Tonight in live music; Phil Vassar, Lettuce, Dex Romweber and more

Lots of DJ nights, too.

click to enlarge Becky Warren, who plays the Ale & the Witch in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 19, 2017. - Joshua Britt
Joshua Britt
Becky Warren, who plays the Ale & the Witch in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 19, 2017.

Becky Warren You saw us talk about her Ybor City show yesterday, and we wouldn’t miss an opportunity to mention Becky Warren twice as the Nashville songwriter takes to the Ale & the Witch in support of a slept on 2016 LP, War Surplus, which earned her praise on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a spot opening for Indigo Girls. You could read the critic reviews or you could just take Amy Ray’s word for it. “This record is really from the gut,” the Indigo Girl. “I think it needs to be heard.” This is your chance to experience for free. Listen to the full album at the bottom of this post. (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg) INFO

Phil Vassar You’ve experienced Phil Vassar before — it just wasn’t him singing. The 52 year old songwriter has penned songs for Alan Jackson (“Right On The Money”), Jo Dee Messina (“Bye Bye”) and Tim McGraw (“For A Little While”), but doesn’t mind being behind the scenes. He’ll be front and center at this listening room gig for a new Ybor venue starting to get the engine running. (The Attic, Ybor City) INFO

Lettuce w/Jaw Gems Funk bands are always trying to push envelope of their genre, but many just wilt under the pressure. Not Lettuce, though. They New York-based outfit have been at it for the better part of two decades now, and they arrive at Jannus landing in support of a pretty new LP Mt. Crushmore, released in November) of hip hop, rock and soul infused boogie. The boys (including opener Jaw gems) are coming off a sold out weekend at Suwannee (see above), so expect them to come with the 🔥🔥🔥 tonight. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg) INFO

Jask w/Marley We list a lot of DJ nights in Music Week, and while no one is actually on stage playing original music, there is certainly an art to selecting the right songs for a room. Jask and Marley will be cherry picking the best in “acid jazz, deep house and everything in between” at this one. (Anise Global Gastrobar, Tampa) INFO

ALSO PLAYING

Katie Grace Hollow w/Matt Hartshorn/Liam Brooks (Tre Amici @ The Bunker, Ybor City) INFO

SOUL Night! w/DJ Sugar Bear (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

The Machine (Largo Cultural Center, Largo) INFO

Real Music Series w/The Diamonds (Busch Gardens, Tampa) INFO

Bad Bunny (Whiskey North, Tampa) INFO

Dex Romweber (Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, Tampa) INFO

Venture Compound Open Mic (The Venture Compound, St. Petersburg) INFO

The Hustle (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

Left Lane Entertainment Presents: Art & Soul w/Khalea Lynee/Nick Grant/Brett Taylor/Luna LotusLove/TQ/Layne Harper (Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg) INFO

80s Night! w/DJ Fader/Von Garden (Red Star Rock Bar, Tampa) INFO

About The Author

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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