Today in live music; Sabrina Carpenter at Rays postgame, Keys N Krates, CHON and more

DJ Cub’s pin party, too, buddies.


CHON w/Tera Melos/Little Prog-rock can definitely have soul, and CHON is living proof. Just listen to "Nayhoo" a recent single from a brand new album (Homey, released last week) where guitarist Mario Camarena teams up with singer and saxophonist Masego for a woozy cut that doesn’t let the song’s mathy licks get in the way of creating a rich, shimmering guitar-pop gem. (The Orpheum, Ybor City) SOLD OUT

Ol’ Dirty Sundays w/Big Ben The long-term benefits of disco have once again blessed Ol’ Dirty Sundays as Big Ben — a Brooklyn-native who’s made himself into a prominent name in the New York Club Circuit— arrives to play the Crowbar courtyard. Inspired to spin after watching his older brother (a disco nut) do it, Big Ben went the hip-hop route on his first trip to the record store and hasn’t looked back since. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Chris Preston Enamel Pin Release w/Blue Sunday DJs The button and pun renaissance is upon us, and another one of the area’s best creators and scene supporters — Chris Preston, aka DJ Cub — is throwing his hat into the ring by hawking his first set or originally designed enamel pins. Cub will be joined by the fine folks from Bronze Age Buttons, plus Josh Sullivan, Odebear Press and “surly feminist pin maker Jessie Withanie. Music? Blue Sunday DJs, babay. Meaning Preston along with Eazy Rob will be there spinning, indie, rock, new wave, and more. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) INFO

Sabrina Carpenter From Law & Order and Girl Meets World to the Trop. That’s what TV star Sabrina Carpenter is up to this weekend when she brings her innocent 2015 debut (Eyes Wide Open) and last year’s EVOlution LP to the Rays post game concert series. The concert is free with a game ticket, and you’ll be out before the sun fully sets, too. (Following Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg) INFO

Keys N Krates The best party on the beach returns Sunday with electrifying Canadian trio Key N Krates. The group began as an electronic hip-hop act, but has since moved on to full-time onstage electronic and trap production, earning the respect of the EDM community (plus artists like Diplo, Flosstradamus, and Steve Aoki) along the way. Its most recent release (the Right Here remixes) and the band’s reputation as live juggernauts might result in this Sunday night party being the most lit day of your weekend. (Shephard’s Beach Resort, Clearwater) INFO —LJ



Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

Mama’s Batch CD Release Party (Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

World Nation CD Release Party (Spring Hill United Church of Christ, Spring Hill) INFO

Shane Meade Trio (Independent Bar and Cafe, Tampa) INFO

B.Haven (Idle Zone Bar & Grill, Winter Haven) INFO

Row Jomah (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

Acme Jazz Garage (Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, Tampa) INFO

About The Authors

LJ Hilberath

Franz “LJ” Hilberath is a Clearwater-native who contributes to Creative Loafing's Music section. He previously served as an intern and is now a freelance contributor for all things music.LJ can be found in the field reviewing concerts and music festivals around the country, and also works interviews for both local...

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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