Tonight in live music: Santigold, Magrudergrind, Hocico

Three intriguing shows hit Tampa Bay on this fine Monday night.

Here's a breakdown of what's happening in concerts on this fine Mon., April 25.

Santigold Maybe you’ve mistaken her for M.I.A. in the past; both have self-assured swagger, a similarly brassy-honking exotic quality to their vocals, and share hip-hop/worldbeat tendencies and producers in Diplo and Switch. But Santigold’s sound is heavier on the alt pop-sparkle, buoyant synth-dance beats and overall vibrant, playful spirit. Her just-released third album, 99¢, also reveals her penchant for marrying feel-good energy with impish observations and lush electro-driven instrumentals ala skating rink-ready bubble gum-breezy self-actualizing first single “Can't Get Enough of Myself.” She also gets furtive and slinky ala dark-shaded ode “Walking in a Circle,” channels tribal percussive urgency in “Before the Fire” and shows her New Wave influences in “Who I Thought You Were.” You’ll likely hear lots of fresh material on this date, but also select cuts off fine 2012 breakthrough, Master of My Make-Believe, and maybe that song she produced for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack, “Shooting Arrows at the Sky.” (The Ritz Ybor, Ybor City)—Leilani Polk

Magrudergrind with Yautja, God Harvest, Escapist, Funhater Monday is for celebrating the release of a tape from local outfit Funhater, but the main draw on this night is D.C. grindcore legends Magrudergrind, which coalesced in the early 2000s, released a handful of LPs, EPs, and split 7-inches before pretty much disappearing at the beginning of the decade. They returned in February with the release of II, a 15-song, 23-minute slash, burn, scream, and thrash session that is an exercise in cramming all the fury and anger of a 15-year-old kid within the booksmarts of a grown man that’s only grown more pissed off since taking a stab at that Master’s in Political Science. (Epic Problem, Tampa) —Ray Roa

Hocico with Cyanide Regime Mexican electro-industrial duo Hocico is Erik Garcia and Oscar Mayorga (anagrammed pseudonyms Erk Aicrag and Racso Agroyam); the former chants, croaks and shrieks bilingual lyrics in a gnarly snarl while the latter programs dark and stealthy techno beats, splicing in the occasional creepy audio clips. (Orpheum, Ybor City) –LP

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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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