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SoundCheck: The Bamboozle Roadshow, Jonny Lang, Ramones Tribute, Blind Buddy Moody CD release party

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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.

Ramones Tribute

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.

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Also playing

Randy Houser: Fri. 9 p.m. Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $9.95-$15. (813) 987-2855.

Satellites Down: Fri. 10:30 p.m. Jackson's, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. (813) 277-0112.

Life of Pi: Fri. 9 p.m. With Her Name Is Victory, the Future Now, Solia Tera. New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $7. (813) 248-4969.

Between the Trees: Fri. 7:30 p.m. With the Higher, Southside Serenade, Goodnight Caulfield. Crowbar, 1812 17th St. N, Ybor City. $12. (813) 241-8600.

Twin Tigers: Fri. 9 p.m. With the Beauvilles. The Local 662 (formerly Garage Bar), 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2276.

Johnny G Lyon Band: Fri. 10 p.m. Murphy's, 5915 Memorial Highway, Tampa. Free. (813) 584-0853.

Neurotica (Mobius Loop cancer benefit): Sat. 8 p.m. With World Collision, Burning Fair Verona, more. Bourbon Street Nightclub, 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. $12. (727) 843-0686.

Gasoline Alley 21st Anniversary Party: Sat. 8 p.m. Featuring Sonic Erotica, the Greys, Cross-Eyed Larry, Initial Doubt. Gasoline Alley, 14042 66th St. N, Largo. $8. (727) 532-0265.

The Equines: Sat. 7 p.m. With Ago Decorus, Halibut, Drake and Sofia Sweet, Aria Novos. Fubar, 658 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $3-$5.

Jayne Kelli: Sun. 4 p.m. With Steve Vaclavik and the Woeful Ones. Jolli Mons Grill, 941 Huntley Ave., Dunedin. Free. (727) 735-0498.

SoundCheck: The Bamboozle Roadshow, Jonny Lang, Ramones Tribute, Blind Buddy Moody CD release party 05/19/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 11:49pm]
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