Tonight in live music; Sheer Mag at the Legion, Bit Brigade, Swampuss, Memorycode and more

Sheer Mag as show of the summer?


Sheer Mag w/Flamethrower/Permanent Makeup/DRUG From Coachella to...the American Legion? You bet your fuckin’ ass, and if any band can do that, then it’s gotta be Philadelphia hard rock punks Sheer Mag who has a love for DIY venues where its full-throttle brand of soul-inspired classic rock and roll can live and breath even harder than it already does on three excellent 7-inch EPs (which they’ve mashed together on a new compilation released in January). Frontwoman Tina Halladay could the coolest bandleader in rock & roll, but she’ll never be too cool to mix it up with fans and friends who know each and every single word she sings. **This show is one of our 20 summer concerts under $20 — see the full list here.** (American Legion Post 111, Tampa) INFO

Swampuss LP Release w/Justen Cimino/John Nowicki/Sonic Aftermath/Sahe Tampa power-metal trio Swampuss is finally releasing a new album, Symmetry and Dissonance, and its giving the release show a philanthropic angle by asking attendees to bring a canned good, which will earn them a ticket for a $100 raffle. Check out “Smile Lines,” a new video from the boys, here. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Memorycode w/Blestian/Jeremy Treviño Right now is a good time to check in with St. Pete duo Memorycode. If not to see the symbiosis between wife & husband Annelise Sandberg and Billy Mays III (aka Infinite Third), then to just close your eyes and let the future-folk (which the pair has described Memorycode as “insomnia and sleepwalking kind of music”) just infiltrate every fiber of your being. (Black Crow, St. Petersburg) INFO

Trippy Squad Florida’s trippiest group of DJs roll into Fubar a little over a month after we caught their show at The Bends. A self described “lifestyle” group, the Squad shuffles in six DJs throughout their set, all with their own style and variation to mix up the party. Attendees will also get a chance to get their hands on some of Trippy Squad’s clothing line, so come watch as one of the more fun-loving groups in Tampa Bay hosts the trippiest Friday party going down this weekend. (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO

Bit Brigade w/Spar/Boy Without Batteries What’s the opposite of a shit list? Because we’re on it when it comes to Haribo-gummy loving 8-bit jam band Bit Brigade. The Athens, Georgia crew was just in town last August supporting Mega Man II V2 (a vinyl release of its Mega Band LP), and you can bet that fans of video game culture will swarm the New World patio for this one (New World Brewery, Ybor City) INFO



TFO: Beethoven's Emperor Concerto w/Dejan Lazic (Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO

Jazz w/Jim (Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa) INFO


Doug South Band w/Katie Talbert/Oscar (Ruby’s Elixir, St. Petersburg) INFO 

Sauce Boss (Skipper’s Smokehouse) INFO

Sean Chambers (The Ale & the Witch, St. Petersburg) INFO

Jeff Vitolo & The Quarter Mile Rebels (Orbit 19, Holiday) INFO


Apashe (The Ritz, Ybor City) INFO

Pon Site Nite of Nuff Niceness w/DJ Blenda (c. 1949, Tampa) INFO

Greyscale Art Show w/DJ Wally Clark (Illsol, Tampa) INFO


Friday Concerts in the Park w/The Hummingbirds (Lowry Park Bandshell, Tampa) INFO

Cottondale Swamp (Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, Tampa) INFO

Joe Milligan Project w/Rick Hardeman (Sacred Lands, St. Petersburg) INFO


Datenight w/Broken Things/Longfinger (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

Halfway to Halloween w/Cunningham Wake/Screaming at the Silence/Blood Bath & Beyond/more (The Local 662, St. Petersburg) INFO

Revenge LP Release (The Brass Mug, Tampa) INFO


Sunset Music Series: Cross-Eyed Larry (Weaver Park, Dunedin) INFO

No Filter (Ringside Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

The Bawdy Boys (Boulevard Burgers & Tap House, St. Pete Beach) INFO