Details: Friday, after the 7:10 p.m. Rays vs. Yankees game. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Free with game ticket. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.
There's a lot more to Los Lobos than a hit cover of Mexican folk song La Bamba. The east Los Angeles quintet (whose name is Spanish for "the wolves") blends rock, Latin music and howlin' blues with a sense of arty playfulness. New disc Tin Can Trust (set for release next week) runs the gamut from Spanish-language ballads to Strat-mastering Grateful Dead interpretations. "This is what happens when five guys create a magical sound, then stick together for 30 years to see how far it can take them," says Rolling Stone. Complete your wolf pack Friday night at the Trop with this choice Chicano act.
Scream It Like You Mean It Tour
Details: Saturday 5 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $18.50. (727) 895-3045.
Featuring Silverstein, Emery, Dance Gavin Dance, I Set My Friends on Fire, Sky Eats Airplane, more
If ever there was a genre to befuddle parental figures, screamo was its name-o. Bands like Emery, Dance Gavin Dance and Sky Eats Airplane practice suburban defiance with vociferous playing, and of course, screaming. Essentially, it's a millennial, tight-jeans version of metal (also referred to as "metalcore"). There's a good deal of talent behind all the madness, though, including adept double-bass maneuvering and crafty guitar progressions.
Santana and Steve Winwood
Details: Saturday 7:30 p.m. 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $25.50-$125.50. (813) 740-2446.
Two greats offer a big evening out. Santana's Afro-Latin-rock fusion and sprawling guitar work is the stuff of legends, though it's the modern pop artist pairings that have made him one of the biggest comeback stories of all time. Winwood has worn many hats during his career: Brit blues invader with the Spencer Davis Group, pioneering jam band musician and experimental innovator with Traffic and Blind Faith, and soul man on his own in the '80s. Anticipate a little of each Steve on Saturday.
Featuring Tom Tiratto and the Joe Stagi Big Band Orchestra
Details: Saturday 9 p.m. Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $50 and up. Must pay in advance at www.CelebrateSinatra.com.
Come fly with Tom Tiratto and the Joe Stagi Big Band Orchestra as they re-create the best of Ol' Blue Eyes. It's all part of Celebrate Sinatra, the tribute event that Tampa resident Ken Walters has held every year since Frank Sinatra's passing in 1998. On Saturday, Walters will once again transform Ybor's Ritz Theater into a '50s-style nightclub where guests may swing to the standards in their finest duds, he says.
With New Politics
Details: Aug. 5, 7 p.m. Orpheum, 1902 Republica de Cuba Ave., Ybor City. $8.50. (813) 248-9500.
Funeral Party is a shabby-sheik disco-punk act on a perpetual bender. Imagine a grouchy, more severe version of the Rapture and you've got the idea. Check out the erratic cowbell-thumper Carwars and don't overthink it. Just move your feet.
Times correspondent Carole Liparoto can be reached at email@example.com.