This week in Tampa Bay area live music: Dirty Bourbon River Show, Rush, Maserati, Future Islands & more

Concerts, Nov. 1-7

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Hundred Waters w/XXYYXX/Spies on Bikes
Last month, Gainesville’s own Hundred Waters issued their self-titled full-length debut on the normally dubstep-repping label Owsla; the fivesome’s style of electro-psych pop dances and hops like of Montreal and Animal Collective on a mushroom trip, its dreamy sparkly nature and loose buoyant vibe marked by the quirky-pretty high-reaching vocal harmonies of their two femme members and plenty of percussive force and flourishes. Support act XXYYXX is the psuedonym of teenage Orlando producer Marcel Everett, his music leaning more experimental and ambient-weird. (Orpheum, Ybor City)

New Riders Of The Purple Sage w/Uncle John’s Band Grateful Dead Night sees an apropos guest when New Riders of the Purple Sage land at the Skipperdome. Originally formed amid the San Francisco bohemian folk scene by guitar and mandolin-playing singer-songwriter David Nelson along with late guitarists John Dawson and Jerry Garcia, the New Riders traversed country rock territory like contemporaries The Band and Grahm Parsons, and enjoyed some success with an early ode to marijuana, 1973’s “Panama Red.” (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)

Rock the Park w/Roadkill Ghost Choir/The Vodkanauts/Electrigeez Orlando-based Roadkill Ghost Choir brings their lushly layered roots rock and a new five-song EP, Quiet Light, to the November edition of Rock the Park. The recent shift to fall temperatures should make it a rather enjoyable evening of free live music under the stars. (Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa)

Howard Jones Nothing like a little New Wave nostalgia on a Thursday night as presented by upbeat synth pop leader Howard Jones, the artist behind such ‘80s charting hits as “Things Can Only Get Better” (“Woah woah woah oh woah-ohh ohh”), the yearning-filled “No One Is to Blame” and uplifting ballad “Everlasting Love.” (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
St. Pete Noise Fest w/The Uh…/Rat Bastard/Merchandise/Zone Tripper/Solid Action/Skeleton Coast/many more
Noise is hard to pin down, which I imagine has much to do with its Dada and Futurist origins; it’s nonsensical in some instances, encompasses a diversity of sonic aesthetics from pop to rock to electronic music, has experimental and unconventional overtones, is loud, always loud, and scattered with disparate vocal techniques, feedback, warped and processed sound bites, field recordings, distortion, static, hiss, hums, and digital flotsam... The two-day St. Pete Noise Fest festival reflects this sonic variety in a wide-spanning lineup, and some acts will likely prove it’s not about the amount of noise you make, but how well you wield it. Friday’s festivities are held at The Venture Compound while Fubar hosts Saturday. Free admission both nights; more info at stpetenoisefest.blogspot.com. (The Venture Compound and Fubar, St. Petersburg)

Christian McBride Trio McBride is an acclaimed double bass virtuoso whose lowend skills have appeared on nearly 300 recordings encompassing acoustic jazz, big band swing (like his 2011 Grammy-winning solo release, The Good Feeling), electric funk, and all grooves in between. (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg)

Maserati w/Majeure/Poetry ‘N Lotion One of those post-rock bands that the kidz looove, Maserati hails from Athens, Ga., and delivers a harder, more potent brand of relentless metallic-sheened instrumental power than some of their peers. The foursome returns to the Bay area for the first time in four years and without late beat-keeper Jerry Fuchs, who died in a freak elevator accident in 2009; this tour supports Maserati VII, which features new drummer Mike Albanese. (Crowbar, Ybor City)

Hinder Live & Unplugged The little Oklahoma rock band that could, Hinder hit the charts in 2005 with debut full-length Extreme Behavior, its contemplative acoustic moments (“Lips of An Angel”) scattered amid post-grungy alt rock. Fourth album Welcome to the Freak Show is due out in December. Likely they’ll try out some of the new tunes on this “bare bones” tour. (Local 662, St. Petersburg)

