m The Bamboozle Roadshow
Featuring All Time Low, Hanson (pictured), Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls, Cady Groves, Cartel, Forever the Sickest Kids, Great Big Planes, Mercy Mercedes, the Downtown Fiction, the Ready Set, Vita Chambers
Details: Wednesday 3:30 p.m. Ford Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $32.50. (813) 740-2446.
At Bamboozle, where skinny jeans and side-swept haircuts are the norm, which of these bands seems out of place? Is it sprightly pop-punk act All Time Low, guy-linered Good Charlotte, silly, hooky Warped Tour regulars Forever the Sickest Kids, or late '90s Partridge-esque pop stars Hanson? Kind of a no-brainer, right? Years after Hanson's Tiger Beat and TRL domination coincided with your chemistry homework, the MMMBopping brothers are back with Thinking 'Bout Something, an infectious soul-pop song with a Weird Al cameo and a Blues Brothers vibe.
, Jonny Lang
Details: Friday 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $37-$53. (727) 791-7400.
Jonny Lang may look like the fourth Hanson brother, but the dude sings with dogged soul. On 1997 debut Lie To Me, Lang's remarkably weathered voice and supreme shredding had critics hailing him a teenage blues wunderkind. Now 29, Lang is still growling with that Marlboro-influenced rasp and slipping and sliding around his guitar like it's a Crocodile Mile. His direction has gone a bit gospel in recent years, but electric blues remains at the core.
Featuring Boney Fiend, Doll Parts, Lazaras, Pig Pen, Rebel 5, & Transmogrifier
Details: Saturday 9 p.m. Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. $5. (727) 736-0606.
My dad always says that his Ramones concert experience at the Tampa Theatre was hands-down the loudest show he's ever been to (and to put that in perspective, he saw both the Who and Hendrix in their prime). So what should we expect from the sixth annual Ramones tribute event featuring local garage-punk acts like Boney Fiend and Doll Parts? Decibel decimation, we hope. This show sold out last year, so if you like amplifiers best when they're cranked up to a Spinal Tap-like 11, get a jump on this one.
Blind Buddy Moody CD release party
Details: Saturday 9:30 p.m. Dave's Aqua Lounge, 10820 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg. $6. (727) 576-1091
Blind since birth, this longtime harmonica, dobro and flat-picked guitar player has navigated the Southern juke joint circuit with the best of them, sharing bills with George Jones, Tammy Wynette and Waylon Jennings. But by 2007, Blind Buddy Moody was toiling in obscurity at the Wagon Wheel Flea Market before the Mojo Gurus' Kevin Steele discovered him. Saturday, the Florida native will release a feisty new mix of denim-jacket rockabilly and country blues and mull over the yellow jackets in his yard.
Times correspondent Carole Liparoto can be reached at email@example.com.