Tonight in live music; Deadaires, Erratix, Keys N Krates, Liv Taylor and more

Noise, rock, folk and every single thing in between.

The Pauses w/Deadaires/Broken Things This show has good vibes all over it. Former Against Me! Bassist Andrew Seward played on some of our favorite records (White Crosses, Franz Nicolay’s To Us, the Beautiful!) and former True North frontman Ryan Murphy is our favorite north Florida do-gooder. Together with drummer Jeremy Rodgers, the boys recorded an uplifting self-titled debut album that straddles the line between post-hardcore, pop and straight ahead rock. Guitarist Alan Mills helps bring it to life for live sets, and Deadaires will be joined by a central Florida favorite (The Pauses) plus St. Pete punks Broken Things at this early show. (Microgroove, Tampa) INFO

Zoë Lewis Some may recognize her as a member of UK Latin jazz collective Avanti, but Zoë Lewis makes noise with her Rubber Band these days. The Brighton native uses a bevy of instruments (think ukulele, piano and even the spoons) to whip up a vaudevillian brand of gypsy folk and swing. Past shows have sold out so advance tickets or a call to the venue are recommended. (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

Dack Janiels w/Blunts & Blondes/$mgglr/Winta Ha ha, good one Tanner Chung. The NorCal producer made us look with his name (you can decide on its originality), so we’re here to tell you that Chung will continue the Amphitheater, err Ritz, tradition of bringing dubstep acts to help move the youngins who gather at the club every Friday night. Guest list stays open until midnight for this one (11:30 p.m. EST for dudes) as part of the venue’s customer appreciation night. (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

Keys N Krates It’s only been two years since crazed fan Christina Platt ran onstage butt-ass naked, but we’re pretty sure that Keys N Krates will never, ever forget or leave Tampa off of their annual tour itinerary. The Toronto-based livetronic trio first cut their teeth in this town with sets at Blue Martini (which is closing in a few weeks), and they return to the scene of the nude stage crasher on Friday for a set supporting last year’s Midnite Mass EP, which has garnered well over a million spins on Soundcloud alone. (District 3, Tampa) INFO

Erratix w/Sloth/Pain Appendix/APOC SIREN/Swamp Squaller Part one of a two night spell of noisy shows happening in Riverside and Seminole Heights. Read our preview here. (Steelworker Records, Tampa) INFO

Livingston Taylor w/Chelsea Berry He’s from a musical family (older brother “Stringbean” James is a pretty big deal) and has had a guitar in his hand since 13 years old, so Livingston Taylor is seasoned for the stage. To celebrate his 50th year of making music, Taylor, 66, comes to Largo supporting his 18-piece discography (and Top 40 hit “First Time Love”). Chelsea Berry, who comes with an enthralling live show in tow, opens for Liv at this one. (Largo Cultural Center, Largo) INFO

January 13-15, Gibtown Bike Fest w/Greg Billings/Marshall Tucker/Black Honkeys Greg Billings’s Friday show at the Capitol Clearwater is sold out, so hardcore fans who weren’t devoted enough to get a ticket in advance could pile onto the bike and head to Gib-son-town on Saturday when Billings plays just before Marshall Tucker Band. Admission free, but booze is not. Definitely don’t drink and get on the motorcycle though. (International Independent Showmen's Association Clubhouse, Riverview) INFO

Florida Orchestra Pops: Bravo Broadway A whole lot of everyone’s favorite Broadway the treatment from husband and wife team Gary Mauer and Elizabeth Southard who’ll work through the best of Phantom, Wicked, West Side Story and more. Per usual, these shows kick off on Friday in Tampa and the hit St. Pete (Mahaffey Theater) and Clearwater (Ruth Eckerd Hall) as the weekend rolls on. (Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO

79 Sorcery presents: Divinity w/Achilles/Dynasty/Rising Down/Charles Burns/DEA & Saint/Bangarang/Mouth Council Tampa Bay emcee Achilles the Conqueror turns 30 at the show, but the CL music family is most proud of our own photo contributor Michael M Sinclair who is helping organize the show as part of the 79 Sorcery collective he is a part of. This one has something for every taste and includes two more CL’s contributors (hybrid hip hop duo DEA & Saint) plus Billy Mays III’s Mouth Council vocal looping experiment. Read an interview with performing artist Dynasty here. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) INFO

January 13-14, Rock Brothers Brewing Grand Opening Weekend w/Thomas Wynn & the Believers/Will Quinlan/Lauris Vidal/Geri X/Shawn Kyle/Mountain Holler/Ella Jet/Forrest Hoffar/J.T. Brown/Have Gun, Will Travel Night one of Rock Brothers Brewing’s two night grand opening celebration features one of Florida’s favorite Americana outfits (Thomas Wynn & the Believers) playing the new listening room ahead of Saturday’s festivities when free afternoon shows from Will Quinlan, Geri X, Shawn Kyle and more make way for a ticketed show with Have Gun, Will Travel, J.T. Brown plus Thomas and Olivia Wynn. Read our story here. (Rock Bros. Brewing, Ybor City) INFO


Florida Folk Scene No. 71 w/Soapbox Soliloquy/Morgan Soltes,/Nick Boutwell (Green Bench Brewing, St. Petersburg) INFO

Greg Billings Band (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) SOLD OUT

JP Soars (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

The Only Daddys (Finley's Irish Pub & Eatery, Largo) INFO

Jude Shuma/FayRoy/Eureka California (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

NoNameRider w/Navin Ave./Band of Sorrows/Swampuss (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Funeral Dazies w/Nerds Raging/Car Bomb Driver/Twisty Chris/Ray Finkle (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Strangled Darlings (Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa) INFO

The Ood w/Pig Pen/Victim of Circumstance (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO

Kodak Black (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg) INFO

About The Author

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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