This week in Tampa Bay area live music: Kylesa, Jimbo Mathus, Rodriguez, Tera Melos & more

Concerts, May 9-15

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Redliners CD Release Show w/Lemon Law/Proper Crooks/The Mother Machine Redliners have used a range of colorful verbiage to describe their sound over the years. (My favorite: “Truck-Stop Doo Wop for a Punk-Rock Sock Hop.”) The three-piece is led by guitarist/singer/occasional CL writer Justin Little (The Dead Popes), who sets his drawling, lower-register vocals against grinding and marching rockabilly dosed generously with punk and twang. Redliners celebrates the completion of a new live CD, A Night in the Life of…, on Fat Orange Cat Records at this release show with some other high-quality locals filling out the bill. (Fubar, St. Petersburg)—LP

Crown the Empire w/Capture The Crown/Palisades/Heartist/Famous Last Words Arguably one of the most impressive things about Crown the Empire is the proficiency of its members at such a young age. These six musicians, some still in their teens, produce face-melting breakdowns and showcase commendable vocal range (as demonstrated in 2012 album Fallout). The howling vocals — courtesy of David Escamillia — provide a raspy edge balanced by the clean serenades of Andrew Valesquez. As if this wasn’t incentive enough to get you out to the show, other post-hardcore gems like Palisades (also repped by Rise Records) are sure to get the pit going. (Local 662, St. Petersburg) —MA

Twin Tigers w/Andy D/Pop Glow The brooding, noisey, shoe-gazey post-punk on Twin Tigers’ Death Wish has earned the Athens, Ga. foursome high marks and started the buzz in earnest. Online music ’zine Consequence of Sound seemed to sum it up best, calling it “a slab of goth-pop much darker and more focused than their debut.” Their sophomore LP was recorded at a studio on loan from Interpol. Andy D supports with his cheeky, freaky “rap” explosions and Pop Glow kicks off the evening with synth-fueled indie dance music. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) —LP

Tera Melos w/TTNG/Auto!Automatic!! Tera Melos evokes the idiosyncratic appeal of math rock without shoving their technicality down your throat, and tempers all the twisting time signatures and guitar tapping, fret runs and experimentation with a crunchy ’90s alt-rock vibe and heavy doses of spacey psychedelia and effects, the breathy pretty vocal harmonies sometimes warped into flickering intones of melody. April saw the release of X’ed, the Sacramento, Calif. trio’s latest album. Sargent House labelmates TTNG (formerly known as This Town Needs Guns, from the UK), support. (Crowbar, Ybor City) —LP

Rays Post-Game Concert Series: Kenny Loggins
The 2013-14 edition of the post-game live music series kicks off with Kenny Loggins, the soft rock perpetrator responsible for such urgent AC hits as “Footloose” and “Danger Zone” along with warmer easy-going grooves ala “Whenever I Call You Friend” (with Stevie Nicks), “This Is It” (with Michael McDonald) and “Danny’s Song” (as a longtime member of Loggins & Messina). (Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg) —LP

Tropical Heatwave More than 60 bands land at the 32nd annual event. Click here for more info. (The Cuban Club, CL Space, Crowbar, El Pasaje Plaza, New World Brewery, The Ritz Ybor, The Roosevelt 2.0, Ybor City)

Los Bastardos Magnificos/Brownbird Rudy Relic/Gators in the Sawgrass The tramping, stamping, moonshine-brewed tunes of Los Bastardos Magnificos call upon the sounds of gypsy music, outlaw country and vintage backwoods Americana as stirred and served up from Miami. The rough-and-tumbled sextet incorporates multiple banjos, fiddles, guitars, mandolin, bass, autoharp, snare and even spoons into their instrumentation, the multi-part vocal harmonies led by the grit-blasted barks and shouts of ostensible head Bastardo, David Miller. NYC resonator guitarist and kazoo-wielding bluesman Brownbird Rudy Relic (labelmates on Reltone Records) joins them on this short run of Florida dates. (The Venture Compound, St. Petersburg)—LP

Jonn Hart California native artist Jonn Hart was recently signed to Epic Records, though some may know him from his former role in R&B boy band Tha Outfit. Hart’s debut single “Who Booty” climbed to the top of Billboard Rhythm charts, his smooth vocals and undeniable stage presence sure to keep heads bobbing all night. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg) —MA

Tim McGraw w/Brantley Gilbert/Love and Theft A big season of arena-worthy country music launches at Live Nation Amphitheatre this Saturday with superstar artist Tim McGraw, who’s issued a dozen albums since his 1993 debut. His current mega tour backs 2013's Two Lanes of Freedom, his first since switching labels to Big Machine Records and featuring such already-charting singles as “One of Those Nights,” “Truck Yeah,” and “Highway Don’t Care” with Taylor Swift. (Live Nation Amphitheatre, Tampa) —LP

Ol’ Dirty Sundays w/Whiskey Barons/Mr. Marley
Resident party starters Casper and LeSage welcome Whiskey Barons to the decks for the latest installment of Ol’ Dirty Sundays. The Boston-spawned DJ/production duo remixes, re-arranges and re-imagines classic funk, soul, Latin music, reggae, Afrobeat and disco joints by artists ranging from Rare Earth, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye to Yambú, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo and Cheick Hamala Diabate. (Crowbar, Ybor City)—LP

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