Photos: The Nervous Girls say farewell with sweaty show at The Bends in St. Pete

Tampa rock band the Nervous Girls released a new EP last Friday, and celebrated with a show at The Bends in St.…

By Ray Roa

Photos: The Nervous Girls say farewell with sweaty show at The Bends in St. Pete
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Photos: Evanescence and Halestorm slay 98 Rock's 'Not So Silent Night' in Tampa

One word comes to mind when you think about the holiday concert hosted by Tampa Bay radio station 98 Rock: Sleigh. But…

By Ray Roa

Halestorm
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Photos of Jimmy Buffett finally playing Tampa’s Amalie Arena

[image-11]Jimmy Buffett is a pirate looking at 75, but patient Parrotheads of all stripes were simply happy to be just looking at…

By Phil DeSimone

Photos of Jimmy Buffett finally playing Tampa’s Amalie Arena
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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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James Taylor and Jackson Browne sail through breezy Tampa set at Amalie Arena

What happens when a pair of 73-year-old men walk into a hockey arena and take their places, front and center, to welcome…

By CL Staff

James Taylor and Jackson Browne sail through breezy Tampa set at Amalie Arena
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Photos: Grammy-winner Melissa Etheridge returns to Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall

Grammy-winning songwriter and activist Melissa Etheridge returned to Clearwater for her first Ruth Eckerd Hall show since 2014.11/09/2021 Photos by Caesar Carbajal…

By CL Staff

Photos: Grammy-winner Melissa Etheridge returns to Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall
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Photos: Seminal Boston punk band Moving Targets plays sold-out record shop show in Tampa

If you were a punk in the 1980s, then you knew about Moving Targets. Large scale commercial success evaded frontman-guitarist Kenny Chambers,…

By CL Staff

Moving Targets
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Photographer Rick Norcross documented the 'golden age' of concerts at the old Tampa Stadium

The last time Rick Norcross saw the Rolling Stones, he had to be flown in by helicopter. “That was the situation, otherwise…

By CL Staff

Led Zeppelin - May 6, 1973 - Tampa Stadium
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Photos of Angels & Airwaves headlining St. Pete’s Jannus Live

The aliens stayed away, but fans landed at Jannus Live on Tuesday night to see Tom DeLonge lead his band, Angels &…

By CL Staff

Photos of Angels & Airwaves headlining St. Pete’s Jannus Live
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Over two nights in Clearwater, Todd Rundgren proved that he’s truly a wizard and still one of rock and roll’s brightest stars

Todd Rundgren has never been one to stick to conventions. His approach and his ambitiousness for the many musical projects and recordings…

By CL Staff

Over two nights in Clearwater, Todd Rundgren proved that he’s truly a wizard and still one of rock and roll’s brightest stars
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Vince Neil’s Tampa concert was good reason to be excited for the Mötley Crüe reunion

In terms of stadium tours, an hour-long performance may have been rambunctious in the ‘60s, when The Beatles were still touring, but…

By CL Staff

Vince Neil’s Tampa concert was good reason to be excited for the Mötley Crüe reunion
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Everything we saw on night three of Clearwater Jazz Holiday 2021

It’s nothing short of a small miracle to see local music festivals weather the COVID-19 storm. Gasparilla Music Festival did it two…

By CL Staff

Everything we saw on night three of Clearwater Jazz Holiday 2021
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Photos of Modest Mouse playing a sold-out Jannus Live in St. Pete

Tickets to see Modest Mouse play Jannus Live in St. Petersburg sold out shortly before going on sale this summer, and the…

By CL Staff

Photos of Modest Mouse playing a sold-out Jannus Live in St. Pete
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Photos of New Found Glory and Simple Plan playing Jannus Live in St. Pete

The pandemic hasn’t been the only hurdle Simple Plan had to deal with over the last year. Last summer original bassist David…

By CL Staff

Less Than Jake
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Photos of Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith during Tampa Bay's last Monkees concert ever

Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith—the last of The Monkees—showcased their final performance together in Tampa Bay on Wednesday night at Clearwater’s Ruth…

By CL Staff

Photos of Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith during Tampa Bay's last Monkees concert ever
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Photos of Thievery Corporation playing St. Pete’s Jannus Live

The DMV was in the ‘Burg last night when Washington D.C.'s Thievery Corporation brought its “Outernational Tour” to St. Petersburg’s Jannus Live…

By CL Staff

Photos of Thievery Corporation playing St. Pete’s Jannus Live
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All the bands and people we saw at Tampa's Gasparilla Music Festival 2021

After postponing its March dates, Gasparilla Music Festival returned to downtown Tampa last weekend to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a new,…

By CL Staff

Photo by Ysanne Taylor c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
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Photos of Thrice returning to St. Pete’s Jannus Live with Touche Amore

Nearly 10 years after announcing a hiatus (and seven years after coming back from said break), Thrice returned to St. Petersburg for…

By CL Staff

Photos of Thrice returning to St. Pete’s Jannus Live with Touche Amore
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Photos of Chris Jericho's Fozzy, Shinedown and more at Tampa’s 98Rockfest

Gasparilla Music Festival wasn’t the only party happening in downtown Tampa this weekend. On Saturday, active-rock radio station 98Rock held its 98Rockfest…

By CL Staff

Fozzy
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Photos of 311 playing Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre last weekend

311 Day arrived in Tampa last weekend when the Nebraska rock band hit MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida to finally…

By CL Staff

311
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Photos of Walk the Moon and Jany Green playing St. Pete’s Jannus Live

If you were in downtown St. Petersburg and thought you heard “Shut Up and Dance” in your head, it wasn’t the earworm…

By CL Staff

Photos of Walk the Moon and Jany Green playing St. Pete’s Jannus Live
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Photos of Rebelution at St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park

California reggae-rock band Rebelution has outgrown its regular St. Petersburg stop of Jannus Live, and moved on to the Sunshine City’s big…

By CL Staff

Photos of Rebelution at St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park
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Photos of Beartooth headlining Jannus Live in St. Petersburg

Like any good Ohioan, hardcore band Beartooth has connections to Tampa Bay (the group’s design team is partially based in Tampa). On…

By CL Staff

Beartooth
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The Struts debut new songs and gyrate their way through US tour kickoff in St. Petersburg

Returning to Tampa Bay after a long absence and an unfortunate COVID-related postponement (this show was originally scheduled to occur in 2020),…

By CL Staff

The Struts debut new songs and gyrate their way through US tour kickoff in St. Petersburg
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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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Chris Stapleton helps Tampa fans forget they’re still in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic

I thought I was ready for a big concert. I hadn’t been to anything on a grand scale since Gasparilla Music Festival…

By CL Staff

Chris Stapleton helps Tampa fans forget they’re still in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic
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Photos from Amalie Arena's epic Freestyle Explosion 2021 in Tampa

Cotdamn. A megabill featuring freestyle and hip-hop artists from the golden years was at Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa last Friday. See…

By CL Staff

Stevie B.
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Photos: Kings of Leon and Cold War Kids play Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Kings of Leon fans have been spinning the band’s latest album, When You See Yourself, since March, but they finally saw themselves…

By CL Staff

Photos: Kings of Leon and Cold War Kids play Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
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Photos from the Florida punk concert where tickets were $18 if you were vaccinated, $999.99 if you’ weren’t

In many ways, Teenage Bottlerocket’s sold-out Saturday night concert at the Skatepark of Tampa (SPoT) looked like a lot of the other…

By CL Staff

Teenage Bottlerocket
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Photos of Mindwash and Wreath rocking Tampa’s Hooch and Hive

In a sharp drop from peaks around 5,000 daily deaths, just more than 300 people are now dying daily in the U.S.…

By CL Staff

Mindwash
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