Two out-of-town favorites hit Ybor Saturday night, and the locals supporting them are no slouches, either.
At Crowbar, South Florida ensemble extraordinaire Spam Allstars heats up the night with a big pot o' zesty hip-hop, Latin and funk. The Stars always draw a huge crowd and get the place pumping with horn-kissed jams and infectious beats.
Lighting the stove will be local ska kings Magadog, a tbt* Ultimate Local Band of 2009, and Acho Brother, aka Hector Mayoral, starts the evening with his visceral folk guitar and impassioned vocals, both in English and Spanish.
Over at New World Brewery, Gainesville's Morningbell debuts new songs from the band's stellar new release, Sincerely, Severely. The multifaceted CD plays like a tribute to front bros' Travis and Eric Atria's record collection, with musical genres through the ages: folk, vintage R&B (falsetto and all) and voodoo jingle-jangle.
Tampa band Red Room Cinema returns after a long hiatus to play the Morningbell release show.