This Sunday in live music: Billy Gibbons, Ky-Mani Marley, Holey Miss Moley + more

A look at some concerts happening this Sun., Nov. 29.

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Blain Clausen
Billy Gibbons

It's a pretty jammed day and evening of live music on this Sun., Nov. 29. Take a look at the breakdown below.


Billy Gibbons with Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown Without a doubt you recognize his deep gravel-crusted growl, if not the signature axe riffs in any number of ZZ Top hits. Billy Gibbons did, after all, set electric guitar playing standards with his fretwork and diverse pool of influences that drew on elements of pop, boogie, R&B, country, gospel and western music while remaining firmly rooted in rock n’ blues. This year, at age 65, he released his first solo outing, Perfectamundo, that he’s infused with surprising Afro-Cuban flavor as inspired by a performance at the 2014 Havana Jazz Festival. On this tour he’s supported a group of musicians dubbed the BFG's – drummer Greg Morrow, vocalist/bassist Alex Garza, New York-by-way-of-Cuba singer/bandleader Chino Pons, and Argentina-born, Puerto-Rico raised keys player Martin Guigi. (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg)

Ky-Mani Marley with Morgan Heritage, Protéjé Bob’s second youngest son and only child with tennis athlete Anita Belnavis, Ky-Mani Marley, was born in Jamaica but grew up in inner-city Miami and didn’t find his way to music until he was a teenager. First, it was rapping, then singing, then producing. His 1996 debut was all reggae hues, as were the three that followed, though he started taking a turn to hip hop with 2007’s Radio. Sixth full-length Maestro is threaded with R&B grooves, light reggaeton vibes and themes touching on weed, women and Rastafarianism. The tour behind it features back-up from siblings-powered reggae group Morgan Heritage and dancehall pushing Protéjé, who gained some fame when his track “Kingston Be Wise” was featured on Grand Theft Auto V’s “Blue Ark” radio station. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg)

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour Another smooth jazz saxophone sensation, Cali-spawned Dave Koz hits town annually with a program of seasonal classic and special guests that change each time around. The 2015 edition features a few tour “alumni” – singer, songwriter and guitarist practicing in modern R&B, jazz and gospel circuits, Jonathan Butler, and Dutch saxophone luminary Candy Dulfer, who’s performed with the likes of Prince and Lionel Ritchie – and a first-timer, The Righteous Brothers co-founder and blue eyed-soul singer Bill Medley. (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater)

Holey Miss Moley with Row Jomah,Jon Ditty, Ragged Old Souls A superior quality bill of locally-brewed jams as led by the sax-blown, groove-tainted, funk-jiving rock attack of Holey Miss Moley, a nine-piece powered by the R&B-soulful lead vocals of Danny Clemmons with tunefully robust feminine support from Robyn Alleman. (Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa)

Microgroove 4-Year Anniversary The quaint indie record shop in Seminole Heights turns 4 on December 1, but shop owner and New Granada man-in-charge Keith Ulrey celebrates a few days early, opening at 11 a.m. and offering 20 percent off sales throughout the day as well as hosting a diverse slate of in-stores beginning at 1 p.m. Click here for more info. (Microgroove, Tampa)

Emma’s Revolution Social and political activists Pat Humphries and Sandy O have been using Emma's Revolution as a platform to spread their peacefully progressive messages in acoustic guitar-driven folk songs. Each November, after joining thousands for an annual rally at the gates of the School of the Americas (aka the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, WHINSEC, which provides military training to government personnel in US-allied Latin American nations), they make their way down South and make sure to stop at Craftsmen House for a more intimate performance. (Craftsmen House Gallery, St. Petersburg)

The Hazies The ‘90s-era quintet from Tampa that had a hit in “Skin and Bones” and a lesser-played charter in “Trip” have been performing the odd date since a nostalgia reunion sitted The Hazies from their hiatus in 2010. For this latest Murray Theatre date, they promise some special selections for old school followers in more than a decade that haven’t been played along with a surprise guest or two. (Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater)

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The Hummingbirds Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa
Ol’ Dirty Sundays Crowbar, Ybor City

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