Tonight in live music: Good Graeff EP Release Party, The Hip Abduction & more

Find out what's happening this Fri., July 17, and take a peek at what's to come this weekend.

Some rather diverse concert offerings on this Fri., July 17. Breakdown below, plus a look at what's stopping through town this weekend...


Good Graeff Album Release Party We love it when local(ish) acts start making national waves. In this latest case, it’s Sarasota-bred ensemble Good Graeff, led by dynamic twin sisters Brooke and Brittany Graeff, the former on honeyed lead vocals and guitar, the latter on cello, dulcet backing harmonies and occasional ukulele, their sound mesmerizing, infectious indie pop propelled by rock power and doused in classy chamber hues. This date finds the Graeffs fresh off touring with Mates of State, and marks the official local release party in celebration of new EP, Good Job Go, which dropped July 10. Supros and Hail Dale open. (Crowbar, Ybor City) —Leilani Polk

The Hip Abduction with UNRB, Sanibell The Hip Abduction has been busy this summer, embarking on a run of Southeastern dates in June, then hitting Nashville to record their forthcoming third album directly afterwards. THA returns to their home turf fresh from those sessions, bringing buoyant sun-splashed Afrobeat and jazz-funk grooves to the fans that love ‘em most. Warm-up from high-octane electric ukulele and brass-blasted ska fusionists URB, and Tallahassee reggae rock outfit Sanibell. (State Theatre, St. Petersburg) —LP

Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute What the hell else do you need to know? Vigil puts a whole lot of effort into looking, sounding and performing like Mr. Rocky Mountain High, and all reports indicate fans of Denver will not be disappointed. (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) —Scott Harrell

DieAlps!, Coeds, Jeff Two-Names & The Born Agains A lot has been said about Tampa’s unique almost-but-not-really-chamber-pop act DieAlps! in these pages since the group came on the scene, so let’s just wonder what the hell is wrong with you if you’re a local music fan who doesn’t know what to expect. Tonight, one of New Granada’s finest is joined by two Savannah bands: quirky, doo-wop and ‘60s rock-inflected group Coeds, and nicely Lookout Records-flavored punk act Jeff Two-Names & The Born Agains. Highly recommended. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) —SH

Gent & Jawns, Meaux Green, Valentino Khan: The Dead Presidents Tour Eclectic DC/Richmond, Va. trap beatmaking duo Gent & Jawns parlay the most primal elements of party hip-hop, expressive samples and evocative layers into innately danceable club jams, and might be best known for a surprisingly atmospheric remix of Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money.” (Amphitheatre, Ybor City) —SH

Pathos, Pathos, Jackson Davis & The Jackettes, Donna Lu, Faraday A four-pack of Central Florida indie rock flavor led by Orlando’s Pathos Pathos, lead singer Matt Walsh’s clear, high-toned vocals wheeling and soaring over driving instrumentals with dual guitars and tempo changes that feel almost math-y. Jackson Davis heads the rotating roster of Jackettes on swanky keys, his sound like soul music as seen through a Technicolor lens and somehow full and lushly textured while still feeling kind groove-warped and experimental, too. Donna Lu delivers folk n’ roll while Faraday’s pop-catchy sounds are fueled by acoustic guitar. (The Venture Compound, St. Petersburg) —LP

ALSO TONIGHT
Buffalo Strange
Ringside Café, St. Petersburg
Up the Ante Concert Series w/The Rosewoods/Hussar/Sonic Graffiti/Killmama Fubar, St. Petersburg
Shoeless Soul Greenbench Brewing, St. Petersburg
Hymn for Her Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
Sara Rose Band Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa
Promethean Horde w/Nocturnus AD/Church of Disgust/Insatanity/Killing Addiction Brass Mug, Tampa
WAHH Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Damon Fowler Group w/Gracie Curran Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa
I-Resolution Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND
WMNF Americana Fest w/wWaylon/Mekenzie Jackson/Wax Wings/Will Quinlan and The Holy Slow Train/Passerine/Bloody Jug Band/One Mile Final/Gator Nate and the Gladezmen/Boxcar Hollow/Big Shoals/Brian Sutherland Band Sat., July 18, Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa
CL Record Fair & Music Issue Release Party Sat., July 18, CL Space, Ybor City
Mosh Fest 2015 w/Psykotribe/Deabsolve/Hellbent/Into The Grave/Blood Filled Hate Mosh Sat., July 18, Brass Mug, Tampa
Sword & Dagger Fest 2: Frostfang/Aionios/From This Fire/Aegea/Ten High/Thera/Tomb Of Ligeia Sat., July 18, State Theatre, St. Petersburg 
Kid Rock w/Foreigner Sat., July 18, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa 
Station Cases/Crisis Unit/Mushmind/Landbridge/Shadow Laughter/Lipschitz/MRSA Sat., July 18, Xtra Medium Productions, Largo
Ladies of the Mic: Figment The Emcee/Dea/Kiki/Ari Chi/Addison/Asher/Lisa & Taylor Sat., July 18, Fubar, St. Petersburg 
Finish Last/Pinehurst/Say It Aint So/Open Box Policy Sat., July 18, Market on 7th, Ybor City
Betty Fox Band w/Florida Mountain Boys Sat., July 18, Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
Moon Flag w/Sugar Bear Sat., July 18, The Bends, St. Petersburg
Ari & the Alibis w/Alex Lopez Sat., July 18, Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Brit Floyd Sat., July 18, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater
Foundation.DNB 3: A Family Affair: Clrh2o’s Last Tampa Show Sat., July 18, The Social, Ybor City
Heritage Sat., July 18, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Ol’ Dirty Sundays Sun., July 19, Crowbar, Ybor City
Dej Loaf Sun., July 19, Skye Nightclub, Ybor City
Liz Pennock & Dr Blues Sun., July 19, Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa
City Hotel Sun., July 19, The Independent, Tampa

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