This week in Tampa: 98 Rockfest, New Found Glory, BAAMO CD release and more
The big highlight for local music fans this weekend: The CD release party for BAAMO's new compilation CD, Tales of Lust and Longing, with performances by tbt* Ultimate Local Bands Have Gun, Will Travel and the Beauvilles, and 2008 tbt* honoree Rebekah Pulley, above.
But it's not the only big show this week. Check out Carole Giambalvo's concert picks, including shows by Disturbed, Chevelle, We the Kings, Hall and Oates, New Found Glory, Ratatat and more...
BAAMO CD Release Party
Featuring Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets, Rich Whiteley, Have Gun, Will Travel, Experimental Pilot, The Beauvilles, Sons of Hippies, Annie Fuller, Ronny Elliott, Judy Tampa and Bunko Squad, The Ditchflowers, Military Junior, Ted Lukas, Palantine, Jeremy Gloff
SATURDAY 5 p.m. New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $10, includes free CD. (813) 248-4969.
‚ÄúYeah, we‚Äôre dirty‚Ä¶but we all keep hoping and praying.‚Äù Was there a better way to set the tone for Tales of Lust and Longing, the Bay Area Arts and Music Association‚Äôs fourth compilation? Rebekah Pulley‚Äôs lead track foreshadows the rugged, seductive and hopeful songs that follow from some of the Bay‚Äôs most talented and hard-working artists. From Sons of Hippies‚Äô spectacularly spooky Cautionary Tale to the Beauvilles‚Äô gritty and glam Snow and Rappongi‚Äôs Ace‚Äôs rough-and-tumble 1955, the disc reps. the local scene well. But the show begs the question ‚Äî if all these artists are in one place, who‚Äôs manning the rest of the small stages in town?
New Found Glory
SATURDAY 6:30 p.m. Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $17.50. (727) 786-2276.
If you‚Äôd have told me 12 years ago that Coral Springs quintet New Found Glory would help spur a generation of emo-pop-punk acts (see the Bamboozle lineup), frankly, I‚Äôd have told you to take it easy on the Zima. But NFG‚Äôs frisky, playful and ridiculously catchy tunes have in fact prevailed. The boys, now in their late 20s, just released Not Without a Fight, a 36-minute thrill ride produced by Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus. The band will perform songs from the new album and hopefully, oldies like My Friends Over You and their cover of King of Wishful Thinking.
Hall and Oates
WEDNESDAY 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $49.50-$79.50. (727) 791-7400.
Hitmakers Hall & Oates struck gold with an endearing combo of soul, pop, funk and new wave in the ‚Äô70s and ‚Äô80s. It‚Äôs still the kind of stuff that brightens time in the dentist chair, rides on a road trip, and gets delightfully butchered in karaoke bars. You‚Äôll probably hear hits Rich Girl, Kiss on My List, Private Eyes, and Maneater, but the duo is making a point to play tracks from early in its career neglected on past tours. By the way -- Oates ditched his trademark mustache, just in case you were wondering who the new guy was.
Featuring Disturbed, Chevelle, Staind, Hollywood Undead, Static-X, Halestorm, Nonpoint, Cavo, Uncrowned, Adelita‚Äôs Way
FRIDAY Free outdoor show starts at 2:15 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start about $30, but you can get a four-pack for $98. (813) 301-2500.
After a few seasons at RayJay, 98Rockfest moves the party indoors at the Forum. Disturbed‚Äôs balancing of muscle-y riffs, melodic hooks and ‚Äúcawwws‚Äù makes for good headlining material. Chin-pierced frontman David Draiman says this kind of rock is meant for full-out ‚Äúpurge‚Äù and/or ‚Äúcatharsis,‚Äù so watch your shoes. Chevelle is spot-on live, crunching out songs like Vitamin R with power and precision (a la Deftones, Tool). And if you can‚Äôt afford a ticket, bands including Nonpoint will play for free outside in the Plaza. Note: Duff McKagan (bassist for Guns 'N‚Äô Roses and Velvet Revolver, and financial columnist for Playboy!?) and Saliva are now off the bill.
