Tonight in live music; Lauryn Hill, Animals As Leaders, Art & Soul Can Jam and more

The Osmonds are most definitely in the house.

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Lauryn Hill w/Seun Anikulapo-Kuti & Egypt 80 She’s recently added more dates to the run, so Lauryn Hill’s “MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling!” tour must be going well. It might have something to do with the fact that she’s on the road with the son of Fela Kuti as they celebrate the fruits of a Brooklyn festival which celebrated the many sides of the African diaspora. A recent video from a September concert in Paris shows Hill, 41, marrying Miseducation of Lauryn Hill highlight “Lost Ones” with Fela Kuti’s 1976 classic “Zombie” in a fiery, full band performance. Hill is a notoriously spotty performer, but it seems like the energy and purpose behind this tour may have reignited a fire that’s been smouldering for many years now. (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

Donny & Marie Osmond It doesn’t get more squeaky clean than the Osmonds, and don’t expect bro and sis to turn the schtick down when they hit Clearwater for a menagerie of holiday tunes and non-Kringley fan favorites all buoyed by dinner table suitable jokes and a surprisingly sharp live band. (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

Art & Soul Jam For Cans w/DJ Knox/more In the coming days, many of the Bay area’s hip hop heavy hitters will come together to help feed the hungry (read our preview of Hip Hop Against Hunger), and this particular event will benefit the pantry at St. Petersburg’s Free Clinic as they continue their 40-years running mission of providing community neighbors with food, shelter and health care. DJ Knox will play MC, and the Art & Soul house band will provide the backing for an open mic. (Hideaway Cafe, St. Petersburg) INFO

Animals As Leaders w/Intervals/Plini/The Madness of Many Animals as Leaders' new album, The Madness of Many, is getting praise from many critics for good reason. Those same critics are having a hard time labeling the band (post-rock, progressive metal, jazz, Latin fusion and experimental are all descriptors that have been tossed out), but the consensus is that frontman Tosin Abasi (who played guitar in D.C. hardcore outfit Reflux) and company are doing things that no one else in their genre can accomplish yet. (State Theatre, St. Petersburg) INFO


Stanley Clarke Band (Central Park Performing Arts Center, Largo) INFO

2 Time Tuesday w/DJ Fuego (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

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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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