This weekend in Live Music: Spring Beer Fling 2015, Chuck Brodsky, Hub City Stompers, and more

A breakdown of shows happening the weekend of March 21-22

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Here are some of the concerts happening this weekend.


Spring Beer Fling 2015 with The Black Lips & more This year’s edition of Spring Beer Fling is dedicated to bring back another super hip band – psych-punk and garage-blues rockers The Black Lips, backing Patrick Carney-produced seventh album Underneath the Rainbow – to headline a lineup of throwback sounds touching on surf, rockabilly and doo wop by local and Florida bands: Jensen Serf Co., The Band in Heaven, The Riot Act, The Woolly Bushmen, Funny Bunny and Johnny Zoom. Seasonal beers, beer cocktails and shandies are served all day while entertainment beyond music includes retro games, rides and activities. (Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa)–Leilani Polk

Chuck Brodsky He’s that Asheville singer-songwriter known for writing odes about baseball and for making clever, cheeky political observations in his lyrical matter outside of “Doc Ellis’ No-No” (about the pitcher who threw a no-hitter while on LSD) and “The Ballad of Eddie Klepp.” He has a warm, soft-spoken, engaging manner and a high-toned nasally vocal timbre. (Craftsmen House, St. Petersburg)– LP

WMNF Presents: Karibbyan Kruze with Impulse, Renegade, Spy v Spy, Nuveau Saka with Cohen, Zuberi with J'Nelle, Bickley & Nelson Rivera, and BXtreme A big bunch of groups pushing island-rooted sounds perform at WMNF’s latest genre-specific showcase. (Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa)– LP

Switchblade Villian CD Release Party with Dead Fender Twin and Treasure Island Switchblade Villain is the new project of Dead Popes former Ray Vega, his deep vocals roaring over rah rah choruses in fast-paced garage punk odes like “Go Go UFO” and “Curse of the Werewolf.” (New World Brewery, Ybor City)–LP

Hub City Stompers The self-styled “ska band for people who hate ska,” proud New Jersey septet Hub City Stompers have been major players in the scene for upwards of a dozen years, separating themselves from the pack by blending brassy skanky sounds with oi!-kicking punk and buoyant bouncing reggae, and penning none-too-serious lyrics about anything from Internet commentators to racism. Rev. Sinister has an anarchic frontman presence and howling vocal quality that is sure to whip the crowd into a frenzy as bolstered by the melodious, spunky support vocals of Janet Whiskey (who occasionally takes the lead and also plays a mean tenor sax). (Local 662, St. Petersburg) –Seth Peterson


2015 Rock & Roll Swap Meet with Dead Fender Twin, Fowler's Bluff, Los Diablos Blancos, Nerds Raging, Spectraflame, The Trawlers, and Village Of Weedville Roger Peterson’s annual Sunday swap-hawk-and-shop-plus-live-music throwdown is held from 2 to 6 p.m. and features a wide range of rock n’ roll talent, from the punk-kicking ways of Nerds Raging to CL’s favorite purveyors of finely-orchestrated rock songs, Fowler’s Bluff. (Green Bench Brewing, St. Petersburg)—LP

Buffalo Buffalo with Blacksmith and UFO Sex Scene Though only together for about three years, Tallahassee’s Buffalo Buffalo already seems to have mastered their roiling sonic stew of emo, punk and post-hardcore in first full-length Coping Systems, out last July. This gig is supported by St. Pete noise rockers UFO Sex Scene kicks, followed by a dose of ’90s-hued emo from the Tampa-based Blacksmith. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) –Adam Hardy

Vinicius Cantuária An afternoon concert featuring Brazilian jazz and bossa nova guitarist Vinicius Cantuária – who has collabed with the likes of Bill Frisell and Brad Mehldau, and presents a suite of songs by fellow countryman, composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. ([email protected], St. Petersburg)—LP


The Big Free Grunge Show Weekend with Pearl Jamz, Cult Revolution, and Heart Shaped Box March 21, Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
Joe Marcinek Band Sat., March 21, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Sander Van Doorn with Basomatik Sat., March 21, Amphitheatre, Ybor City
Boogie Woogie Blues Piano Stomp Sat., March 21, Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg
Eric Best and Justin Vilardi, Mercy McCoy and John Holt III Sat., March 21, Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Richard Nadar’s Doo Wop with Little Anthony, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, The Capris, and Tommy Mara and The Crests Sat., March 21, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater
The Classic Rock Experience: Midnight Special Live Sat., March 21, State Theatre, St. Petersburg
The Bloody Jug Band Sat., March 21, Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
Chasco Fiesta Classic Rock in the Park with The Black Honkeys, Fast 4 Ward, Time Bandits, and Road House Sun., March 22, Sims Park, New Port Richey
Dubbest Sun., March 22, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Cassie & Maggie Sun., March 22, Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg
The Brand New Opiates Sun., March 22, Blueberry Patch, Gulfport
The Bronx Wanderers Sun., March 22, Capitol Theatre, Clearwater
Ol’ Dirty Sundays: ROIAL1 with DJ HERON Sun., March 22, Crowbar, Ybor City
Gal Holiday & Her Honky Tonk Revue with Sara Rose Band Sun., March 22, Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa

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