Today in live music; Caribbean Kruze, See Through Dresses, Aja Lorraine and more

Young The Giant is at Busch Gardens, too.

See Through Dresses w/Donna Lu/DAWNS Omaha has given us ConAgra Foods, Union Pacific Railroad and even Warren Buffett. It’s also delivering an exciting new shoegaze/new wave band — See Through Dresses — to Seminole Heights on Saturday, and while you don’t want to put the band’s name into your search bar, you will want to head to their Bandcamp page where a 2015 LP (End of Days) is sitting there waiting to be appreciated for being the kind of perfect little heady punk rock gem that it is. Tampa indie five piece Donna Lu (riding high on the tide behind their new record Sunshine) open the show along with another Bay area act, Dawns. (Microgroove, Tampa) INFO

Caribbean Kruze Fest w/Jahfari, Impulse, Island Chill, Spy V Spy, The Little Drummer Boys and DJ Bizzie B If you’re every driving around on a Sunday afternoon, then you might know that WMNF’s Caribbean Cruise (4-6 p.m.) is one of the community radio station’s most positive blocks of weekend programming. The reggae and soca loving crew (Angela B, Helen and KZ) bring the spirit of their show to life at the Skipper’s Smokehouse family friendly soiree where there will literally be no worries, and no-ting but chill vibes, once you walk into the door. (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

Casting Crowns w/Danny Gokey/Unspoken No Goke, your favorite God fearing “American Idol” is in the house. And while Danny Gokey isn’t at the top of this bill (that honor belongs to Grammy winning worship leaders Casting Crowns, who are on the second leg of their “The Very Next Thing” tour), you can bet that Christian contemporary fans will arrive early in droves to squeeze all the spirit out of this bill that also includes Nashville, Tennessee’s Unspoken. (USF Sun Dome, Tampa) INFO

Cesar Salaz UPDATE: This show has been rescheduled for March 25. Listings like this one really catch your eye when Spanish isn’t your native tongue (or when you’re hungry). A little investigación reveals the real deal, however, and what we have going on here is an appearance from Colombian cumbia and salsa assassin Cesar Salaz who used to sing for a version of Colombian salsa outfit Group Niche. “Juan Pachanga” is the title of a popular song by Latin jazz giant Rubén Blades, but in this case it’s the Northdale venue hosting Salaz for one night only. (Juan Pachanga, Tampa) INFO

Luxury Mane w/Seafang/Reality Asylum There aren’t a lot of excuses to miss an appearance from Luxury Mane, and the addition of Green Bench’s always enjoyable lineup of beer and cider kind of makes this free, outdoor show kind of a no-brainer, don’t you think? (Green Bench Brewing, St. Petersburg) INFO

2nd Saturday 3yr Bash w/Dynasty/QueenofEx/Hagan Lee/Aja Lorraine Continuity is tough in any industry, especially music. That’s why it’s important to celebrate nights like tonight when a local-hip hop weekly can mark two years running with a handful of the area’s best emcees (including Dynasty, QueenofEx and Hagan Lee, all profiled by CL recently). (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Spring Fling Girls Rock Camp Benefit In Washington D.C., there’s always a gaggle of pecker-wielding politicians talking about what a woman can and can’t do with her body. Thankfully, in cities across America, there are always groups trying to make sure females make decisions for themselves. On Saturday, Girls Rock St. Pete, a nonprofit devoted to empowering a new generation of girls and women through music, will turn the clock back to the days when Aqua Net, flannel and Parasuco were the talk of the town. Spring Fling 2017: A Throwback to the ‘80s and ‘90s will help raise funds that’ll help the group welcome campers to their weeklong camp in July. Expect raffles, old-school jams, baked goods, drinks and a photo booth, and expect to open your wallets to make donations. Read our story about GRC here. (Paper Crane, St. Petersburg) INFO



Alex Harris (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

Deaf Poets w/Radarmen? (The Hub, Tampa) INFO

Young the Giant (Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, Tampa) INFO

Ambient Installation w/Infinite Third (Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg) INFO

Ricky Skaggs (England Brothers Bandshell, Pinellas Park) INFO

Frenzied Passions w/Slade and the Wasters/Dead Cat Lounge (Mario's Barrel House, Clearwater) INFO


Sol Seed (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

Sean Chambers Band (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg) INFO

Ally Venable Band (Ferg’s Live, Tampa) INFO


Ignite The Night Producer Battle w/Nico Sweet/Blizzie Castro/Laz/more (Pegasus Lounge, Tampa) INFO


Rocky Horror Picture Show Double Feature with Live Performance (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Nightowls (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

Jacky Vincent Guitar Clinic (Replay Guitar Exchange, Tampa) INFO


Moonshine Holler (St. Petersburg Main Public Library, St. Petersburg) INFO

Don Gates CD Release (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO

John Frinzi & Michael Weiss (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

Mick Moloney & Friends (Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Tarpon Springs) INFO

Mike Donahue and Third Man Out (Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin) INFO


TFO: Mahler's Resurrection Symphony w/Michael Francis (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO


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