Tonight in live music: Capital Cities, Jorma Kaukonen, Ringo Starr & more

Concerts this Thurs., Oct. 23.

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Eliot Lee Hazel
Capital Cities

Lots on tap this Thursday night - from big name vets to up-and-coming buzz acts. Breakdown below...


Capital Cities with Night Terrors Of 1927 The trumpet-blown synth pop ode “Safe and Sound” became Capital Cities’ breakout hit last year when it topped Billboard’s Alternative Songs charts and transformed the LA duo from virtual unknowns into platinum sellers warming the stage for Katy Perry this past summer. Capital Cities is still touring behind the success of 2013 debut In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery (fourth and latest single “One Minute More” is an up-tempo uplifting dance ode), and hit town to headline with support from Night Terrors of 1927, another synth-driven duo from Los Angeles made up of former Rilo Kiley guitarist Blake Sennett and Jarrod Gorbel, ex-frontman for Brooklyn outfit the Honorary Title. (The Ritz Ybor, Ybor City)

Dumpstaphunk I incorrectly listed this show in the paper a few weeks back. Sorry about that. Ivan Neville and his two-bass thumpin’ funk ensemble are really here this Thursday night, and you can bet they’ll be quaking the State with some groove-hawking New Orleans greasiness. (State Theatre, St. Petersburg)


Jorma Kaukonen with Barry Mitterhoff Blues-folk musician Jorma Kaukonen has been finger-picking and axe-slinging for four decades, and in addition to all the material he wrote as a member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, he has a dozen or so solo albums, the last 2009’s River of Time. He also draws from an impressive repertoire of American roots music, which means that on this date – joined by frequent collaborator and mandolin dazzler Barry Mitterhoff – he could play virtually anything. Well, almost anything… (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater)

The Magic Beans with Troy Youngblood & Soulfish There’s a very specific sound of progressive genre-melding music that’s been coming out of Colorado in the past decade, a mix of newgrass, rock and electronica (sometimes dubbed ‘Ameritronica’) that seemed to be spear-headed by String Cheese Incident and picked up by bands like Mountain Standard Time and The Magic Beans, the latter from a valley town in the mountains outside of Boulder (called Nederland), their sound grassy-spacey prog sound stretching into funkadelic groove-fused territories. This tour backs a self-released double LP issued in March, Sites and Sounds. (Crowbar, Ybor City)

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band The most famous Ringo in all the world (can you even think up another?) brings his band of all-star talent back to Clearwater. This lineup features bassist Richard Page (Mr. Mister), guitarists Steve Lukather (Toto) and Todd Rundgren, keys player Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey), drummer Gregg Bissonette and sax player Warren Ham. The setlist includes Beatles classics by Starr (“A Little Help From My Friends” and “Yellow Submarine” among them) as well as select songs from his bandmates’ respective catalogs (like “Broken Wings” and “Rosanna”). This is the All Starr Band’s fifth appearance at the hall; the last four sold-out, so get your tickets stat. (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) 

ALSO TONIGHT
Singer-Songwriter Night w/Exit 44/Cat Ridgeway/Dan Feinman
 Tre Amici @ The Bunker, Ybor City
Row Joma Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Nikki Talley Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
Protoje & The Indiggnation Jannus Live, St. Petersburg

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