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Athens band Five Eight returns to Ybor City

If you're into indie rock or power-pop or whatever you might want to call it, you're probably into Five Eight. If not, you probably haven't heard them. But you should have. Over their long career, the venerable Athens, Ga., band has opened for all the big names that would have any punk-ish indie band open for them -- REM, Cheap Trick, the Ramones, etc. -- and plays around these parts regularly, most often in Tampa's Ybor City. They're coming back again this weekend for a show at the New World Brewery on Saturday.

They're celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their great album "Weirdo," and the new vinyl release of that album. So you can expect to hear a lot of the songs off of that album, and with any luck you'll also get to hear some stuff from their other seven releases, including the 2010's terrific "Your God Is Dead to Me Now."

They've been around for more than a quarter of a century, and two of the original members -- singer/guitarist and songwriter Mike Mantione and bassist Dan Horowitz -- are still in the band. Drummer Patrick "Tigger" Ferguson has been with them off and on since the early years.

They don't show their age, though -- their shows are frenetic and their music is as invigorating as ever.

A St. Petersburg band called Talk Nice opens.

Details: 9 p.m. (door) May 9,New World Brewery, 1313 E. Eighth Ave.. Tampa. Tickets: $10. Information: 813-248-4969, newworldbrewery.net.

-- Marty Clear

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