Tonight in live music; Dwarves, Richie Ramone, Paul Oakenfold and more

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Dwarves w/Richie Ramone A lot can happen in 30-plus years. Just ask the Dwarves. The Chicago-punks initially got infamous thanks to a love of drugs, occasional onstage sex, self-mutilation and faking a band member’s death, but frontman Blag Dahlia (aka Julius Seizure) and longtime guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed (aka Pete Vietnam Cheque) survived and a grew up a little on the way to becoming one of the longer-running punk bands of the generation. All the while, the Dwarves maintained a commitment to living outside of the band’s musical comfort zone and earning the love of fans who’ve come to appreciate Blag’s no-bullshit approach to life and the band’s high-speed brand of crude hard crock. Richie Ramone, who played with the Ramones for five years in the mid-80s, opens the show. (Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO

Paul Oakenfold Just two nights before Shephard’s throws one of the rowdier Fourth of July parties on Clearwater Beach, they host two time Grammy-nominated producer and DJ Paul Oakenfold, who brings a storied three-decade career to the sand in support of a long-awaited 2017 LP, Pop Killer, which is his first since 2006’s A Lively Mind. (Beach House Sundays at Shephard’s, Clearwater Beach) INFO

Date Night w/Tiny Farm/The Spuds Oddball pop-makers from Gainesville (Tiny Farm) come to Tampa. Listen to the premiere of a new single, "Boomer Babe," and read more, here. (The Hub, Tampa) INFO

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Siobhan Monique Nights of Jazz (Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, St. Petersburg) INFO

Mountain Holler, Kristopher James & Chant the Trees (SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg) INFO

Bring It! Live w/Miss D and her Dancing Dolls (Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO

Florida Wind Band (USF Concert Hall at University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO

Shevonne & The Force With GW Souther Band (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

Beartoe (Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa) 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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