This week’s concert picks all of central Manatee County, with each show taking place in Bradenton or Palmetto. The blues/roots spot of Cottonmouth in the colorful Arts Village district and the indie/punk venue Oscura in its new location in downtown Bradenton will each host several notable shows this week, featuring both locally based and out-of-state touring musicians from Washington DC, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, band members from one of Manatee County’s top music groups will perform at a shindig celebrating the one-year anniversary of a Palmetto bar and restaurant. Here are the highlights from this week; event details are subject to change.
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The Burke Brothers Trio
Waypoint Bar & Grill in Palmetto will celebrate a year in business with an event featuring live music from members of one of Manatee County’s top bands. The Burke Brothers Trio includes singer-songwriter/guitarist Matt Burke, bassist Daniel Burke and guitarist Scott Anderson of Bradenton Americana band Have Gun, Will Travel. The group ranks among the most successful musical acts that call Sarasota-Manatee home, being covered by outlets such as NPR and No depression and have their music appear on the television shows “The Good Wife” and “The Ranch”. 7 p.m. Saturday; Waypoint Bar & Grill, 11000 US Highway 41 N., Palmetto; 941-212-6600; waypoint27north.com
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Slim and the percolators
Hailing from Philadelphia, blues band Slim and the Perkolators return to Sarasota-Manatee to play Bradenton’s Restaurant and Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen. The band features harmonica player Derek “Harmonica Slim” Matteson and guitarist Tim “The Perkolator” Perks, who released their self-titled debut album in 2019. Featuring originals as well as covers of songs by blue legends such as Little Walter and Magic Sam , the feature earned a New Artist Debut Album Blues Blast Music Award nomination in 2020. 7 p.m. Saturday; Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen, 1114 12th St. W., Bradenton; $12; 941-243-3735; facebook.com/cottonmouthsoul
Love Kills Joy, Penny Fountain, Las Nadas
Cafe and venue Bradenton Oscura, which has hosted a variety of punk and indie acts since reopening earlier this year, continues this weekend with a show headlined by Love Kills Joy. Hailing from Ocala, Florida – their 2020 EP “Self-Help” features the Sunshine State-appropriate flamingo album cover – the band play the kind of gruff pop-punk that would be at home at punk extravaganza Annual Gainesville Fest, which they will perform again this year. Alternative punk rockers Palmetto Penny Fountain and Las Nadas also perform. doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Saturday; Oscura, 816 Manatee Ave E., Bradenton; $10 in advance, $12 on the day; 941-201-4950; oscura.live
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Phantomwise, Pilot Jonesz, The Pilot Waves
Oscura will also host this concert over the weekend headlined by Phantomwise from Washington, DC, who are visiting the venue on a tour of the South. The band describes their sound as “soulful emo pop-punk indie rock & roll”, a combination of genres that can be heard on the “Holidays in the United States” EP. They will be joined by two artists from Tampa Bay: Pilot Jonezz, whose sound is a similar mix of punk, funk, alternative and R&B; and indie rock band The Pilot Waves. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show Sunday; Oscura, 816 Manatee Ave E., Bradenton; $10 in advance, $12 on the day; 941-201-4950; oscura.live
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Soulful Wife, David Julia
Cottonmouth’s live music lineup this week will also include Soulful Femme and David Julia’s double blues project. The former is a Pittsburgh-based duo of vocalist Stevee Wellons and guitarist Cheryl Rinovato, who released the album “It is Well with My Soul” last year and whose sound blends blues, funk, rock and jazz. . They’ll be joined by Julia, a blues guitarist and singer-songwriter from Central Florida who released the feature film “Inspired” in 2018, produced by blues-rock favorite Mike Zito. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 25; Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen, 1114 12th St. W., Bradenton; $15; 941-243-3735; facebook.com/cottonmouthsoul
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