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By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published September 14, 2001

Free concert

Free concert

While the band Nine Days was formed during the peak of grunge in the mid-1990s, its sound is far different. You can hear its unique sound at a free performance tonight at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater. The band, led by guitarist/vocalists John Hampson and Brian Desveaux, bass player Nick Dimichino, percussionist Vincent Tattanelli and keyboard player Jeremy Dean, combine 1980s rock with soulful influences such as Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. Some people may have heard their songs from their debut album, The Maddening Crowd on WSSR-FM 95.7 radio station, the concert sponsor. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert begins at 8:30 p.m.

Jazz performance

The Beauvilles, a young pop, reggae, jazz soul and funk trio from Tampa will kick off a new season of music jams from 7 to 8:45 tonight in the Tonne Playhouse at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, south of East Bay Drive between Highland Avenue and Seminole Boulevard. The ensemble makes its unique sound with jazz drums, an acoustic bass and guitar. The Clearwater-based band Phoenix will open the show. Admission costs $3. Call (727) 587-6793.

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