Tonight in live music; Kehlani and Chevelle pitch sell outs, Stands of Oaks birthday show at Crowbar, and more

Put your Ace face on at Capitol Theatre, too.

click to enlarge Kehlani, who plays Orpheum in Ybor City, Florida on July 20, 2017. - Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
Kehlani, who plays Orpheum in Ybor City, Florida on July 20, 2017.

Strand of Oaks w/Jason Anderson/Brother Cephus Timothy Showalter is a refreshing rock and roll voice and personality who threw himself into a new sound on a breakthrough 2014 LP, HEAL, before doing it again on this year’s Hard Love. This show is a quick split from the Philadelphia resident’s run supporting Jason Isbell (who plays the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with Strand of Oaks on July 22), and it also happens to be Showalter’s birthday. Read our interview with him here before he’s joined at this show by Tampa’s own Brother Cephus which is supporting a brand new six-song release, Not That Important. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

Kehlani w/Ella Mai Oakland, California‘s Kehlani Parrish doesn’t hold herself like a 22-year-old musician, and her style, musicality and penchant for expressing herself isn’t exactly typical for someone who has only been able to legally drink for a year. But then again, she isn’t your normal Gen-Z-er. At the ripe old age of eight, Kehlani began imitating the R&B and neo-soul music she grew up with before eventually appearing on America’s Got Talent and releasing a Soundcloud album that caught the attention on Nick Cannon who helped her break out. A mixtape, You Should Be Here, preceded a critically-acclaimed 2017 LP SweetSexySavage, and this sold out show supporting the new record is an excellent opportunity to see one of the most exciting new acts in the country in a small venue. (Orpheum, Ybor City) SOLD OUT—LJ Hilberath

Ace Frehley No face paint? No problem. You may know Space Ace as the former guitarist and founding member of the eccentric rock band KISS, but he’s been more off again than on again with them during his long and successful career. Recognized as one premier guitarists in rock and metal history, Frehley has spent the better part of the last 30 years performing as a solo act, with a few KISS reunion tours sprinkled in. Last April, he released Origins, Vol.1, an album featuring a who’s who of rock icons lending their talents on the record and guitar covers from the former Kiss guitarist himself. Fans at the Capitol can expect songs from the new album and Ace’s signature guitar theatrics on KISS songs for an intimate show inside one of our areas most historic venues. (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater) INFO —LJH 

Chevelle w/Black Map/Dinosaur Pile-Up It’s been almost a year since Chicago-based metal group Chevelle released its 2016 LP The North Corridor. The album spawned yet another no.1 metal chart hit, Chevelle’s fifth such record to do so since the group debuted back in 1995. While the band has had limited mainstream success in the last 20 years, they have built a solid following with a relentless live touring presence. Sponsored by 98 Rock, which has previously brought Chevelle to the Tampa Bay area for events like Rock Fest, this event will be sure to get your energy right for the weekend. (Jannus Live, St.Petersburg) SOLD OUT—LJH


St. Pete Songwriter Workshop (InVision Creative Cafe, St. Petersburg) INFO

Bryan Lee Band (Ace’s Live, Bradenton) INFO

Lary Over (Whiskey North, Carrollwood) INFO

Intervention w/Chaser/Welcome Home/Radarmen (Microgroove, Tampa) INFO

Art & Soul w/Synergy In A Cup/Aja Lorraine/LeVond/Lolita Defor/more (SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg) INFO

Les Paul and Mary Ford Tribute w/Tom and Sandy Doyle (Safety Harbor Library, Safety Harbor) INFO

Latin Nights Son Salvaje (Maestros at the Straz Center, Tampa) INFO

Lagoons (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

NoNeed (Bake More Pies, Tampa) INFO