Tonight in live music: Rock the Park, MDFL, France Camp redux

A breakdown of concerts happening Thurs., Jan. 7.

Hey, it's Thursday! The weekend is right around the corner and some shows are happening tonight. Take a look at the breakdown for June 7 below.

Rock the Park with Green Sunshine, Oxford Noland, Natalie Claro It’s the very first Rock the Park of 2016 and the free outdoor music series staged in the heart of downtown Tampa features an eclectic bill for its New Year premiere: Green Sunshine, which pushes hip-hop-infused funk n’ soul as powered by a few emcees and a femme lead vocalist, and bolstered by trumpet-and-trombone-blown instrumentals given flesh in drums, keys, bass and guitar; Oxford Noland, a two-piece with psychedelic folk rock and garage blues persuasions, and a new full-length, We're Silhouettes, that dropped last year; and Natalie Claro, a teenage songstress who won the Best of the Bay Readers’ Poll pick in two categories in 2015 – Best Local Singer/Songwriter and Best Pop Act – and is holding a red carpet release party for new single, “Stumble,” at Hard Rock on Saturday evening. (Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa)

France Camp with Veiny Hands, Johnny Mile & the Kilometers If you missed France Camp’s gig at New World Wednesday night, you have one more opportunity to check out the Minneapolis psych-surf outfit on this night, for free, and paired with local indie rock jams – the vintage-hued crawling and howling sounds of Veiny Hands and swanky tripped-out meanderings of Johnny Mile. (The Bends, St. Petersburg)

MDFL with Strategic Warheads, Landbridge, Station Cases Get your Thursday night thrash on when a few hard grinding acts hit town to play a cheap ($5) in-store at Microgroove that could very well shake the windows from their frames. Leading the pack is Cleveland outfit MDFL, the bowels-deep grunts, groans and vomit-hacked roars spewing over an assault of fast, punchy, tempo-skipping grindcore and powerviolence; new five-song album Ubiquitous Parasympathiticonia clocks in at just under six minutes. Atlanta’s Strategic Warheads bring hard-kicking punk rage to the evening and locals Landbridge and Station Cases round it out with their own respective styles of d-beat crust n’ ska-tuned ‘core. (Microgroove, Tampa)

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Holidays on Mars! Feat. Bride of Chaotica w/Justino And The Difference
 The Amsterdam, St. Petersburg

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