A nice selection of potential concerts you could be seeing this Friday night.
Luke Temple with King of Spain, Oxford Noland He has a delicate velour-brushed falsetto that’s so soothing and serene it’s hard not to be lulled into a dreamy contented state when he sighs or croons sublime serenades with his band, Here We Go Magic, or as a solo artist with several LPs and EPs to his credit that touch on percussive-boosted experimental folk, breezy grooving rock and ‘80s hued synth pop. Even though “Florida” – the second single off 2013 solo outing Good Mood Fool – isn’t really about our state (the lyrics were inspired by a friend of Temple who developed a coke habit after her father’s death), we’re sure glad he’s coming down here to perform it for us, along with various other selections from his repertoire, in such an intimate setting. Count me in.
As an added bittersweet touch, it looks like, after eight years of playing, amazing local indie post-pop act King of Spain is calling it quits. First led solely by multi-instrumental songwriter Matt Slate, then filled out by bassist Daniel Wainright four years deep, it's the latter's move out of state for a job that prompted the former's decision to retire his band. In honor of the fare-thee-well, KOS gives away all of their remaining stock, including latest LP, All I Did Was Tell Them the Truth and They Thought It Was Hell. The current line-up of Slate, Wainright and drummer Aaron Schaub hit the stage at 11 p.m. for the last hurrah. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) [More shows after the jump.]
Victor Wainwright and Wild Roots with Eddie Wright The Memphis swamp and boogie blues piano banger with the gravely drawl was presented with Pine 'Top' Perkins "Piano Player of the Year" honors at the 2014 Blues Music Awards this past May. Though Victor Wainwright been hyping his second outing with Southern Hospitality (featuuring JP Soars and Damon Fowler), this date finds him raging the ivories with his six-piece horn-blown Wild Roots. (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa)
Old School Sessions with KRS-One, Pharcyde, Black Sheep Three hip hop biggies with much street cred and decades of influence to back them up unite for this Friday night old school blow-out. Bronx-bred KRS-One is the brains and rhymes behind 1989 anti-violence anthem “Self-Destruction”; his career spans three decades and encompasses 11 LPs worth of conscious rap and boom bap. South Central LA’s Pharcyde (currently Imani and Bootie Brown) have been practicing decidedly outside-the-box hip hop for more than 20 years, producing such classic ‘90s-era hits as “Passin’ Me By,” “Runnin’” and “Drop.” And Queens duo Black Sheep are likely best known for 1991 single “The Choice Is Yours” (“You can get with this, or you can get with that”), which Questlove named as one of his 50 all-time favorite hip hop tracks. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg)
Sean Chambers Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg
Shane Meade Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
Four Star Riot Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Belmont & Jones Tavern at Bayboro, St. Petersburg
Abstract Machine/roboBOREALIS/Proxemia/Dogs In Reverse Fuzz Factory, Gulfport
Brian Smalley Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
The Florida Orchestra Musicians Association Fourth Annual Benefit Concert Plant Hall at UT, Tampa