Tonight in live music: Bryan Adams, Sun Seeker, Marty Friedman + more

A look at concert highlights for this Fri., Feb. 19, plus a peek at the weekend ahead

Looks like you made it — to Friday, yay! Here's a look at what's happening in the concert realms on this Fri., Feb. 19, plus a peek at the weekend ahead

Bryan Adams
No matter how gooey you think his particular brand of cheese may be, you have to admit, Canadian rocker Bryan Adams slays at plucking the heart-strings in both loving ballads and barn-burners; “Summer of ’69,” “Straight from the Heart,” “Heaven,” “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” “Please Forgive Me,” and the like. And he’s still churning out new material; last year he dropped a 13th Jeff Lynne-produced studio LP, Get Up, and he plays in support with his full band at this special waterfront concert presented by Ruth Eckerd Hall and the City of Clearwater. (Coachman Park, Clearwater) 

Sun Seeker with Buffy, Veiny Hands, Deadborns A rather fine (and free) Friday night showing at the Bends highlighted by Nashville’s psyche-folk quartet Sun Seeker, which arrive fresh off releasing a new 7” on Third Man Records, its lead single “Georgia Dust” possessing a warm vintage AM quality and built on sunny ambling and shuffling rhythms, slide guitar melodies and pleasantly warm vocal harmonies. (The Bends, St. Petersburg)

Jauz, Crizzly Phonetically, Jauz is ‘jaws,’ the project of 22-year-old Los Angeles-based producer/DJ Sam Vogel, whose insists his music has no genre or boundaries, but is definitely electronic-rooted with trap, ‘step and bass music tendencies, studded with soulful vocal splices and driven by synths and beats that stutter, womp, zip or bounce like an overfilled ball. He toured with Diplo and Major Lazer for last summer’s string of Mad Decent Block Parties and comes to town on “The Friendzy Tour” with Austin’s Crizzly, who has a similar aesthetic but with a heavier crunk and hip hop thrust. (Amphitheater, Ybor City)

Sara Rose Band A favored purveyor of classic country and Western swing odes as powered by the croons and belts of feminine namesake Rose and bolstered by guitar-slinging vet Mark Warren, bassist Michael Hoag (Ditchflowers, Barely Pink) and drummer Todd Fermanich with occasional special guests; setlists touch on material by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams and the like. (Ella's American Folk Art Café, Tampa)

Marty Friedman with Holy Grail, War Of Thrones, Drastic Fall If you dig Megadeth, this show’s probably been on your radar since it was confirmed. Marty Friedman came up shredding lead in that particular mega metal band, his decade-long tenure encompassing 1992 breakthrough Countdown to Extinction. He’s put out a dozen solo LPs, too; the last was 2014 Prosthetic Records debut, Inferno. (State Theatre , St. Petersburg)

Matt Woods & Ryan Sheley Enjoy a double billing of whiskey-soaked twang-kicking Americana when long-haired and beardy Tennessee singer-songwriters Matt Woods and Ryan Sheley land in St. Pete on their “Southern Gentlemen Tour.” (Emerald Bar, St. Petersburg)

Packrat’s Smokehouse
(Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin)
Applebutter Express w/Sonic Stew (Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa)
Sahe/Animals With Clothes On/Stranger Love/Critter (Fubar, St. Petersburg)
Ben Prestage (Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg)
Undertone/Superstar Loveshack (Brass Mug, Tampa)
The Rat Pack: Together Again (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg)
Mandy Barnett Sings Patsy Cline (Largo Cultural Center, Largo)
Myfever/Funny Bunny/The Savants of Soul (New World Brewery, Ybor City)

Voivod w/Vektor/Eight Bells
Sat., Feb. 20, Orpheum, Ybor City
Blackfire/Cities in Flight/Shae Krispinsky Sat., Feb. 20, The Hub, downtown Tampa
DNCE/Nathan Sykes Sat., Feb. 20, Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
Ringside's Six Ring Circus Part Deux: A WMNF Benefit w/Displace/Flat Land/The Happy Campers/Future Vintage Band/Gator Wine Sat., Feb. 20, Ringside Café, St. Petersburg)
Bomb the Industry w/?nowledge/Matiks/Logic ForBeatz/Zace/Ol'Madness (Pegasus Lounge, St. Petersburg)
MuteMath w/Nothing But Thieves Sat., Feb. 20, State Theatre, St. Petersburg)
Shemekia Copeland Sat., Feb. 20, Capitol Theatre, Clearwater)
Five Eight w/Fistful Sat., Feb. 20, New World Brewery, Ybor City)
The Pangaea Project No.63: Mark Hosler Sat., Feb. 20, The Venture Compound, St. Petersburg)
Heartless Bastards w/SUSTO/Gritt Sat., Feb. 20, Crowbar, Ybor City
An Evening with Chris Mann Sat., Feb. 20, Jaeb Theater at Straz Center for Performing Arts, Tampa
Pasco Music Festival w/Joey Dee & The Starliters /Lola & The Saints/Karen Kallin/Bill Castner Sat., Feb. 20, Pasco Rotary Pavilion at The Concourse, Shady Hills
Runaway Gin - PHISH Tribute Sat., Feb. 20, Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa
Markus Schultz Sat., Feb. 20, Amphitheater, Ybor City
Coo Coo Ca Choo Sat., Feb. 20, Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg
Lions After Dark/Kerry Courtney/Wd Han Sat., Feb. 20, Fubar, St. Petersburg
The New Rulers/Badda Skat/I-Vibes Sat., Feb. 20, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Sinister Circle/Busline 13/Bad Blood/Demented Truth/Robert Christenson Sat., Feb. 20, Brass Mug, Tampa
The Cheaters Sat., Feb. 20, Hard Rock Café, Tampa
Dropin Pickup w/Trigger City Trio Sat., Feb. 20, Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
Sara Rose Band Sat., Feb. 20, Treasure Island Tap House, Treasure Island)
Ol' Dirty Sundays: Casper vs Fader Vinyl Night Sun., Feb. 21, Crowbar, Ybor City
The Michael Royal Trio Sun., Feb. 21, HCC-Ybor Mainstage Theater, Ybor City
Roxy Roca Sun., Feb. 21, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival w/Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings/St. Paul & The Broken Bones/Davy Knowles/Patrick Sweany/KG & The Girls/Franc Robert (Saturday)/Beth Hart/Nikki Hill/Flow Tribe/Grady Champion/Nate Currin/TC Carr & Bolts of Blue (Sunday) Sat.-Sun., Feb. 20-21, Coachman Park, Clearwater
Loretta Lynn Sun., Feb. 21, Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg
Get Faded Barbershop Open Mic Night & Rap Cypher w/Shock Da World/The Wave K.A.M*Ovg/Jamez Anthony/Tru’Ladi Sun., Feb. 21, Get Faded Barbershop, Clearwater
Alison Wonderland Sun., Feb. 21, Amphitheatre, Ybor City
Patti LaBelle Sun., Feb. 21, Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for Performing Arts, Tampa
Protomartyr w/Spray Paint/Permanent Makeup Sun., Feb. 21, New World Brewery, Ybor City
Steep Canyon Rangers Sun., Feb. 21, Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa
A Tribute to Herbie Hancock Sun., Feb. 21, Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg

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