Oil spill benefit shows coming to Fubar, Beach Theatre, Shephard's
Florida lawmakers may not have much interest in combatting the oil damage to the Gulf Coast. But we can safely say Tampa Bay musicians are doing everything they can to raise awareness of the disastrous BP oil spill.
We've already seen a couple of local venues host oil-spill relief shows, most notably Jannus Live's "Monsters of Sludge" show in June. But three more big local shows are coming in the next two weeks. Let's round 'em up:
Saturday: Less Oil, More Beer
When and where: The show is 4:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at Fubar, 658 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Who's playing: Elysium, Auto!Automatic!!, Skull and Bone Band, Zero Time Ghosts, Badda Skat, Hell-Bent, Wake Up Frank, 3% Milk, Sons of the Working Class and Grex. That's Elysium, Hell-Bent and some of the staff at Fubar, above.
The cause: The cost is $3 (21 and up) with proceeds going toward GreaterGood.org and the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. Click here for a flyer.
When and where: 2 to 8 p.m. at the Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-6697
Who's playing: Ronny Elliott, Rebekah Pully, Johnny Zoom Cheerlead Squad, Sandy Atkinson, Julie Black, Wendy and the Soul Shakers, the Charming Devils, Dog Peter Pat, Dirty Spoons and Trash, Natty Moss Bond, Leigh Humes Band and many more.
The cause: The cost is $10, benefitting Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. There will be folks from the Tampa Bay Watch Marine Center and the Clearwater Aquarium demonstrating seabird and wildlife rescue efforts. Click here for details.
Aug. 1: Shore Aid: A Good Cause for Bad Oil
When and where: 1 to 10 p.m. at Shephard's Beach Resort, 601 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. (727) 442-5107.
Who's playing: DJs Kidd Leow, Jaime Ferreira, Mondo, Lesage, Ku, Gimme Samoa, Rob Analyze, Barry Carew and Ray.
The cause: The cost is $3, benefitting the Florida Aquarium's efforts to raise money for marine life threatened by the BP spill. Drink specials include $1 wells, $5 Patron and bomb shots, $3 you-call-its and half-price bottle service. Get a flyer after the jump.
Anyone else know of any upcoming Gulf Coast oil spill benefit concerts in Tampa Bay? If so, leave the details in the comments.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*