Sunday, October 21, 2018
Weekend Planner

This week’s best Tampa concerts: Fall Out Boy, Last Damn Show, Beats by the Bay, more

RETURNING CHAMPIONS: Fall Out Boy

We should be a month into the lifespan of Fall Out Boy’s new (and weirdly typset) album M A N I A. Instead, the LP was delayed until January as the band slaves over every little note. "We’re done tracking, we’re in mixing," bassist Pete Wentz said in a phone interview. "It’s probably the time where everyone’s the most critical, like, ‘This should be louder,’ ‘This should be quieter.’ I’m just happy that we found the finish line." While Sunday’s concert in Tampa might not feature as much new music as originally intended, Fall Out Boy can still shake an arena with a hit like Dance, Dance, Thnks fr th Mmrs or This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race, even as their music has gone to some much stranger places (see: sampling the Munsters theme on Uma Thurman, quoting Britney Spears on Young and Menace). And they’ll probably play at least one new, unreleased song called Expensive Mistakes. "I feel like rewarding people’s patience for sticking around is good to do," Wentz said. Blackbear and Jaden Smith (yes, Will Smith’s kid) open at 7 p.m. Sunday at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $30.50 and up. (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com.

For more with Pete Wentz, see tampabay.com/soundcheck.

MEN ABOUT TOWN: 311

311 hail from Omaha, Neb., but they’re starting to feel like Tampa boys. This spring, the multiplatinum rock-rap-reggae fusionists launched their annual 311 Cruise out of Tampa, and singer Nick Hexum had a ball. "We had a couple of days off there in Tampa before we left, and I just love that town," he said. "I love to walk around; there’s so much waterfront and it was just so beautiful." The band returns this weekend for a few more days of partying and community do-goodery. At 3:11 p.m. Friday, Ybor City’s Rock Brothers Brewing (1901 15th St. N) will tap its second collaboration with the band, 311 Beautiful Disaster, an imperial IPA. It’ll launch in bottles at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by the "311 Rare Beer Festival" with a dozen-plus local breweries at the Cuban Club, 2010 Avenida Republica de Cuba. Tickets, limited to 311, are $31.11. Then at 5:30 Saturday, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and the Supervillians will join 311 at the Cuban Club in a fundraiser for Moffitt Cancer Center. Hexum’s mother is a cancer survivor, so the cause is near and dear to his heart. Concert tickets are $47.50 and up. (813) 241-0110. facebook.com/theatticyborcity.

For more with 311’s Nick Hexum, see tampabay.com/soundcheck.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON: Last Damn Show

Last Damn Show is back, with an extreme emphasis on the damn. No, Kendrick Lamar won’t be in the house — but lots of other great rappers will be. Hip-hop station Wild 94.1 put together a solid lineup for its first Last Damn Show festival in five years, starting with Grammy winner and industry innovator Chance the Rapper, above, at the top. He was just here in June, drawing 14,000-plus fans to Amalie Arena, but this time around, he’ll fight for stage time with the omnipresent Migos, who since hitting No. 1 with Bad and Boujee have guest-starred on half the hits on this year’s Hot 100. Ludacris, left, will also be there, spitting hits like Southern Hospitality. So will gospel-rap superstar Lecrae, R&B new-schooler Jessie Reyez and Atlanta mixtape upstart 24hrs. (Lil Uzi Vert was part of the initial lineup, but has since dropped off the show.) 7 p.m. Friday at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $50 and up. (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com.

BRING THE BEATS BACK: 95.7 Beats By the Bay

The same weekend as Wild 94.1’s Last Damn Show, another Tampa radio station is throwing its own big bash — albeit one with slightly more old-school flavor. 95.7 Beats by the Bay returns at 2 p.m. Saturday to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, with a lineup culled straight from the set of TRL: Auto-Tune maestro T-Pain (I’m ’n Luv (Wit a Stripper)) above, Bad Boy rapper Mase (Feel So Good), R&B singers Brandy (The Boy Is Mine) and Mario (Let Me Love You) and, at the top, Ja Rule and Ashanti (Always on Time, Mesmerize, Put It on Me, What’s Luv?). Yes, after this spring’s Fyre Festival fiasco, putting "Ja Rule" and "festival headliner" in the same sentence feels iffy. But we have faith in iHeartMedia to pull off a show that won’t require emergency aid. $49.50 and up. 957thebeat.com.

CHEEP THRILLS: Lil Peep

Easily overlooked between Last Damn Show and Beats By the Bay is another rising rapper, Lil Peep, performing at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. Peep, who turned 21 this week, is associated with the "SoundCloud rap" movement that’s blown up the last year or two — think XXXTentacion, Lil Pump, Nothing,nowhere. — fusing hip-hop, indie rock and emo into a noisy, simmering stew. He’s distanced himself from the SoundCloud tag, but his anguished delivery and lyrics have garnered a cult fan base. If you want a break from the mainstream at those radio festivals, this is the show for you. $18 and up. (813) 248-9500. theorpheum.com.

     
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