Tonight in live music: Zac Brown Band, Koffin Kats, Deana Carter and more

A look at the jam-packed concert lineup this Fri., Nov. 13, plus a peek at the weekend ahead.

It's the end of the week, Friday the 13, and another few days jam-packed with live music lie ahead. Take a look at the breakdown for tonight, then peep what's coming up on Saturday and Sunday...

Deana Carter with Brian Sutherland Daughter to legendary guitarist/producer Fred F. Carter, Jr., alt country singer-songwriter Carter has earned some acclaim in her own right since the release of her 1996 debut, Did I Shave My Legs for This?, including two CMA awards (for that album’s No. 1 single, “Strawberry Wine”) and a couple of Grammy noms. This intimate acoustic show falls in the middle of a three-date Florida run. (Murray Studio Theater @ Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater)

Adrian Legg & David Lindley A co-bill featuring two rather esteemed instrumentalists practicing a mix of folk, blues, jazz and bluegrass sounds. Legg is a British axeman who performs on custom-made electro-acoustic guitars and employs a finger-style technique that wrings cascading melodies from the strings and has earned him innumerable accolades and influenced various guitar monsters who’ve followed – Steve Vai and Eric Johnson included. Lindley has been the sideman for Jackson Browne for decades while also composing solo material on pretty much every string instrument a person can learn, his arsenal including but not limited to acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, lap steel, upright and electric bass, mandolin, hardingfele, bouzouki, cittern, charango, oud, weissenborn, and zither. (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg)

Ribfest with Bret Michaels, The Georgia Satellites, Blended Brew (Friday); Three Dog Night, America, Supernatural, China Grove All-Star Tribute To The Doobie Brothers, .38 Special (Saturday); and Kip Moore, Chase Rice, The Cadillac Three, Michael Ray (Sunday) You know it’s going to be a (coughs, gags) special edition of Ribfest when a tribute act gets top billing over .38 Special. This year, the music n’ barbecue fest by the Bay to benefit local children’s charities and youth organizations is headed up by Poison-spawned hard rock crooner Bret Michaels on Friday; a classic rock double header in a post-Cory Wells Three Dog Night and “Horse with No Name” staple America on Saturday, and Sunday comes packed full of country twang as led by Kip Moore. (Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg)

Chaka Khan The 10-time Grammy-winning soul-jiving R&B songstress came up in the ‘70s in Rufus (“Tell Me Something Good”), then made her own disco era mark with “I’m Every Woman (so famously covered by the late Whitney Houston) and segued neatly into the ‘80s with sexy dance ode “I Feel For You.” Gabe E. chatted with the iconic Chaka Khan last week, and when he asked what fans might expect at her date in St. Pete, she enthusiastically replied “A good-ass time!” Check out his full story here. (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg)

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Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band with Drake White And The Big Fire From opening for Bruce Springsteen at Fenway Park in 2003 to becoming the first band to sell out three consecutive nights headlining the New York City baseball stadium in August (there’s a behind-the-scenes LiveNation video doc all about it), Atlanta-brewed Zac Brown Band has clearly come a long way with their eclectic, Southern rock-stamped take on country music. Jekyll + Hyde – the 2015 fourth full-length from the crusty bearded namesake and his seven-piece band – introduces elements of pop, hard rock and even EDM ala fourth single “Beautiful Drug,” though the tight tuneful Appalachia-hued vocal harmonies remain firmly intact. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa)

Roosevelt Collier & Friends Dunedin Brewery presents two consecutive performances by the sacred steel guitar virtuoso who regularly plays with his uncles and cousins in South Florida staple The Lee Boys. He’ll be delivering own feel good fusion of blues, funk, soul and gospel music backed by members of The Heavy Pets on both dates – performing indoors at the brewery on Friday night and outside under the big top in conjunction with Dunedin Wines the Blues on Saturday evening. (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin)

Koffin Kats The bouncing and crashing sounds of Detroit-area punk/psychobilly mainstay Koffin Kats is powered by the upright bass pounds and resonant drawling vocal howls of frontman Vic Victor;. The trio has seven studio LPs to their credit; the last was 2013’s Born of the Motor. (Orpheum, Ybor City)

