This week in Tampa: Panic! At The Disco, Paul van Dyk, Adam Ant and more
An odd, but oddly satisfying, week of music coming up for you, including shows by Panic! At the Disco, Paul van Dyk, Zeds Dead, Adam Ant, Tony Lucca, Leftover Cuties, Tallhart and plenty of others. Here to walk you through it all is Ray Roa...
FRIDAY 7:30 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25-$145. (727) 822-3590.
Thirty years ago, Adam Ant was a dandy highwayman who you were too scared to mention. He spent his cash on looking flash and grabbing your attention. Stand and Deliver, which features those famous opening lyrics, was just one of nine quirky but catchy tunes that Adam (born Stuart Goddard) landed on top 10 charts in his native England in the early ’80s, including, famously, Goody Two Shoes. Born during the tail end of the glam wave in British music, Adam Ant was half myth, half man, conquering audiences both on stage and on MTV dressed as a debonaire pirate, with streaks of bold makeup across his face to match his gold lipstick. He even briefly was the star of his own comic book, The Fantastic Adventures of Adam Ant. A foray into acting and a struggle with mental illness (later diagnosed as bipolar disorder) sidetracked Adam from his music, but last year, he decided to tour again. This show at the Palladium marks his second show in Tampa Bay in as many years, and if it’s anything like the last one, it should be memorable. — Steve Spears
Panic! At The Disco
SATURDAY 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. Free with ticket; details at 97xonline.com. (727) 565-0550.
Borrowing the title of their underappreciated 2008 LP, we’d have to say that Panic! At The Disco’s ups and downs throughout the course of a nearly decade-long existence have been Pretty. Odd. to say the least. The Vegas-based emo-punk outfit broke through in a big way with their 2005 single I Write Sins Not Tragedies, and while their takeover of Billboard charts and MTV was surely euphoric, the band experienced a major meltdown shortly thereafter, shedding founding members before a sophomore album was even in the works. Frontman Brendon Urie’s distinct vocal, however, has been a steady, anchoring force and the group’s new single, Miss Jackson, possesses a promising, new and even poppier edge that will surely be on display at this free show.
Swiss Sauce Vol. 2
With Zeds Dead, Dieselboy, Exodus, Renegades of Funk, Miami Beat Wave, B.I.G. Willie
FRIDAY 3 p.m., Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $29.75-$58.50. (727) 565-0550.
Less than a week before they arrive in St. Pete, Toronto production duo Zeds Dead are co-headlining the much-buzzed-about Mad Decent Block Party in Miami, and while the ’Burg might not be adorned with the glitz and glam of the Magic City, you can bet that it is going to get rather “ratchet” (as the kids are saying these days) at Jannus during this nine-hour mini music festival. Zeds use their uncanny ear for melody to dress up cuts like By Your Side, Trouble and (yes) Ratchet that are sure to rattle windows and test the city’s noise ordinances. The addition of Toledo bass wizard Exodus as well as Brooklyn’s Dieselboy ensure that anyone within earshot of the venue will know that one of the summer’s heaviest dance parties is going down next door.
With Brian Busto
FRIDAY 10 p.m., Hyde Park Café, 1806 W Platt St., Tampa. $10 (free for ladies). (813) 254-2233.
While the bill at Jannus Live’s Swiss Sauce will present the modern, more agressive face of dance music, a less massive space in Tampa’s SoHo district is set to host a house music legend within its own walls. Doc Martin made his initial mark manning the decks at San Francisco warehouse parties back in the mid-’80s and used a relentless work ethic to make a career out of jet-setting between the west coast and clubs like The Roxy in New York City and Lakota in Bristol, England. Known for his humble nature and super extended sets (think eight hours), expect Martin to take his mix close to the 3 a.m. curfew at this gem of a booking, where unknowing clubgoers just looking for a good time will intermingle with bona fide electronic music geeks .
With Goodnight Neverland, Makari, Lions After Dark
SATURDAY 7 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Ybor City. $8-$10. (813) 241-8600.
“I just wanna believe in potential,” Matt Segallos sings on Fighter, a track from his band Tallhart’s brand new LP. Bay area fans always kept the faith, and watching the band (formerly known as Marksmen) blossom over the last few years has been point of pride for anyone that supported the band way before they signed to alt-rock heavyweight Equal Vision Records. For their part, Segallos and company never reneged on the promise of early, earnestly sweeping alt-rock epics like Brooklyn, either. In fact, Tallhart’s sound only matured on an EP (Bloodlines) and debut full-length (Sister Of Mine), which both set the stage for the aforementioned new LP (We Are The Same) that gets celebrated at this hometown album release show.
Paul van Dyk
With Mondo, Docco
SATURDAY 9 p.m., Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $20-$25. (813) 873-8368.