With Tussle, Despot, DJ Lazy, DJ Rig
FRIDAY 8 p.m. The Ritz Ybor,1503 Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $21. (813) 247-2555.
Without uttering a word, Brooklyn electronic-rock duo Ratatat makes a grand statement. Perhaps that‚Äôs why they‚Äôve provided the soundtrack to forensics investigations (CSI), off-road driving (Hummer commercials) and thought-provoking narratives (This American Life). Other instrumentals conjure up images of a video game quest for golden points. But discounting the group as a background-music act would be a mistake. Odd video clips and smoke and light machines complement it all. And fans of Cut Copy, Justice, Daft Punk and Mogwai should approve.
Saffire, the Uppity Blues Women and Julie Black CD Release
FRIDAY 8 p.m. Skipper‚Äôs Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $13-$18. (813) 971-0666.
Over the span of 25 years, acoustic blues trio Saffire, the Uppity Blues Women has carried traditions of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Memphis Minnie through sassy, clever songwriting, and rowdy guitar, piano, mandolin, fiddle, upright bass and harmonica. New album Havin‚Äô The Last Word will be the group‚Äôs final declaration. New Port Richey‚Äôs Julie Black, nicknamed ‚ÄúAngel for Blues,‚Äù blends Delta blues and piano-driven jazz for silky-smooth fun.
Stateside Collective Revival III Fri. featuring CLRH2O, Jaybee, Screwface, Brad Smith, Dread, Tek1, Daveaux. 9 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 17th St. N, Ybor City. Free. (813) 241-8600.
Dickey Betts and the Great Southern Band Fri. 7 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St Petersburg. $23. (727) 895-3045.
John Wesley Fri. With Geri X., Ditchflowers, Sisemore. 8 p.m. Gasoline Alley, 14042 66th Street North, Largo. (727) 532-0265.
Rebel Pride Fri. 9 p.m. the Zone, 121 E Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs. (727) 934-5599.
Madina Lake Fri. 7 p.m. Orpheum, 1902 Republica de Cuba Ave., Ybor City. (813) 248-9500.
Yanni Voices Sat. 7:30 p.m. St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $22.25-$95. (813) 301-2500.
Adrian Ray Sat. With Hundred Proof. 9 p.m. Bourbon Street Nightclub, 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. $7. (727) 843-0686.
Stalling Dawn Sat. With Rise of Saturn, Drew Street Mary, Ascending to Avalon. 9 p.m. Gasoline Alley, 14042 66th Street North, Largo. $5 (727) 532-0265.
DJ Kidd Leow Sat. 9 p.m. Shephard‚Äôs Wave Nightclub, 619 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. (727) 441-6875.
Mr. Bella Sat. With Weszt, Uncrowned. 9 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 17th St. N, Ybor City. (813) 241-8600.
OJ Da JuiceMan Sun. 10 p.m. Club 112, 901 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 204-9433.
Los Hijos De Ismael Sun. With Acho Brother. 5 p.m. Skipper‚Äôs Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $8-$10. (813) 971-0666.
Insect Joy Sun. With Child Abuse, Flexxehawk. 9 p.m. Kelly‚Äôs Pub, 206 N Morgan St., Tampa. (813) 228-0870.
Pickford Sundries Sun. 4 p.m. New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. Free. (813) 248-4969.
Bamboozle Road Show Tues. featuring We the Kings, the Cab, Forever the Sickest Kids and more. 6 p.m. Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $16.50. (727) 786-2276.
New World Brewery‚Äôs 14th Anniversary Wed. featuring Nervous Turkey. 9 p.m. New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. Free. (813) 248-4969.
-- Carole Giambalvo, tbt* columnist. Photo by Lance Aram Rothstein, tbt* (2008)