After a tremendously busy week, the weekend kicks off with a trio of nice shows leading the way.
Hootie & the Blowfish fans who didn't score tickets to tonight's show at Mahaffey Theater can enjoy before and after parties in St. Pete and hit up The Bends' Stranger Things party in between.
On the eight-thirteen side of the Bay, one of the area's best music makers, Jasmine Deja, brings a solid crew to The Hub for a free show celebrating the vinyl release of a single we first heard earlier this year.
Details on everything are below.
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Veiny Hands w/Sonic Graffiti/Florida Night Heat It’s no secret that Jasmine Deja is a powerhouse of the Tampa Bay music scene. She is seemingly always putting out new music across her various projects, and on Friday one of those outlets — Veiny Hands — celebrates the release of a new 7-inch that we hope keeps leaning on fuzzy, blues & garage pop leaning sounds of sounds like “Dirty Sheets” and “Tonguing.” Tampa instrumental trio Florida Night Heat continues to easy out of a rolling hiatus for this one and St. Pete’s Sonic Graffiti will shred eardrums apart with their own turned up blues-rock, too. (The Hub, Tampa) INFO
Hootie & the Blowfish You know those black & yellow cans of Hootie’s Homegrown Ale you’ve been seeing in the grocery store? This is the accompanying show celebrating the Southeastern release of the brew, which was dreamed up by Tampa Bay’s Rock Brothers Brewing and executed with the help of Cigar City Brewing and South Carolina’s Palmetto Brewing. The only thing is you can’t buy tickets. By the time you read this winners of an online contest for admission will have already been notified, so unless you’ve got the Hootster on speed dial you may be shit out of luck. (Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO
***There's also a before and after party at Mandarin Hide.
Stranger Things Party w/Shadow Run/Holiday 1982/DJ Sugarbear Fans of the Netflix original series have all exhaled since learning that there’s definitely a second season happening. What’s that mean? Theme party dudes. Joe Suel will spin his own dark-wave electronica while the Shadow Run Brothers handle DJ duties. The bar is being “transformed into small town Indiana” for this one asd attendees are encouraged to go all out in costume for the 80’s all-night dance party. (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO
Terry Bozzio In 2014, Terry Bozzio sold out Largo Cultural Center, and we’re willing to bet he’ll get pretty close again. The 65-year-old drummer has his work on albums with Frank Zappa and Missing Persons to partially thank for that, and on Friday he’ll have a lot of company on stage to help him, too. Bozzio — who was named one of the world’s top 5 drummers by Rolling Stone — is performing solo alongside what’s being billed as the world’s largest tuned drum and percussion set. Trust us, this is going to be one million times better than that Animal your kid watches on The Muppet Show. (Largo Cultural Center, Largo) INFO
EL Cultura Array (Station House, St. Petersburg) INFO
Music In the Park w/Postive Chaos (Seminole City Park, Seminole) INFO
Cowboy Mouth (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg) INFO
Macabre w/Ulcer/Nocturnus A.D./more (Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO
Party Favor (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO
Alex Harris (Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg) INFO
Selwyn Birchwood w/TBA (Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa) INFO
Madeintyo (Orpheum, Ybor City) INFO
The Ragbirds (Derry Down, Winter Haven) INFO
Classic Albums Live (Lakeland Center, Lakeland) INFO