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Selwyn Birchwood, photographed backstage at the Palladium in St. Petersburg.Luis Santana

Selwyn Birchwood: Singing the blues through a smile

(Welcome to tbt*’s 2015 Ultimate Local Music Guide! All week we’re spotlighting 10 of our favorite local artists of the past year. Up next: Tampa bluesman Selwyn Birchwood.) Selwyn Birchwood smiles so much on stage, it’s easy to forget he’s playing the blues. “When I’m on the stage, that’s where I want to be,” says …

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Resinated chill out at their band hangout and rehearsal space in St. Petersburg.Luis Santana

Resinated: Bringing the Sunshine City to the masses, one party at a time

(Welcome to tbt*'s 2015 Ultimate Local Music Guide! All week we're spotlighting 10 of our favorite local artists of the past year. Up first: Pinellas reggae rock crew Resinated.) The day after a monthlong tour of the East Coast, a trek that put 6,000 miles on their band van, the guys in Resinated are recounting the …

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Charlie, left, and Kevin Ries of the Ries Brothers, photographed at their family's home in Belleair. Luis Santana

The Ries Brothers: Bypassing the teen scene for bigger stages

(Welcome to tbt*’s 2015 Ultimate Local Music Guide! All week we’re spotlighting 10 of our favorite local artists of the past year. Up next: Teenage pop-rock sensations the Ries Brothers.) Charlie and Kevin Ries’ living room looks like a mini Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here’s a guitar signed by the Rolling Stones;  …

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DieAlps!, photographed at Connie and Frank Calcaterra's historic home in Ybor City.Luis Santana

DieAlps!: Swoony songs that waltz into your heart

(Welcome to tbt*’s 2015 Ultimate Local Music Guide! All week we’re spotlighting 10 of our favorite local artists of the past year. Up next: Swoony indie rockers DieAlps!.) It’s always an enchanting situation when a band’s backstory actually matches its sound both live and on record. It’s especially endearing when t …

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Infinite Skillz.Luis Santana

Infinite Skillz: Hustling his way from the suburbs to the scene

(Welcome to tbt*’s 2015 Ultimate Local Music Guide! All week we’re spotlighting 10 of our favorite local artists of the past year. Up next: St. Pete rapper and scene booster Infinite Skillz.) Today’s commercial hip hop doesn’t really represent Jeremy Lloyd Writt and his experiences. There’s much more to his story t …

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Hymn For Her.Luis Santana

Hymn For Her: Planting roots on and off the road

(Welcome to tbt*’s 2015 Ultimate Local Music Guide! All week we’re spotlighting 10 of our favorite local artists of the past year. Up next: Sarasota husband-and-wife twang-punk duo Hymn For Her.) Mondays aren’t as much of a mystery as they used to be for Lucy Tight and Wayne Waxing. Days that used to begin in an Ai …

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UNRB: Smart, fun-loving ska for the masses

(Welcome to tbt*’s 2015 Ultimate Local Music Guide! All week we’re spotlighting 10 of our favorite local artists of the past year. Up next: Energetic ska outfit UNRB.) You’d have to be comatose to not fall in love with UNRB during one of their live shows. Part musical performance, part celebration, a set from the f …

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Lions After DarkLaia Gore

Lions After Dark: For indie rockers, a whirlwind year of sonic growth

(Welcome to tbt*’s 2015 Ultimate Local Music Guide! All week we’re spotlighting 10 of our favorite local artists of the past year. Up next: Indie rockers Lions After Dark.) Most would label Lions After Dark an indie rock trio, but they’re much more than what that blanket term connotates. As their sound has grown an …

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Jensen Serf CompanyLuis Santana

Jensen Serf Company: Breaking out of the garage

(Welcome to tbt*’s 2015 Ultimate Local Music Guide! All week we’re spotlighting 10 of our favorite local artists of the past year. Up next: Surf-styled garage punks Jensen Serf Company.) In March, Jensen Serf Company played the Spring Beer Fling, a contemporary take on the ’60s beach party with Georgia garage group …

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Casper and Lesage, photographed at Ol' Dirty Sundays at Crowbar.Luis Santana

Casper and Lesage: The (mix)masterminds behind Ol' Dirty Sundays

(Welcome to tbt*’s 2015 Ultimate Local Music Guide! All week we’re spotlighting 10 of our favorite local artists of the past year. Up next: DJs Casper and Lesage, the leaders of Crowbar's weekly Ol' Dirty Sundays party at Crowbar.) He’s always there. Sometimes in a quiet corner with a grin and the hint of a buzz in …

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