Tonight in live music: The Hotelier, Show Me the Body, Catatonic Scripts + more

Concert highlights for this Thurs., July 7.

Hey look -- there's are some concerts happening this Thurs., July 7. Check out a breakdown of highlights below.

The Hotelier with Told, Slant The Bellows The next band to shed their fourth wave emo stylistic preferences and push into broader ‘90s-hued alternative rock domains while maintaining their cerebral tendencies and instrumental power is Massachusetts indie trio The Hotelier. Spin magazine and Pitchfork.com gushed all over Goodness – the newly-released third LP that brings The Hotelier to town – and both (in rather verbose and glowing prose) ultimately summed it up as being a really great rock album. We concur. (Epic Problem/Transitions, Tampa)–Leilani Polk

Show Me The Body with Mushmind, T3ddy Ruxpin New York City has a long and storied hardcore scene history that has found other genres bleeding into the mixes. You see this experimentation in bands like Show Me the Body, a lo-fi outfit that calls on hardcore elements, always on the verge of slipping into a full-blown violent explosion, but keeping their sound restrained under acidic guitars and sludgy percussion. Tampa's Mushmind has a bleak and darkly chaotic sound with moments that still feel polished, a trend that seems to be emerging in Tampa of late. St. Pete’s T3ddy Ruxpin is named after the satanic abomination that some would dare to call a "toy." Part garage punk and part performance art (balloon blowing at a show? YES!), they are anything but generic or predictable. (The Bends, St. Petersburg) –Brian Roesler

Rock the Park with Savi Fernandez Band, Trigger City Trio, Shae Krispinsky The July edition of downtown Tampa’s free outdoor concert series is headed up by Orlando-brewed talent Savi Fernandez and his band, playing a blend of reggae, funk and R&B that ranges from the breezy uplifting sway of “Dreams” to more urgent groove-driving odes ala “Smooth Movement,” all fueled by Fernandez’s velvety-smooth vocals. The music starts at 6:30 p.m. (Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa)–LP

Catatonic Scripts with ORYX, Orange Gravity, Broken Things, Dead Sells A free showcase of rising St. Pete talent with an out-of-towner, too, that includes (in the order they appear): Dead Sells (high-octane punk rock), Broken Things (soaring noise pop), Orange Gravity (writhing and thrashing psych-garage explosions), Oryx (Colorado sludge metal with heavy doom qualities) and Catatonic Scripts (mathy-technical and rhythmically idiosyncratic experimental rock with unexpected melodic richness). (Local 662, St. Petersburg)–LP

NIGHTOWLS with AK/48, Too Kind, HiGuys L.A.-based producer/DJs Andrew Sierra and Scotty Dro are on the EDM rise as NIGHTOWLS (stylistic caps included), which call on the warped sample splicing and pitch-shifted raps of trap music while throwing in the deep and dirty drops of bass music along with the soaring melodies and dancefloor pound of progressive house. This date falls behind the release of debut single "33," which you can download for free here. (Orpheum, Ybor City)–LP

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