The Groves CD Release Show w/Roadkill Ghost Choir/Will Erickson “Rome” opens Pack Heavy Travel Light with the interplay of two guitars, a solo riding overtop a recurring riff joined by a restrained bassline and washes of cymbals before the song kicks into warm and vigorous roots rock as led by the robust vocals of frontman J.T. Brown, the track taking on a sort of Pearl Jam intensity and tone as it rides to its conclusion. The rest of their second full-length touches on elements of country rock, blues, and jammy psychedelia in a musical journey meant to explore the importance of “self.” Overall, a solid effort that reveals significant growth in both the Groves’ sound and the band members’ chemistry since releasing their debut in 2011. (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Dirty Bourbon River Show
Noah Adams is the wild-eyed, bushy-bearded multi-instrumentalist frontman of Dirty Bourbon River Show, on tour behind fifth studio album, Volume Three. The quintet’s inherently charming music is imbued with the brassy late night feel of their New Orleans home, lurching along like a tilted Mardi Gras float in full gypsy rock regalia, playful and vibrant but dark, too, with brassy escapades, strong gospel-haunting three-part harmonies and a kitchen sink’s worth of instrumentation. Adams sings rusty lead and plays piano, guitar, accordion and trumpet, Charles “Big Charlie” Skinner backs him on vocals, trombone and wind toys, Matt Thomas juggles tenor, bari and Mississippi saxophone along with clarinet and serves as vocalist No. 3, bassist Jimmy Williams also blows sousaphone, and Dane “Bootsy” Schindler keeps the rhythms steady. (New World Brewery, Ybor City)

Bitch Please w/Sir Charles A double-dose of electronic music from two Chucks. Bitch Please is described as “the ghetto glam bastard child” of Atlanta producer Charles F. Moreland III, who dips into the sonic palettes of dubstep, drum n’ bass, glitch and house music heavily dosed with pounding bass and tempo-changing beats. Charles Weinert aka Sir Charles, is a young sound crafter from Jacksonville who leans more to electro and hip hop. (Crowbar, Ybor City)

Rush That new VW commercial with the suit and tie-sporting yuppie dude rocking out hard to Rush’s “Fly By Night,” complete with drum solo? Yeah, that makes me laugh every time. The Canadian prog trio’s music has clearly seeped into American culture more than any other band from the Northern provinces, with a huge catalog of songs that have made their way to every classic rock radio station on air today. “Tom Sawyer,” “Working Man,” “Closer to the Heart,” “Limelight” and other gems will likely get some play at this stop, as will cuts off their 19th studio LP, 2012’s Clockwork Angels. (1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre, Tampa)

The Return Of The Grievous Angel: A Tribute To Gram Parsons w/Crabgrass Cowboys/Have Gun, Will Travel/The Dreadful Snakes/many more The weekend wouldn’t be complete without another WMNF tribute show! Bay area bands pay their due to the late, great cosmic Americana and alt country rocker Grahm Parsons who, like so many other bright stars of his era, died at age 26 of a drug overdose, but left an indelible mark on music and lives on through the masses of artists he’s influenced over the years, from Wilco to Lucinda Williams to all the performers on this bill. (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)

The Who w/Vintage Trouble Mega British hard rock revolutionaries The Who have been raging arenas on and off for nearly five decades, adding their fair share of classics to the rock ’n’ roll pantheon; Roger Daltry pranced, howled and tossed his messy blonde curls while Pete Townsend wailed on guitar with intense blue-eyed stoicism the whole way ‘long. This 2012 U.S. tour finds the foursome performing the entirety of their 1973 iconic rock epic, Quadrophenia (“I Am the Sea,” “Drowned,” “Love, Reign o’er Me” and the like) in addition to other select cuts from the Who catalog. (Amway Arena, Orlando)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue w/The Sara Rose Band
On 2010 second album Set Two, New Orleans songstress Gal Holiday (real name Vanessa Niemann) swings and twangs through some country, blues and folk classics, including “Sitting on Top of the World,” “Plastic Jesus,” and even Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice.” (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)

