Tonight in live music; New Granada Xmas Extravaganza, Rock and Soul gets sweaty at The Hub

Because who dafaq wants to stay home tonight anyway?

click to enlarge Vic Alvarez (R) of Awkward Age, which plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on December 25, 2017. - Anthony Martino
Anthony Martino
Vic Alvarez (R) of Awkward Age, which plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on December 25, 2017.

✔️ = Critic's Pick

Rock and Soul w/Mes McDonald/DJ Silence Awww sheet. Sell that candy from your stocking to you little cousin and bring that money to The Hub in downtown Tampa where Mes McDonald and DJ Silence will hold a Christmas night edition of their rock and soul dance party. (The Hub Bar, Tampa) INFO

✔️ New Granada’s Annual Xmas Night Show w/Tomorrow/Will Quinlan & The Vesper Bell/Awkward Age/Same Day Delivery Orchestra The last time Tampa emo band Tomorrow played a show was a dozen years ago at a New Granada Christmas show. That annual nighttime tradition always happened at New World Brewery, but Crowbar has stepped up to host in these days. The new venue is fitting, since Tomorrow’s lineup looks a little different these days — Lakeland’s lord of the dark arts Eric Collins and Awkward Age drummer Eric Turner are handling guitar and bass duties, respectively, while core members drummer Bruce D. Phillips and founder Jimmy Reese rehash the angsty songs that once landed the band a legion of loyal followers and at least one split on No Idea Records with beloved Gainesville band Hot Water Music. If you’re feeling mega-nostalgic, then listen to some Tomorrow jams via Turner’s aforementioned pop-punk band Awkward Age opens this show alongside BOTB-winning cover outfit Same Day Delivery Orchestra and Will Quinlan’s Vesper Bell project. (Crowbar, Ybor City) 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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