Trapped Under Ice escapes to play Ybor City + Tandoori Knights, The Miles Davis Experience, MiM0SA + more of the week's best upcoming concerts.


Jazz at the Museum w/Jonathan "Jazz" Russell A 16-year-old award-winning jazz violin virtuoso and score composer, Jonathan "Jazz" Russell doesn't need a bright future with such a dazzling present. Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association welcomes the young performer in a concert with bassist John Lamb, drummer Ron Gregg, and pianist Billy Marcus. (The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg)

"Alternative Press Tour" w/Title Fight/ Four Year Strong/Gallows/The Swellers/Sharks It's been a pivotal year for Pennsylvania melodic hardcore band Title Fight. SideOneDummy Records snatched up the foursome with the dawn of the New Year and their first full-length, Shed, dropped in May. The LP features a dozen short high-energy tracks that form long-lasting impressions. (State Theatre, St. Petersburg) —Lindsay Collette

Shelby Lynne She sings like an angel, at times a rather tortured angel. Shelby Lynne grew up in small-town Alabama and in her late teens became part of the Nashville machine. It was a bad fit. She reinvented herself in 2000 with the triumphant I Am Shelby Lynne, a pop/R&B effort that crackled with soul (the album, her sixth, won her the Best New Artist Grammy). Last month, she released the charming, low-key Revelation Road on her own Everso label. All through the ups and downs of her career, Shelby's remarkable voice has only gotten better — lustrous and crystalline but with an increasing capacity for nuance and melancholy. She can belt like Aretha, brood like Billie. Lynne's voice will take center stage in this solo acoustic performance. (Capitol Theater, Clearwater) —Eric Snider

The Whiskey Gentry w/Have Gun Will Travel/Will Quinlan/The Urbane Cowboys Atlanta-based six-piece The Whiskey Gentry play a high-energy, foot-stomping mix of country, bluegrass and rock with banjo, accordion, harmonica, mandolin and violin, in addition to the usual drums, bass and guitar. The star of the show, though, is frontwoman Lauren Staley's voice, which manages to be both flower delicate and powerful enough to command a surly barroom. Good, evil, heartache and debauchery dominate her lyrics. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) —Christopher Spata

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Mahaffey Theater Grand Re-Opening Weekend: Don Henley Kicking off the grand opening weekend for the "new" Mahaffey Theater ("new" being the re-vamped programming as managed by Big3 Entertainment) is rock music icon Don Henley, whose distinctive husky-tone vocals have wailed through chart-topping hits both with The Eagles (who hasn't heard "Hotel California"?), and as a solo artist ("The Boys of Summer," "All She Wants to Do Is Dance," "End of Innocence"). The evening concludes with a fireworks display over St. Pete's downtown waterfront. (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg)

Michelle Shocked The Texas native alt-folk singer-songwriter ("the most sophisticated hillbilly you'll ever meet") presents two concerts worth of her socially aware acoustic guitar-driven tunes; one at 6 p.m., the other at 8:30. (Craftsman House Gallery, St. Petersburg)

The Wanderer w/SloWriter/Sahe Purveying a raucous, heel-kicking mix of surf, roots-Americana, rockabilly and alt country is Tampa five-piece The Wanderer, led by singer/acoustic guitar player Scott Perez. The band recently recorded their debut EP, Through Thick And Thin, and offers free copies at this show, their last before an indefinite hiatus. (The Market On 7th, Ybor City)

Saskatchewan Fresh from a mini-tour that stopped at NYC for a few CMJ showcase performances is mesmerizing psyche-dreamy pop four-piece Saskatchewan, yet another project of Orlando musicians/vocalists Michael Serrin and Chandler Strang (both of Introduction to Sunshine). They've been working on their first LP and the new material infusing their setlist includes the slinky dark groove of "Skinny Dipping" and its haunting interplay of organ, guitar and high surreal vocal harmonies. For fans of Grizzly Bear. (The Local 662, St. Petersburg)

Five Finger Death Punch w/All That Remains/Hatebreed/Rev Theory In "Under and Over It," the first single off Five Finger Death Punch's just-released third LP, American Capitalist, vocalist Ivan Moody reflects on the rumor-mongering, profuse gossip and general bad info of the internet age with a fuck-all attitude against a heavy, propulsive engine of thrashing groove metal, coughing out his flippant rhymes and roaring in deep gnarly-gritty rage, or singing gripping choruses in a clean-toned wail. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg)

Tandoori Knights w/The Beauvilles/Thee Knight Sweats Musician Arish Ahmad Khan aka King Khan, has an ever-increasing number of projects on rotate. A Canada native of Indian descent who's currently based in Germany, Khan plays with The Shrines and the BBQ Show most often, but his recent outing is as one-half of Tandoori Knights with Montreal one-man explosion, Bloodshot Bill. Their sound is lo-fi frayed, jangly and ramshackle garage/surf/rockabilly with a twangy, exotica-steeped, voodoo soulful twist. Together, they write lyrics like "Fuck Dick Clark, he don't let Tandoori play the bandstand!" and "Forget about that, let me tell you what I am, brown trash!" with tongues firmly planted in cheeks. (Crowbar, Ybor City)

Wild 94.1 Last Damn Show w/Drake/Travis Porter/Plies/Public Enemy/Trina Get ready for a chance to see the greatest rapper of all time — from Canada. Sorry Snow. Sing-rapping Lil Wayne protégé Drake is, of course, a superstar on this side of the border as well. He'll be headlining the annual Last Damn Show just three days before the release of his highly-anticipated sophomore album, Take Care. Travis Porter is actually three people ("Make It Rain"). Plies is a Southern-style rapper from Ft. Meyers. And Public Enemy seems to have been shoehorned in to attract either an older audience, or reality TV fans. (St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa) —CS

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