Tonight in live music: Imagine Dragons, BJ Barham, Tropical Heatwave Deja Vu & more

A look at shows happening this Fri., July 10

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Lots happening this Fri., July 10. Breakdown below...

Imagine Dragons with Metric, Halsey Every time Imagine Dragons comes to town, the Grammy-winning pop-emotive Las Vegas alt-rock outfit advances to a roomier stage. From opening for AWOLNATION at The Ritz Ybor in 2012, to playing an early slot at 97X Next Big Thing at Vinoy Park later that year, to headlining the USF Sun Dome in 2013 and then a bona fide arena on this night. The setlist will likely touch on Billboard Rock Chart-ing hits like the relentless hard-hitting battle cry of “Radioactive,” and off this year’s sophomore LP, Smoke + Mirrors, the stirring synthesizer-fueled “Shots” and giant percussive stomp of “I Bet My Life on You.” Metric, the Canadian New Wave-flavored synth-rock outfit led by Broken Social Scene’s Emily Haines, provides apt warm-up, as does indie pop-groove songstress Halsey. (Amalie Arena, Tampa)—Leilani Polk

Anthony Raneri with What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss Fresh off the 15th anniversary tour with his main punk/alt-rock band Bayside, Anthony Raneri hits the road again doing his pop-sweeter singer-songwriter thing, delivering silkily high-toned pitch-perfect vocals in whistle-embellished bass-burping ode “String Me Along,” while new single “Gone” (off just-released sophomore solo album Sorry State of Mind) touches electronic folk notes with big synths, acoustic guitars, and Raneri’s clear calls soaring over top and treated with occasional robo-effects. What’s Eating Gilbert is the punk-twangy project of New Found Glory founder/guitarist Chad Gilbert (also the fiancé of Paramore lead Hayley Williams), and opening the evening is LA-by-way-of-Augusta, Ga. indie pop songstress Allison Weiss. (Crowbar, Ybor City)—LP

Side Door Boogie Woogie: Bob Seeley with Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues An elder statesman of vintage stomp whose piano-driven sound encompasses ragtime, stride, blues and boogie woogie, Bob Seeley has been caressing ivories for many decades. He was influenced by his longtime acquaintance with Meade Lux Lewis, which started in the ‘40s and lasted through the ‘60s to Lewis’ death; played piano with Art Tatum and Eubie Blake; and accompanied blues-jazz vocal icon Sippie Wallace regularly. The octogenarian is joined by our own boogie-ing duo, Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues, the former on keys, the latter on electric guitar, with trade-offs on lead and back-up vocals. (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg)—LP

The Twisty Summer Beach Party with The World Has Turned, The Wrenchers, Twisty Chris and the Puddin' Packs, Saganaki Bomb Squad It's a sun n' sand-themed rock n' roll party with surf, punk, garage, ska and alt rock livening up the night, beach-themed art on display and available for purchase from locals Paul Barnes, The Girl That Ate Suburbia, Lars-Erik Robinson, Nicholas Vale Andrews, The Manic Beader and others. Prizes, too, from Local 662, Fortunato's Pizza, and Anarchist Closet! (Local 662, St. Petersburg)—LP

An evening with BJ Barham
The frontman for locally beloved Raleigh, N.C. alt-country act American Aquarium returns for another of his always-anticipated solo shows at New World. Barham’s got the barstool-storytelling thing down pat, and we mean that in a good way — he’s earnest, funny and humble without it ever seeming like a performance, and he’s been known to play until he’s literally out of tunes. Highly recommended. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) —Scott Harrell

Assassinate the Scientist with Mind the Canvas, Shadow Laughter, Awkward Age, Dead Meat It’s been a while since this fan saw rollicking, eclectic Gainesville punk act Assassinate the Scientist live, but if memory serves, the group’s vibe is perfect for the sort of classic house-show atmosphere St. Pete’s Nine 10 is becoming known for. Plus, you’ve got new-ish local ska-punk act Mind the Canvas (risen from the ashes of Can’t Do It) and freshly road-honed muscular ‘n’ moody pop-punk trio Awkward Age (pretty much just out of the van), plus more, so shit, let’s do this. (The Nine 10, St. Petersburg) —SH

