SoundCheck: Lil Jon, Rock for Research, Chubb Rock

Rock for Research

Featuring Not Tonight Josephine, Trace of Day, Ken Apperson, Southside Serenade, Stained Angel, Drew Street Mary, Rise of Saturn, Make the Mountain, Ins and Outs

Details: Saturday 3 p.m. Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $12-$15. (727) 565-0551.

Nine local bands will play Jannus Live in support of Miles For Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding for brain tumor research. Pinellas quintet Rise of Saturn has a horn-infused, time-signature slashing style dubbed "prog-hop", Make the Mountain consists of former Stalling Dawn members, and Not Tonight Josephine is a resolute rock act with perhaps a better chance at the big time than any other local act on the scene today.

Chubb Rock

With DJ Sandman

Details: Friday 10 p.m. Channelside IMAX, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $15 and up. (813) 221-0700.

Comparable to Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince's clean and positive approach to hip-hop, Chubb Rock's no-drugs, no-guns style landed him hits like Treat 'Em Right and Just the Two of Us. The Brooklyn rapper and former Brown University student makes a rare Tampa appearance at the IMAX theater in Channelside. Rated PG-13.

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

>> Lil Jon

With DJ Scantman

Details: Tonight at 10. The Honey Pot, 1507 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $25 and up. (813) 340-5336.

It's good to be the king — the king of crunk that is. The duties are as follows: Sip Patrón from a bejeweled chalice. Chant loudly. Repeat. Dirty South rapper Lil Jon, whose signature calls "yeaahh," "whaaat" and "okayyy" were famously satirized by Dave Chappelle, and whose collaborations with Usher, Pitbull and LMFAO are still in heavy club rotation, will stir things up at Ybor's Honey Pot with a two-hour DJ set.

Also playing

Hammond B3 Summer Spectacular Fri. 8 p.m. Featuring Stan Hunter. The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $18-$20. (727) 822-3590.

Ascending to Avalon Fri. 10 p.m. With Beyond Ariose. Gasoline Alley, 14042 66th St. N, Largo. (727) 532-0265.

Particle Effect Sat. 9:30 p.m. With Poundsalt, Grex, Derek Jive, more. Pegasus Lounge, 10008 N 30th St., Tampa. $5-$7. (813) 971-1679.

Tribal Style Sat. 9 p.m. Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 736-0606.

Less Oil, More Beer (gulf benefit show) Sat. 4:30 p.m. Featuring Elysium, Auto? Automatic??, Skull and Bone Band, Hell Bent, Badda Skat, Zero Time Ghosts, more. Fubar, 658 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $3.

Wisin y Yandel Sun. 8 p.m. St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $76.95-$97.55. (813) 301-2500.

Birdstock (Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary benefit) Sun. 2 p.m. Featuring Johnny Zoom Cheerleading Squad, Sandy Atkinson, Julie Black, Ronny Elliott, Natty Moss Bond, Wendy and the Soul Shakers, the Charming Devils, Dog Peter Pat, Rebekah Pulley. Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-6697.

On the Come Up Local Showcase 2 Sun. 5 p.m. Featuring Easybreezy, Blind Man's Colour, Totally Nebular, Stay Golden, SKYVS, the Wind-up Birds, Walking Catfish. Crowbar, 1812 17th St. N, Ybor City. $10. (813) 241-8600.

Soja Wed. 7 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $17. (727) 895-3045.

SoundCheck: Lil Jon, Rock for Research, Chubb Rock 07/21/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 8:37pm]

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