Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sarah Borges among highlights of WMNF's Tropical Heatwave

  It’s still two months away, but if you’re a fan of WMNF's Tropical Heatwave you’re already planning on going. Here’s the latest, still-incomplete info on the music lineup. Among the acts worth getting excited about are Sarah Borges, the Heligoats and Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets.

   It’s happening May 10-11 in venues around Ybor City in Tampa. The center of the action is the Cuban Club at 2010 Avenida Republica de Cuba, but if you wander around to other venues you’ll discover some great bands you might never have heard otherwise.

Friday, May 10:

Sarah Borges appears May 11.
Paul Thorn (folk-soul)
Selwyn Birchwood (blues)
Mercy Brothers (rocking country gospel)
American Aquarium (rocking Americana)
Applebutter Express (ukulele folk funk)

Ray Bonneville (funky folk)

Saturday, May 11:

Stooges Brass Band (R&B brass band)
Sarah Borges (roots rock)
Los Hacheros (salsa)
Ryan Montbleau Band (rock-soul–folk)
Paul Thorn Band (roots rock)
Southern Hospitality (boogie blues)
Jason D. Williams (rockabilly piano)
Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison (alt-country)
Suenalo (Latin-funk-hip hop)
Ana Popovic (rocking blues)
Nikki Hill (soul, blues)
The Wholetones (bluegrass-punk)
Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets (folk-rock)
Krissy Krissy (pop soul)
The Heligoats (alt-rock)
The Whiskey Gentry (alt-country)
Dirty Bourbon River Show (circus rock)
The Happiness Machine (alt-rock)

Day Joy (dreamy alt-rock)

Tickets: $20 advance, $25 at the door for Friday only, $30 advance, $35 at the door for Saturday only, $40 advance, $50 at the door for both days. Information, 813-238-8001 or

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