Tonight & tomorrow in live music: Sha Na Na Grease Tribute, Rival Consoles, and The King Khan & BBQ Show

Concerts happening Monday March 23 and Tuesday March 24

Here's a breakdown of the concerts happening tonight, March 23, and Tuesday, March 24.

 MONDAY MARCH 23
Sha Na Na Grease Tribute
The long-running nostalgia-soaked rock 'n’ doo-wop group that made such a weird appearance in the Woodstock film bring hand jives and Grease throwback sounds to the Ruth Eckerd Stage, a tribute to the film’s soundtrack presented in conjunction with the ensemble’s continued celebration of their 45th anniversary. (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater)–Leilani Polk

 TUESDAY MARCH 24
The King Khan & BBQ Show
Berlin-by-way-of-Montreal duo Arish "King" Khan (guitar, lead vocals) and Mark "BBQ" Sultan (drums, guitars, tambourines, backing vocals) aka The King Khan & BBQ Show have been playing together a few decades, in this incarnation since 1999 with a hiatus/break-up in 2010, where each went off and did his own solo thing until they were drawn back together to record an EP and then, Bad News Boys. The full-length dropped in February and finds their floppy and springy, doo wop-glazed punk-garage, Khan wailing and crooning in his strong tenor while Sultan’s raspier intones join in hoarse harmonies. YouTube their Live on KEXP performance from December, and see what you can expect from these weird dudes in a live setting – circular nipple cut-outs, leather S&M-style masquerade masks, and gold accessories: Khan, a cape, and Sultan, underoos. (Local 662, St. Petersburg)–LP

Rival Consoles with Rude100 Rival Consoles is the performance moniker of London producer Ryan Lee West, who makes “electronic music with some kind of human sentiment.” His bloop-and-beat filled songs swelling with analog synthtones that are cycled through pedals and filters to get to the atmospheric, spacious dancefloor soundscapes he achieves. In the short film produced to coincide with the release of his Sonne EP, he explained that his live practices are very different from what he does in the studio: “it’s the opposite of the finished product, because I completely de-construct the tracks and when I re-arrange them live, they’re never exactly the same.” (Crowbar, Ybor City)–LP
 

ALSO THIS WEEK
Beach Boys Tribute: The Landsharks Band
Mon., March 23, Largo Cultural Center, Largo
Chasco Fiesta Bluegrass Night with Larry Gillis and his Hard Driving Swampgrass Band Tue., March 24, Sims Park, New Port Richey
Tom Chapin Tue., March 24, Largo Cultural Center, Largo
 

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