SWARMFEST 2015 Twelve bands slay through sets of doom, death, black and thrash metal on two stages, including touring acts (like Chicago’s grinding self-styled ‘murder metal’ outfit Macabre and Swedish blackened hatesayers KILL) as well as local and Florida regional crushers (Druid Lord, GraveRot, Vomikaust, Koroidia and Promethean Horde among them). (Brass Mug, Tampa)

210/Mosquito Teeth/Sibyls
Fubar, St. Petersburg
Lounge Cat The Underground at Moscato’s, St. Petersburg
A Night of Drum & Bass w/Thee Joker/Random J/The FootSoujahs Vapour, Ybor City
Hollywood Undead w/The ReAktion/Evacuate The City State Theatre, St. Petersburg
Diealps!/Living Decent/The Knick Knacks New World Brewery, Ybor City
Randy Rogers Band Dallas Bull, Tampa
Eat Your Heart Out Tour w/Yuth Forever/Left Behind/2x4/Varials/Outbreak/Xero/Aera Cura/Awake Aware/Death With Dignity/Graveler Local 662, St. Petersburg
Badfish - Tribute to Sublime Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
Black Coast Royals Ella's Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa
George Pennington Band Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Ajeva (Courtyard)/Hot Rod Hornets (DEN) Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
Trae Pierce & the T-Stone Band w/Shevonne & the Bad Boys Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa

Slow Magic w/Daktyl/Rude100
Sat., Nov. 14, Crowbar, Ybor City
Robb Bank$ w/IndigoChildRick/WifisFuneral Sat., Nov. 14, Orpheum, Ybor City
Greater Pinellas Country Fair: The Bellamy Brothers Sat., Nov. 14, England Brothers Park, Pinellas Park
Dunedin Wines the Blues Festival w/The Kinsey Report Sat., Nov. 14, downtown Dunedin, Dunedin

Rock for R.A.K. Part 3 w/Wirethrone/Under Fallen Order/Drastic Fall/The Dood/Progressive Chemistry/The Cunningham Wake/Kadaver Dolls Sat., Nov. 14, Local 662, St. Petersburg
Allison Weiss w/Mal Blum Sat., Nov. 14, New World Brewery, Ybor City
WMNF Presents: James McMurtry w/Big Shoals Sat., Nov. 14, Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa
Juicy J w/Austen London/Royce Rizzy Sat., Nov. 14, Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
Bath Salt Zombies/Glostik Willy (late night) Sat., Nov. 14, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Aland Quartet Sat., Nov. 14, The Underground at Moscato’s, St. Petersburg
Vital Remains/Murder Suicide/Mindscar/Dark Disciple/Shattered Sat., Nov. 14, Brass Mug, Tampa
Bryan Elijah Smith w/Kristopher James/Michael MacArthur Sat., Nov. 14, Hideaway Café & Recording Studio, St. Petersburg
Poetry n’ Lotion Sat., Nov. 14, Amalie Arena, Tampa
Abortion Twins/Crash Mitchell/Troy Youngblood Sat., Nov. 14, The Hub, downtown Tampa
The Stranger – Tribute to Billy Joel Sat., Nov. 14, State Theatre, St. Petersburg
Blackbird Morning w/Dean Johanesen Sat., Nov. 14, Ale and the Witch, St. Petersburg
Palm Harbor Museum Bluegrass Festival w/Lost and Found/Crooked Halos/ Troy Boone and Dreamcatcher/Stump Hollow/Sassafras Sat., Nov. 14, A.L. Anderson Park, Palm Harbor
Broken Taillight Sat., Nov. 14, Ruby’s Elixir, St. Petersburg
2nd Saturday w/Glorious/Mojito/Kris Harden/J-Scriptz/Fluent Sat., Nov. 14, Fubar, St. Petersburg
Caustic Casanova w/Awful People/Beer Wolf/Ninehorn Sun., Nov. 15, New World Brewery, Ybor City
The Faceless w/After The Burial/Rings Of Saturn/Toothgrinder Sun., Nov. 15, Local 662, St. Petersburg
Julian Lage Trio Sun., Nov. 15, Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg
Permanent Makeup/Edhochuli/Terminus Cursus Sun., Nov. 15, Microgroove, Tampa
Turkuaz w/The Fritz Sun., Nov. 15, Crowbar, Ybor City
Emery w/The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus/Forevermore/Hearts Like Lions Sun., Nov. 15, Orpheum, Ybor City
The Broadcast Sun., Nov. 15, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin
Reno & Harrell Sun., Nov. 15, Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa

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