We've got a busy afternoon lined up little buddies. At 5 p.m. EST, CL music editor Ray Roa (that's me) will be on a panel presented by Symphonic Distribution who are hoping to help working musicians make money in today (and tomorrow's) industry plus brand and market themselves more intelligently and efficiently. The event is free if your RSVP and $10 and the door, more information is available via local.cltampa.com.
After that, there's a ton to do. We're probably going to be walking across the street to see of of our favorite rising new bands (Mothers, from Athens, Georgia) hit our favorite patio, but we know that many of our friends will also be saying goodbye to mathcore heroes Dillinger Escape Plan across the bridge.
Elsewhere, reggae legends Toots and the Maytals are at Jannus, Lucky You has a punk show and Debussy is getting an examination at the University of South Florida. Read all about it below.
Mothers w/DieAlps!/Permanent Makeup In September, CL gave Mothers a Best of The Bay award on account of the tears we (almost) shed at their January show at New World. On Thursday, the Athens, Georgia outfit returns to that very same patio. The difference this time? The band — led by Kristine Leschper — have a debut full length to support (When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired, released in February). By now, Leschper’s off-cadence, weary, chopped up delivery might be familiar to fans who were ahead of the buzz, but When You Walk (plus a recent appearance on Last Call with Carson Daly) has only reaffirmed that fans of Mothers’ weirdly accessible brand of vulnerable yet abrasive, throwback indie rock won’t really be able to fit inside this intimate Ybor City venue for much longer. Tampa alt-waltz specialist DieAlps! and fresh-off-a-tour St. Pete non-punks Permanent Makeup open the show. (New World Brewery, Ybor City) INFO
Dillinger Escape Plan w/O'Brother/Car Bomb/Cult Leader Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to Dillinger Escape Plan. The New Jersey mathcore legends are officially breaking up after almost two decades in action, and while it’s going to be weird knowing that Ben Weinman’s stage antics won’t be in our lives anymore, it is definitely a wonder that the band made it this far. Not because of the quality of the music, but because of Weinman’s energy and onstage feats. One story has the 41-year-old climbing up to VIP to take a bite out of a guy’s cheeseburger, and another has him smacking a heckler with the headstock of his guitar. There’s plenty of substance behind the shock value though as Weinman has been named as one of the most influential guitar players in the history of metal. Atlanta’s O’Brother — equally righteous in their own right and arriving in support of an amazing subgenre-bending 2016 LP, Endless Light — are one of the few bands who might have a chance at keeping up with Dillinger Escape Plan in a live show, so get there early. (State Theatre, St. Petersburg) INFO
Orchestra: Inside the Music: Inside Debussy’s La Mer (University of South Florida School of Music Conference Center, Tampa) INFO
Red Light Cafe: All Boy/All Girl (Tre Amici at The Bunker, Ybor City) INFO
Toots and the Maytals (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg) INFO
Doomstress w/Beerwolf/Ninehorn (Lucky You Tattoo, Seminole) INFO
Klimchak (ATL) w/Infinite Third/Trout in Paris/Sean Hamilton/ Fr33dback (The Venture Compound, St. Petersburg) INFO
Ascend/Descend w/Spar/Whorehound (Fubar, St. Petersburg) INFO
Chuck Rileys Blues Review featuring RJ Howson (Rhythm & Brews, Zephyrhills) INFO