Tonight in live music; Paul McCartney’s sold-out show, Soapbox Soliloquy tour kickoff, Dizzy Wright at Orpheum and more

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Paul McCartney (Get a full rundown of today's show here) You may have heard of this guy. As a founding member of the Beatles, Wings and a incredibly successful solo career, Paul McCartney is one of the most influential musicians of all time thanks to a catalog littered with some of the greatest songs in rock and roll history. Paul’s shows have become something of a spectacle, drawing fans not just from around the country but around the world. Due to his superstar status, he could easily get away with playing a short run of songs and fans wouldn’t complain. However, to the delight of fans still feeling Beatles Mania over half a century later, he typically plays a three-hour plus show, playing fan favorites from the Beatles era as well as deep cuts from his solo projects. (Amalie Arena, Tampa) INFO—LJ

Soapbox Soliloquy w/Timothy Eerie/Similar Prisoners Soapbox Soliloquy has a new album out (Good Morning Dragonclaw, which you can learn about here), and buying one from frontwoman Jasmine Deja means you’re putting gas in the tank for the St. Pete band’s upcoming 12-date, 21-day tour that’ll wind all the way up to Philly before wrapping up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on July 23. Extra incentive to show up at The Hub tomorrow? A visit from Orlando’s Timothy Erie, plus a set from The Similar Prisoners. Listen to the Prisoners’ 10-track LP of strange, but beautiful pop music (My World Keeps Falling, which we actually think Macca would love) below. (The Hub, Tampa) INFO

Dizzy Wright w/DJ Hoppa It hasn’t been three years since we got a visit from Vegas emcee Dizzy Wright, has it? Regardless, the 26-year-old with Flint, Michigan roots is back in the same room (Ybor City’s Orpheum) in advance of a new project, The Golden Age 2, which features “Ghetto N****a,” a remembrance of Wright’s time at a homeless shelter where he spent five months during seventh grade. (Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO


Shawn Brown w/Latraia Savage (Ruby’s Elixir, St. Petersburg) INFO

About The Authors

LJ Hilberath

Franz “LJ” Hilberath is a Clearwater-native who contributes to Creative Loafing's Music section. He previously served as an intern and is now a freelance contributor for all things music.LJ can be found in the field reviewing concerts and music festivals around the country, and also works interviews for both local...

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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