With Bobby Lee Rodgers
Details: Tuesday 7 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $18-$20. (727) 895-3045.
Last week the State Theatre brought in Hank Williams III. This week brings another country scion who boot-scoots to his own unique boogie: Shooter (son of Waylon) Jennings. Consider Jennings' genre-exploding new concept album Black Ribbons, which is narrated by author Stephen King, who plays a radio DJ ranting against censorship while playing tunes by Jennings' band Hierophant. The album has been compared to Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails and Tool. Keep an eye out for Jennings' wife, the Sopranos' Drea de Matteo, at this show.
Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival
With Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Halestorm, HellYeah, Airbourne, New Medicine, Hail the Villain, Element
Details: Sunday 3:15 p.m. 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $34-$89.70. (813) 740-2446; rockstaruproar.com.
Something we've never thought to ourselves: "You know what this country needs? More hard rock and heavy metal festivals." Between the Warped Tour, Mayhem Festival, Bamboozle Roadshow, Ozzfest, Carnival of Madness Tour and (probably) many more, we're a little metaled out. But that hasn't stopped Rockstar Energy Drinks (which also sponsors Mayhem) from launching a second metal tour this summer. Sludgy Chicago hard rockers Disturbed (The Sickness), Slipknot side project Stone Sour (Get Inside) and unhinged wild boys Avenged Sevenfold (Bat Country) lead the way. Shown here is Avenged's singer, M. Shadows. Bonus: The tour encourages you to "recycle like a rockstar" (sigh) and bring an empty can of Rockstar Energy Drink to receive early entry.
m Naughty By Nature
With Young MC (pictured below), Barrey Carew, DJ Ray
Details: Sunday 10 p.m. Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. $10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. to close; $20 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. (727) 441-6875; shephards.com.
It's Labor Day weekend, so it must be time for Shephard's to reach deep into our junior high Trapper Keepers and dust off a vintage hip-hop act or two. For their third annual Old Skool Weekend, the beach resort will bring in Naughty By Nature, the crew from Orange, N.J. (or "Illtown," if you prefer), who scored huge with the arm-waving anthem Hip Hop Hooray and O.P.P. (Are you down with it? Do you even know what O.P.P. stands for? If not, it's probably best not to Google it.) But awesome as they are, those two singles combined aren't as boogieworthy as Young MC's Bust a Move. "Okay smartie, go to a party / Girls are scantily clad and showin' body . . ." Yeah, sounds like Shephard's, all right.
With Infinite Groove Orchestra
Details: Saturday 9 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 17th St. N, Ybor City. $10-$13. (813) 241-8600.
According to our scorecard, BoomBox stole the show at this year's WMNF Tropical Heatwave. The Alabama duo, who describe themselves as "jamband electronica," blend a guitar and a whole stage full of synths, laptops and electronic equipment to create a nonstop blend of chilled-out disco, trance, funk and breaks that would sound right at home on a fashion runway or hip Vegas club. The Cuban Club Bandshell was a dance floor as soon as they took the stage. We expect nothing less at Saturday's show.
Times staff writer Jay Cridlin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.