New wave icon Blondie brings its Whip It to Shreds Tour to England Brothers Park in Pinellas Park on Sept. 23.
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Matisyahu performs Sept. 1 at Pinellas Park’s England Brothers Park.
Photo courtesy of DOVE SHORE PHOTOGRAPHY/ABC PUBLIC RELATIONSThe Dirty Heads join the lineup Sept. 1 at England Brothers Park in Pinellas Park.
PINELLAS PARK – The city of Pinellas Park will attract music aficionados from around the Tampa Bay region in September with two concerts at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N.,
First up will be Sublime with Rome on Saturday, Sept. 1, Gates will open at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $27. Visit ticketfly.com.
The original ska-punk outfit Sublime split up following the death of lead singer and guitarist Bradley Nowell in 1996. In 2009, surviving members Eric Wilson, bass guitar, and Bud Gaugh, drums, joined with Rome Ramirez to form Sublime with Rome. Initially, the new lineup concentrated on performing songs by Sublime. In 2011, Sublime with Rome released “Yours Truly,” which included the U.S. Alternative hit “Panic.”
When Gaugh left the band in late 2011 to focus on his family, he was replaced by Josh Freese. DJ Rocky Rock also will join the band.
The show also will feature performances by Matisyahu, Cypress Hill, Dirty Heads and Pepper.
According to his artist bio, since first emerging on the international stage in 2005, Matisyahu has established a reputation for following his muse – from the stripped-down roots reggae of the gold-certified Live at Stubb’s to the trippy ministrations of Youth to the polished pop eclecticism of Light. In 2010, he returned to the venerable Austin venue that introduced him for Live at Stubb’s II, demonstrating that all those travels had somehow only strengthened his connection to his musical bedrock. It was a whirlwind half-decade journey, one that earned Matisyahu a place in pop culture at large.
Currently based in Los Angeles, Matisyahu recently released “Spark Seeker,” a new studio album. The vocalist and songwriter explores uncharted territory on his fourth studio effort, partnering with a number of collaborators along the way.
“It just felt good to sort of restart everything,” Matisyahu says in a press release promoting the new album.
He considers the impermanence of the physical form one of the central themes of “Spark Seeker.”
“We live in a world where people tend to think in extremes and categorize with ultimate statements,” Matisyahu says. “While it’s true that at one point it would’ve been pretty accurate to describe me as Hasidic reggae, for most of my career my music has been a blend, a mixture.”
Cypress Hill has long represented the will of the people according to the band’s management group, Velvet Hammer Music.
The Los Angeles-based trio of rappers B-Real and Sen Dog and producer DJ Muggs provided distinctive insight into the harsh realities of ghetto life, championed marijuana before it became fashionable and made it acceptable for rappers to use Spanish in their rhymes. Given its visionary bent, it makes sense that the group wanted to call its new album – and its first under the Snoop Dogg administration at Priority Records – “Rise Up.”
“The term itself is pretty strong, like a call to action for people to stand up for what they believe in,” B-Real says in a press release promoting the album. “With this album, we tried to take an aggressive approach on pretty much the whole thing. I wanted to focus on making some raw, aggressive, in your face hip-hop as well as still touch on that alternative base that we have.”
The Southern California SoCal rock/reggae/hip-hop band The Dirty Heads was called one of Rolling Stone's Best New Bands of 2010.
The band features Dustin Bushnell, vocals/guitar; Jared Watson, vocals; Jon Olazabal, percussion; Matt Ochoa, drums; and David Foral, bass.
The Dirty Heads’ new album “Cabin by the Sea” debuted on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart at No. 18, Independent Albums chart at No. 3, Alternative Albums chart at No. 4, and the Current Digital chart at No. 9.
The Whip It to Shreds Tour
The Whip It to Shreds Tour comes to England Brothers Park on Sunday, Sept. 23.
Gates will open at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $14. Visit ticketfly.com.
Blondie and Devo will co-headline the show. Blondie veterans Debbie Harry, Clem Burke and Chris Stein, along with newer band members Leigh Foxx, Tommy Kessler and Matt Katz-Bohen will be playing the acclaimed songs from their most recent album “Panic of Girls” as well as the biggest hits from their storied four-decade career. Devo, who released their first studio album in two decades with 2010?s highly praised “Something for Everybody” and have been touring since. Devo will mix up their set with their newer material and the classics. Original members Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Gerald and Bob Casale will take the stage with tour drummer Jeff Friedl rounding out the lineup.