Tonight in live music; Broncho, Tauk, The Wonder Years, more

Wooks and spunions rejoice.

Broncho w/Plastic Pinks/Paint Fumes It’s been just over a year since that sweaty, packed-to-gills love fest Broncho played a part in when The Growlers headlined Crowbar, but now the Oklahoma rock & roll quartet are headlining the show and bringing the party outside in celebration of a brand new LP, Double Vanity where Ryan Lindsey & co. throw 38-minutes of big-boned garage pop in to a rock tumbler where it gets tossed in a little scuzz and a whole lot of Lindsey’s seductively enunciated wordplay. Miami’s Plastic Pinks are the secret homestate highlight on this bill, and their own new EP (El Animal, released less than two weeks ago via Ghost Drag) is going to shred a few heads in half thank to furiously fun anthems like “66 Sexta.” Pinks frontman June Summers had some life-threatening back surgery earlier in the year, so you can bet he’ll be ready to rip for this one where WMNF's Indie-FM will also be broadcasting live.. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) INFO

The Wonder Years w/Real Friends This has nothing to do with Kevin Arnold and Paul Pfeiffer (who coincidentally reunited at a New York Rangers hockey game last week). No, this show is all about Pennsylvania pop-punk sextet The Wonder Years who, now almost a decade into their career, stand as one of the genre’s dad bands. Kids still love the Warped Tour faves, however, and it has a lot to do with songs like their 2015 summer smash “Cardinals” where frontman Dan "Soupy" Campbell screams how “selfish and stupid” he is while also promising to never let his friends down again. You won’t get any years back when the band works through more stuff from their 2007 LP Get Stoked On It!, but you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve been able to remember the lyrics after all these years. (Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO

Mannheim Steamroller We know there are more than a few readers willing to ride the rails (and by “rails” we mean Interstate 4) to Lakeland to see Chip Davis’s perennially adored production do their Christmas production. (Lakeland Center, Lakeland) INFO

TAUK w/Serotonic Seasoned wooks and spunions are no strangers to New York instrumental fusion quartet TAUK, but even those leery of the jam scene should pay attention. The Oyster Bay boys have landed on the just announced lineup for Okeechobee Music Festival and songs like “Sunshine Harry,” “Shenanigans” and “Informant” make it easy to get lost in the shifting time signatures, heavy riffs and noodly solos. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO


Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan Thu. Nov. 17, (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg INFO

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: Gilbert and Sullivan Thu. Nov. 17, (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

Selwyn Birchwood Thu. Nov. 17, (The Ale and The Witch, St. Petersburg) 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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