This week in Tampa Bay area live music: Diana Krall, Bombadil, Secondhand Serenade & more

Concerts, March 28-April 3.

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Easter Bunny Hip-Hop Show w/Stick Martin/project: Save C. A. Hircus An early evening show of beats, rhymes and good times as ring-led by Stick Martin and his merry crew of musical pranksters. Also performing is Project: SAVE C.A. Hircus, a clever, cheeky funk-rap rock outfit from Dunedin featuring vocalist/emcee Jon Ditty and drummer/DJ D-rok. Their catalog encompasses songs like “Soapbox Politician Dictating Nonsense from a Three Foot [email protected]#k It, Let’s Go Get a Beer” and feature lyrics with equally mouth-filling and tongue-tying vocabulary. (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)

Sticking to the current trend of full-album nostalgia tours, British prog-art rock heavyweights Yes — high-soaring singer Jon Davison, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Geoff Downes and drummer Alan White — take it to another level with a triple album live experience. The three LPs that get the front-to-back live treatment are 1971’s The Yes Album (which includes “I’ve Seen All Good People”), 1972’s Close to the Edge and 1977’s Going for the One. Howe commented, “These albums we all easily agreed on — they are complete works in themselves.” Each LP is a little under 40 minutes long, so there will likely be at least one intermission, if not a few. (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater)

Diana Krall
With a resonant, husky contralto and gracefully subtle Steinway piano savvy, Canadian songstress Diana Krall has mesmerized for more than two decades. She’s issued 10 studio LPs that showcase her tasteful repertoire of jazz, bossa nova and traditional pop tunes, which encompasses covers and the odd originals, some of the latter written with husband Elvis Costello. Her most recent outing, 2012’s T. Bone Burnett-produced Glad Rag Doll, finds her crooning her way through jazzy numbers from the 1920s and ’30s, the majority culled from her dad’s collection of 78s. Krall can certainly turn on the understated dazzle as 2002 Grammy-winning DVD and album, Live in Paris, reveals and this date on her ‘Glad Rag Doll World Tour’ will likely finding her shining amid a practiced group of instrumentalists. (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater)

NILE w/Ulcer/Deathtruck/Creatures Of Habit Technical death metal heavyweights Nile have found seemingly inexhaustible inspiration from vengeful gods, their destruction, accursed and forgotten cities, pyramids, catacombs, war, pestilence, dead eaters, and all the other trappings you might find wreaking havoc (or getting havoc wreaked on, or becoming the vessel through which havoc is wreaked) in Ancient Egyptian mythology, culture, history and religion. They also dig HP Lovecraft. Last year’s At the Gate of Sethu includes such blackly enlightening tracks as “The Fiends Who Come to Steal the Magick of the Deceased” (which premiered on, “Enduring the Eternal Molestation of Flame” and the poetic “Ethno-Musicological Cannibalisms.” (State Theatre, St. Petersburg)

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