Photos: Laura Jane Grace’s sold-out Tampa concerts felt like a family reunion

[image-40]“Don’t fuckin’ make me cry,” were Laura Jane Grace’s first words to an applauding Ybor City audience gathered to see her first…

By Ray Roa

Laura Jane Grace plays The Bricks in Ybor City, Florida on Dec. 11, 2021.
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Everything up for bid during CL's Holiday Auction benefiting Metropolitan Ministries (11/22-11/29)

Get your shopping list ready! Our annual virtual Holiday Auction is a unique opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items and experiences you won't be able to find…

By CL Staff

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Shaquil Barrett Signed Custom Football
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Ybor City's 'Warehome,' built from an old warehouse, is now for sale

A 2,710-square-foot metal warehouse referred to as "The Warehome" is now for sale on Ybor City's south side. Located at 1517 E…

By CL Staff

Ybor City's 'Warehome,' built from an old warehouse, is now for sale
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Everyone we saw in Ybor City over Halloween weekend

Ybor City is always somewhat freaky on a Saturday, but even more so when it's Halloween. Finally, the district masked up.—Ray Roa10/30/2021…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw in Ybor City over Halloween weekend
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Everything we saw at night two of Summer Jam music festival in Ybor City

Summer Jam returned from a 7-year hiatus over the weekend with a two-day affair that featured a Friday show from Demigodz co-founders…

By CL Staff

Roxx & the Revolts
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Photos from the Apathy and Celph Titled Summer Jam 2021 show in Ybor City last weekend

Hip-hop fans from across the state traveled to Tampa on Friday night to see Apathy and Celph Titled—co-founders of underground rap supergroup…

By CL Staff

Photos from the Apathy and Celph Titled Summer Jam 2021 show in Ybor City last weekend
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PHOTOS: Tampa's Cuba protesters say the struggle for freedom is being exploited by partisanship

Over the last two weekends, Cuba’s “patria y vida” protests have expanded past the Caribbean island and onto streets across the U.S.…

By CL Staff

PHOTOS: Tampa's Cuba protesters say the struggle for freedom is being exploited by partisanship
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Everyone we saw at Ybor City’s infamous ‘Hot Dog Party’ at Crowbar

It’s not hyperbole to say that the efforts of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) gave U.S. rock clubs a chance to…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at Ybor City’s infamous ‘Hot Dog Party’ at Crowbar
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Everyone we saw during last weekend's Juneteenth celebration at Tampa Park Plaza

Tampa’s Best-Richardson African Diaspora Literature & Culture Museum is a bedrock of the Black business community, and over the weekend it was…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw during last weekend's Juneteenth celebration at Tampa Park Plaza
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Everyone we saw at Tampa Pride 2021, the first pandemic-era Pride parade in the US

For an afternoon in Ybor City, it felt like 2019 again. That’s thanks to Tampa Pride, which on Saturday became the first…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at Tampa Pride 2021, the first pandemic-era Pride parade in the US
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‘Shock G is free’: In Tampa, family, friends and fans celebrate life of hip-hop legend Shock G

“We are all sprinkles of God...We all rise up at birth and at death are sucked back into the greater life of…

By CL Staff

Kent Racker (center) hugs the casket holding his brother Gregory Jacobs, aka Shock G, as MC Serch (background) and Too Fly Eli (hand) offer support.
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Photos from Crowbar’s ‘Who Run the World’ concert in Ybor City on Friday

Tampa promoter Healthy Phoenix staged two shows at Ybor City venue Crowbar this weekend, with the first being a Friday night ‘Who…

By CL Staff

Photos from Crowbar’s ‘Who Run the World’ concert in Ybor City on Friday
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Everyone we saw when Blaque Dynamite played an outdoor concert at The Bricks in Ybor City

Last fall, employees at popular Tampa restaurant The Bricks tested positive for coronavirus, forcing a temporary closure that basically extended into the…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw when Blaque Dynamite played an outdoor concert at The Bricks in Ybor City
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Photos: Ybor City’s Hot Wax steps into coffee shop live music

Late last year, Ybor City smoke shop Hot Wax expanded into the cafe game by opening a 2,500-square foot coffee shop at…

By CL Staff

Photos: Ybor City’s Hot Wax steps into coffee shop live music
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Everything we saw in Ybor City following the Bucs Super Bowl win

