Tonight in live music; Spoon, Tennis, Wine & Rhyme and more

Hot Thoughts all in your mind, at least for tonight.

Spoon w/Tennis Let’s go ahead and all agree that Jim Eno is the not-so-secret driving force behind every college-educated kid’s favorite, somewhat-reclusive rock band, Spoon. The 51-year-old drummer and producer has been backing his friend Britt Daniel since the very beginning (Eno and Daniel are the group’s only founding members left), and the chemistry resulted in a typically extraordinary new LP (Hot Thoughts, released via Matador in March).

CL spent some time talking with Eno, and you can read the interview here, so let’s spend this time gushing over the bill’s opening band, Tennis.

Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore met in college before getting married, buying a sailboat in Saint Petersburg and sailing it around the Atlantic en route to writing their debut LP, Cape Dory (released via Fat Possum in 2011). The effort leaned hard on the sounds of classic girl groups like The Shirelles, and while Riley and Moore kind of lost their bearings trying to make labels happy on their next two studio LPs (Young & Old, 2012; Ritual In Repeat, 2014). We talked to the couple in advance of their spot opening for Spoon, and you can read that interview via here, and our chat with Spoon’s Jim Eno here. (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

Wine & Rhyme w/Sam E. Hues/Noo$e/Orion Douglas/Curtis Davis/DJ Wally Clark Wine & Rhyme’s recent two-year anniversary has come and gone, and now the hip-hop, soul, rock and poetry-based monthly rolls on by welcoming SFPS entrant Noo$e and multi-disciplined artist Sam E. Hues to the floor alongside Ryan Fitzgerald and poet Curtis Davis. The event is free to attend, but there are VIP tables available, too. (Anise Global Gastrobar, Tampa) INFO

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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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