Tonight in live music: Less Than Jake (Night 1), Tim Reynolds, Carollhood + more

A breakdown of concert highlights for this Fri., Feb. 26, plus a peek at the weekend ahead.

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It's a busy weekend beginning with this Fri., Feb. 26. Take a look at the breakdown of highlights below, then take a peek at what's coming up this weekend.
Less Than Jake Seminal Gainesville area ska-punk band Less Than Jake celebrates the 20th anniversary of breakthrough LP Losing Streak with a two-nights-in-every-city club tour. The first night is dedicated to playing the aforementioned album in its entirety, the second night features a full album presentation of its 1998 follow-up, Hello Rockview, and both nights hit on various other fan favorites before and after each staging. Victims of Circumstance support LTJ on Friday, while The Antidonts and Beebs and Her Money warm the stage for Saturday’s festivities. (State Theatre, St. Petersburg)—Leilani Polk

Blast! Friday with David Cook, The Ries Brothers If you were paying attention to American Idol in 2008, you likely remember its victor, David Cook , who followed up his win with a rousing rock single “Light On” and platinum-certified self-titled LP. The Texas native has maintained a relatively low profile since then amid releasing a few pop rock LPs that showcase his gruff powerful vocals; the most recent was last year’s Digital Vein. This free Blast! Friday performance features warm-up from the Bay area’s own Ries Brothers, teen siblings who’ve opened for the likes of Chicago and REO Speedwagon, and possess songwriting abilities far beyond their years. (Cleveland Street, downtown Clearwater) —Leanne Castro

Tim Reynolds and TR3 A guitar innovator known primarily for his lead axe-slinging duties in Dave Matthews Band, Tim Reynolds balances technical brilliance with emotional honesty, dynamic vigor and fine-tuned grooves and melodies as leader of his own rock trio, TR3. If performances with DMB are any indication, Reynolds is sure to set the night on fire and leave everyone in attendance gasping for more. (Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa)—Justin Croteau

MC Chris with Nathan Anderson The nerdcore-slinging spawn of Adult Swim (stylized ‘mc chris’) returns to town with his helium-pitched rhyme schemes and a repertoire full of droll and sometimes downright absurd ditties (personal favorite: “Hoodie Ninja”). Warm up from special guest comedian Nathan Anderson. (Crowbar, Ybor City)—LP

Carrollhood with Brother Cephus Reed Murray, Nate Young (Anberlin) and Underoath (Tim McTague) formed Carrollhood back in 2011, but Murray was welcomed into the ranks of mega pop punk outfit Say Anything shortly after the release of their Violence EP – three songs of compelling alt rock with fine-tuned electro flourishes – so we haven’t heard much from nor seen the trio in these parts. Which means this show has definite sell-out potential. (New World Brewery, Ybor City)—LP

ALSO TONIGHT
ITTERASSHAI-FEST w/Psykotribe/Kadaver Dolls/Funeral For A Clown/Half Ton Hammer/Death Requisite/Coda Cutlass
Local 662, St. Petersburg
Cave of Swimmers w/SPAR/Frostfang/Awful People The Bends, St. Petersburg
Traveling Broke and Out of Gas Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa
Nerds Raging & Boney Fiend Album Release Party w/Green Bastard/Stegosaurus/Imminent Riot Fubar, St. Petersburg
Bath Salt Zombies/Harmonica Man And The Sawgrass Band/Fall On Purpose/Trenchfoot Shindig/Electric Powered Windmills Brass Mug, Tampa
Sarah Peacock w/Brian Collins Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Feed Me Amphitheatre, Ybor City
Ballyhoo! w/No Need Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
Brandon Santini: Dinner & a Show Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND
Thrushes w/Pohgoh
Sat., Feb. 27, New World Brewery, Ybor City
Cameron Carpenter Sat., Feb. 27, Ferguson Hall at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa
Dallas Bohrer’s Peace, Love & Blueberries Festival w/S.P.O.R.E./Ajeva/Row Jomah Sat., Feb. 27, The Blueberry Patch, Gulfport
WMNF Presents: Rockabilly Ruckus - A Tribute to Sun Records w/The Nighthawks/Hairdressers on Fire/Ronny Elliott and Rev Billy C Wirtz/Sara Rose Band/Rocket 88s/Ted Stevens Band Sat., Feb. 27, Skipper’s Smokehouse,  Tampa
Pink It Up 7! UNRB/Victims of Circumstance/Johnny Cakes and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso/Rude Squad/Saganaki Bomb Squad/CIO Sat., Feb. 27, Crowbar, Ybor City
15th Annual Stogies & Stout w/Naughty Professor; 7 Below Sat., Feb. 27, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Local Noise Show V: Bed Room Noise Sat., Feb. 27, The Venture Compound, St. Petersburg
Michael Amante Sat., Feb. 27, Capitol Theatre, Clearwater
Redleg Husky Sat., Feb. 27, The Hub, downtown Tampa
Fiesta Day Sat., Feb. 27, Seventh Avenue, Ybor City
Bands for Bernie in Ybor City w/The Florida Mountain Boys/The Urbane Cowboys/Will Quinlan Sat., Feb. 27, The Dirty Shame, Ybor City
Doro w/Madame Mayhem Sat., Feb. 27, Orpheum, Ybor City
Creed Bratton w/Car Bomb Driver/Kyle Ruse Sat., Feb. 27, Local 662, St. Petersburg
Bungled and Botched Sat., Feb. 27, Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
7 Day Records Showcase Sat., Feb. 27, Brass Mug, Tampa
Soul Saturday w/Danielle DeCosmo & Blackbird Morning/Dean Johanesen Sat., Feb. 27, Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis Sat., Feb. 27, Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg
Muriel Anderson Sun., Feb. 28, UU Dome, Tampa
Richard Marx Sun., Feb. 28, Capitol Theatre, Clearwater
Thrash Can/Green Bastard/Switchblade Villian/Low Season Sun., Feb. 28, Local 662, St. Petersburg
Ol’ Dirty Sundays w/Cosmo Baker Sun., Feb. 28, Crowbar, Ybor City
The Hummingbirds Sun., Feb. 28, Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa
Slow Cooked Sundays w/Simply Abigail/TC Carr & Bolts of Blue Sun., Feb. 28, Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Shoeless Soul w/No Need/The New Rulers/New Reality Sun., Feb. 28, Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa
Mrenc Sun., Feb. 28, Independent Bar & Café, Tampa

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