This weekin Tampa: Underoath, Candlebox, Chris Webby, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and more
Welcome back! After a few-week hiatus, This Week In Tampa returns on Soundcheck with one of the hottest shows of the young year: Underoath's farewell show at Jannus Live in St. Pete. Also on the calendar: Candlebox, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Vince Gill, Chris Webby, Allen Stone, Churchill, Kool DJ Red Alert, Marshall Crenshaw, Jackyl, Marty Balin, Gino Vannelli, Pasadena, Kristy Lee and more. Here to walk you through it all is Carole Liparoto...
With mewithoutYou, As Cities Burn, more
SATURDAY 6 p.m. Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. Sold Out. (727) 565-0551.
It might be the hottest ticket in Tampa Bay this month. But to get in on the sweltering metalcore action, it’s going to cost you. At press time, tickets to Underoath’s sold-out farewell show were going for $147 apiece on StubHub. Last fall, the Tampa-grown screamo mainstays announced via Twitter that they’d be saying goodbye, retiring the pummeling drums, the chunky guitars and growled vocals that made for such a successful 15-year run. The band released career-spanning compilation album, Anthology: 1999-2013 in November. This show was originally scheduled for The Ritz Ybor but was moved to Jannus Live when tickets sold out so quickly. Tickets sold out again for Jannus shortly after.
Blast Friday featuring Candlebox
FRIDAY 5:30 p.m. Cleveland Street, downtown Clearwater. Free. (727) 791-7400.
Unlike the glam-rock acts that preceded them, ’90s grunge rock bands were angsty, understated and clothed in gear more appropriate for logging. One of those, the unkempt Candlebox, broke out at the tail end of the movement, keeping burnout culture beautiful for a few more years. Friday, the Seattle band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of self-titled smash Candlebox, which produced the ubiquitous, quiet-to-loud hits Far Behind and You. Relish in the alternative rock sounds that soothe like Novocaine at this free, Clearwater street event.
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
WEDNESDAY and FEB. 1, 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39 and up. (727) 791-7400.
More than one hundred musicians can claim to have been members of The Asbury Jukes, the Jersey Shore musical ensemble with close ties to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. They include Jon Bon Jovi, E-Streeters Miami Steve Van Zandt, Clarence Clemons and Max Weinberg, as well as Conan O’Brien comrade Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg. Orchestrator Southside Johnny Lyon, 64, is still a ball of manic energy, directing exuberant, guitar-oriented rock and rhythm and blues, and steering the sound of the Jukes horn section, the band’s trademark.
SATURDAY 8 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045.
The suburbs of Fairfield County, Conn., ain’t exactly Compton, but Chris Webby has managed to earn rap clout just the same. Webby generated buzz by freestyling at college keg parties and soon after began releasing mixtapes, most of which had fans comparing him to fellow frat-rapper and collaborator Mac Miller (I Need a Dollar). The earnest but easygoing There Goes the Neighborhood EP landed in 2011 on the Homegrown Music label and boasts organ groovin’, chuckle-inducing tune Skyline.
Bud Light Kick-Off to Super Bowl Week
With Vintage Trouble, the Black Honkeys, Malaya
SUNDAY 11 a.m. Outside the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 892-5767.
Almost as soon as the Mahaffey canceled this weekend’s Allen Stone concert, they added this free Bud Light-sponsored bash headlined by Vintage Trouble, a retro rock 'n’ soul outfit that’s been making plenty of noise in Europe after touring with the likes of Bon Jovi and the Who. It’ll be a homecoming of sorts for bassist Rick Barrio Dill, a Tampa native. There will also be food and drink vendors at this free, all-ages lawn party.
TUESDAY 7 p.m. The Ritz, 1503 Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $17.50. (813) 247-2555.
Denver, Colo.’s Churchill has worked diligently as an opening act, warming up stages for alt acts like Fun., Passion Pit and Of Monsters and Men. At long last, Churchill gets its headlining slot. The indie folk-pop ensemble offers Americana-tinged tales of love, life, and loss (Change) with cello, piano, bass, and drums. Watch keys player Bethany Kelly and rhythm guitarist Tim Bruns trade lead vocals to mesmerizing effect.
Kool DJ Red Alert
With Sandman, Young Deacon, more
SUNDAY 9 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 17th St. N, Ybor City. Free. (813) 241-8600.
It’s a birthday bash like only Tampa hip-hop godfather DJ Sandman can throw down. Sandman is bringing an A-list, old-school rap talent to help celebrate — New York’s Kool DJ Red Alert. Respected worldwide as a pioneer of the radio mixshow format, the 98.7 Kiss FM DJ is known for breaking the careers of many of hip-hop’s elite, including Black Sheep, A Tribe Called Quest and the Jungle Brothers.
The Lauren Mitchell Band CD Release Party Fri. With Liz Pennock and Dr. Blues. 8 p.m. Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. $12-$15. (727) 822-3590.
A Silent Film Fri. With Blondfire, Carousel. 8 p.m. The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $10. facebook.com/thelocal662.
Jackyl Fri. 7 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $17. (727) 895-3045.
Joey Gilmore and Band Fri. 9 p.m. Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 736-0606.
Roadkill Ghost Choir Fri. With Coyotes, Bootleggers and Baptists. 9 p.m. New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $8. (813) 248-4969.
Marshall Crenshaw Sat. With Bottle Rockets. 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15-$18. (813) 971-0666.
Meth Dad Sat. With Netherfriends, Godsnack, more. 9 p.m. The Venture Compound, 2621 Fairfield Ave. S., St. Petersburg. $7. facebook.com/TheVentureCompound.
Gasparilla Post-parade Music Sat. featuring Skycoasters, Daniel B. Marshall, 93.3 FLZ DJs. 5 p.m. Curtis Hixon Park. 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa. gasparillapiratefest.com.
Gino Vannelli Sat. 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $56-$75. (727) 791-7400.
Vince Gill Sat. 8 p.m. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $30-$75. (941) 953-3368.
Baker Bruce Band Sat. 7 p.m. The Blue Parrot, 85 Corey Circle, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 368-9619.
Doll Parts Sat. With Sibyls, Dead Cat Lounge. 9 p.m. Emerald Bar, 550 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $3. (727) 898-6054.
Marty Balin (acoustic) Sat. 6 p.m. Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $35. (727) 323-2787.
Kristy Lee Sat. 7 p.m. The Ritz, 1503 Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $12-$14. (813) 247-2555.
Pasadena Sun. With Offshore Riot. 6 p.m. Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 565-0551.
Red Feather Thurs. With Florida Night Heat, Loud Valley, The Mother Machine. 8 p.m. Black Valley Collective, 2655 Sixth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5 donation. facebook.com/BlackValleyCollective.
Acme Jazz Garage Thurs. 9 p.m. Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe, 5119 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 234-1000.
Corrections House featuring Scott Kelly, Mike IX Williams, Sanford Parker, Bruce Lamont. Thurs. 9 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 17th St. N, Ybor City. $10 and up. (813) 241-8600.
-- Carole Liparoto, tbt*