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WMNF’s Inaugural Alt-Country Hoedown w/Elizabeth Cook/Dale Watson/Eilen Jewell Band/The Whiskey Gentry/Sara Rose Band Tonkin’ honkies and real life country music. That’s what fans can expect from this alt-country hoedown hosted by community radio station WMNF 88.5 FM. We’re stoked about getting a sneak peek of the Whiskey Gentry’s new LP, but this video of Florida product Elizabeth Cook has us toe-tappin’ something fierce, too. (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

St. Pete Fringe Fest w/Waste Log/Shae Krispinsky/Jeff Brawer/Jeremy Trevino In case you missed it, some of the Central Avenue pioneers that helped make downtown St. Pete strange and cool again are getting priced into to the fringes of the neighborhood. So why not celebrate it, right? That’s what a handful of artists (including @CL_music’s own photog extraordinaire Brian Mahar, who performs as Waste Log) are getting into today at the first ever St. Pete Fringe Fest. Get details on the “Fringe District” shenanigans on Facebook. (Planet Retro Records, St. Petersburg) INFO

Pablo Sainz Villegas See, snowflakes come in every flavor. Just ask Spanish born guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas who, at just 15 years old, took home the prestigious Andrés Segovia Award before embarking on a two decades long mission to use his music (he’s been described as “the soul of Spanish guitar”) to create social change with his music. Villegas’s exuberant stage show has already graced New York’s Carnegie Hall and Berlin’s Philharmonie, so it’s a treat to have it stop in our neck of the woods. (Ferguson Hall at the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO

Gov Club/Endless Pools/Someday River The silver lining in all this madness emanating from Washington D.C. is the influx of do-gooders and social warriors who’ll do anything to make a positive impact in their community. This show finds The Bolt celebrating two years of putting on shows featuring some of the best up and coming Sunshine State bands. Bolt principal Roxanne Gallo has put together a bill of central and northern Florida outfits who’ll work through sets of that hit on the psychedelic (Someday River, Orlando), indie (Gov Club, Jacksonville) and dreamy (Endless Pools, Gainesville) sides of guitar pop. Each band will be donating their time to the show, and they’re asking attendees to donate what they can so The Bolt can send it back to Haiti where victims of Hurricane Matthew are still trying to get their lives back together. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) INFO

Pink It Up 8! Ska Bands Against Breast Cancer You need a lot of things to beat breast cancer. For the eighth year, a group of ska loving philanthropists are doing their part by throwing a show where all proceeds get tossed at Morton Plant Mease Healthcare Foundation’s Mammography Voucher Program, Cancer Support Services and the Susan Cheek Needler Breast Center at Morton Plant Mease Hospital. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Sunshine City Songwriters Festival w/Roy Book Binder His talent has taken him all over the country, but famed blues guitarist and songwriter Roy Book Binder — who first started playing while he was enlisted in the U.S. Navy — calls St. Pete home. He pays it back to his hometown as part of the Sunshine City Songwriter’s festival, which hosts Book Binder at this very intimate St, Pete set. ([email protected], St. Petersburg) INFO


Jacqui & Le Dropouts w/The Dizzease/The Spuds (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

Dallas Bohrer's 5th Annual 'Peace, Love & Blueberries' Festival (The Blueberry Patch, Gulfport) INFO

Richard Smith (St. Petersburg Music Factory, St. Petersburg) INFO

Ellis Paul (The Attic, Ybor City) INFO

Cash Cash (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes w/The Gary Douglas Band (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) SOLD OUT

Kerry Courtney w/Mountain Holler (Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg) INFO

All Day Tuck w/Danielle Mohr (Green Bench Brewing Co. St. Petersburg) INFO

Stogies & Stout w/The Primate Fiasco/The Pine Hill Haints (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

Set Your Goals w/Can’t Swim/Bright Green (The Local 662, St. Petersburg) INFO

Mike McCoy w/Supersuckers (Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, Tampa) INFO

Pretty Voices w/Zanesville/Kevin K Band (Emerald Bar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Ambient Installation Series w/Infinite Third (The Body Electric Yoga Company, St. Petersburg) INFO

Florida Orchestra: Family Concerts (Hillsborough Community College Ybor Campus Performing Arts Building, Ybor City) INFO

St. Pete Jazz Fest w/The Helios Jazz Orchestra/Fred Johnson/Whitney James (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO

Bertie Higgins (Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Tarpon Springs) SOLD OUT

Sonic Stew w/Somatic/Duo Vida/Alternative Facts/Fil Pate/A.J. (Venture Compound, St. Petersburg) INFO

Benefit For Christopher (JC) Dwight from Nine Mile Drive w/Dark Summer/Sunshine & Bullets/By His Stripes,The DooD/Polar Summer (State Theatre, St. Petersburg) INFO

Live & Local w/Dean Johanesen (David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO

Bath Salt Zombies (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg) 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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