Jeremy Gloff's CD release party for his 16th collection, 21st Century Love Songs, shook up the Magnum Opus art show Saturday night at the Ritz in Ybor.
Judy Tampa and her Bunko Squad had their release party for Tainted the following night at the lovely Springs Theatre, with music and magic by My Little Trotsky and Harry Hayward, respectively. (Full disclosure, my Ronny played on both CD's.)
Before we headed over to the Springs, we stopped into the new Seminole Heights establishment, Ella's Folk Art Cafe, just down the street. Rebekah Pulley was playing and we can't ever get enough of her. It was great seeing a venue made for live, original music packing in the locals who came to listen and enjoy it, not just to drink and drown it out.
For a weekend at least, good music flourished around Tampa, and this season looks promising. I snagged a brief (by no means complete) concert report from Jennifer and Bev at WMNF's ND Hour (9-10 a.m. @ wmnf.org).
11/17 Awesome New Republic, Crowbar
11/19 Song writers night at Tre Amici @ the Bunker
11/19 Ronny Elliott @ Sloppy Pelican
11/19 Roy Zimmerman with Grant Peeples
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11/19 Shawn Kyle @ 5 art Gallery 906 N. Armenia Ave, 210
11/20 Eilen Jewell/Sarah Borges at Skippers
11/20 Geri X, Pat Macdonald (Timbuk3) & Margot West at New World Brewery
11/20 Mustard Plug, The Toasters, Voodoo Glow Skulls at Crowbar
11/21 The Revival Tour in-studio on The Saturday Asylum 2 p.m. on 88.5 WMNF
11/21 Revival Tour 8:00 PM at State Theatre in St Pete
11/21 My Little Trotsky and November Foxtrot Whiskey @ Cafe Hey, 1540 N. Franklin St.
11/21 Poetry ’n Lotion, Jim Morey & Infinite Groove Orchestra at New World Brewery
11/22 GeriX Ella’s Folk Art Cafe, 5119 N. Nebraska Ave
For more local show listings, the Saturday Asylum (Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. on WMNF) has a nice, long concert report at 3 p.m.
Thanks to Jeremy Gloff & Khalid Hameed for the photos.