This week in Tampa: Bamboozle Roadshow, Jonny Lang, Gucci Mane and more
After OK Go and Tropical Heatwave last weekend, we are tired. We need rest. BUT NO REST SHALL COME, not when the coming week brings the Bamboozle Roadshow (with All Time Low, Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls and Hanson), Jonny Lang, Gil Mantera's Party Dream, Cute Is What We Aim For, the Original Wailers, a kickass Ramones tribute and a fresh-out-of-jail Gucci Mane, above.
After the jump, Carole Liparoto walks you through a host of Tampa Bay concert options for the week ahead ...
The Bamboozle Roadshow
Featuring All Time Low, Hanson, Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls, Cady Groves, Cartel, Forever the Sickest Kids, Great Big Planes, Mercy Mercedes, The Downtown Fiction, The Ready Set, Vita Chambers
WEDNESDAY 3:30 p.m. Ford Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $32.50. (813) 740-2446.
At Bamboozle, where skinny jeans and side-swept haircuts are the norm, which of these bands seems out of place? Is it sprightly pop-punk act All Time Low; guylinered Good Charlotte; silly, hooky Warped Tour regulars Forever the Sickest Kids; or late ’90s Partridge-esque pop stars Hanson. Kind of a no-brainer, right? Years after Hanson’s Tiger Beat and TRL domination coincided with your chemistry homework, the MMMBopping brothers are back with Thinking ’Bout Something, an infectious soul-pop song with a Weird Al cameo and a Blues Brothers vibe.
FRIDAY 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $37-$53. (727) 791-7400.
Jonny Lang may look like the fourth Hanson brother (see Bamboozle), but the dude sings with dogged soul. On 1997 debut Lie To Me, Lang’s remarkably weathered voice and supreme shredding had critics hailing him a teenage blues wunderkind. Now 29, Lang is still growling with that Marlboro-influenced rasp and slipping and sliding around his guitar like it’s a Crocodile Mile. His direction has gone a bit Gospel in recent years, but electric blues remains at the core.
Featuring Boney Fiend, Doll Parts, Lazaras, Pig Pen, Rebel 5, Transmogrifier
SATURDAY 9 p.m. Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. $5. (727) 736-0606.
My dad always says that his Ramones concert experience at the Tampa Theatre was hands-down the loudest show he’s ever been to (and to put that in perspective, he saw both The Who and Hendrix in their prime). So what should we expect from the sixth annual Ramones tribute event, featuring local garage-punk acts like Boney Fiend and Doll Parts? Decibel decimation, we hope. This show sold out last year, so if you like amplifiers best when they’re cranked up to a Spinal Tap-like 11, get a jump on this one.
SATURDAY 8 p.m. Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $38.50-$43.50. (727) 565-0551.
Brrrr! The always-icey, syrup-guzzling Gucci Mane returns to the stage after serving a 6-month sentence at the Fulton County Jail. Even behind bars, Gucci was moving hundreds of thousands of copies of Lemonade (a tribute to all things yellow) and Wasted (the party jam that knows no racial boundaries). After his release last week, Gucci vowed to his family and fans that his mistakes “will not be repeated.” Still, plenty of people in the industry point to Gucci as a guy that’s sending hip-hop to the grave. “There was a time when hip hop was a form of empowerment,” said Nas in a video PSA with Nick Cannon. Now it’s “ridiculous dances, ignorant behavior and general buffoonery.”
Blind Buddy Moody CD release
SATURDAY 9:30 p.m. Dave’s Aqua Lounge, 10820 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg. $6. (727) 576-1091.
Blind since birth, this longtime harmonica, dobro and flat-picked guitar player has navigated the southern juke joint circuit with the best of them, sharing bills with George Jones, Tammy Wynette and Waylon Jennings. But by 2007, Blind Buddy Moody was toiling in obscurity at the Wagon Wheel Flea Market before the Mojo Gurus’ Kevin Steele discovered him. On Saturday, the Florida native will release a feisty new mix of denim-jacket rockabilly and country-blues and mull over the yellow jackets in his yard.
Marmalade Music Series
Featuring The Black Honkeys, Someday Souvenir, The Semis, Old North East, Shawty, more
FRIDAY 7 p.m. Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. Free for 21 and up, $10 under 21. (727) 565-0551.
Props to the new Jannus Live for hosting Marmalade, a free, locals-only music series, at its now 2,000-plus capacity venue. We’re not sure if there’s any tie-in with fruit preserves here, but we do know feisty, shake-something party band The Black Honkeys will perform, as will driving, all-female rock force Someday Souvenir. Up-and-coming Pinellas folk band Old North East and rapper Shawty are also on the bill.
Miggs Fri. With Plain Jane Automobile. 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$13. (813) 971-0666.
Randy Houser Fri. 9 p.m. The Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $9.95-$15. (813) 987-2855.
Satellites Down Fri. 10:30 p.m. Jackson’s Bistro, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. (813) 277-0112.
Life of Pi Fri. With Her Name Is Victory, The Future Now, Solia Tera. 9 p.m. New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $7. (813) 248-4969.
The Original Wailers Fri. 7 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 895-3045.
Gladiator Fri. 7 p.m. With Shadows of the Statue, Electric Speedbump, Variety Workshop. Orpheum, 1902 Republica de Cuba Ave., Ybor City. $10. (813) 248-9500.
Between the Trees Fri. With The Higher, Southside Serenade, Goodnight Caulfield. 7:30 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 17th St. N, Ybor City. $12. (813) 241-8600.
Jazz Futures Fri. 7:30 p.m. The Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $10-$20. (727) 892-5767.
Twin Tigers Fri. With The Beauvilles. 9 p.m. The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2276.
Johnny G. Lyon Band Fri. 10 p.m. Murphy’s, 5915 Memorial Highway, Tampa. Free. (813) 584-0853.
Orange Blossom Jamboree Fri.-Sun. Featuring Green Sunshine, Skull and Bone Band, Cope, Funky Seeds, 3rd Stone, Bride of Chaotica, more. Sertoma Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. $10 and up. (954) 325-9110. orangeblossomjamboree.com
Neurotica Sat. With World Collision, Burning Fair Verona, more. 8 p.m. Bourbon Street Nightclub, 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. $12. (727) 843-0686.
Gasoline Alley 21st Anniversary Party Sat. featuring Sonic Erotica, The Greys, Cross-Eyed Larry, Initial Doubt. 8 p.m. Gasoline Alley, 14042 66th St. N, Largo. $8. (727) 532-0265.
The Equines Sat. With Ago Decorus, Halibut, Drake and Sofia Sweet, Aria Novos. 7 p.m. Fubar, 658 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $3-$5.
Jayne Kelli Sun. With Steve Vaclavik and the Woeful Ones. 4 p.m. Jolli Mons Grill, 941 Huntley Ave., Dunedin. Free. (727) 735-0498.
Cute Is What We Aim For Sun. 7 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $13. (727) 895-3045.
Oh Sleeper Tues. 6 p.m. Orpheum, 1902 Republica de Cuba Ave., Ybor City. $10. (813) 248-9500.
Gil Mantera’s Party Dream Tues. With Sunbears!, Auto?Automatic??, DJ Mega, Soft Rock Renegades. 8 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 17th St. N, Ybor City. $10-$12. (813) 241-8600.
-- Carole Liparoto, tbt*