Tampa's Zulu Wave heading to New York's CBGB Festival; will play Times Square with The Hold Steady, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Anyone going to Thursday's Rock the Park concert in Tampa? Maybe you should. You'll get a chance to see one band that just played Bonnaroo, and another that's about to play a pretty astonishing venue in its own right: Times Square in New York City.
Zulu Wave, a new alt-rock outfit that's been making waves in the Tampa Bay music scene in 2012, is heading to New York this weekend to play the CBGB Festival, whose lineup includes Guided By Voices, Fishbone, David Johansen and many more. But here's the kicker -- it was announced Wednesday that they'll be part of a free concert on Saturday in Times Square featuring indie rockers The Hold Steady, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Superchunk, Glint and (just for kicks, we guess) Duff McKagen's Loaded. Zulu Wave is at the bottom of the bill, but man, what a bill -- and what unbelievable exposure for a band from our neck of the woods.
Back to Rock the Park. Before they head to New York, Zulu Wave will be part of downtown Tampa's monthly music series, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. They'll be joined by Tampa bluegrass outfit The Applebutter Express, who recently made local music history by landing a gig at Bonnaroo. Acclaimed Orlando outfit Saskatchewan rounds out the bill. The concert is free, as always. Click here for the details.
And if you miss Zulu Wave on Thursday, they'll be part of this year's Antiwarpt Festival on July 28 in St. Petersburg. Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*