Tonight in live music; St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Iron Reagan, No Loves, U2charist and more

Art openings and CD releases, too.

St. Paul and the Broken Bones w/Los Colognes Paul Janeway’s Birmingham-based outfit are touring behind a hyper-introspective 2016 LP of rock & soul that’s at home on both crushed velvet and Southern dirt roads. We talked race, rage and even Crimson Tide football with Janeway, and you can read that conversation here. Nashville’s Los Colognes — with a single, “Molly B Good,” that’s a marriage of Beach Boys harmony and modern rock radio — open the show. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg) INFO

Iron Reagan w/Power Trip If there’s a limit to how much rawk you can pack into half an hour, then Iron Reagan have tested it on their new 18 track release Crossover Ministry (released last month). On it, the Virginia punks thrash their way through defiant and furious odes to the riff, ear-ripping lead and humongous double bass breakdowns. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

No Loves w/The Hooten Hallers/Switchblade Villain/Car Bomb Driver Once St. Pete based outfit No Loves are visiting from their adopted hometown of Nashville, and they’ve got a new record of hard nosed rock & roll, Plum Crazy, to share with old friends. Locally based rock & roll illustrator Greg Reinel will handle cover art for the release, and while it won’t be ready for this show, No Loves songs like “Cab Drivin’ Son of A Bitch,” “I Can’t Sleep” and the LP’s title track definitely will be. (The Local 662, St. Petersburg) INFO

U2Charist w/Fount You may or may not have the jack to go see U2 play Joshua Tree at Tampa's Raymond James stadium this summer, but The Portico wants to give you a slice of Bono anyway — literally. The downtown Tampa gathering space "committed to enhancing the social, artistic and spiritual fabric" is welcoming Lakeland Americana outfit Fount to play songs from the iconic Northern Irishmen, and the Hyde Park United Methodist clergy will be there to offer the sacrament of communion. U2 fans afraid of the holy spirit (but okay with Bono's overtly religious themes) need not worry either since Hyde Park United Methodist communication specialist Nicki Taylor has assured CL that you don't have to be religious to attend. "All are welcome to this event and to take Communion, if they choose," Taylor told CL. "It is not just limited to religious or spiritual folks." An offering will be taken to benefit Love, Inc., a local nonprofit aimed at eliminating homelessness in the Tampa area. (The Portico, Tampa) INFO

Geri X w/Lung/Jeremy Treviño Revered Bay area songwriter Geri X is the draw for an evening of music that finds The Bends getting a visit from Cincinnati cello and drum duo Lung who plan on working through their brand new album of fuzzy avant-pop (Lung, released on March 17). Jeremy Treviño (of garage pop outfit Sad Shibas) plays a solo set to get things started. (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

Get It Together Opening w/Wally Clark Illsol — a new, co-curated art gallery from Michelle Sawyer and Tony Krol — finally has an address, and to celebrate they’ll welcome a couple dozen of our favorite visual artists to help break the Tampa Heights for a parlay. Selections will be handled by CL’s favorite video game loving DJ, Wally Clark, so make a point to drop into Tampa Heights on Friday night. (Illsol, Tampa) INFO

Chasco Fiesta Joy FM Family Night w/Overflow Worship/The Worship Creative/Stars Go Dim/We Are Messengers It’s about 40 miles from Ybor City to New Port Richey’s Sims Park, but the city's Chasco Fiesta is worth noting since it takes the time to spread out and give the community a chance to get together over classic rock, oldies, R&B, rock, jazz, country, and even praise music all on the banks of the Pithlachascotee River. More information is available via, and the festival runs through April 1. (Sims Park, New Port Richey) INFO

Tampa Bay Travellers CD Release Sometimes snail mail is the ticket. The Tampa Bay Travellers put some postage on a press release about their new CD release party happening at oft-overlooked St. Pete pit stop Biff Burger, and we can't wait to see what the band's brand of golden era surf rock sounds like as they pay tribute to Lola Records founder John Marascalco. (Biff Burger, St. Petersburg) INFO



V.S.O.P w/DJ Shafiq (The Mermaid Tavern, Tampa) INFO

Crankdat (The Ritz, Ybor Cit) INFO

Allman Brothers Tribute w/Come Back Alice/Joose (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Interchangable Parts (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Don't Stop St. Pete: Launch Party (Hollander Hotel, St. Petersburg) INFO


TFO: A Night at the Opera w/Michael Francis (Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO

The Ten Tenors (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) INFO

Heissler Organ Concert Series w/Isabelle Demers (St. Petersburg College Music Center, St. Petersburg) INFO


The Wonder Twins (JF Kicks, Valrico) INFO

Southern Avenue (The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, Ybor City) INFO

Akiva w/Coastals/Phantom Phunk/Comin' Home (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO

Redfeather (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg) INFO

Memphis May Fire w/Blessthefall/The Color Morale/Sylar/Bad Seed Rising (Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO

March 24-25, Olde Bay Cafe Dunedin Seafood Festival w/Pretty Hearts/The Outpatients/American Songbox/Daniel Mohr/Taylor Reed/Betty Fox Band (Edgewater Park, Dunedin) INFO

The Sara Rose Band w/Tom Kersey (Ella's Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa) INFO

About The Author

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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