The Bucs made history last night winning Super Bowl LV in their home stadium. Celebratory crowds took to the streets, and while…

By CL Staff

Everything we saw in Ybor City following the Bucs Super Bowl win
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With the Super Bowl on the horizon, here's how Tampa handled its first weekend of mandatory masks

Last week, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor issued an executive order calling for masks to be worn outdoors in the city’s entertainment districts.…

By CL Staff

With the Super Bowl on the horizon, here's how Tampa handled its first weekend of mandatory masks
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Have Gun, Will Travel brought live music back to Crowbar in Ybor City

It’s been more than seven months since music venues across the country shut down to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and…

By CL Staff

Have Gun, Will Travel brought live music back to Crowbar in Ybor City
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Everything we saw at Monday's protests in Ybor City

In Ybor City, CL photographer Ashley Dieudonne reported several hundred protesters, less Tampa Police presence and more Florida Highway Patrol during a…

By CL Staff

Ashley Dieudonne
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Photos from Ybor City's Seventh Avenue reopening

Independent venues that book live, original, music remain closed—and in big trouble—across Tampa Bay, but restaurants (including some which present live music)…

By CL Staff

Ybor City, Florida on May 5, 2020.
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Photos of DJ Bonics rocking Ol' Dirty Sundays at Crowbar

DJ Bonics, was captivated by fake ass in Tampa this weekend, but Wiz Khalifa's DJ spent a few hours captivating the Ol'…

By CL Staff

Photos of DJ Bonics rocking Ol' Dirty Sundays at Crowbar
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Photos of DJ Ynot at Crowbar's Ol' Dirty Sundays

Miami renegade of funk, DJ Ynot, dropped into Crowbar's Ol' Dirty Sundays.02/23/2020 Photos by Brian Mahar https://www.cltampa.com/home/contact/20765261/brian-mahar

By CL Staff

Photos of DJ Ynot at Crowbar's Ol' Dirty Sundays
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Photos of Wallows and Penelope Isles’ sold-out Tampa show at The Ritz Ybor

Los Angeles rock band Wallows and UK indie-rock darling Penelope Isles sold-out The Ritz Ybor on Wednesday night.02/19/2020 Photos by Ximena Castillo…

By CL Staff

Photos of Wallows and Penelope Isles’ sold-out Tampa show at The Ritz Ybor
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Photos of Whitney making its Tampa debut at Orpheum in Ybor City

Chicago indie-rock band Whitney laid waste to Thursday night's tornado warnings with its own quiet storm of soft-rock. Japanese pop-punk band Chai…

By CL Staff

Photo by Chandler M. Culotta
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Everyone we saw at The Castle's 27-year anniversary party in Ybor City

For nearly three decades, The Castle has been a place where denizens of the night can just walk in and completely be…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at The Castle's 27-year anniversary party in Ybor City
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Photos of The Menzingers, Tigers Jaw and Culture Abuse playing Tampa Orpheum

A whopper of a punk-rock bill dropped into Orpheum in Ybor City when The Menzingers rolled through Tampa alongside Tigers Jaw and…

By CL Staff

The Menzingers
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Photos of The Killers having a blast with Tampa fans at Orpheum in Ybor City

Brandon Flowers was all smiles on Thursday night as his band, The Killers, warmed up for its Friday night set headlining night…

By CL Staff

Photo by Rob Loud
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Photos of the Neighbourhood and Slow Hollows at a sold-out Ritz Ybor in Tampa

Two Los Angeles bands, the Neighbourhood and Slow Hollows were in our 'hood last night during a sold-out show at The Ritz…

By CL Staff

The Neighbourhood
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Every Halloween costume we saw this weekend in Tampa’s Ybor City

When Halloween’s on a Thursday, everyone parties the Saturday before. Here’s what it looked like in Tampa’s historic Ybor City.    10/26/2019…

By CL Staff

Every Halloween costume we saw this weekend in Tampa’s Ybor City
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Everything we saw at Absolution Fest in Ybor City

Vancouver based post-punk and new wave band Actors made a little kids day over the weekend when Absolution Fest took over Orpheum…

By CL Staff

Ritual Howls @ Crowbar
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Photos of Kolars, the Sh-Booms and New Fang playing Crowbar in Ybor City

Tampa Bay has a long relationship with Kolars (built around the ashes of He's My Brother, She's My Sister), and the band…

By CL Staff

Kolars
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