• The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are gonna finally win this Sunday against the Colts

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were not good defensively in the month of November, and gave up 39 and 27 points to the Texans and 49ers, respectively. This week Tampa Bay gets to take on the Indianapolis Colts, a team featuring Garner Minshew under center, a quarterback that was only able to put up a measly 10 points last week against the lowly New England Patriots in their matchup across the Atlantic. Still, the same Colts exploded for 38 points in a week 7 matchup with the top-rated...

  • Tampa Bay's best live music happening from Nov. 23-30

    It's Thanksgiving weekend, and the Tampa Bay concert calendar has plenty to be grateful for, including shows from Doechii, Cardiel and more. Shows on this listing of Tampa Bay's best concerts happening Nov. 23-30 are compiled by Creative Loafing Tampa Bay staffers and contributors, then supplemented with select gigs from CL's user-submitted Tampa Bay concert calendar. Don't see your event here?

  • The Get Up Kids return to St. Petersburg, as openers for Manchester Orchestra

    Some of us are still hurting from how much of a shitshow opening night of the All-American Rejects and New Found Glory’s “Wet Hot All-American Summer Tour” was, with emo pioneer The Get Up Kids opening things up with only four songs, due to a plethora of technical issues. Luckily, Jannus Live is far more compact than the ol’ Gary amphitheater, so the band’s opening slot for Manchester Orchestra—which released The Valley of Vision, a new EP that went along with a 26-minute long virtual...

  • Jim Croce’s son AJ is coming to Clearwater to play dad’s songs, and his own

    A.J. Croce is no stranger to losing those close to him. Last September marked 50 years since his father Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash at the age of 30, barely a year after he finally got his big break with "You Don’t Mess Around With Jim." Though A.J. was a few days away from turning two years old when his family received the news, his wife Marlo died suddenly five years ago, and ever since, he’s been keeping busy on the road, performing selections from his dad’s short but...

  • St. Pete hometown hero The Hip Abduction headlines ‘Rise Up’ concert this weekend

    The Hip Abduction, a St. Pete-based reggae darling, inspired by West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music, headlines the latest installment of St. Pete Pier’s Rise Up Concert Series series with a handful of mainly fellow southern up-and-comers. Tickets to see The Hip Abduction, Passafire, Coyote Island, and Sierra Lane play the Rise Up concert series at St. Petersburg Pier and Spa Beach on Sunday, Nov. 26 are still available and start at $20 (Black Friday special, people).

  • TikTok star turned indie-pop fave Leanna Firestone comes to Tampa

    Sad-girl indie-pop that has dominated both the Top 40 charts and the hearts of teenagers everywhere, and one artist emerging on the scene is bringing her specific brand of the popular genre to Tampa. Tik Tok star-turned independent artist Leanna Firestone is currently on her “Least Favorite Only Child Tour” throughout the southwest and northeast, promoting her latest group of songs, 2023’s Good Grief. The 21-year-old Tennessee-based singer-songwriter launched an anime-focused Tik Tok...

  • Country singer Alexandra Kay brings debut LP to sold-out Tampa show on Sunday

    Alexandra Kay has previously opened for Tim McGraw, and cites Dolly Parton and Leanne Womack as her vocal influences. The 32-year-old country singer finally released her debut album last month.

  • ‘Shopapalooza,’ St. Pete’s ginormous outdoor holiday market, is this weekend

    St. Pete’s massive spread of local makers always happens right after Thanksgiving to help get everyone in the mood for Christmas shopping. Over 300 local vendors sling a mix of locally-produced and imported wares, featuring everything from art, crafts, jewelry and clothing to homegoods, food and beverages, toiletries and plants.

  • The Motowners are doing a holiday concert in St. Pete

    It’s pretty common for folks to start celebrating Christmas as soon as their Thanksgiving plates are cleared, and this “Legends of Motown” show will certainly help them get into that holiday spirit. Less of a concert and more of a performance or “15-piece musical extravaganza,” this Motowners gig features choreography, several costume changes and singers backed by an in-house band. Expect Motown favorites mixed with classic Christmas tunes, and whatever else these performers have up...

  • Drake protege Roy Woods plays headlining Tampa show on Tuesday

    As he was just entering adulthood, Roy Woods became acquainted with Drake’s manager Oliver El-Khatib via Instagram. Almost a decade later, the 27-year-old is signed to Champagnepapi’s label OVO Sound, which just released his third studio album Mixed Emotions, and effort that sees Woods asking a woman what the hell is up with the mental abuse, coming to grips with becoming a father, and how his priorities have shifted from when he was younger. The last time Woods was in Tampa was...

  • ‘Jingle Ball’ concert includes Doechii, the Tampa rapper who plays Amalie Arena twice this week

    This year’s Tampa stop on the annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour is doing a complete 180 from its nostalgic approach last year. Ex-One Direction member Niall Horan—whose only other appearance on this tour will be in Inglewood—headlines while continuing the kickoff to his next era, centered around his new album The Show, which he’ll bring back to Tampa this summer for a longer gig. R&B singer Teddy Swims (who just played Jannus Live last month).

  • Tampa emo pioneer Pohgoh is going on tour, but not before an intimate record store show

    As a kickoff to a four-date east coast tour, beloved Tampa indie-emo outfit Pohgoh—the birther of last year’s du und ich, which might have been one of the most crisp, catchy, and thematically eclectic albums to come out of our neck of the woods in 2022—takes to Microgroove to grab a little extra money to help pay for gas and van rental funds to get up to North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington D.C. successfully. The newly rebranded Earthgirl, formerly known as My Cat Umi, is also on...