Rockin’ by daylight and twilight

In July, I posted a blog about what the music scene needs to provide more variety and reach more people, and I’m happy to report that one of the items on my wishlist has been addressed by some enterprising folks in the Tampa Bay music scene.

The call for “afternoon, earlier shows on the weekends at non-bar venues as well as drinkin’ spots,” has been answered by both New World Brewery and Crowbar.

Early shows are great for people who keep early work hours, parents and others who can no longer do the late-night party thing. 

Sunday events unfortunately been a conflict for me recently as I’m usually with my boyfriend and his son at that time. I think our schedule is changing soon and I should be able to make it to these new laid-back gigs.

Here’s the poster advertising New World’s Sunset Sundays:

Scott Harrell’s next Kinder, Gentler Sunday, a mini In the Raw acoustic showcase, is on Sunday, Nov. 23, at Crowbar. Next show features Matt Burke of Have Gun, Will Travel and George Daher.


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  1. I’d be remiss in my duties if I failed to point out that Sunday shows at Skipper’s start at 5pm, wrap up about 9 and have done so for a good 20 years. 🙂

    THEA GILMORE (INDIE/AMERICANA) According to Mojo Magazine (UK), Gilmore remains “the most coherent and literate of singer/songwriters”. w/WILL QUINLAN
    SHOWTIME 5PM • TIX $12
    Tickets for WMNF concerts available in person at Skipper’s
    or online via WMNF’s website

    SHANE MEADE & THE SOUND (FOLK/ROCK); CHRISTIE LENEÉ AND THE FUNKGRASS GROOVE (JAMBAND/JAZZ); FRIENDS OF FIL (JAMBAND/BLUES) Plus a “Live Art Canvas Design” taking place during the show by Stephen Barry.

    BLUEGROUND UNDERGRASS By successfully parlaying an extensive knowledge of bluegrass music with major elements of jazz and Southern rock, Blueground Undergrass has forged a unique, new listening experience, one rooted in the essentials of great American genres. Formed originally in 1998 by Jeff Mosier, Blueground Undergrass has developed a solid reputation and nationwide following by playing its multi-faceted music mix coast-to-coast. The band has always been known for exciting performances and eclectic arrangements. Its sonic “wall of twang type sound” pleases the whole spectrum of fans from hippies to cloggers to rockers, taking Blueground Undergrass to the brink of almost moshpit energy, yet guiding each with song-driven clarity along the way.
    5PM $12/15

    TOUBAB KREWE Acclaimed instrumental band fusing the music of Mali with American musical styles, particularly those of the Southern United States. Instrumentation includes kora (21-string harp-lute), kamelengoni (12-string harp-lute), soku (Malian horsehair fiddle), two electric guitars, electric bass guitar, drum set, and African percussion. The Asheville-based group has traveled to West Africa several times, working with local musicians. In several West African languages, including Bambara and Wolof, Toubab means “foreigner.” “Krewe” is a reference to the New Orleans region’s spelling of the word “Crew.” Toubab Krewe has performed at some of the largest attended music festivals in the U.S., including Bonnaroo, MerleFest and MagnoliaFest. NO OPENING ACT.
    5PM $10/13
    Buy Tickets

    HALCYON Long-running trio featuring the trademark harmonies, insightful original songs and aggressive guitars of Debbie ‘n’ Stephanie plus the polyrhythmic percussion of Alvon. The Weekly Planet says “they generate the best harmonies this side of heaven.“ They’ve sung the national anthem for the Devil Rays, Braves & Bucs and continue to please crowds in the southeast.
    5PM $12

    RONNY ELLIOTT, VODKANAUTS, SACK ‘O WOE BLUES BAND, JON PUHL & THE TREBLEMAKERS plus others TBA pay tribute to NRBQ, the world’s greatest omnipop band. The show doubles as a benefit for original Q guitarist Steve Furgeson, currently battling cancer.
    5PM $10

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