Today in live music; Cage the Elephant & Ghostface Killah at GMF, Slushii, Fay Roy LP Release, Goo Goo Dolls and more

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Gasparilla Music Festival w/Ryan Adams/Cage The Elephant/Ghostface Killah/Chronixx/Moon Taxi/Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe/Lady Wray/Kelsey Waldon/Phoebe Bridgers/more The sixth iteration of what’s become most eclectic and fan-forward Bay area music festival takes over the Kiley Gardens and Curtis Hixon Park for two days of country, indie, hip hop, pop and seriously everything in between. Kids under 12 get in free (and Grammy winning kiddo band Secret Agent 23 Skidoo play on Sunday) meaning this is fun for the whole family. Look here and here to see previews and get even more tips for getting the most out of your Gasparilla Music Festival experience. Visit for day-by-day lineups, scheduling and ticket information. (Curtis Hixon Park and Kiley Gardens, Tampa) INFO

Slushii This is not a cross between frozen soda and Japanese cuisine. No, Slushii is the nom de CDJ of Yu-Gi-Oh loving EDM producer Julian Scanlan who makes his Bay area debut behind the strength of an introductory EP, Brain Freeze, released last year. The seven track effort earned a 9.2 on on the strength of the 19 year old songsmith’s ability to switch between futurebass, dubstep and hardstyle with ease. (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

FayRoy w/Sonic Graffiti/more Let us ask you this: Have you seen a show at downtown St. Pete restaurant Iberian Rooster's speakeasy-style basement bar Subcentral? Now let us ask you this, have you heard Indian Rocks Beach-bred band FayRoy's uniquely wistful and compelling modern take on psych-surf-jangle? Here's your chance to kill two beautiful birds with one stone (figuratively, of course) at Saturday's Heaven at Twenty-Seven album release party. FayRoy will be joined in celebration of their newest release by another popular outfit with mesmerizing live-by-night vibes, Sonic Graffiti, and don't forget to take in the killer atmosphere and equally killer cocktails, courtesy of your new favorite host venue. 10 p.m., no cover. (Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg) INFO —Scott Harrell



Beer Wolf w/Moat Cobra/Frostfang/Leviathan Cross (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

Puddle of Mudd w/Matthew Bistok Banned (Cuban Club, Ybor City) INFO

Dandelions for Maddylion w/Nadiasvati/MorDub (Pegasus Lounge, Tampa) INFO

Hockey Dad (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Wayland w/Crush Tone/Stonegrey/Deviate the Plan/SaHe/Hoss (State Theatre, St. Petersburg) INFO

New Port Richey Rockfest w/Saints Brigade/Panamory/Sunshine & Bullets/Slingshot Robot/more (Venom's Back Room Bar & Grill) INFO

AAA Rock/Pop

Goo Goo Dolls (Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, Tampa) INFO

Emerson Hart (The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, Ybor City) INFO

Rickie Lee Jones and Madeleine Peyroux (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) INFO

Living Room Sessions w/ The Brand New Opiates (House Show, Pasadena) INFO

Patti LaBelle w/Maddie & Tae  (Florida Strawberry Festival, Plant City) INFO

The Hummingbirds (The Wild Rover Brewery, Tampa) INFO

Toby Keith (Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor) INFO

Live & Local w/Mike Tozier (David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO

Cari Ray w/Dean Johanesen (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

Barracuda (Ringside Café, St. Petersburg) INFO


Dissonance w/Keeno 18/Dr. Grim/Krikett/Alex Nicosia/more (Sawgrass Gallery & Teahouse, St. Petersburg) INFO

Lil Debbie w/Pot Luck (The Local 662, St. Petersburg) INFO


Henry Ashwood Jazz Project (Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg) INFO

Liz Pennock and Dr. Blues (Pesky Pelican, St. Petersburg) INFO

Jah Movement (Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa) 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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