Tonight in live music: Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree, Pleasures, GBH and The Business, MSHR

Live music happening this Thurs., June 4

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Wrenne Evans
Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree

Some intriguing and diverse live music happening this Thurs., June 4. Take a look at the breakdown below...

Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree with Kristopher James, The Porch Sessions
The Nashville-spawned namesake of The Family Tree leads on twangy guitar and vocals with harmonic back-up from sister Maddy Brown (vocals) and his brothers-in-music, electric guitar slinger John McNally, bassist Will Honaker and drummer Kenny Hardy. Though only together for a few years, Brown & Co. have delivered a few EPs worth of recordings – the last was 2014’s Spirit of the Elk – and each finds their rockin’ alt country and folk rolling sounds steeped in heartfelt nostalgia and dusted in rural spirit. (New World Brewery, Ybor City)

Rock the Park: Pleasures, Badda Skat, DJs Casper & Lesage About a week ago, I caught the tail end of a set by Pleasures, the fresh Sarasota-brewed project featuring Sons of Hippies’ (former) force of rock Katherine Kelly leading with her sweetly sharp snarls and guitar raging and warping, supported by synths juggler Greg Ferris, bassist Morgan Soltes and drummer Michael Murphy. The quartet sluiced the room with pulses and blasts of loud, darkly layered electro-psychedelia and refined space-faring pop-noise, and even though I only experienced it for about 10 minutes, 'twas a most righteous 10 minutes, enough to make me eager for a repeat. Rock the Park, for free, with added reggae vibes by Badda Skat and hip hop-rooted spins by Casper and LeSage, seems like a prime opportunity for my next Pleasures fix. (Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa)

The Pangaea Project No.60: MSHR Hard to believe there’ve been 60 editions of the experimental music series, but here we are. What better way to mark the milestone than with a sound-light art band from New York. MSHR (“mesher”) makes noise with a musical sculpture/instrument custom-built from analog synthesizers, optical sensors, oscillators, lasers, strobes, bulbs, microphones, mirrors, plastic, wires and glowing art pieces. The main synth is controlled by light, and different frequencies it produces turn on different groups of lights, the performers deliberately tweaking and adjusting the contraption as they play with light-audio feedback. The result is a kinetic installation of piercing sonic emissions and sci-fi luminosity. (The Venture Compound, St. Petersburg)

GBH and The Business with The Attack, TOTAL CHAOS, Chris Barros, Mosquito Teeth, The Scurvy Two legendary UK hardcore bands that have been active for upwards of three decades co-headline this Thursday night bill. GBH plies street punk and gutter thrash soaked in cheekiness, cultural and political commentary, working class ethos and a healthy dose of anarchy, while The Business churns out a more fist-pumping Oi! brand of punk rock, with a similarly rebellious and brutally honest but not always earnest attitude. Both bands have ties to Rancid guitarist/vocalist Lars Frederiksen, both issued their most recent recordings in 2010, and both continue to draw unfaltering fans of the genre by name recognition alone. (Local 662 and Fubar, St. Petersburg)

Pastor Troy
Club Skye, Ybor City
Fowler's Bluff Hideaway Cafe & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
PBR Pop Up Art Show & The Return of the Three Kings: Crown Marquiss, Jack Fletcher, Mighty Jai w/Mari Sodope/STOIC/Big Chris The Bends, St. Petersburg
Singer-Songewriter Night @ The Bunker: Sic Transit/The End of Daisies/Robin Rogers Tre Amici @ The Bunker, Ybor City
Copious Jones Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin

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