Tonight in live music: The Delta Saints, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Kevin Griffin + more

A jam-packed evening of live music happening this Thurs., Dec. 10.

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Alysse Gafkjen
The Delta Saints

This Thurs., Dec. 10, is completely jammed with noteworthy shows, with a diverse range of artists landing on either side of the Bay. Check out the breakdown below.

The Delta Saints Bones – the 2015 sophomore full-length from Nashville-brewed Delta Saints and their debut on Loud & Proud Records – is a blend of ballsy guitar-riffing-and-sliding blues-soaked rock crunch, slower-burning gospel-soulful roots-folk twang, and stealthily grooving electro-hued psychedelia, the layered instrumentals carried on rollicking or slower-pounding rhythms and marked by the lightly raspy vocal power of Ben Ringel. Recommended if you like: My Morning Jacket, The Black Keys. (Local 662, St. Petersburg)

Quintron and Miss Pussycat with Gino and the Goons, UFO Sex Scene Working the weirdo fringe scene of New Orleans for the past 15 years, Quintron and Miss Pussycat defy typical genre labels with 14 albums worth of dark, distorted, hard-driving “swamp-tech” dance rock, which is crafted on organ, synths and electronic instruments invented and built by Quintron himself. Along with their regularly scheduled live spectacle (which has been called “barely controlled electronic chaos”), this tour finds Quintron and Miss Pussycat showcasing the fruits of two side projects: Miss P's puppet show soundtrack Anthropomorphizer, which she pairs with a freshly-conceived puppet show; and Q's Weather Warlock, centered around his latest creation – an analog weather synthesizer – that he tweaks and wreaks out sounds as spurred by the day’s weather patterns and joined by musicians from whatever city he happens to be playing. A must-see. (New World Brewery, Ybor City)

Kevin Griffin He has upwards of 55 writing, co-writing and production credits with some impressive artists encompassing Train, Christina Perri, Blondie, James Blunt, Joshua Radin and Lenka, and he scored notable charters in 2005 with Howie Day (“Collide”) and 2010 Sugarland ode “Stuck Like Glue.” Kevin Griffin also earned some high Billboard time via material he produced with his post-grunge alt rock band, Better Than Ezra (“Good,” “Desperately Wanting,” “In the Blood”). On this night, he’ll be culling from that catalog along with performing select songs he’s written for others. (The Cuban Club, Ybor City)

Psychomagic with Sonic Graffiti, Ask for Tiger Portland outfit Psychomagic is repped by Lolipop Records (Thee Oh Sees, White Fang), is only a few years old and already has a few LPs out – last year’s Bad Ideas was the most recent – and pushes out cheeky psych rock treated with vague surf and garage sonic flourishes; warped-watery guitar, reedy organ notes and wildly snotty or snottily blasé lead vocals carry songs like “Go Go Ladies from Outer Space” and “Your EBT (Can't Buy My Love).” (The Bends, St. Petersburg)

JoJo with Aaron Camper At a mere 14 years old, JoJo scored a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Pop charts with "Leave (Get Out).” This tour finds JoJo making her re-emergence as a 24-year-old woman, signed to Atlantic, supporting the release of three fresh singles (they’re calling it a “tringle”) “Say Love,” “Save My Soul” and “When Love Hurts,” and hyping the 2016 full-length that’ll feature all three tracks and mark her major label debut. (State Theatre, St. Petersburg)

A Peter White Christmas Featuring Mindi Abair and Rick Braun
Capitol Theatre, Clearwater
Crow’s Nest Music & Art Showcase w/U.S./Lou Collazo/Rory Flaherty/Eloquent Barbarian/Dahlia Moon/Troy Youngblood Crowbar, Ybor City
Sumilan Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Victor Wainwright Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg

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