This Saturday in live music: The Revivalists, Kacey Musgraves, The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 5 Year Anniversary Party & more

Shows happening this Sat., July 25

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Check out what's happening in live music this Sat., July 25.


The Revivalists with Bobby Lee Rodgers Hot on the heels of releasing a brand new studio outing, Men Amongst Mountains, comes New Orleans roots music septet The Revivalists, which have been earning no small amount of buzz from the likes of Paste Magazine, PopMatters and Relix for the LP. Recorded over two weeks onto tape to capture their warm live vitality, Mountains is a mix of soulful sax-fused grooves and spirited swamp-coated folk rock. “Thematically, we focused on the gentle giving way to the heavy, the acoustic to the orchestral,” vocalist David Shaw has commented. (State Theatre, St. Petersburg)

Band & the Beat with The Good Graces Raleigh, N.C. singer-songwriter Tracy Shedd diverges from her usual acoustic guitar-driven slowcore sounds and sets her dulcet intones against dreamy, down-tempo synthesizer grooves in Band & The Beat, her new project with musician husband James Tritten. They hit town for an in-store with Atlanta’s female-fronted indie folk-pop outfit The Good Graces, which features former local John McNicholas (Spiller) on guitar. Microgroove presents the performances in collaboration with Fort Lowell Records, and offers free beer, a free 7-inch single to all attendees while supplies last and free admission, too – but donations to the artists (and some pocket change for vinyl) are encouraged. All ages; 7 p.m. (Microgroove, Tampa)

Post-Rays Concert Series: Kacey Musgraves If you need even more proof that Kacey Musgraves does whatever she wants, look no further than the 26-year-old’s performance on The Tonight Show back in June. Flanked by a four-piece, Musgraves — dolled up like Loretta Lynn at a summer fair in the finest of illuminated western formal wear, and with feet bare — performed “Biscuits” from her new album, Pageant Material. The lyrics in the catchy single include a line about “pissing in my yard” (her label asked her to change it to “spitting” — she refused), and while the song wears a few of the typical twangy sonic tenants that country radio spits out these days, holding it up against everything else on the airwaves reveals a unique persona and ethos the genre is starving for. She covered Coldplay’s “Yellow” during a recent BBC Radio appearance, for chrissakes. All of it has earned Musgraves two Grammys, and she brings her talents to St. Pete for a postgame show following the Rays’ bout against the Baltimore Orioles. Admission is included with the price of a ticket; field wristbands are available for an added $15. (Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg) –Ray Roa

Ska Revival Tour with The A-OKs, Be Like Max, Victims of Circumstance, Sketchie Now in its second year, Ska Revival Tour pairs a few national acts of the genre with locals from each city the tour lands. The A-OKs from Denver yield a frenetically-paced brand of ska-punk they’ve dubbed “partycore,” the seven-piece blasting brass and propelling through tracks like “Misfortune Cookie,” “When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Bombs!” and “Beer Bong,” the latter off third and latest full-length, Maybe Partying Will Help. Las Vegas’ Be Like Max do aggro-ska with fewer horns, and lean more to rah-rah choruses ala “Cheap Shot Youth Anthem” and “Wang Out.” Sarasota’s Sketchie and Clearwater-brewed Victims of Circumstance round out the night’s lineup. (Local 662, St. Petersburg)

Slipknot with Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine, Motionless In White Slipknot – the supremely freaky metal band from Iowa known for grotesque made-for-a-horror-flick masks, aggro live antics and involved stage set-ups – hits town on its latest “Summer’s Last Stand Tour,” and are backed up by a solid bill of heavy talent, including Richmond groove-thrash faves, Lamb of God, which just dropped a new album, VII: Sturm Und Drang. (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa)

Babyface Not only does he have 11 Grammys to his credit (the last for his duet collab with Toni Braxton, Love, Marriage & Divorce), but sexy R&B jam icon Kim “Babyface” Edmonds is responsible for an impressive number of No. 1 R&B charters, both as the featured artist and the writer-producer behind them – and he’s worked with virtually everyone, from Eric Clapton to TLC to Ariana Grande to Lil Wayne. Check out his Q&A with Tim Boyson HERE. (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg)

The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 5 Year Anniversary Party with Look Mexico, Wolf-Face, The Sh-Booms, The Tim Version, The Welzeins, Sons of Beaches, DJs Blenda, CUB, Queys The Bricks celebrates its five-year milestone with an anniversary blow-out that finds 14th street closed at Seventh Avenue to accommodate the festivities, which include performances by six solid Florida-area acts (from Tallahassee’s math-y indie rockers Look Mexico to Orlando-brewed garage soul outfit The Sh-Booms to our own Teen Wolf punk rock growlers Wolf-Face), an art show featuring works by nearly a dozen Bay area talents, and free giveaways and prizes courtesy of Vans. Gates open at 3 p.m., and the $10 suggested donation for admission goes to nonprofit youth-driven organization, Boards For Bros. (The Bricks Ybor, Ybor City)

ALSO TONIGHT
Ken Walters’ 18th Annual Celebrate Sinatra
 The Ritz Ybor, Ybor City
Serious Soul w/ÖONA DAHL/Brian Busto Hyde Park Café, Tampa
Antsy McClain Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Sarasota Slim Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
Mike Davis CD Release Party w/Les Sabler/No Money Down/Steve Arvey Band Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa
V Recordings Takeover w/Random Movement/Dave Owen/CHRONIC/Jaybee/Thee Joker/Hoodie Monks Fubar, St. Petersburg
Ignite the Night w/Rook Da Ruckus/Infynite Traxx/Rad Budsky/Mr. Porter/more Pegasus Lounge, Tampa
SPECTRUM feat. Children of Orion/The Real Clash/WD Han/LILITHThe Bends, St. Petersburg
Unmotivated w/The Duppies Ringside Café, St. Petersburg
Savi Fernandez Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Seven Factor/Together In Exile/Didges Christ Super Drum/Sml8/Khhryst Brass Mug, Tampa
Shreya Ghoshal USF Sun Dome, Tampa

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