Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Music News, Concert Reviews

After 21 years and a life-altering illness, Tampa band Pohgoh returns

After 21 years and a life-altering illness, Tampa band Pohgoh returns

Susie Ulrey squints and points across her stable of switchel and chips."You know like when a flash shines in your eye, and you have that little floater?" she says. "I have this little floater in my right eye. Like, I can see it. When I’m looking at y...
Published: 09/11/18
Updated: 09/12/18
Ticket window: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, America, Dennis DeYoung on sale this week

Ticket window: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, America, Dennis DeYoung on sale this week

Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:• Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Amalie Arena, Tampa, $36-$79.50, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at livenation.com or by calling toll-free 1-800-745-3000.e_SBlt Skyway 10K, 6 a.m....
Published: 09/13/18
Weekend concert picks: Dierks Bentley, Scorpions, Freestyle Explosion and more

Weekend concert picks: Dierks Bentley, Scorpions, Freestyle Explosion and more

LONG TAIL: THE SCORPIONS The Scorpions’ longevity, says co-founding guitarist Rudolf Schenker, is due partly to their ability to balance their classic sound with modern trends. Back in the ’80s, "we were surfing on the highest wave in th...
Published: 09/12/18
Pohgoh’s Susie Ulrey talks returning after 21 years, playing through multiple sclerosis and more

Pohgoh’s Susie Ulrey talks returning after 21 years, playing through multiple sclerosis and more

Last week, Tampa indie band Pohgoh released Secret Club, their first album in 21 years; they'll celebrate it Friday with a hometown record release show, followed by an East Coast tour.Secret Club is Pohgoh's first album since singer-songwriter Susie ...
Published: 09/12/18
Lucinda Williams, Drive-By Truckers coming to Jannus Live in St. Petersburg

Lucinda Williams, Drive-By Truckers coming to Jannus Live in St. Petersburg

Too bad if you don't already have a cabin on the upcoming Outlaw Country Cruise, which departs Tampa in January, and features acts like Steve Earle and Margo Price. It's been sold out for a while.Thankfully, local station WMNF-88.5 FM is throwing you...
Published: 09/12/18
The Scorpions’ Rudolf Schenker talks longevity, global politics before Tampa gig

The Scorpions’ Rudolf Schenker talks longevity, global politics before Tampa gig

If, in this age of anxiety about Russia’s encroaching influence on the world, you find yourself hearing the Scorpions’ Wind of Change a little differently, you’re definitely not alone."People notice this meaning now much more," said Rudolf Schenker, ...
Published: 09/12/18
SoundBytes: Kane Brown, Carol Burnett, Joan of Arc, America and more

SoundBytes: Kane Brown, Carol Burnett, Joan of Arc, America and more

— New-school country sensation Kane Brown will bring his first arena headlining tour to the Amway Center in Orlando on Jan. 26. Raelynn will open. Tickets start at $26.50 and go on sale Friday. Click here.— Comic legend Carol Burnett will...
Published: 09/10/18
Deicide’s Glen Benton talks biking in Tampa, writing about Satan, aging in death metal and more

Deicide’s Glen Benton talks biking in Tampa, writing about Satan, aging in death metal and more

The Suncoast bike trail near Lutz is not the sort of place you'd think would inspire some of the most brutal Satanist death metal ever to come out of Florida. But if you pass a biker with an upside-down cross scar burned into his forehead, that might...
Published: 09/10/18
G-Eazy, Halsey, more pay tribute to Mac Miller at Tampa concert

G-Eazy, Halsey, more pay tribute to Mac Miller at Tampa concert

Among those reeling from the news of Mac Miller's death from an apparent drug overdose on Friday: His friend and fellow rapper G-Eazy, who performed hours later at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa."I swear, life is so f—ing fra...
Published: 09/08/18
Review: Paul Simon, adventurous as ever, bids Tampa farewell at Amalie Arena

Review: Paul Simon, adventurous as ever, bids Tampa farewell at Amalie Arena

Paul Simon has a Tampa story.A few years back, he brought his son to Tampa for a Yankees Spring Training game. The team asked him to throw out the first pitch, because, well, he's Paul Simon. He wrote the line, "Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio." Wh...
Published: 09/07/18