Tonight in live music; Tall Juan, The Bachelorette’s Luke Pell, Soul in The Attic, Blueberry Patch 40th and more

Florida Rules Fest kicks off, plus Incubus at the fairgrounds, too.

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Tall Juan w/Sonic Graffiti/The Spuds Why Not? EP is an eight-minute, four-track blast of melodic punk that recalls The Ramones, which makes sense since listening to the genre icons is what compelled Zaballa to learn english in the first place. A brand new record, Olden Goldies (released in May) gives fans a little more (15 tracks, 33 minutes) rock and roll nostalgia while also updating the sound with Tall Juan’s own brand of Adderall-fueled, acoustic guitar-driven pop.  (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

Blueberry Patch 40th Anniversary w/The Rosewoods/Dylan Cowles A Bay area live music institution celebrates 40 freaky trips around the sun with a show that will more than likely wear the marks of every quirky event and individual that’s ever walked through the doors since 1977. Read more about the big day here. (The Blueberry Patch, Gulfport) INFO

Luke Pell Country singer Luke Pell is no stranger to competition, but he did captivate the largely female viewership of The Bachelorette, thanks to the fact that he was Southern gentleman, military veteran, former college football player and aspiring singer-songwriter. He’ll try to win the hearts of country music fans at Dallas Bull, but he’s also trying to win back the approval of fans who’ve spent the summer catching up on Pell’s alleged infidelities and general douchiness. At least his singles, “Pretty Close” and “Best Thing You’ve Ever Done,” don’t completely suck balls. (Dallas Bull, Tampa) INFO

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Ella Jet and Future Soul While Tampa is offering a Friday music slate packed with big name alternative and electronic acts, The Ale & the Witch is quietly hosting one of our areas promising singer/songwriters just across the bay. Ella Jet’s “weird and wonderful” sound enchants with her take on neo-soul jazz, so much so she’s found herself playing in support of music idols Rob Thomas and Bob Dylan. If she has the musical chops to be playing bills with these music legends, then she’s deserving of your presence Friday night.  (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg)  INFO —LJ

Illenium While weeks past have featured Sunset Music Festival alum like Ganja White Night, Adventure Club and Benny Benassi, the Ritz’s Friday bill features perhaps the biggest star in the Denver-based Illenium. Originally from California, Nick Miller wasn’t always serious about the electronic scene. His first four years working on electronic music produced no releases and his career outlook looked bleak, but things clicked after he attended a Bassnectar show at Red Rocks in 2012. The next day, he went to work on his first EP, which birthed a self titled EP in 2013. His prodigal rise to fame has taken a page from fellow EDM stars Odesza, with limited releases but hyped festival sets. (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO —LJ

Florida Rules Fest w/Bishop/Ether/Glazed/Awkward Age/Lipshitz/Shurwood/Three Knee Deep/Wolf-Face/Gutterwrench/Forthteller/more A day and a half of music featuring some of the state’s best new bands playing alongside a few notable out-of-towners (shot out Axis from Jersey and Charleston, South Carolina boys Backwards Youth). Some local highlights include Shurwood, Leviathan Cross and lupine punks Wolf-Face, but don’t miss straightedge hardcore outfit Bishop (playing its last central Florida show or doom metal group Ether (who will release a new record at the festival). Tickets for a two day pass are $25, while single day passes are $13 each. More information is available via facebook.com/elevatedbooking. (The Noise Box, Brandon) INFO

Soul in The Attic w/C-Rena/Demi Nova/Moses West The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing continues to spread its feelers out there as it beefs up its live music calendar with great local talent. This one features an OG of the Tampa soul and hip-hop scene, C-Rena, performing cuts from her 2016 release Love’s Inspiration while a CL favorite, Demi Nova, provides support with songs from her own new album, this year’s The Infinite.  (The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, Ybor City) INFO

American Song Box EP Release w/End Of Daisies Todd Murphy’s six-year-old folk outfit, American Song Box, celebrates the release of a new four-track EP recorded, mixed and mastered at Tampa’s own Springs Theatre. Online profiles list the group as a trio, but we’re hoping to see every player from the record — including Al Farr on harmonica and fiddler Angelique Roesch — onstage at this show where cello and guitar duo End of Daisies play support. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) INFO

ALSO PLAYING

Hip-hop

Que w/Deniro Farrar (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Boba Fatsax/J Money/ABD/Mic D/TDP/Vice (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Folk/Americana

Prestage Brothers Band (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

Deserie & Jim w/Angel Eyes (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

Rock

Incubus w/Jimmy Eat World/Judah & the Lion (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa) INFO

Phantom Punk w/Dabby V/Discord Theory/Joel Jadus/more (Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO

All Day Tuck (Ella's Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa) INFO

Holey Miss Moley w/Ancient Sun/The Happy Campers (Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO

Dream Scenes w/FLGC/more (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO

DJ/Tribute

DJ Mega (First Chance Last Chance, Ybor City) INFO

Kiss America (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg) INFO

B. Haven (Tanner's Lakeside, Winter Haven) INFO

Chorale/Classical

Patel Conservatory presents Choral and Chamber Music Intensive Concert (Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO

About The Authors

LJ Hilberath

Franz “LJ” Hilberath is a Clearwater-native who contributes to Creative Loafing's Music section. He previously served as an intern and is now a freelance contributor for all things music.LJ can be found in the field reviewing concerts and music festivals around the country, and also works interviews for both local...

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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