Tonight in live music: Miles Davis Tribute, Pre-Fest 2, Day 2 & more

Concerts this Thurs., Oct. 30

Share on Nextdoor

Get your music on tonight — day two of Pre-Fest shennanys, metal, jazz and local art rock included. More info below.

Tribute to Miles Davis: James Suggs Quintet A trumpeter who spurred several major movements in jazz music – bebop, hard bop, and jazz fusion among them – Miles Davis left behind an astounding legacy that continues to inform the genre more than two decades after his death. Trumpet player James Suggs has been paying tribute to the legend – first in Buenos Aires where he spent the last eight years and currently here in the states – in programs that have included late ‘50s and early ‘60s-era cuts like “Blue in Green,” “So What” and “Seven Steps to Heaven.” For his Side Door presentation, he’s joined by drummer Mark Feinman, bassist John Lamb, keysman John O’Leary and saxophonist Jeremy Carter. (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg)

Big Pre-Fest in Little Ybor 2 with Less Than Jake, The Menzingers, Tim Barry, Tiny Toy Guns, Banner Pilot, PJ Bond, Franz Nicolay, Screaming Females, Cheap Girls, PUP & many others. The second day of the Tampa-area precursor to Gainesville’s hardcore/punk/rock-etc. blowout, Fest, is spread over seven stages and encompasses more than 45 bands, all those listed here, in addition to loads of others. Tonight's highlights: folk-punk favorite Tim Barry, former Hold Steady multi-instrumentalist Franz Nicolay, Midwestern punk-rock vets Banner Pilot, Gainesville’s favored ska-punk kickers Less Than Jake, and indie power-pop rockers Cheap Girls. (Crowbar, Market on 7th, New World Brewery, Orpheum, Tequilas, Ybor City)

Fowler’s Bluff On this Thursday night at the Witch, local indie art rock favorites Fowler’s Bluff taps a cask of their own Fowler's Bluff Ale as created by Pair O' Dice Brewing, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary. The quartet will likely be previewing cuts off their forthcoming album during the free two-hour set; admission is free. (Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg)

Amaranthe Clean masculine and feminine vocals soar amid gut-wrenching croaks and shrieks in the Swedish sextet’s mix of breakneck-speeding power metal and melodic death metal, which is absent of the usual negative themes, lightly infused with Euro-dance and tinkling pop accoutrements, and coated in a thick layer of anthemic drama. (State Theatre, Ybor City)

Scroll to read more Music News articles


Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.