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SoundCheck: Donavon Frankenreiter, Infected Mushroom, Steve Aoki, Corey Smith, Mix Master Mike

Donavon Frankenreiter >>

Details: Friday 9 p.m. Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $20-$24. (727) 565-0551.

Like fellow wave chaser and friend Jack Johnson (who plays Tampa in August), Donavon Frankenreiter is a soft-rock daydreamer making music for endless summers. In June, Frankenreiter released a Hawaiian reinterpretation of his self-titled album from 2004, which includes best-known tracks It Don't Matter and Free. The songs are treated with ukulele, Mauna Loa slack-key guitar and gentle vocals, allowing even the cubicle-confined listener a taste of carefree salt living.

m Infected Mushroom

With Suzy Solar, Roe Revolution, more

Details: Saturday 10 p.m. Czar, 1420 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $25 and up. (813) 247-2664.

When you think Tel Aviv, maybe electronic music isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But Infected Mushroom aspires to change that someday. The pioneering Northern Israeli trance team, fronted by Amit Duvdevani, has racked up a huge international fan base and a number of high-profile performances, including sets at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami and Coachella in Indio, Calif., earlier this year.



m Steve Aoki

Details: Saturday, doors open at 7 p.m. Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $17.50. (727) 565-0551.

The son of Olympic wrestler and Benihana chain founder Rocky Aoki, DJ Steve Aoki provides imaginative hip-hop, electro and house remixes to fuel sweaty, neon-splashed dance events. (Please note: We made it through that sentence without using the word "hipster." Hope you're happy, hipsters.)

Corey Smith

Details: Sunday 8 p.m. Push Ultra Lounge, 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. $20-$25. (727) 871-7874.

DIY country artist Corey Smith returns to town after playing Ybor City just a few months ago. Makes sense considering Smith once sang, "The Florida shore, it really put a spell on me/ turned a quiet Sunday school boy into the life of the party." Without a major label or even a promoter, the modest musician and former teacher has used tales of hand-me-downs and trips to Panama City Beach to win over a largely college-aged following. His album, Keeping Up with the Joneses, debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart.

Mix Master Mike

Details: Saturday 2 p.m. Shephard's, 601 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. (727) 442-5107.

Mix Master Mike will make good on a missed Memorial Day weekend performance with a makeup show at Shephard's on Saturday. The guy is legendary in the DJ world for providing the ultimate cut/scratch accompaniment to the Beastie Boys' awesomely tacky rhymes.

Times correspondent Carole Liparoto can be reached at carole.liparoto@gmail.com.

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SoundCheck: Donavon Frankenreiter, Infected Mushroom, Steve Aoki, Corey Smith, Mix Master Mike 06/30/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 1:12am]
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