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SoundCheck: Bands on the Sand 3, Joe, Bones, Thugs-n-Harmony, Face to Face

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Stanton Warriors Sun. 9 p.m. With Viro, Rob Analyze, Brian Busto, more. The Kennedy, 2408 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 259-9669.

John Popper and the Dusk Ray Trobadours Wed. 7 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045.

Bands on the Sand 3

Featuring Cope (above), Steve Arvey Horn Band, Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets, Grant Peeples and the Peeples Republik Band, the Rebel Pride Band, Sunza Beaches, Shoeless Soul

Details: Saturday noon. 104th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island. Free admission. All-day parking on the beach $10. (727) 547-4575, ext. 237.

Our preferred shoeless jam-funk act Cope headlines Bands on the Sand 3, a festival featuring 10 hours of live, local and original music on the beach. Also playing is Chicago-style blues act Steve Arvey Horn Band, Americana aces Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets, and island-pop group "Sunza Beaches," quite possibly our favorite new local band name.

Face to Face

With Strung Out, Blitzkid

Details: Sunday 6:30 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $19-$23. (727) 895-3045.

Up there with Pennywise's Bro Hymn, Face to Face's Disconnected is a chant-punk classic that could swallow an arena, let alone State Theatre. If you've ever owned a stainless steel choker necklace or an iron-on band patch for your backpack, odds are good you know it. Since the Cali punk act split in 2004, its members have gone on to play in Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, the Offspring and Saves the Day. Last week the reunited crew released seventh studio album Laugh Now, Laugh Later.


With Trumaine Lamar

Details: Sunday 6 p.m. T Pepin Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. $45 and up. (813) 367-0040.

Slow-jam specialist Joe borrows pages from the books of Teddy Pendergrass and Marvin Gaye, giving careful bedroom instructions by which you must abide. Just as Pendergrass and Gaye asked that you turn off lights, light candles and give them "the healing," Joe requests that you tell him what turns you on (I Wanna Know). You might also recognize the crooner for the hip-hop-leaning Stutter and the hook from Big Pun's Still Not a Player. Tampa-bred Trumaine Lamar opens the show.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

Details: Friday 8 p.m. Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $17.50-$22. (727) 565-0551.

Harmonic Cleveland rap pack Bone Thugs-n-Harmony played St. Pete last fall without eccentric alto thug Bizzy Bone. But Bizzy's back this time around to add highs to the velvety harmonies and rapid-fire rhymes that made the group such a success in the mid '90s. Sophomore disc E. 1999 Eternal, which paid tribute to late rapper Eazy-E and included hits 1st Of Tha Month and Tha Crossroads, should get top billing. So cash the checks and get up (again)!

Times correspondent Carole Liparoto can be reached at

SoundCheck: Bands on the Sand 3, Joe, Bones, Thugs-n-Harmony, Face to Face 05/25/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:31am]
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