This Sunday in live music: Unleash the Archers, Van Halen, Richard Shindell

Concerts on this Sun., Sept. 13

It's the live music breakdown for this Sun., Sept. 13.


Unleash The Archers with Hibria, Archangel 
Joke about polite Canadians all you want, but Victoria, BC’s female-fronted Unleash The Archers is anything but — just check out the quintet’s Mad Max-inspired video for “Tonight We Ride.” The group plies a tech-y fusion of melodic power metal and death-tinged thrash, and is tight as hell. Support on this Ybor show comes courtesy of Brazilian speed-metal outfit Hibria (which cites classic New Wave of British Heavy Metal icons like Judas Priest as influences) and genre-agnostic hometown act Archangel. (Orpheum, Ybor City)

Van Halen I once got into an argument with a friend of mine over whether or not legendary Southern California party band Van Halen qualified as metal. I said no; he said yes, and wrote a mathematical proof to bolster his point. It was logical, well-reasoned and hilarious, but I still think of VH as a hard-rock band, embodying all the immaturity, debauchery and obsession with sex that genre implies, even more than four decades later. (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa) 

Richard Shindell Singer-songwriter Shindell has been a fixture and favorite on the contemporary folk scene since the early ‘90s, and received a serious boost toward the end of that decade when Joan Baez recorded a few of his songs and took him on tour. Shindell is known for his melancholic and melodic voice; his best-loved tune is probably “Are You Happy Now?”, about a Halloween breakup — you’ve doubtless heard it on WMNF at some point. (Craftsman House, St. Petersburg) 

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Ol’ Dirty Sundays
 Crowbar, Ybor City
Luuls Mermaid Tavern, Tampa
Help for the Children Music & Art Festival w/Lawless Intent/Tombstone/Pete Hunt and Southern Branded Band/Jeff Vitolo and the Quarter Mile Rebels/The Bob Hope Band/Gypsy Raine/Tommy Gunn Band/Haymaker/Soul Circus Cowboys/The Bearded Brothers Gill Dawg Marina, Port Richey

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