Tonight in live music; International Jazz Composers Symposium, Lewis Del Mar, Face to Face and more

Tuna and the Rock Cats are still in town, too.


Face to Face w/The Attack For its 25th anniversary as a band, OG Cali punk group Face to Face is bringing a storied discography and brand new Fat Wreck Chords release (Protection, released last March) to a sold out Crowbar for a night of nostalgia with some of Face to Face’s biggest fans. Read our interview with frontman Trever Keith here. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

George Thorogood and the Destroyers George Thorogood is back. After a two year hiatus from Clearwater, the rock and roll legend returns with his long time band the Destroyers. The remarkably named Rock Party Tour promises to bring Thorogood’s notoriously high energy set and a slew of 80s hits like fan-favorite “Bad to the Bone.” (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

International Jazz Composers Symposium w/John Hollenbeck/Billy Childs/Chuck Owen If only for three days, Tampa will be the center of the jazz world as it plays host to the International Jazz Composers Symposium (IJCS.) The event — which hasn't been held since ‘08 — will feature a conference style format with workshops, concerts and meet-and-greet opportunities for fans and jazz scholars alike. The event also serves as a showcase for USF’s new School of Music building and concert hall where jazz fans can opt for nightly entry or the full weekend experience. Headlining this edition of IJCS are pianist Billy Childs, drummer John Hollenbeck, Grammy-winning composer Maria Schneider, bassist Rufus Reid and USF’s own Chuck Owen. Visit for more info. (Music Concert Hall at the University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO

Lewis Del Mar w/Anna Wise Danny Miller and Max Harwood, the New York-based duo who make up Lewis Del Mar, had quite the year. Since its self-titled debut EP made a strong run on the Billboard charts in 2016, Lewis Del mar has been a mainstay on the 2017 festival circuit (Okeechobee, Hangout and Firefly to name a few). The boys are darlings of alternative music scene thanks to Miller’s laid back vocals and Harwood’s electric drum heavy production, which anchor songs like “14 Faces,” “Malt Liquour” and “Islands.” Adding more intrigue is opener Anna Wise. While not yet widely-known for her solo work, Wise has contributed to all four of Kendrick Lamar’s studio albums, even picking up a Grammy for her work on the song “These Walls.” She’ll be touring in support of her recently released album The Feminine: Act II. (Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO



Art & Soul w/Josh Cruz/Jus Henry/Nathan Mitchell/Sierra Amora/more (Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg) INFO

Rob Irie  (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg) INFO

Roxy Roca (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO


Inside the Music: Tchaikovsky (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

St. Petersburg Opera: Evenings/Mornings With the Maestro (Music Gallery, Pinellas Park) INFO

The Florida Orchestra: Inside the Music: Inside Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

South Pasadena Community Band (Galatea Garden, Pasadena) INFO

The Chopin Project: Pushing the Boundaries of Musical Form (The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg) INFO

Random as f***

Tuna and the Rock Cats (Stageworks Theatre, Tampa) INFO

About The Authors

LJ Hilberath

Franz “LJ” Hilberath is a Clearwater-native who contributes to Creative Loafing's Music section. He previously served as an intern and is now a freelance contributor for all things music.LJ can be found in the field reviewing concerts and music festivals around the country, and also works interviews for both local...

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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