Tampa Bay live music Thursday with Chris DeMakes, Greyson Charnock and more

Scott Danger Bravo kicks off a string of Bay area dates, too.


✔️= Critic's Pick

Chris DeMakes w/JT Turret I mean, Warped Tour’s pretty much a complete done deal anyway, so why not go on a solo tour, right? That’s what Less Than Jake frontman Chris DeMakes (yeah, the once spiky-haired guy) is up to on this run that finds him joined by JT Turret of Long Island ska outfit Arrogant Sons of Bitches. Demakes, 45, is about as old as the rest of anyone still reading this blurb, and we’re hoping that he pulls out a deep cut cover from Mötley Crüe’s Shout At The Devil at this one. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

✔️ Blest Guest Episode 2 w/Greyson Charnock/Curious Yellow St. Petersburg duo Blestian (which deals in rock and experimental pop than leans toward electronic sounds) continues to stage shows where the sole purpose is to make art for art’s sake. This second ‘sode of the band’s “Blest” series will once again find the band joined by a new member, and it’ll be trippy to see how the heavenly vocals of Someday River singer (and Orlando producer) Greyson Charnock play along with the Blestian vibes. This show is free for folks 21 & up and off limits if you’re not old enough to drink. Sorry younger music fans, plenty of all-ages stuff to get into below. (The Bends, St. Petersburg) INFO

*See a list of venues hosting residencies and tribute or cover bands at the bottom of this post

Scott Danger Bravo w/Terrapin/Fly Mordecai (Red Light Café at The Bunker, Ybor City) INFO

Brad Myers (Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin) INFO

Esque (SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, St. Petersburg) INFO

Elemera and Richard Pizzaro (Neptune Lounge, Tarpon Springs) INFO

Edward Burrows Jr. & Friends (Cage Brewing, St. Petersburg) INFO

Below is a list of clubs and restaurants that either regularly book both original music acts as well as tribute and cover bands or feature a concert calendar stocked with higher-quality residents. Follow the links to the see more.


c. 1949 Florida Beer Garden,  6905 N Orleans Ave., Tampa
Hideaway Café 1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
Jazz House Supper Club 9331 East Adamo Dr., Tampa
The Landing at Jannus 200 First Ave N., St. Petersburg
The Mandarin Hide 231 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
Ringside Café 16 2nd St N., St. Petersburg
Ruby's Elixir 15 3rd St. N., St. Petersburg 
Seminole Hard Rock Café 5223 Orient Rd, Tampa
Tampa Armature Works 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa

Tribute/Cover/Open Mics

3 Daughters Brewing 222 22nd St., St. Petersburg
Buckets Grill & Tap 4535 Gunn Hwy., Tampa
Captain Jack’s On The Water 21 Oscar Hill Rd., Tarpon Springs
Caddy's On The Beach 9000 W Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island
Café Hey 1540 N Franklin St., Tampa
Gator's 12754 Kingfish Dr., Treasure Island
Green Iguana 4029 S. Westshore Blvd., Tampa
Ferg's Live 490 Channelside Dr., Tampa
JD's Restaurant & Lounge 125 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach
Hula Bay Club 5210 W Tyson Ave., Tampa
O'Briens Irish Pub Multiple Locations, Tampa
Rick's On The River 2305 N Willow Ave., Tampa
Smokin' 19 3080-3090 34th St N., St. Petersburg
Two Buks 1915 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater
Yeoman Cask & Lion (two locations: 202 N. Morgan St., Tampa; 200 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg)