This Sunday in live music: Modern Baseball, Hot Dog Party 10, Sublime with Rome + more

Concert highlights for Sun., July 3.

Hey look, the Fourth of July is literally right around the corner, and that means you have the day off tomorrow! Go see some music -- here's a breakdown of concert highlights for this Sun., July 3.

Modern Baseball with Joyce Manor, Thin Lips The latest album from Modern Baseball, Holy Ghost, finds the Philadelphia band stretching beyond the boundaries of emo into experimental realms, their lyrics and subject matter not only thoughtful and affecting but revealing keen societal and political awareness. This rare quality is likely why Modern Baseball fans remain so loyal. Cali tourmates Joyce Manor knows how to write a hook, the kind that sinks deep into your grey matter and never lets go; charming and sincere, with deep jangly melodies. Another Philly band, Thin Lips, proves just how diverse that city’s music scene really is, their sound punky with huge melodies and chaotic sing-along anthems, Chrissy Tashijan's vocals evoking the best sensibilities of early riot grrrl bands. (Orpheum, Ybor City) –Brian Roesler

Sublime With Rome with Dirty Heads, Bleeker, Tribal Seeds Some people would call California’s Sublime With Rome a cover band. There may be an essential degree of truth in that statement, but in this (Brad-free) lineup, the reggae-punk rockers have managed to produce a couple new tracks that show some wisdom and maturity. A lot of ska-influenced bands seem to come out of Cali, and Dirty Heads is no exception. Bleeker, fka Bleeker Ridge (which is right next to Makeout Point) is a Canadian hard rock band. Don't believe me? Well, they played on the Jagermeister Tour, that's pretty hard rock, right? Tribal Seeds is anothe island-vibing group from Cali, and they may or may not endorse weed. Hint: They totally do. (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa) –BR

Hot Dog Party 10: A Decade of Delicatessen with Roadkill Ghost Choir, SAMURAI SHOTGUN, Wolf-Face, Poetry 'n Lotion, RGSM The hot dog-eating contest is primed and ready to go, the new championship Title Belt is up for grabs, and five diverse bands are slated to play the 10th annual pre-Fourth of July Hot Dog Party, with sounds ranging from the heavy prog hop jams of Samurai Shotgun (formerly local, currently working the ATL scene) to the future-soul grooves of RSGM, to the haunting, dreamy indie folk rock of Roadkill Ghost Choir. This shit is ON. (Crowbar, Ybor City) –Leilani Polk

Quintron & Miss Pussycat with Sonic Graffiti, Seafang New Orleans’ weirdo fringe duo Quintron & Miss Pussycat hit town armed with their usual arsenal of keys, synths, electronic instruments invented and built by Quintron, and puppets and puppet sideshow props as created by Miss P. Together, they make “swamp tech” dance rock, and their live spectacle of near-bedlam is definitely worth witnessing. (The Bends, St. Petersburg) –Leilani Polk

ALSO TONIGHT

The All American Summer Hot Mess w/The Black Honkeys/Death, Love and Addiction/Shevonne and the Bad Boys (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg)

The Ries Brothers w/Angie Ray (CJ’s, Treasure Island)

Almost Independence Day w/The Prosecution/Channel Drive/Paper City/Mollusk (Brass Mug, Tampa)

All American Soul Party - JGLB with special guest Otis Velt and Souliz (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)

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