Tonight in live music: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, Mayhem and Watain + more

A look at some shows happening this Fri., Nov. 27.

Check out the breakdown of concerts happening this Fri., Nov. 27.


Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox with Casey Abrams In composer/musician Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, chart-topping hits like Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” is transformed into a yearning, lightly forlorn ’50s doo-wop shuffle and Radiohead’s “Creep” gets a sultry vintage jazz makeover, the velvet-husky torch-style vocals of Haley Reinhart soaring over doleful horn passages and Bradlee’s tinkling and pounding piano arrangements. His mode of adding old fashioned dust and tarnish to 21st century pop hits earned him viral YouTube fame, with his many-piece ensemble’s catalog touching on tunes by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk, Lorde, The White Stripes, Postal Serivice and Britney Spears, among many others. (Ferguson Hall at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa)

No Money Down with Steve Arvey, Southern Train Doling out bluesy sounds and classic rock re-imaginings comes No Money Down, a Safety Harbor outfit led by guitarist/singers Hans Kaunath and Mike Davis, the latter also bringing harmonica playing chops to the table. Sarasota axe man and cigar box guitar sensation Steve Arvey also performs, as does twangy crunchy rock n’ rolling Southern Train, from Tampa. (Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa)

Super Troup with 5 Star Hooker, Sahe, 20 Shades, All Hail The Queen, Shore Dogs A “supergroup” (Super Troup, get it?) made up of journeyman vocalist Chas West (Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Bonham, Lynch Mob, Foreigner), guitarist Scott LaFlamme (formerly of Bang Tango and Randy Rhoads Remembered), drummer Derrick Pontier (formerly of Great White and Poison’s CC DeVille) and bassist Jason Cornwell (Mr. Big’s Eric Martin). (Local 662, St. Petersburg)

Mayhem & Watain with Rotting Christ I’m told this is a lineup ready-made for death metal aficionados. Mayhem is Norweigan, and has an epically dark backstory. The band began putting together their debut in 1987, but after the suicide of vocalist Dead (Per Yngve Ohlin), then the murder of Euronymous (Øystein Aarseth) by his bandmate Varg Vikernes ("Count Grishnackh"), it seemed like De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas would never see the light of day. It did, in 1994, and is now considered among black metal’s all-time most influential albums. Perhaps you can’t understand the guttural utterings and outbursts of vocalist Attila Csihar – but they’re packed with doom and dread, as are those of another Northern European band with reverent blackened sounds: Swedish trio Watain, which not only embraces devil-worshipping subject matter but is made up of musicians who are theistic Satanists in real life. (Orpheum, Ybor City)

ALSO TONIGHT
The Black Honkeys/Have Gun, Will Travel/Luxury Mane
Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
The Trip Trio Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa
Crate Brothers The Bends, St. Petersburg
Nu Sangha Album Release Party Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg
Brent Byrd Band Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Four Star Riot Red Star Rock Bar, Tampa
The Reality/Shoeless Soul The Amsterdam, St. Petersburg
Danfield Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Lounge Cat The Underground at Moscato’s, St. Petersburg
The Hot Rod Hornets Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
BrassMug Battle of the Bands w/Amadeus/Dark Disciple/Insatanity/Three Knuckles Deep/Singod/Tyrannophobia Brass Mug, Tampa

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