Tonight in live music; Dikembe, Jimmy Buffett, Joe Jackson, Lil' Pump and more

How about a 'Beauty and the Beast' sing-along?

Joe Jackson Sorry folks, but you’re going to have to hit the secondary market if you don’t already have your ticket to see UK composer Joe Jackson (yes, the guy who sang “Is She Really Going Out With Him?”). The 62-year-old has been defying convention for the better part of four decades now, and he’s made blending the worlds of new wave, jazz, pop, reggae and classical look so easy along the way. All that, plus Fast Forward (Jackson’s 2015 LP of regionally inspired, highly intelligent pop) caused this show to sell out quicker than anyone could’ve imagined. (Capitol Theater, Clearwater) INFO

Emo Night Tampa 2 Year Anniversary w/Dikembe The Crate Bros. now fully blossomed little Emo baby spreads its wings for a two-year anniversary party featuring a live set from Gainesville’s Dikembe, which has been a huge player in the genre’s fourth-wave movement. Read our profile on the event here, and stream a very special Emo Night Tampa playlist, too. (First Chance Last Chance Bar, Ybor City) INFO

Jimmy Buffett Parrotheads, as Jimmy Buffet has dubbed his loyal fan base, will flock to the Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater this Friday as Mr. Margaritaville himself takes the stage. While Buffett is known for his fan-friendly, hit centered shows, the party in the parking lot is just as notorious. Look for casual fans and Parrotheads alike to pack the lot surrounding the Florida State Fairgrounds with sand, beach chairs and even inflatable pools. So head there early, bring some sand and enjoy beach party away from the beach. Jimmy Buffett himself is known for occasionally joining the party, so keep an eye out for his trademark hat and Ray-Bans look. (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa) — LJ INFO

Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along Not quite live music, but you’ll definitely feel alive when Tampa Theatre’s Summer Classics series stages a full-blown sing-along set the the sights of the 1991 Disney animated classic based on Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s 18th century fairy tale. The movie house — named one of the most spectacular theatres in the world — will be filled with song since the lyrics will be right there on the screen for attendees to see. (Tampa Theatre, Tampa) INFO

Frolic's 3 yr anniversary w/Twisty Cats/Fjshwjfe/Johnny Mile and the Kilometers Everyone’s favorite Seminole Heights boutique is turning three-years-old, so a bunch of friends (DJ Mike Bison, Bay area rock outfits Fjshwjfe plus Johnny Mile and the Kilometers) are teaming up with an out-of-towner (Savannah, Georgia no-wave duo Twisty Cats) for one helluva party where St. Pete dive bar The Bends is making a trip across the bridge to pour the beers. (Frolic Exchange, Tampa) INFO

Lil’ Pump w/Death Squad Who calls out J. Cole? Controversial and amateur Miami rapper Lil’ Pump, apparently. The volatile 16-year old has made a name for himself in the Miami-Dade area, where he and rap-mate/collaborator Smokepurpp grew up. After being kicked out of the ninth grade for fighting, Lil’ Pump took to Soundcloud with his own brand of trap rap. To date, he’s received modest viral recognition for his singles “ELEMENTARY” and “Get.” Prior to us covering him at Rolling Loud earlier this month, Pump made headlines for calling out the (no features needed) Platinum-certified, NC-based J. Cole. Despite the puzzling choice to go after the mild mannered emcee, this is a good opportunity to see a fellow Floridian on the come up. (The Local 662, St. Petersburg) —LJ INFO

Otep w/The Convalescence/Psykotribe/Cypher Machine/Vilest Breed Since joining Napalm records in 2016, hard rock band Otep has seems hell bent on reinvigorating themselves. Last April they dropped their seventh album Generation Doom, which was met with modest but worldwide success. It even earned the band its best Billboard position since 2011 (no.4 on hard rock chart.) (State Theatre, St. Petersburg) —LJ INFO

Blue October Beloved post-grunge outfit Blue October brings nearly two decades of bottled-up angst to the Jannus courtyard where fans will be ready to sing along to hits from the Texas outfit’s major label debut, Consent to Treatment, which put the band on the map in the year 2000. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg) INFO

Girls Rock Camp Volunteer Outreach We've written about the great work of Girls Rock Camp before, and today the organization wants to see who might be into helping girls empower themselves through the power of music. Get more information on today's event here, and read more in this story. (Cage Brewing, St. Petersburg) INFO

Front Porch & Bart's Tavern 15-Year Anniversary It's been 15 years since this Seminole Heights staple, one of the oldest eateries in the neighborhood, opened for business. And if you've never been, well, it's time to make up for lost time. Established in 2002 inside 1898 Victorian digs, the Front Porch & Bart's Tavern offers indoor and outdoor dining, plus a downstairs courtyard with a full-service bar and, usually, convivial commotion. Go celebrate the funky, friendly restaurant and bar's birthday with drink specials, a crowd-pleasing food selection, giveaways and live music during its all-day 15-Year Anniversary Party. The band lineup includes Just Friends, Dave Freeman and 3 Foot Circle. —Meaghan Habuda INFO


September Mourning (The Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO

Mellow Relics (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

Wet Nurse w/Permanent MakeUp/Mr.Clit & The Pink/Boner City (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

Shinra Co w/Down From Trees/Comin' Home/more (Beer & Brownies, Tampa) INFO


Tom Baptist (The Hangar, St. Petersburg) INFO

First Saturday Jazz w/A Deeper Shade of Soul (Independent Bar and Cafe, Tampa) INFO


The Woodwork (The Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg) INFO

Living Room Sessions w/Bob Anthony w/Hector Mayoral (House Show, Pasadena) INFO

Live & Local w/Francesca (Jaeb Courtyard, Tampa) INFO

Russil Tamsen (Above the Salt Cafe, Tampa) INFO


Felix Cartal (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO


The Elements Hip-Hop Monthly w/Malcom Lange/Theo Lane/Jay Camaro/more (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Tampa Beat Weekend Industry Panel (The Bricks, Ybor City) 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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