UPDATE: The Growlers cancel tonight's Ybor show, concerts by BoDeans, Agnostic Front and more still on


✔️ = Critic's pick

✔️  The Growlers w/Glove ¿Los Growlers en el Orpheum? Si, por favor. UPDATE: Actually, this show is off due to an illness frontman Brooks Nielsen is battling (we hope it isn't related to the illness that caused an October 5 cancellation in Indiana) . Refunds are available at point of purchase. The band and promoters have issued this statement:

As Brooks heals from bronchitis, we regret to inform you that we must cancel tonight’s Tampa performance. Unfortunately, Brooks is in no condition to perform and is not allowed to do so under doctor’s strict orders. We are so very sorry as we were very much looking forward to kicking off our long-awaited return to Florida with you tonight. We’ve been touring Florida for years. We will make it up to you. We will return. Again, thank you very much for your kind words, support and understanding.

Almost a decade after their 2009 debut LP (Are You In or Out?), it’s safe to say that The Growlers can be considered beach goth pioneers, and if you need proof, then just have a look at young bands in your local scene that specialize in the born-in-a-garage, reverbed, classic rock and country-rock sound frontman Brooks Nielsen plus guitarists Matt Taylor and Kyle Straka pioneered on classics like 2010’s Hot Tropics and 2014’s Chinese Fountain (the purists still won’t buy into last year’s Julian Casablancas-produced City Club). One of those young bands — St. Pete’s own Glove — plays its second show ever at this sure-to-be-sweaty Ybor City show. (Orpheum, Ybor City) CANCELLED


BoDeans (Murray Studio Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

Chant the Trees w/Almost Alice/Joshua Reilly/Flycatcher (Crooked Thumb Brewery, Safety Harbor) INFO

Woodwind Faculty Recital (Grand Salon, University of Tampa, Tampa) INFO

Xaemora w/Tyranny Enthroned/Death Incarnate/more (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO

Agnostic Front w/Have Mercy/Boston Manor/more(Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

USF Fall Choral Concert (Concert Hall at University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO

Shaun Hopper (Council Oak Lounge at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa) INFO

Matsiko World Orphan Choir (St. Paul Lutheran Church, Tampa)Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa (UU Dome) 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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