Tampa Am Nights Include Friday Psych-Rock Concert and Art Exhibit Opening | Show Previews | Tampa

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Skatepark of Tampa’s Tampa Am returns this weekend and, as usual, organizers have planned unique art activations around one of the most famous amateur skateboarding competitions in the country.

The Bricks in Ybor City is ground zero for those activities on Friday November 11 thanks to this concert by Carlo Barbacci, a 27-year-old Peruvian expat, who brings his boisterous psych-rock band, Mold, for which he has dumped thousands dollars to record a stellar feature debut No silence! which features the engineering of Ryan Haft who helped create the sound on records of some of our favorite Magic City exports (Jacuzzi Boys, Jaialai, the recently departed Holly Hunt).

This free show features an opening set by Best of the Bay award-winning St. Petersburg lo-fi rock band Chlorinefields, as well as an artistic opening for French artist Lucas Beaufort who has recently merged his love for painting with the world of skateboarding by painting directly on printed material. often featuring the work of skateboard photographers.

A press release states that in the show “For Enter the Gus,” “Beaufort has created a collection of works that juxtapose his brightly colored, loosely painted ‘Gus Gus’ against the harsh lines and heavy contrast of the skateboarding photography.”

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