll Band,” “Don’t Look Back,” "Peace of Mind," “Foreplay/Long Time” and even cheesy ‘80s ode “Amanda.” Likely all will make an appearance on the Boston setlist along with select cuts off 2013 latest and first album in 11 years, Life, Love & Hope. (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater)

G. Love & Special Sauce No sooner had G. Love and Special Sauce played Jannus Live than two weeks later, the City of Tampa announced the 42-year-old Philadelphia pop-bluesman born Garrett Dutton would be brought back to the Bay area as part of the inaugural Riverfest celebration, a fundraiser for nonprofit Friends of The Riverwalk that’s set to activate the entire length of the Tampa Riverwalk this weekend. G. Love technically headlines the “Mayor’s Mac n’ Cheese Throwdown” and takes the park stage at 9 p.m. for a 90-minute set before fireworks shoot off at 10:30 p.m. (Curtis Hixon Park, downtown Tampa) —Ray Roa

Serious Soul: Joshua Iz The weekly house and techno music party hosted by Brian Busto has moved to Saturday night, and the latest dance-athon is presided over by Joshua Iz. The Chicago-born San Francisco-based musician-turned-DJ/producer/remixer has put out more than 100 deep n’ dirty releases in his nearly two-decade career, which includes collabing with DJ Mark Farina on the original Mushroom Jazz comp in 1996 (he lived with the Red Nail posse for a few years), and launching his own label, Vizual Records, in 2009. (Hyde Park Café, Tampa)

First Saturday Jazz feat. WAHH with Rajib Kayaker
 Independent Bar & Café, Tampa
Baker Bruce Band The Blue Parrot, St. Pete Beach
Bluffet & the Son of a Sailor Band Largo Central Park, Largo
Swearingen & Kelli Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Boxcar Hollow Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
Streetcar Live: Kristopher James TECO Line Streetcar System, Tampa
Abortion Twins/Harmonicide/Unchecked Aggression/Servents of the Mist/An Ounce of Onskay/Silge Brass Mug, Tampa

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