Today in live music; Blacksmith and Bogues open for Chase Huglin in Tampa, Isley Brothers croon for Mahaffey and more

Pavel Chekov is at Planet Retro.

Bogues, who plays Transitions Art Gallery in Tampa, Florida on August 6, 2017. - Nolan Knight
Nolan Knight
Bogues, who plays Transitions Art Gallery in Tampa, Florida on August 6, 2017.

Chase Huglin w/Casey Bolles/Blacksmith/Bogues/Worst Party Ever Fort Wayne, Indiana songwriter Chase Huglin’s new LP is called You Deserve An Island, and you wouldn’t mind being stranded on a deserted chunk of land if you had a copy of the 10-track effort in your Discman. It’s 30-minutes of hyper-melodic, melancholy indie-pop that could soundtrack many a summer night spent alone thinking about all of the ones that got away. Tampa emo outfit Blacksmith and Sarasota’s Worst Party Ever provide local support, and do not miss a set from Murfreesboro, Tennessee slowcore dude AJ Gruenewald who makes quivering, stripped down and powerful folk under the Bogues moniker. (Transitions Art Gallery, Tampa) INFO

Pavel Chekov w/Spit/Bad Human You probably knew it all along, but Pavel Chekov is actually from Dallas, Texas. You also probably already knew that Pavel is actually a trio that plays powerviolence (listen to late 80s punks Infest to get an idea of what we mean), and if you need a primer then press play on Pavel Chekov’s loud and fast, 16-track 2016 west coast tour cassette, which clocks in at a hearty 12 minutes. Tampa’s own Spit and Bad Human open the show. (Planet Retro Records, St. Petersburg) INFO

The Isley Brothers Half a century of soul comes to St. Petersburg when The Isley Brothers bring a Grammy award-winning sound to Mahaffey Theater where fans will be ready to be up and out of their seats for performances of songs like “It’s Your Thing” and “That Lady.” (The Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

Dignitary Summer '17 Pool Party w/Don Pablo /Danny Vintage/T-Quest/Skeelow/Jake Dela Cruz Waterside in the heat of summer with a squaw of Bay area starters? Why the hell not as the Street Laced DJs join Bay area radio personality (and ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneer) Ian Beckles in St. Pete for a summer pool party. Boat slips are first come first serve, ballers. (Kimpton Hotel Zamora, St. Pete Beach) INFO



Ol' Dirty Sundays w/DJ Blenda/DJ Qeys/DJ Casper/DJ Fader (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

The Ground Breaking Tour w/From The Fall/Reason Define (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO

The Hummingbirds (Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, Tampa) INFO

John Timpanelli and Friends (Tin Pan Alley Theatre, Port Richey) INFO

“Sunday Salsa Dance Party” w/Ray Olan y su Nuevo Sason/Acho Brother/more (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

Beach House Sundays w/Dyro/Bad Royale (Shephard’s Beach Resort, Clearwater) INFO

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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