The Local Revolt Music Series rolls out some of the Tampa Bay area’s hottest bands on Saturday, Feb. 11, noon to 10 p.m., at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N.
Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and the music will start at noon.
The rain-or-shine outdoor event will include performances by 10 local bands coming together to create a full day of music. Between sets, DJ XL and comedian Lou Angelwolf will keep the audience entertained.
“There will be 10 of the best local bands within 100 miles of Tampa performing,” said Reyna Martin, event coordinator.
The band lineup is as follows:
• The Surfin’ Raccoons – noon to 12:40 p.m.
• Johnny Cakes and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso – 1 to 1:40 p.m.
• UNRB – 2 to 2:40 p.m.
• Rock ’n’ Chair Band – 3 to 3:40 p.m.
• Santino – 4 to 4:40 p.m.
• 10th Concession – 5 to 5:40 p.m.
• The Jeremy Thomas Band – 6 to 6:40 p.m.
• Consinity – 7 to 7:40 p.m.
• Khora – 8 to 8:40 p.m.
• The August Name – 9 to 10 p.m.
Headlining the show will be The August Name.
Based in St. Petersburg, this alternative rock outfit blends a variety of musical styles and influences to forge a distinctive sound. Members include Ryan McGibbeny on vocals; Evander Lipps, drums; Dacian Miron, guitar; J.J. Faustino, guitar; and Mike Daniel, bass.
Hailing from Seminole, The Surfin’ Raccoons play blues, classic rock and surf music.
This self-described “easy-going, flexible party band” has been around since 1985. As with any veteran band, there have been personnel changes over the years – but the five current members have been together for more than a decade.
According to their website, Johnny Cakes and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso play “guttercalypso” – a veritable gumbo of styles including calypso, punk, ska, reggae, rock steady, tropical and rock.
Tampa-based, the band routinely serves up energetic and dynamic live performances featuring steel drum, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion, drums, bass, guitar and even kazoos on occasion. In 2009, Johnny Cakes released their first full length album "Rise of the Pink Flamingos.” The album was recorded at Audio Impact Studios in Clearwater.
UNRB, a seven-piece band from St. Petersburg, features some rather unorthodox instrumentation – including an electric ukulele.
Musically, UNRB finds inspiration in a wide variety of genres including ska, rock, funk, blues, jazz, reggae, polka and classical. They boast a powerful horn section and their live shows are described as “high energy” performances supported by an “electrifying stage presence.”
In 2011, UNRB toured throughout Florida, played several large-scale festivals and recorded a self-titled EP.
Though they’ve been at it for more than a decade, members of St. Petersburg’s Rock ’n’ Chair Band consider the group a work in progress.
The band blends funk, rock, blues, tribal and world music into a unique sound. Boasting professional musicians with pure passion for improvisation and substance over style, on stage the band delivers hard-hitting roots music.
Santino embraces all aspects of his music: He is producer, musician, songwriter and vocalist.
“Everything you hear in my music is me,” Santino writes on his MySpace page. “The guitar, keys, bass, drums, all the writing, the singing and rapping … I am the true definition of an artist.”
The name 10th Concession is derived from the name of the street where Ian and Evan Koteles’ father lived as a child in Canada.
Originally an acoustic duo, the brothers have been writing, recording and performing together since 2002. In 2007, Evan graduated high school and moved to Tallahassee and Ian relocated to Nashville to pursue a career in music. The two continue to exchange song ideas online and, when Ian was introduced to a well-known producer, the brothers reunited and began to work on their first full-length album as 10th Concession.
The brothers soon welcomed Matt Brady, a multi-instrumentalist; and David Daniels, drummer, rounding out the band. 10th Concession now performs throughout the Southeastern United States.
The Jeremy Thomas Band is helmed by veteran Tampa Bay musician Jeremy Thomas. Thomas, lead singer, is joined by Sean Colpoys, bass; and Casey Grillo, drums, to form a power trio known for exhilarating renditions of both classic hits and modern rockers.
Consinity came to be in 2005.
A hard-rocking addition to the Tampa Bay area heavy metal scene, the band has performed on the main stage at the Central Florida Music Festival and has appeared with internationally known touring bands such as Crossfade, Psychostick and Soulidium.
With their prog-metal stylings, the band’s repertoire embraces everything from thrash metal to meditative power ballads.
Hailing from Largo, the four-piece rock group Khora was the winner of the 97X Next Big Thing 11 local band search.
Band members include Reed Skahill, lead singer; James Palmer, lead guitar; Travis Young, drums; and Taylor Gilchrist, bass. Formed in early 2011, Khora’s hgh-energy performances have already made them local favorite.
Attendees may bring lawn chairs and blankets. Coolers will not be permitted in the park.
“This is a come and go as you please show,” Martin said. “Where else can you get 10 bands with 10 hours of music? That's only $2 a band,” she added.
After the show, there will be an after party beginning at 10 p.m., at The Ale & The Witch, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. The Ale & The Witch features more than 30 American craft brews on tap.
For event information, visit www.thelocalrevolt.net.