Here’s a list of reasons why you shouldn’t stay home this weekend (and one on Tuesday).
Harcore punk locals Station Cases and crack rocksteady Sketchie out of Sarasota will open up for Kill Lincoln on Friday night. This will be the last Tampa show the ska/punk band out of D.C. will be playing. The band will be going on a maybe permanent, maybe not hiatus after they play one last show in D.C. In better news, Station Cases is working on finishing up some recordings they did back in January for a follow up to their last EP “Lip.” Presumably it will be up on their Bandcamp when it’s released. Pop punk four piece Caffiends out of Orlando and Jersey-based ska/punk band Survey Says will also be playing the show.
Plastic Pinks, Sonic Graffiti + Part-Time Models
The Bends (St. Pete)
No Cover – 21+
Saturday, 10 p.m.
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This show is going to have some of the best garage rock bands in Florida all in one place, plus there’s no cover. What else do you want? Garage punk five-piece Plastic Pinks are coming all the way from South Florida to play with two equally as talented garage rock/punk bands from St. Pete — Part-Time Models and Sonic Graffiti. Sonic Graffiti, who are personally one of my favorite local bands, also just put out a limited sale splatter 7” from their first album that you can get here. Don’t wait forever though, cause that shit is going fast. Part-Time Models also released a new full length last month that you can score for free off their Bandcamp.
Local hardcore band Big Brother will make the trek out to Orlando on Sunday to open for Single Mothers, one of the thrashiest hardcore punk bands from the far north. The London, Ontario-based band recently played a few shows at SXSW and now they are bringing their high-energy show to Central Florida. This show will be well worth the gas money. If you’d like to grab a ticket and support Big Brother you can message them on Facebook and they’ll work out a way to get it to you!
Golden Coastal Grizzlies, Smokestack Lightning, Hotbox + more
The Market on 7th (Tampa)
$7 – All ages
Saturday, 8 p.m.
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If you’re one of those extremely indecisive people, this show is for you. It’s a mult-genre showcase of sorts, plus The Market on 7th has some awesome beer and eats. The show will feature the surf pop of Lakeland-based Golden Coastal Grizzlies, the funkier Smokestack Lightning out of Tampa, and everything in between.
So I know this show is on a Tuesday, but I’m including it because I think it is going to be good enough to piss off your boss and potentially lose your job when you show up late (or not at all) on Wednesday morning. Moon Hooch brings that party in what can only be described as the crossroads between sax, drugs and rock and roll. Follow that up with some groovey tunes from jazz fusion band Infinite Groove Orchestra and the high energy prog rock hip hip group Samurai Shotgun, and you’re guaranteed to end up making quite a few questionable decisions at this show.