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This week in Tampa: Marilyn Manson, 311, Souls of Mischief and more



It's another '90s-throwback kind of weekend in Tampa Bay, with concerts by the likes of Marilyn Manson, 311 (above), Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Souls of Mischief, Slum Village, G. Love and Special Sauce and Man or Astro-Man? in town this week. But there's also some up-and-coming talent, like Anamanaguchi, Figure, Kitty, Cookie Monsta and Greek X Factor winner Harry Antoniou.

Here to walk you through all of it is Ray Roa...

Marilyn Manson
With Picture Me Broken
SATURDAY 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $44 and up. (727) 565-0550.

We’re willing to bet that Brian Hugh Warner didn’t expect the madness that has ensued since he started his little band down in Fort Lauderdale way back in ’89 (who knew that SoFla was a fertile breeding ground for the antichrist?). Yes, everyone from preachers to Jermaine Jackson have bashed him, but Warner (better known as Marilyn Manson) remains one of heavy metal’s best vocalists with a solid discography and trio of Grammy nominations to go along with some of the most theatrical rock shows ever. What’s more is that his latest collection of songs, last year’s Born Villain, finds his band (of which he’s been the only consistent member) coming back to the glamorous industrial rock that made him famous in the first place.

With Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, G. Love and Special Sauce
TUESDAY 4 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $25-$68. (813) 740-2446.
Here’s a pro tip: You cannot take Hits From The Bong inside the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (we’re still calling it The Gary, people). That doesn’t mean it won’t get sticky-icky at the Florida State Fairgrounds’ big shed, though, as a quintet of Mary Jane-loving acts will fill the air with a menagerie of sweaty, sun-kissed music. Whether its Pennywise preaching on Bro Hymn, Sublime with Rome saying Take It Or Leave It (while also digging through classics like Santeria and What I Got), Cypress Hill rapping about … well … marijuana, or G. Love preaching his Blues Music-inflected gospel of Rodeo Clowns and Friday Night, this is the quintessential summertime bill with a price tag fit for the recession.

Orbit 19 Lounge 10-Year Anniversary
With Man or Astro-Man?, Thee Vaudevillans
FRIDAY 9 p.m., Orbit 19 Lounge, 1542 U.S. 19 N, Holiday. Free. (727) 937-8330.
Holiday is an unassuming six-square-mile plot of southern Pasco County and an unlikely landing place for one of the country’s most storied surf rock outfits. But then again, Orbit 19 is a hidden gem and one of the most unique places in the bay area, so it kind of makes sense that Man Or Astro-Man? are returning from a decade-long hiatus between LPs to help the lounge celebrate a milestone anniversary. The Alabama cosmic travelers’ new full length, Defcon 5…4…3…2…1, finds them adopting a more muscular, ominous sound, and the album’s 35 menacing minutes should only get grittier when the band (who recently warmed up with a month-and-a-half’s worth of west coast and Midwest dates) touches down to kick off their short tour of the South.

Harry Antoniou
FRIDAY 8 p.m., The Zone Lounge, 121 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. $10-$15. (727) 934-5599.

Tarpon Springs is about as Greek as you can get within the confines of the Sunshine State, and it’ll get even more authentic on Friday night when Zone Lounge welcomes the most recent winner of Greece’s X Factor, Harry Antoniou, to the neighborhood for a solo acoustic performance. The 24-year-old Cyprus-born singer-songwriter’s hit song is Στον Κοσμο Μου Εγω, and while we have no clue what that really translates to (Google says something about In My World I) the tune itself and other ones like Γλυκά Χριστούγεννα (Sweet Christmas) actually possess the kind of bounce and major/minor chord interplay that make for pretty successful pop songs here in the U.S. There’s never been a better excuse to throw back a Mythos lager or a glass of unpronounceable red wine in the company of good people.

Cookie Monsta
With Nerd Rage, Mr. Saturn, Winta
FRIDAY 9:30 p.m., Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10 and up. (813) 873-8368.
In September of 2011, Tony Cook was at The Ritz opening for EDM demigod Excision. In two short years, the U.K. producer better known as Cookie Monsta has gained notoriety for his own particularly grimy brand of the already filthy dubsteb that has taken over fistfuls of stateside clubs. Cook’s trip to Ybor finds him headlining what has come to be one of the area’s most popular weeklies, Amphitheatre’s “# Fridays,” where he’ll drop compositions that have goofy names (Ginger Pubes and Me Want Cookie are highlights) while also possessing the kind of subsonic qualities your otolaryngologist warned you about. 

With Kitty
SUNDAY 7 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Ybor City. $10-$13. (813) 241-8600.
The four minds that make music in Anamanaguchi call hacked Nintendo Entertainment Systems and Game Boy consoles the tools of their trade, but some of the actual output (Endless Fantasy, Japan Air) sounds less like a video game and more like the kind of over-the-top, epic, avant-pop that The Jetsons would consider fine art. The band’s real-life fans showed they agree by donating almost $280,000 to a recent Kickstarter campaign (the original goal was a meager $50K) to help with production of physical product, merchandise and touring equipment; and Anamanaguchi repaid that loyalty by packaging a new LP in a lenticular cover, making epic cat videos (watch Meow), and taking an epileptic-nightmare of a lighting rig on the road with them. Daytona-based tween buzzkid Kitty (Rolling Stone, Billboard and Pitchfork have all fawned over her) opens this not-so-everyday kind of bill.

Souls Of Mischief
With Infinite Skillz, Headnokka, Rival, Hagan Lee & Foul Mowf, Mighty Jai, Samurai Shotgun, Pat Ferg
THURSDAY 8 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045.
The Skatepark of Tampa hit the ’90s NoCal hip-hop payload last December when they brought Souls Of Mischief to help them celebrate two decades of Tampa skateboarding supremacy, but the Oakland luminaries are returning to Florida to celebrate a 20th anniversary of their own. Their debut LP 93 ’til Infinity  is an undisputed rap classic released in (you guessed it) 1993. The Souls will perform that album in its entirety (along with, we presume, other songs from their discography) after a handful of local acts like the refreshingly talented Mighty Jai, Samurai Shotgun and Pat Ferg warm up a crowd ready to go to No Man’s Land all whilst hearing Tour Stories that are oh so Freshdopedope.

Slum Village
With B.C., The Rukus, Project: Save C.A. Hircus, Waystid Talent, DJ Blenda
THURSDAY 8 p.m., Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $15-$18. (813) 248-9500 or
Thursday night is a hip-hop holiday for Tampa Bay. While Souls Of Mischief hold it down in The ’Burg, Slum Village will exercise their own pull on old heads ready to pay tribute to the Detroit-based outfit’s ridiculous pedigree. The group once called the late, better-than-great, J Dilla a member and were inherently involved in producing hits for A Tribe Called Quest, Common and the Pharcyde.  They then released a universally adored debut effort, Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1, in 1996 before going through several hurdles (the death of Dilla, founding member Baatin’s battle with schizophrenia). Slum Village somehow continued to be productive (2004 found them teaming up with Kanye and John Legend for Selfish), however, and most recently came through with a pair of quality mixtapes followed by a solid new LP, this year’s Evolution.

Also playing

Decide Fri. With Paths Of Possession, Hate Tank, Arbitration, After Death. 7 p.m. Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $12-$15. (813) 248-9500 or

The Aristocrats Fri. With The Gary Schutt Project, Todd Grubbs. 6 p.m. Brass Mug, 14811 N Florida Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 972-8152.

Figure Fri. With Candyland, Luminox, Mayhem, Exodus, Matt G. 4 p.m. Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. $25 and up. (727) 565-0550.

Danielle Howle & Firework Fri. With Geri X, King Of Spain. 9 p.m. New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $8. (813) 248-4969.

Alexander & The Grapes Fri. With Philip Charos. 10 p.m. Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, 5119 N Nebraska, Ave., Tampa, Free. (813) 234-1000.

Jason Taylor Fri. With Familiar Sin, Disheveled, The Worn Winter. 8:30 p.m. Pegasus Lounge, 10008 N 30th St., Tampa. $5-$7. (813) 971-1679.

The Wholetones Fri. 8 p.m. Hideaway Café, 1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 644-7895.

Gringo Star Sat. With Florida Kilos. 9 p.m., Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Free. (727) 736-0606.

Acoupstix Sat. With Prince Golden, Mighty Jai, Macky Emmanuel, Gulf Crew. 8 p.m. Fubar, 658 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 424-1809.

Punk Rock Flea Market Sat. With Agitator, Awkward Age, Must Not Kill, Station Cases, more. 6 p.m. Epic Problem, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $7. (813) 382-3477.

Beth McKee Sat. With Colin Lake. 8 p.m.Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$13. (813) 971-0666.

The Fix Up Sat. With Fowler’s Bluff, Well Wisher. 9 p.m. New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $6. (813) 248-4969.

AK1200 Sat. With DJ SS, LoHi Stereo, Traphouse Tracy, Sidedraft, more. 9 p.m. Level III, 1611 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10 and up. (813) 622-7899.

Pacific Dub Sat. With Sidereal, Jahguar. 8 p.m. Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $11-$13.

Christie Lenee Duo Mon. With Dean Johanesen. 8 p.m. The Blueberry Patch, 4923 20th Ave. S, Gulfport. $5. (727) 327-4224 or

Primitive Man With Reproacher, Sacridose, Yourheros/Mydemons, Bad Human. 8 p.m. Epic Problem, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $6. (813) 382-3477.

Big Picture Tue. 7 p.m. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa. Free. (813)274-8677.

Sara Rose Band Tue. With Support, Support. 7 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. (813) 971-0666.

-- Ray Roa, tbt*

[Last modified: Monday, July 15, 2013 11:06am]


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