With Scott Miller
Details: Tuesday 8 p.m. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15-$20. (813) 971-0666.
If the typical Texas country singer is a Stetson-capped howler with cowboy fantasies, then consider Hayes Carll anything but typical. (Carll once compared his first show at a rough-and-tumble Texas bar to "reading poetry at a frat party.") Writing in the Dylan-influenced tradition of Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt and singing with sandpaper grit, Carll doesn't reminisce about farm or family, but rather about chicks who leave him for Jesus. Give Carll and the Skipper's Grouper Reuben (recently featured on Man v. Food Nation) a spin Tuesday.
The Happy Together Tour
Featuring the Turtles with Flo and Eddie, the Association, the Grass Roots, the Buckinghams and Mark Lindsay
Details: Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $42.50-$68. (727) 791-7400.
While lots of late '60s hippies were off promoting free love, the Turtles were taking a different approach with Happy Together, the wedding-worthy tune about eternal devotion. (A quick shout-out to my mom, who tells me she played the song every morning before school.) Followup Elenore brought more pop-rock romanticizing as the group rhymed "think you're groovy" with "let's go to the movies." (Millennials, please consult the Me First and the Gimme Gimmes cover.) Also on the bill are the Grass Roots, best known for Midnight Confessions and Sooner Or Later, and for former member Creed Bratton of The Office. (Unfortunately, Bratton isn't touring with this rendition of the group.) Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders, also performs.
Details: Sunday 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000. MOSI admission.
Imagine the rhythmic creativity of Stomp and Blue Man Group carried out by a group of environmentally conscious ninth-graders, and you'll get a feel for Sarasota's the Garbage-Men. The five high-schoolers, who recently auditioned for America's Got Talent, play all made-from-trash instruments. They strum cereal-box-and-yardstick guitars with toothpick frets and bottle cap pickups, bang on garbage can lids, buckets, jugs and cans, and blow horns made from PVC pipe and funnels. In the process, they manage to pull off hits you'll recognize from the '50s and beyond. (They should play the Trashion Fashion party! Page 17)
Live from Loews' Don CeSar
Featuring Daniel B. Marshall, 10th Concession, Colt Clark
Details: Saturday 6 p.m. Don CeSar, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $5-$30. (727) 360-1881.
The "pink palace" hosts the first of its poolside summer rock concerts. Tampa artist Daniel B. Marshall, the superlative tackler of Top 40 music here locally (in our opinion), will headline. After touring with Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, Marshall has been working on original project Same Old New Beginnings, from which he'll debut a few tunes. 10th Concession opens.
Mike Pachelli CD Release
Details: Friday 8:30 p.m. Dave's Aqua Lounge, 10820 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 576-1091.
As a TV VJ in the '80s and '90s on Florida's WB affiliate, classically trained guitarist Mike Pachelli jammed with Stevie Ray Vaughan, dished with Robert Plant and shredded with Joe Satriani. On Friday, the Grammy-nominated artist and producer gets back to the blues basics at Dave's Aqua Lounge, playing tracks off new disc Meeting Point. You can also look out for his appearance on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.