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SoundCheck: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Blind Man's Colour, Dave Eichenberger, the Pauses

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With Sleepy Vikings, Rec Center

Details: Friday 9 p.m. New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $7. (813) 248-4969.

After two years of rocking clubs in Central Florida, Orlando's the Pauses traveled to Baltimore to record a new album with J. Robbins of Jawbox. The result is A Cautionary Tale, eight tracks of bouncing indie guitars, synths and Tierney Tough's breathy vocals. Guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jason Kupfer and Nathan Chase spin the music into a fully realized sound that includes moments of "maturity, elegance and gravitas," writes Orlando Weekly.

Jay Cridlin, Times staff writer

, Dave Eichenberger

Details: Saturday 8 p.m. Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. $11-$13. (727) 942-5605.

One would be hard-pressed to find an artist as productive as Dave Eichenberger of New Port Richey. In 2006, he received a grant from Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts for a project encompassing 50 hourlong albums. You could call him a New Age jazz guitarist, but his music is more avant-garde than you might think, with lots of loops, synths and soundscapes. Lest you think that was just a one-time deal, Eichenberger (who also performs with local blues gal Julie Black) debuts a new project this weekend. Reward Your Toil: Music to Quiet the Mind is 14 hours of music designed to help you go to sleep.

Jay Cridlin, Times staff writer

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

With Fit for Rivals, Variance, Bet Me I'm Lying

Details: Saturday 7 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045.

Possibly the biggest name to come out of sleepy Middleburg (that's in Florida) since four-star WWII Gen. Roy "Jiggs" Geiger, the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus shot to prominence in 2006 with Face Down. After the song charted in the top 10, the band got a soundtrack spot on Madden NFL 07 and appeared on The Hills. Most impressive, though, Face Down tastefully tackled domestic violence with a hook catchy enough for rock radio.

Blind Man's Colour

With Only Thieves, Chris Tolan and Friends, Halibut

Details: Saturday 9 p.m. New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $7. (813) 248-4969.

Like abstract experts Animal Collective and Panda Bear, the members of St. Pete's Blind Man's Colour don't so much create songs. They create atmosphere — fluffy, weird, colorful atmosphere. Blind Man's Colour received praise from Spin and Pitchfork, as well as a Twitter shout-out from Kanye West for its low-fi fog sound (we'd like to call it "electro cumulonimbus"). Better still, when we saw them back in 2008, the young band members managed to maintain this level of trippy cool even with their parents working the merch table. After a quiet (collegiate) 2010, the group returns to the stage with new songs to unveil.

Times correspondent Carole Liparoto can be reached at

Also playing

Jeremy Thomas Band Fri. 7 p.m. With 10th Concession, Resinated. Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 565-0551.

Johnny Cakes and the Four Horsemen of Apocalypso Fri. 8 p.m. With Set It Off, Victims of Circumstance. Gasoline Alley, 14042 66th St. N, Largo. (727) 532-0265.

First Friday with Sean Delong Fri. 9 p.m. Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Free. (727) 736-0606.

Marksmen Sat. 8 p.m. With Oceana. The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $5-$7.

Greg Billings Sat. 10 p.m. Daiquiri Deck, 14995 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach. Free. (727) 393-2706.

Psycho Realms benefit Sat. 8 p.m. Featuring Thrash Attack, Alpha Decay, Rinker, more. Crowbar, 1812 17th St. N, Ybor City. $5. (813) 241-8600.

Jake Mackey and the Muddy Suns Sun. 5 p.m. With Bishop Wayne, Mello Bondz. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. (813) 971-0666.

Wild Wednesdays Wed. 10 p.m. Featuring DJ Coz, DJ Rhinestone. Fluid Lounge, 3645 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. (727) 849-6300.

SoundCheck: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Blind Man's Colour, Dave Eichenberger, the Pauses 01/05/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 3:30am]
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