Tonight in live music: Rodrigo y Gabriela, New Found Glory, Lightning Pre-Game Concert with Have Gun, Will Travel

Concerts this Thurs., Oct. 9.

click to enlarge Rodrigo y Gabriela - JIM MIMNA
Jim Mimna
Rodrigo y Gabriela

A diverse lineup of concert offerings this Thurs., Oct. 9.


Rodrigo Y Gabriela Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero ply a uniquely bright, shreddy blend of metal, jazz and world music, Sanchez's fierce lead lines paired with Quintero’s tight rhythmic battery against her instrument’s body. The nimble-fingered instrumental acoustic guitar rock duo from Mexico delivered a fourth full-length, 9 Dead Alive, in April. Apparently each song on the LP celebrates individuals who’ve passed on but continue to inspire today. Sanchez told Rolling Stone that first single “The Soundmaker” pays tribute to Antonio de Torres Jurado, a luthier from the 18th century: “...his contribution to the world was to give the classical guitar the shape we know it now. If it wasn't for him, this album wouldn't even exist.” (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater)

New Found Glory According to lead guitarist Chad Gilbert, “Ready and Willing” – the second single off New Found Glory’s just-released eighth album Resurrection – is about having the willingness to risk everything to chase a dream, the self-doubt that hits after you attain it, and the re-discovery and inspiration that comes when you’re finally reminded why you started chasing it in the first place. The pop-punk outfit from South Florida is currently less a member (rhythm guitarist Steve Klein left last year and hasn’t been replaced), and are repped by a new label, Hopeless Records, on their fifth annual “Glamour Kills Tour”; support from like acts We Are The In Crowd and Fireworks. (Orpheum, Ybor City)

Lightning Pre-Game Concert Series: Have Gun, Will Travel The Tampa Bay Lightning doubled down on its belief in the Bay area’s creative culture with a 10-game pre-game concert series that kicks off tonight before the Lightning’s regular season home opener against the Florida Panthers. Bradenton-bred boys Have Gun, Will Travel headline the free show outside Amelie Arena. The band is currently working on a no-holds-barred new album with Shawn Kyle (The Beauvilles, Florida Kilos), and they’re relishing the opportunity to take a short break to see some hockey. “It's a first for us. We're excited,” HWGT guitarist Scott Anderson told CL in a recent message. “There's nothing like seeing NHL hockey live, so we're stoked to play the show and get to go to the game.” Amalie Entertainment Manager Kelli Yeloushan has hinted at additional surprises, including more original music for the Lightning’s 2014-15 campaign. (Ford Thunder Alley @ Amelie Arena, Tampa) –Ray Roa

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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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