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Coming Sunday: Less Than Jake play a free show in St. Petersburg

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What do you do when you're an Irish bar, and you need to drum up business, but St. Patrick's Day is still six months away? 

Easy: You throw a "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" party. And you invite one of Florida's biggest punk bands to put on a free concert.

Gainesville's Less Than Jake will headline the free show Sunday (9/5) outside Durty Nelly's, 149 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. It runs noon to 11 p.m., and also features the Supervillains, as well as a solid lineup of local acts: Unmotivated, Burning Tree, Josh Magwood Band, Anchor Atlantic, Southside Serenade and Washed Up Hacks.

The show is free, but VIP tickets will be available at the bar for $40 or so. The details of what that money gets you are sketchy (seriously, Durty Nelly's doesn't even have a working phone number), but a flyer in the window of the bar says you'll get backstage access, a possible meet and greet, four free drinks, free food, a VIP bar and an up-close-and-personal viewing area for the show. Oh, and "access to non-heated jacuzzis located side stage," whatever that means. (Does anyone really want to share a non-heated jacuzzi with Vinny Fiorello?)

And hey, if you read tbt*'s recent 2010 Ultimate Bar Guide, you know Durty Nelly's is crazy popular with the down 'n' durty college kids. Click here to read about their Wednesday $2 pitcher specials.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Thursday, September 2, 2010 5:26pm]

    

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