Friday, February 23, 2018
Music News, Concert Reviews

Jan. 24 and coming up: top live music in the Tampa Bay area

Underoath

With MewithoutYou, As Cities Burn, more

Details: Saturday 6 p.m. Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. Sold out. (727) 565-0551.

It might be the hottest ticket in Tampa Bay this month. But to get in on the sweltering metal core action, it's going to cost you. At press time, tickets to Underoath's sold-out farewell show were going for $147 apiece on StubHub. Last fall, the Tampa-grown screamo mainstays announced via Twitter that they'd be saying goodbye, retiring the pummeling drums, the chunky guitars and growled vocals that made for such a successful 15-year run. The band released career-spanning compilation album, Anthology: 1999-2013 in November. This show was originally scheduled for the Ritz Ybor but was moved to Jannus Live when tickets sold out so quickly. Tickets sold out again for Jannus shortly after.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

Details: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39 and up. (Also Feb. 1; sold out.) (727) 791-7400.

More than 100 musicians can claim to have been members of the Asbury Jukes, the Jersey Shore musical ensemble with close ties to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. They include Jon Bon Jovi, E-Streeters Miami Steve Van Zandt, Clarence Clemons and Max Weinberg, as well as Conan O'Brien comrade Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg. Orchestrator Southside Johnny Lyon, 64, is still a ball of manic energy, directing exuberant, guitar-oriented rock and rhythm and blues, and steering the sound of the Jukes' horn section, the band's trademark.

Chris Webby

Details: Saturday 8 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045.

The suburbs of Fairfield County in Connecticut aren't exactly Compton, but Chris Webby has managed to earn rap clout just the same. Webby generated buzz by freestyling at college keg parties and soon after began releasing mix tapes, most of which had fans comparing him to fellow frat-rapper and collaborator Mac Miller (I Need a Dollar). The earnest but easygoing There Goes the Neighborhood EP landed in 2011 on the Homegrown Music label and boasts organ groovin', chuckle-inducing tune Skyline.

Churchill

Details: Tuesday 7 p.m. Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $17.50. (813) 247-2555.

Denver's Churchill has worked diligently as an opening act, warming up stages for alt acts like Passion Pit and Of Monsters and Men. At long last, Churchill gets its headlining slot. The indie folk-pop ensemble offers Americana-tinged tales of love, life and loss (Change) with cello, piano, bass, and drums. Watch keys player Bethany Kelly and rhythm guitarist Tim Bruns trade lead vocals to mesmerizing effect.

Kool DJ Red Alert

With Sandman, Young Deacon, more

Details: Sunday, 9 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Ybor City. Free. (813) 241-8600.

It's a birthday bash as only Tampa hip-hop godfather DJ Sandman can throw down. He's bringing old-school rap talent — New York's Kool DJ Red Alert. A pioneer of the radio mix-show format, the 98.7 Kiss FM DJ breaking the careers of many of hip-hop's elite.

Times correspondent Carole Liparoto can be reached at [email protected]

   
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