Erase the Hate Festival w/Brandi Carlile/Halcyon/Busted Blues/TJ Prodigy/more The day-long family-oriented free music fest that celebrates individuality and serves Erase the Hate’s goal of promoting appreciation for diversity and cultural sensitivity has been rescheduled for the fall and features alt-roots songstress Brandi Carlile (more info, p. 43). (Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa)

Vintage Trouble Taking a slight detour from a string of dates opening for The Who is Vintage Trouble, a high-powered LA foursome that brews up a strident, heavy-hitting blend of rock, funk, blues and soul powered by the howling delivery of singer-guitarist Ty Taylor. (Local 662, St. Petersburg)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Gashcat
An Austin collective with vintage psych tendencies and an overarching exuberance in their fuzz rock and freaky folk songs. New album Reunion! was recorded in a Louisiana boat house, and varies from the tinkling horn-blasted fun and sci-fi blitz of “Every Summer, Every Spring” to the crashing waves of sound in “Glitter” to the straightforward acoustic guitar-and-tambourine melancholy of “Melanie.” (The Hub, Tampa)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
ROCK TO VOTE 2012
Perform your American duty and vote, then celebrate democracy at Local 662 with three St. Pete rock bands. The Stone Eagles serves up fuzzy garage rock marked by a little power pop drive and glammy British invasion scuzz as led by snotty wailing riff-ripping Billy Summer, who’s been building up a repertoire of songs like the psychedelic Velvet Underground-inspired ode, “Drought Resist Launch,” that he performs live with fellow Semis player Kyle Lovell and Aaron Kyle Nelson. The Rosewoods bring heavy blues grooves and the sassy soulful lead vocals of Kristina White to the bill, while Sons of Hippies’ Katherine Kelly has a more honeyed sneer set against the trio’s brand of propulsive alt rock. Free admission for those with an ‘I Voted’ sticker; $3 for all the rest. (Local 662, St. Petersburg)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
This Is Detroit Techno with Robert Hood
Robert Hood is a pioneer of minimalist electronica and Detroit techno music, a legendary underground DJ/producer with more than two decades of experience. He’s said his music is inspired by the grey haze hanging over Detroit, its abandoned buildings and the overall lifelessness in the city, his sound stripped-down to its essentials, “just drums, basslines and funky grooves and only what’s essential to make people move.” (Orpheum, Ybor City)

The Wiyos It’s “like, woah” music — unexpectedly colorful and surprisingly intriguing. The Wiyos mix elements of gypsy jazz, cabaret, blues, hip hop and vaudeville with traces of jug band stomp and Old West drama into a rather fresh and instrumentally lush sound. New album Twist offers a surreal re-imagining of the Wizard of Oz, its suite of 14 songs delivering humorous snapshots from the tale. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. (Craftsman House Gallery, St. Petersburg) GO Radio w/Paradise Fears/Stages and Stereos While the lyrics tend to be a bit trite, the music of Tallahassee’s Go Radio is agreeable enough alt rock with pop savvy hooks and a duly pained lead singer whose vocals soar during the band’s more grandiose moments. (The Ritz Ybor, Ybor City)

Future Islands w/Talk Normal In the Evening Air, Future Islands’ 2010 debut, is perfect post-wave darkness filled with narratives of longing and loss laid over gorgeous synth melodies. The subtle emotion in Samuel Herring's crooning vocals is also right on pointl; he’s clearly taken some notes from Joy Division’s Ian Curtis. This tour backs Future Islands’ 2011 release, On the Water, which A.V. Club called “Herring’s own song-by-song exorcism of haunted thoughts and occupied memories.” Also on the bill: Talk Normal, a noisy no wave avant pop duo from Brooklyn made up of Sarah Register and Andrya Ambro. (Crowbar, Ybor City) —Deborah Ramos

Fly Me to the Moon: An Evening of Big Band Love Songs A very special Side Door Jazz presentation by prominent trumpeter Charles Lazarus, his quartet well-versed in exotica, lounge and swing. They’re joined by jazz chanteuse Connie Evingson in this program of big band style love songs, like “Embraceable You” by George Gershwin and “Bésame Mucho.” (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg)

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