Tonight in live music: Great Peacock at Rock the Park, Sonic Graffiti tour kick-off & more

A look at live music happening this Thurs., July 2, plus a peek at what's to come this weekend.

Tomorrow is a national holiday, which means that this Thurs., July 2, is the start of a three-day weekend! Go see some live music. Here are some suggestions; full breakdown of the weekend's coming concerts included as well...

Rock the Park: Great Peacock, Tidal Wave, Will Quinlan The July edition of the monthly outdoor concert series features Deep South-brewed, Nashville-based Great Peacock. The quintet plies big beat folk rock with pop sparkle and country shine, marked by the bright vocal harmonies of co-frontmen Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd, fiddle and pedal steel melodies, strummed acoustic guitars, and driving momentum that occasionally slows to a more pensive, bridled pace. Sophomore album Making Ghosts was released via This American Music in March. (Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa)


Peace of Woodstock Uncle John’s Band will be in Chicago this weekend, playing three consecutive afternoons at The Field Museum in honor of the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well concerts happening right next door. Hence, why the always-scheduled Grateful Dead Night isn’t happening this Thursday. Instead, Peace of Woodstock entertains with a different musical tribute – to Woodstock ’69 and the artists performed at the historic fest, the setlist touching on songs like “Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit,” and “Pinball Wizard” by The Who, along with Santana and Sly and the Family Stone medleys, among others. (Skipper’s Smokehouse)

Sonic Graffiti Tour Kick-Off with Part Time Models, Ask for a Tiger, An Atomic Whirl Sonic Graffiti has been drumming up a rather mighty buzz since hurtling onto the local music scene a few years ago with an unruly, tongue-in-cheeky, ball-busting attack of funky-raw garage-blues and soulful rock noise with warped-oozy guitar passages creeping through the crunchy distortion, wailing reverb and ripping solos. Last year saw the release of fine debut Friendly Unit Creation Kit. They’ve recorded an all-analog follow-up, Under the Under Dogs, and like Beyonce (but with less diva’tude), plan to release each song with its own music video. In the meantime, an East Coast tour, and this date marks its launch. (The Bends, St. Petersburg)

Dierks Bentley with Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae, Canaan Smith On his current “Sounds of Summer Tour,” country music singer-songwriter Dierks Bently tours behind chart-topping seventh album The Riser, singles like “Say You Do” a tender rambling ballad that finds a man begging his ex-lover to come back, even if it’s just for a night, while “Drunk on a Plane” is a cheeky up-tempo ode about the adventures of a man who’s been left behind at the altar and goes on his honeymoon alone. (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa)

ALSO TONIGHT
Throwback Thursdays: Gov’t Mule w/The Heavy Pets
Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
Singer-Songwriter Night @ The Bunker: Frankie Raye, Sean Travis, Donni Fury Thurs., July 2, Tre Amici @ The Bunker, Ybor City
Florida Folk Scene Showcase #38: Chant the Trees, Bob Anthony, Rogerthomas Green Bench Brewing, St. Petersburg
Funny Bunny The Hub, downtown Tampa
Jahman Brahman w/Bells & Robes Thurs., July 2, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
TC Carr and the Bolts of Blue Band Thurs., July 2, Ale and the Witch

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND
Sweet Crude
Fri., July 3, Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa
Mountain Holler Tour Kick Off w/Renee Giaccone, STOIC, Infinite Third, Rogerthomas feat. I: Tony Mozz :I Fri., July 3, The Nine 10, St. Petersburg
John Kelly Band Fri., July 3, Hideaway Café & recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Highway to Hell w/American Idiots Fri., July 3, Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
Oak Hay Fri., July 3, Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
Warped Tour After Party: UNFUN Fri., July 3, Ringside Café, St. Petersburg
Jazz in July Tampa 2015 Fri., July 3, Crowne Plaza Hotel-West Shore, Tampa
Sara Rose Band Fri., July 3, Copperheads Taphouse, Safety Harbor
Ol’ Glory Rising w/Rise 2 Brutality, Cunningham Wake, Wirethrone, Traitors Gate, Half Ton Hammer, Asylum Fri., July 3, Local 662, St. Petersburg
Big Something Fri., July 3, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Caked Up Fri., July 3, Amphitheatre, Ybor City)
Vans Warped Tour Fri., July 3, Vinoy Waterfront Park, St. Pete
Yellow Dubmarine w/Soul Purpose Fri., July 3, Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa
Hot Dog Party 9: Wolf-Face, Great Peacock, Hotbox, Brother Cephus, Rising Down Fri., July 3, Crowbar, Ybor City 
Tripping The Mechanism w/Servants Of The Mist, Tickle, Abortion Twins, Hellfrost Fri., July 3, Brass Mug, Tampa
Pabst Blue Ribbon Up the Ante Concert Series: Mosquito Teeth, Broseph Skalin, Tiefighterdown, Moral Decline, Die Rebel Scum Fri., July 3, Fubar, St. Petersburg
The Fixx Fri., July 3, Capitol Theatre, Clearwater
mewithoutYou w/Foxing/Field Mouse Sat., July 4, Local 662, St. Petersburg
The Gwan of July Sat., July 4, New World Brewery, Ybor City
DieDra & The Ruff Pro Band w/Bridget Kelly Band Sat., July 4, Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa
4th of July Jam & GCDA 15th Anniversary Party w/George Pennington Band Sat., July 4, Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Sweet Crude w/Urban Gypsies Sat., July 4, Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
Trae Peirce & T-Stone Sat., July 4, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Serious Soul: Brian Busto, Santino Vedo, Todd Darrell Sat., July 4, Hyde Park Café, Tampa
All the Answers Sat., July 4, Ringside Café, St. Petersburg
Bends 4th of July Beach Blast w/Fayroy, Fast Company DJs Sat., July 4, The Bends, St. Petersburg
Pirate Flag: Tribute to Kenny Chesney Sat., July 4, Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
Archangel, Sewhut, Arakara, Slikk Wikked, Kadaver Dolls Sat., July 4, Brass Mug, Tampa
Koko Ray & The Keepers w/Kyle Shell Sun., July 5, Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa
Ol’ Dirty Sundays: Casper x LeSage – 4 Turntables Sun., July 5, Crowbar, Ybor City
Crate Digger Book Signing & Show w/Nude Tayne, Rahim Samad Sun., July 5, Mojo Books & Music, Tampa
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong w/Displace Sun., July 5, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin

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