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This year's forecast? A mighty strong Heatwave

Some of us aren't so big on planning, and we can't always decide which bands we want to see at a big music event. We might be tired, wired, mellow or just want to dance.

Not sure what you're hot for at Saturday's Tropical Heatwave? Here's a meteorological guide.

Julie Garisto, Times staff writer

High temperatures

These acts are sure to make you work up a sweat:

• Soulphonics, featuring Ruby Velle, (old-school R&B with horns and female vocal), Cuban Club ballroom, 6:15 to 7:20 p.m.

• Atlas Soul (eclectic Mediterranean/North African rhythms), Cuban Club ballroom, 7:40 to 8:50 p.m.

• Del Castillo (flamenco rock featured in Tarantino/Rodriguez movies), Cuban Club band shell, 10 to 11:20 p.m.

• Still Alive (reggaeton and hip-hop from Colombia), Orpheum, 10:30 to 11:15 p.m.

Variable highs, lows

These eclectic wonders offer unpredictable styles and tempos:

• Mighty Lester (soul and blues), Cuban Club band shell, 6:50 to 8 p.m.

• The Shackeltons (folksy and animated) Cuban Club cantina, 8:40 to 9:45 p.m.

• Nervous Turkey (jammy, bluesy improv), New World Brewery, 9:30 to 10:15 p.m.

• Mojo Gurus (Southern rock, country and rockabilly), Cuban Club cantina, 11:55 p.m. to 1 a.m.

• Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams (folk rock), Cuban Club band shell, 11:40 p.m. to 1:10 a.m.


These acts offer pleasant, melodic tunes guaranteed to refresh:

• Actomatics (pop rock), Orpheum, 5:50 to 6:45 p.m.

• The Oaks (folk/pop), Orpheum, 6 to 7 p.m.

• Blue Vipers of Brooklyn (vintage jazz and swing), Cuban Club ballroom, 9:10 to 10:20 p.m.

Win Win Winter (alternative pop rock), New World Brewery, 10:30 to 11:15 p.m.

A New Personality (reunion of a local '80s alternative band that played the first two Heatwaves), Orpheum, 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Stable to mild

We don't mean boring. These guys are just a little mellower:

Acho Brother (bilingual one-man act by Hector Mayoral), New World Brewery, 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

• Julie Black (local blues chanteuse) Orpheum, 8:20 to 9:10 p.m.

• Have Gun Will Travel (folk, country and rock), New World Brewery, 8:30 to 9:15 p.m.

• Sonny Landreth (bluesy rock), El Pasaje Plaza, 8:40 to 10 p.m.

King of Spain (one-man act by Matt Slate), New World Brewery, 11:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.

• Graham Parker (pop-rocker from the late '70s and '80s), Cuban Club cantina, 10:05 to 11:35 p.m.

Cool, low pressure

Acts that might chill you to the bone:

Before Dawn (electronic dance), Orpheum, 11:30 p.m. to 12:10 a.m.

Jarvik 7 (dynamic, atmospheric rock), New World Brewery, 12:30 a.m. to 1:15 a.m.

Julie Garisto can be reached at

Tropical Heatwave

The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday between Eighth and Palm avenues, west of Avenida Republica de Cuba, in Ybor City. • Admission: $30 in advance, $35 at the door; $10

for ages 12-20; free for kids under 12. Late-night tickets (starting at 10:45 p.m.) are $15; tickets to just the Orpheum and New World Brewery are $8. • Details:

This year's forecast? A mighty strong Heatwave 05/14/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:56pm]
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