Countdown to Tropical Heatwave 2012: Barons of Tang

CL spotlights our favorite Heatwave acts in the weeks leading up to the WMNF fest (w/audio & video).

Local community-funded radio station WMNF brings a mass of local, national and regional talent to Ybor City every year for a multi-venue genre-crossing music fest, Tropical Heatwave. We're counting down the weeks leading up to the 31st annual event — set to occur on Saturday, May 12, and encompassing 13 stages and more than 60 performers — by featuring our top 10 favorite acts, the ones you can count on to bring the fire to this year's Heatwave. Check out the first four picks here.

This week, the spotlight falls on Barons of Tang, a seven-piece ensemble from Australia that was supposed to appear at last year's Heatwave but canceled last minutue to visa issues that delayed their U.S. tour. Luckily for us, the self-professed "pioneers of gypsy deathcore" get a do-over at Heatwave 2012, so we'll finally get the chance to experience the bedlam.