Matthias Paul may or may not see this particular stop as just another date on a calendar, but this visit from the man better known as Paul van Dyk (or “PvD” for the abbreviation aficionados out there) is a pretty big deal for anyone that spent the early ’90s transfixed by the German-born producer’s brand of trance. That music has since found a new audience (and more general categorization, EDM) in recent years, but electronic opuses like I’m Coming (To Take You Away) and For An Angel can still leave a packed and sweaty club spellbound, which will be evidenced by what should be a crowded house at the Amphitheatre .
Rose Bilal benefit concert
With Alejandro Arenas, Patrick Bettison, Shawn Brown, Stretch Bruyn, Ernie Calhoun, Kitty Daniels and Majid Shabazz, Patricia Dean, and more.
SUNDAY 3 p.m., The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 822-3590.
Anyone who’s spent late nights and early mornings lurking the left end of the radio dial in the Bay area knows the voice of Bob Seymour. As the longtime jazz director of WUSF 89.7 FM, Seymour’s programming has been both a gateway to the genre for curious newcomers and a fortress of sonic fortitude for hardcore enthusiasts. Therefore, it makes sense that he’ll be hosting this benefit show, which will help a local legend, Rose Bilal, offset some of the medical bills she’s accrued since suffering a stroke in May. Bilal’s contributions to jazz’s survival in Tampa Bay are only eclipsed by her charitable work promoting the craft at hundreds of schools and juvenile centers across the area, and a veritable who’s who of her contemporaries will be on hand to make sure this midday soiree is well worth your while.
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King
SUNDAY 5 p.m., Market on 7th, 1816 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10-$12. (813) 248-2356.
The blues are a practically sacred art form almost as old as America herself, so it isn’t all that surprising when prepubescent boys pick up guitars and put blisters on their fingertips in hopes of mastering the method. What’s rare, however, is finding young men witih the resilience to actually do it; and what’s even more exceptional is two of those boys coming together to play the fruits of their labor at a dive normally reserved for young local rock bands trying to find their feet. That’s what’s going down when longtime collaborators Joe Kubek and Bnois King arrive at Ybor’s Market on 7th to work through the blues they’ve been married to since they were 14 and 8 years old, respectively. They originated from different regions of the U.S. (Texas and Louisiana), but honed in on their collective powers in the Lonestar State, so expect a comprehensive clinic once the licks start kicking.
Saint Popes Fri. With the Happiness Machine. 9 p.m. New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $7. (813) 248-4969.
Leftover Cuties Fri. 7:30 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $23. (813) 229-7827.
Skism Fri. With Nerd Rage, Mr. Saturn, Winta. 9 p.m. Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10. (813) 873-8368.
Gareth Asher Fri. With Steve Everett. 6 p.m. Hideaway Café, 1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $10-14. (727) 644-7895.
Hard Rock Heatwave: First Responders Tribute Concert Fri. With Pitbull Toddler, Scream Machine. 7 p.m. Hard Rock Café (at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino), 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. $10 suggested donation (all first responders get in free). (813) 627-7757.
Thomas Wynn and the Believers Fri. With Nook & Cranny. 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. (813) 971-0666.
G2P Sat. With Stonegrey, Kill The Sound, Toy Limos. 9 p.m. Pegasus Lounge, 10008 N 30th St., Tampa. $5-$7. (813) 971-1679.
Backtrack Blues Band Sat. 8 p.m. Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $12-$15. (727) 822-3590.
Tony Lucca Sat. With Honor By August. 7:30 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25.50. (813) 229-7827.
A2Bay: Atlanta to Tampa Bay Showcase Sat. With Joe Stu, BiGrec, Shred The Verbal Tongue, Infinite Skillz, Headnokka Fam, MicXSic, Aych, Genolexis. 8 p.m. The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $10-$15. Facebook.com/thelocal662.
?nowledge Sat. With Logic For Beatz, A-Hart, Zace. 8:30 p.m. Market on 7th, 1816 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $8. (813) 248-2356.
Nato Coles Sat. With Ragukas, Tiny Tortures. 9 p.m. The Hub, 519 N Franklin St., Tampa. Free. (813) 229-1553.
Uprising Sun. With Anti-Anthropics, With Great Power, Sic Semper, Forgiving Silence, Kheiron, As Crusaders Depart, Deathstruck, Act Of Mercy, Hellfrost. 4 p.m. Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10-$15. (813) 248-9500 or theorpheum.com.
Matt Woods Band Sun. 6:30 p.m. The Independent, 5020 N Florida Ave., Tampa, Free. (813) 341-4883.
High Five Go Thu. With UNRB, After The Fact, Plug. 8 p.m. The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $8-$10. Facebook.com/thelocal662.
Nate Najar Trio Thu. 7:30 p.m. Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $17-$22. (727) 822-3590.
-- Ray Roa, tbt*