10 SHOWS, 10 VENUES, ONE WEEK
This is one of those weeks that makes a music critic shudder, with interesting and unusual concerts all over town — so many, in fact, that it's hard to know where to start picking highlights. My solution? Pick 10 venues and highlight one great show at each.
Parker Millsap and Sarah Jarosz, Skipper's Smokehouse
It's a night of glorious tunes beneath the Skipperdome, starring the raw, rusty Millsap and sweet, folksy Jarosz. She's 25 and he's 22, making this show an excellent glimpse of the future of Americana music. 8 p.m. at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $17 and up. (813) 971-0666. skipperssmokehouse.com.
Prophets of Rage, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
It'll get political when this supergroup featuring Public Enemy's Chuck D, Cypress Hill's B-Real and three-fourths of Rage Against the Machine (including epic guitarist Tom Morello) convene to play their bands' old hits and a few new songs. Awolnation opens at 7 p.m. at 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $13 and up. (813) 740-2446. livenation.com.
Lane 8, Ritz Ybor
Producer and DJ Daniel Goldstein, a.k.a. Lane 8, is trying out a new rule on this tour: no cellphones. Your phone's camera lens will be taped up so you can party down without taking pics or checking social media. "This is the best way for us to play a show and for fans to experience the show," he said. 10 p.m. at 1503 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $15 and up. (813) 390-0397. theritzybor.com.
Christie Lenee, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Tampa native Christie Lenee is a dynamic folk-pop guitarist and composer who has shared stages with Tim Reynolds and Amy Ray. In this homecoming from her new base in Nashville, she'll play the Jaeb Theater, a fitting venue for her stellar skills. 7:30 p.m. at 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25 and up. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.com.
Oldsmar Centennial Concert, Tampa Bay Downs
In one of the most unexpected festivals of the year, a roster of classic rockers including Blue Oyster Cult's Buck Dharma, Beaver Brown Band's John Cafferty, Journey's Steve Augeri, above,and Kansas' Robby Steinhardt will celebrate Oldsmar's 100th year. 5 to 10 p.m. at 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa. $25 and up. oldsmar100.com.
Make America Rock Again, Cuban Club
Talk about a motley lineup of late-'90s/early-2000s grunge and pop-metal: Trapt (Headstrong), above, Saliva (Click Click Boom), Saving Abel (Addicted), Alien Ant Farm (Smooth Criminal), Crazy Town (Butterfly), 12 Stones (Anthem for the Underdog) and Tantric (Breakdown). It's a weird, but thorough, time capsule. 6 p.m. at 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba, Ybor City. $15 and up. makeamericarockagain.com.
Peter Frampton, Capitol Theatre
Can you talk through an acoustic guitar? We'll find out Sunday when six-string wizard Peter Frampton, his son Julian and longtime collaborator Gordon Kennedy team up for a rare acoustic tour. If you feel like they do, let them show you the way at 7:30 p.m. at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $80 and up. (727) 791-7400. atthecap.com.
The Dandy Warhols, State Theatre
Oregon's Dandy Warhols are a bucket-list band for me, and they're long overdue for a Tampa Bay gig. They'll play songs from new LP Distortland and older hits like Bohemian Like You, but I just hope to hear anything from 1997's mod-pop masterpiece ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down, like Boys Better or Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth. Savoy Motel opens at 7 p.m. at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $22 and up. (727) 895-3045. s tatetheatreconcerts.com.
It's hard to imagine a more overt protest single this election season than F--- Donald Trump, YG's menacing ode to the "cancer" running for president: "He too rich, he ain't got the answers / He can't make decisions for this country, he gon' crash us." Strong words from the rising Compton rapper. RJ, Kamaiyah and Sad Boy open at 8 p.m. at 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $26 and up. (813) 248-9500. theorpheum.com.
Rae Sremmurd, Jannus Live
Mississippi brothers Khalif "Swae Lee" Brown and Aaquil "Slim Jxmmi" Brown upended the hip-hop establishment with their trippy, trappy debut singles No Flex Zone and No Type, which have a combined 650 million YouTube spins between them. The duo doubled down on their oddball vibe on August's SremmLife 2, especially on the groovy Black Beatles. Atlanta upstart Lil Yachty opens at 7 p.m. at 200 First Ave. N. $35 and up at (727) 565-0550. jannuslive.com.