Tonight in live music; even Retro Red Square Recall cancelled, do what you want with your life

Follow your heart, but make sure you put your records on the highest shelf before you left the house.

click to enlarge Yup, fuck Irma. - Drunk Camera Guy
Drunk Camera Guy
Yup, fuck Irma.

Update — Sept. 9 (8 a.m.) When the crew that throws one of Ybor City's sturdiest parties, Retro Red Square Recall, is taking precautions, it means one of two things: (a) we're getting old and wise or (b) Irma ain't nuthin to fucks with. The music you listen to will get you through anything. The music you experience live (especially this weekend) has equal power, but it may have to be less of a priority. Do what you will. See below and follow links.

POSTPONED: Steve Earle and the Dukes Oh boy, this is gonna be the kind of show that’ll make Hannity-worshipping fuckboys have a Tucker Carlson-talking -about-BLM level aneurysm. Grammy-winning songwriter Steve Earle brings a very country new LP, So You Wanna Be an Outlaw, to Clearwater, where a little of the twang from his ‘99 album (The Mountain) hopefully gets mixed in with a smidge of the grit he brought to Guy Clark’s Old No. 1 and the anti-Nashville sound he helped to usher in on a 1986 debut, Guitar Town. Earle is quasi-infamous for suffering through drug addiction that nearly killed him in the mid-’90s, but lately he’s been ruffling feathers on account of his very abrasive approach to talking about a certain, very “fascist,” orange individual occupying the White House. Earle also likes fishing for trout, so maybe we’ll see him living the salt life on our white sand beaches, too. (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) INFO

Irma-gosh: Here's the Hurricane status of upcoming Tampa Bay area concerts

RESCHEDULED: Crooked Thumb Oktoberfest w/Have Gun, Will Travel/Shawn Kyle Some wurst, spaetzle and sauerkraut washed down by a few pints of Shade Tree IPA and soundtracked by Have Gun, Will Travel and Tampa songwriter Shawn Kyle seems like the perfect reason to test the boundaries of Crooked Thumb Brewery’s afternoon-nap-to-some-cool-tunes policy. We’ll be the guy in a broken-down lawn chair, drooling with a little bit of pretzel bun resting on the corner of our stupid, sleepy smile. (Crooked Thumb Brewery, Safety Harbor) INFO

POSTPONED: Live From The Underground w/Joshua Cruz/Nasja Mone We’ve been full-fledged, googly-eyed supporters of Tampa pop songwriter Joshua Cruz ever since his sexy “Poison Lips” video found itself permanently on loop in the corner of our second computer monitor, and we’re definitely a little excited to see that the 25-year-old is putting his bandleader hat on with a fearsome foursome — Nasja Wilkins, Julian Carrington, Trevor Eastering and Israel Solberg — backing him up. Yes, there will be soul, pop and R&B covers, but there will also be originals, which have the potential to figuratively set the basement on fire. (SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg) INFO

POSTPONED, The Fritz w/Leisure Chief Press materials say that rock and soul band The Fritz sounds like a “mix of Prince meets Talking Heads meets Jimi Hendrix.” Fightin’ words, but the Asheville-based outfit arrives with fists balled up anyway thanks to a new, people-power LP (Natural Mind) which does not tiptoe around topics like racial injustice, addiction and all of the hogwash we get fed as a part of an unfortunate, content-rich 24-hour media cycle. (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

CANCELLED: Obituary Beer Release w/Shroud Eater/Beerwolf/Druid Lord/Warlab In a March 2017 preview of a show at Ybor City’s Orpheum, CL declared Tampa metal-gods-gone-global Obituary “still undead,” but those who really want to live need to head north to the Brass Mug where the Brandon, Florida boys will play a show at what’s perennially been the standard-issue stomping ground for any rock band that wants to do anything meaningful in the Bay area. Extra bonus points since the show doubles as a release for Obiturary’s new Cigar City Brewing beer, “Find the A-Ryez Rye” amber ale. (Brass Mug, Tampa) CANCELLED

POSTPONED: GoldLink D’Anthony Carlos is having a good year. The 2015 XXL Freshman class alum is five months removed from the release of his full-length debut album — At What Cost — which features just-certified gold hit single “Crew,” where the 24-year-old Washington D.C. rapper better known as GoldLink delivers a slick-talkin’, very horny and strangely reverent full-blown party-starter. Read Jenna Rances’ interview with Goldlink soon. (Orpheum, Ybor City) RESCHEDULED

RESCHEDULED: Scene Unity and Punk Rock Flea Market w/Shurwood/Blacksmith/Seek Well/Coexist/Safety Switch/Six Paths Shurwood went to Montgomery, New York to record some songs at Nada Studios (Brand New, Hot Rod Circuit, Knuckle Puck, My Chemical Romance) and the joint’s vibes totally rubbed off on the three tunes the Tampa emo-gaze band brought back home to the 813. Listen to them via and bring cash to buy merch from other bands, which include Coexist (playing in support of a July collection of metalcore demos), Zephyrhills punks Seek Well and CL faves Blacksmith. (Transitions Art Gallery, Ybor City) INFO

LINEUP CHANGE The Tim Version w/Radarmen/Old Vices/Flat Stanley It’s only fitting that The Tim Version — one of Tampa Bay’s longest-running, most respected punks bands — would get to headline its own final farewell show at one of the area’s most revered live-music venues. Jeff Brawer and friends are breaking Old Vices out for this one, where the Fest-bound Flat Stanley opens the show. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) INFO

Skum Fest featuring w/Cemetery Rapist/Dismember the Carcass/Blistering Defilement/Merciless Scum/Skum of the Slum/Death Incarnate/Cunt Torch/Menstrual Moonshine Honestly, this show (which reads like an insult list from the Westboro Baptist Church’s street heckler starter pack) probably has no place in this week’s live music listings, but we couldn’t help but point out how incredibly incredulous we are about these bands' names being real. We’ll give you one guess as to the genre these bands belong to (hint, it starts with an “m” and rhymes with “petal”), but we’re hoping you don’t assume all outfits operating in the sphere share the same attitude toward spelling, the afterlife and vaginas. (Pegasus Lounge, Tampa) INFO


September 9, Adam Turkel Art Show w/Mondo Diablo/Reality Asylum/DJ Kalani (Emerald Bar, St. Petersburg) CANCELLED

September 9, Shadow Run Brothers (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

September 9, Deep Cuts w/DJ Cub/Seeber (The Independent Bar, St. Petersburg) CANCELLED

September 9, Kasondra Rose (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

September 9, Gypsy Wind (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg) CANCELLED

September 9, God Module (Crowbar, Ybor City) CANCELLED

September 9, Airsickness w/Saferwaters/Up From Here (The Bends, St. Petersburg) RESCHEDULED

September 9, Steve Poltz (The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, Ybor City) POSTPONED

September 9, Blackberry Smoke w/Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg) POSTPONED

September 9, The Ood w/Sonic Aftermath/Quasi Mojo (Red Star Rock Bar, Tampa) CANCELLED

September 9, Sound of Gospel (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) POSTPONED

September 9, Henry Ashwood Jazz (Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg) INFO

September 9, Korby Lenker (Safety Harbor Arts and Music Center, Safety Harbor) INFO

September 9, Birdman’s Clambake (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

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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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