Tonight in live music; Van Morrison at Ruth Eckerd, Boytoy and more

An almost impossible ticket, and a no cover show. You decide.

Van Morrison Van Morrison’s only Florida shows are in Clearwater, and regular tickets sold out just hours after they went on sale. As of press time there were a few $650 seats available for the Wednesday and Thursday shows (the venue's online tickets are all gone, but there are some on StubHub starting at just under $400 — you can call Ruth Eckerd Hall's ticket office at (727) 791-7400 for up-to-the-minute availability).

Let’s face it though, us peons are gonna have to stick our ears to the lobby windows to try and get a taste. Kids reading this: he’s a living legend and one of music’s best songsmiths — start with Astral Weeks and go from there. (Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater) INFO

Boytoy Boytoy frontwoman Saara Untracht-Oakner does not remember the first time she heard The Eyes’ “When The Night Falls,” but we’re glad she did. Her Brooklyn-based band’s grunged out reinterpretation of the 1965 classic is a worthy update and the perfect intro to Boytoy’s thrashing, garage rock. Listen to their 2017 release, Putty, on Spotify. (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO


Michael Bolton (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) INFO

2 Time Tuesday w/DJ Fuego (Crowbar, Ybor City) 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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