Tonight in live music; MrENC’s brotherly Draem, Four Horsemen Tour kickoff, Underhill Family Orchestra and more

The Wally Clark mob is out there, too

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click to enlarge MrENC, who plays The Bends in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 13, 2017. - facebook.com/MRENC
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MrENC, who plays The Bends in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 13, 2017.

MrENC w/Brother Cephus/Draem Girl/Bump Galletta A dream bill with some dream boats (Seth and Gabe Davis, aka Brother Cephus) and Draem Girl, who have a nine-minute EP of ethereal nu-gaze (You Can’t Go Back, released in November) that still has us breathing heavy three months after we called it one of the most slept on local releases of last year. The indie-alt dark Lord of Lakeland — MrENC — headlines a bill in support of his latest full length (The Lesser Light, released in September via Tampa’s New Granada Records) and will have Central Florida illustrator Bump Galletta there to provide live art. (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

Rich Starkey You’d hope that any Beatles fanatics would know that this most certainly is not an incognito appearance from Ringo (born Richard Starkey). That’s not taking anything away from Martin Guitar house player Richard Starkey who travels the country showing off the styles he’s mastered while also explaining the history of the more than century old guitar making company. (Replay Guitar Exchange, Tampa) INFO

The Lark and the Loon Arkansas is apparently finally calling Jeff and Rocky-Steen Rolfzen home. The Eureka Springs roots duo known as The Lark and the Loon have been in Florida since April 5, and their last show in the Sunshine State is at Fubar on Thursday. The bar won’t have fresh ocean air blowing through it like it did when the pair played the Ale & the Witch, but it’s your last chance to get a taste of their debut LP, Songbirds and Fog, before the head back north. (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Something Else Thursdays w/Wally Clark You can find Tampa producer Wally Clark...everywhere (we think we saw him walking around the indie-dude ridden Tortoise show a few weeks ago). It’s a testament to the eclectic tastes of the cartoon-powered Bay area beatmaker who brings his Something Else Thursdays producers summit to c. 1949 where Lowry Park’s best new beer bar continues to settle into the neighborhood. (c. 1949, Tampa) INFO

Underhill Family Orchestra w/Band Of Sorrows/Cottondale Swamp Let’s go ahead and give an advance round of applause to the Underhill Family Orchestra who always make room for Tampa Bay on their tour itineraries (they also play St. Pete on Friday). If a Robert DeLong show met the cooler cousin of that guy from Mumford & Sons then you might have an idea of the hootenanny that happens when this rowdy bunch of Tensaw River Delta region musicians finds their way to the stage. A seasoned group of country outlaws, Band of Sorrows, open the show alongside Weeki Wachee Americana makers Cottondale Swamp. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) INFO

Four Horsemen Tour Kickoff w/Bangarang/79 Sorcery/Rising Down/Louis Junior/Heights NS/Lundy/Rowtch/Stranger Love/Rahim Samad It’s always refreshing and inspiring to see Bay area locals hit the road, and that’s just what the collective of homegrown acts is doing. Samurai Shotgun (who now split members between Tampa and Atlanta) are seasoned for the road, but the rest of the “Four Horsemen” acts — rap rockers Bangarang, alternative rock quartet Rising Down and the 79 Sorcery collective — are relative newcomers to van life. They’re having a tour kickoff show that features a little extra local firepower (Louis Junior, Heights NS, Rahim Samad), so help the guys shore up the gas fund. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Swampuss (Venom's Back Room Bar And Grill, New Port Richey) INFO

Synia Carroll w/Billy Marcus Quartet (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

Grasping at the Shadow w/Wicked Evil Grin/Tower 7/The Time Frame (Brass Mug, Tampa) 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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