Tropical Heatwave Deja Vu with Trae Pierce & T-Stone Band, Come Back Alice WMNF brings two acts that staged stellar live sets at this year’s Tropical Heatwave to the Skipperdome stage for a redux. Four-piece Sarasota-brewed outfit Come Back Alice (which performed a fest-closing slot at the Ritz) crafts gypsy rock with a strong rhythmic foundation as co-led by guitarist, Hammond B3 player and soulful singer Tony Tyler and wife-to-be Dani Jaye on sweet harmonies and lead calls, fiddle and occasional guitar. Orlando-area low-end virtuoso Trae Pierce staged a hot-funk howling, bass-banging-and-sliding Heatwave set, holding the packed Cantina in check with T-Stone Band’s danceable grooves and well-placed use of talkbox. He had a pretty jaunty top hat, too. On this night, both groups play extended sets, then team up at the night’s end for a jam session grand finale. (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)—LP

Guttermouth with Forgiving Silence, The Scurvy, Mosquito Teeth, Moral Decline, Flag On Fire Is it ever a good thing when you can’t remember if a punk act actually broke up and is on a reunion jaunt, or has been active all this time in the background? Probably not. SoCal’s aptly named Guttermouth thrilled young NOFX fans back in the day (late ‘80s through mid-to-late-’90s) with sophomoric humor and a capably energetic sound that arguably split the difference between speedier pop-punk and more hardcore fare. Whether or not you’ve outgrown the group’s aesthetic is your call, but there are also several notable old-school-influenced locals on this bill to sweeten the deal. (Brass Mug, Tampa) —SH

Geri X
Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa
Betty Fox Band Ringside Café, St. Petersburg
Sarah Peacock Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Friday Flight Series: The Black Honkeys Tampa International Airport Main Terminal, Tampa
JuKE Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
No Need w/Resinated Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Tribal Style Orbit 19 Lounge, Holiday
George Pennington Band Market on 7th, Ybor City
Green Sunshine By Da Beach Dance Party Ka’tiki, Treasure Island
Bahama Breeze SunsetFest Block Party Bahama Breeze, Tampa

Neon Trees w/Coin/Fictionist Sat., July 11, State Theatre, St. Petersburg
Chad Price and Scott Reynolds Sat., July 11, New World Brewery, Ybor City
Shoeless Soul EP Release Party w/Chris Sgmmato/No Need Sat., July 11, Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa
Delta Rae Sat., July 11, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater
Underhill Family Orchestra w/Zulu Wave/Fistful Sat., July 11, Fubar, St. Petersburg
Axe Handle Hound/Funny Bunny/Maves Arcade Sat., July 11, Brass Mug, Tampa
Swearingen & Kelli w/Mark Huhta Sat., July 11, Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Hip Hop 360: DEA + Saint/Scott Tanner/Dynasty/The Real Clash/Cypher Jam Sat., July 11, The Amsterdam, St. Petersburg
Hot Rod Hornets w/Ramblegrass Sat., July 11, Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
Serious Soul, The Residents: Busto/Kbros/Glen S Sat., July 11, Hyde Park Café, Tamap
Jah Movement Sat., July 11, Ringside Café, St. Petersburg
Local Summer Fest: Victims of Circumstance/ShinraCo/Bargain Bin Heroes/A Gentlemen Army/Cash For Soul/High Sat., July 11, Local 662, St. Petersburg
Permanent Makeup w/The Elsinores/J Marinelli/Snakehole/Eliot Mayo Sat., July 11, The Nine 10, St. Petersburg
Vinyl Theatre w/Machineheart/Denim Blue/Miclain Keith Sun., July 12, Local 662, St. Petersburg
Rascal Flatts w/RaeLynn Sun., July 12, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa
Sidereal/UnMotivated/Currentz/Oceanstone Sun., July 12, Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
Ol’ Dirty Sundays: DJ Soul Sun., July 12, Crowbar, Ybor City
Underhill Family Orchestra w/The Dram/The Urbane Cowboys Sun., July 12, New World Brewery, Ybor City
Blues in the Library Sun., July 12, Jan Platt Library, Tampa
Exotype/Burning Fair Verona/Mindscar/Catcher And The Rye/Entombed In The Abyss/The lliad/When I Wake Sun., July 12, Brass Mug, Tampa
Johnny Zoom Sun., July 12, Mermaid Tavern, Tampa
EarthCry Sun., July 12, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin

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