The Weekend Rundown 1/22/15


Here’s what’s in store for local music this weekend:


Bobby’s Oar, Flashlights, Southbend + More
Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall (Orlando)
Free – All ages
Friday, 9 p.m.
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While Orlando might be a drive for Tampa Bay regionites, Friday night’s show at Uncle Lou’s will be one you don’t want to miss, for a couple reasons. Greg Hughes will be making his first and only appearance in Orlando as part of his new project Bobby’s Oar.. It’s a free show and the punk rock band Flashlights, who have been blowing up since their release of Summer Bummer last year, will also be playing. If giving Hughes a kickass goodbye isn’t enough to get you to make the drive, seeing some of the best up-and-coming bands in Orlando for a zero-dollar price tag should be.


Wild Adriatic, Geri X, The Dram
New World Brewery (Tampa)
$8 – 18+
Friday, 9 p.m.
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Back home in the Bay, the soulful rock of NY-based Wild Adriatic will emanate from New World Brewery alongside some local favorites. Geri X out of St. Pete and The Dram out of Brandon are some of the biggest names in the region’s indie scene. While The Dram’s mix of Americana and folk punk stand in stark contrast to the solo indie rock goddess that is Geri X, both have received praise from the likes of USA Today, L. A. Post and Rolling Stone. While The Dram are still in-studio working on their first full-length, Wild Adriatic has put their newest album up on their BandCamp for free download THIS WEEK ONLY! Check it out.


Golden Coastal Grizzlies, Poster, Omri Loved Celadon, Pilgramage + More
Unitarian Universalist Church (Lakeland)
$5 – All ages
Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
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Over in Lakeland, the Unitarian Church is hosting a local music showcase Saturday night. The alt indie bands Poster and Golden Coastal Grizzlies, who recently went on their first North Florida mini-tour, will perform alongside some heavier bands out of Lakelands hardcore/punk scene, namely Pilgrimage and Omri Loved Celadon. Tampa-based alt rock band Morris Bridge, who released an EP just this week, will also be performing.


Jonny Craig x Kyle Lucas x Captain Midnight + local guests
The Local 662 (St. Pete)
$18.75 – All ages
Saturday, 7 p.m.
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Local prog rock/hip hop group Samurai Shotgun, stoner rap group Taking Flight Inkorporated and St. Pete-based alt rock band Denim Blue & Miclain Keith, will open for Johnny Craig (formerly of Dance Gavin Dance and Emerosa) and his new hip hop crew. Johnny x Kyle x Midnight will release their debut album at the end of this month.


Painted Face, Magi, Lovebrrd, Proxemia
The Fuzz Factory (Gulfport)
$5 – All ages
Sunday, 8 p.m.
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Saturday night will be a night of weird at the Fuzz Factor. The Brooklyn-based, almost-indescribable noise artist known as Painted Faces will headline Saturday’s show. The only think more experimental than Painted Faces is perhaps the local opening acts. Painted Faces will be preceded by experimentalelectronic artist Jose Rivera, the dark lo-phi experimental pop of Magi and another local experimental artist that goes by Love Brrd.


Bane, Eternal Sleep, Skyway on Fire + More
Epic Problem (Tampa)
$12-15 – All Ages
Sunday, 7 p.m.
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Last but not least, Epic Problem is bringing to Tampa Boston-based independent hardcore band Bane and metal four-piece Eternal Sleep out of Pittsburgh. Opening up for the two touring acts are Rhythm of Fear, Sick of Talk and Tampa Bay locals Skyway on Fire. Hardcore four-piece Skyway on Fire released a new EP titled “Bears in a China Shop” just this week and it was recorded at Rock Garden Studios in St. Pete. Octavio Fernandez, the lead guitarist of Skyway on Fire, is a former bassist and rhythm guitarist for the recently disbanded post-hardcore band Underoath.