Sunday, July 15, 2018

Review: Sam Smith lightens the mood in joyful concert at Tampa’s Amalie Arena

Review: Sam Smith lightens the mood in joyful concert at Tampa’s Amalie Arena

We should all can the sad-boy talk. Live and in person, Sam Smith smiles a lot.He smiles before and after almost every song, waving and pointing to the crowd. He even smiles when singing all his huge, heart-filled hits – yes, even the really, r...
Published: 07/14/18
Chief Keef cancels Saturday’s concert at Ritz Ybor in Tampa

Chief Keef cancels Saturday’s concert at Ritz Ybor in Tampa

Well, who could have seen this coming?For the fifth time since 2013, Chicago rapper Chief Keef has canceled a Tampa Bay concert. This time, he was scheduled to perform at a party dubbed "Baychella" on Saturday at the Ritz Ybor.On Instagram, the venue...
Published: 07/13/18
Review: 3 Doors Down headlines, but Collective Soul steals the show at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg

Review: 3 Doors Down headlines, but Collective Soul steals the show at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg

Even before they took the stage Wednesday night in St. Petersburg, 3 Doors Down had a couple of things working against them.1. They had to follow a brilliant, 360-degree sunset that hung over Al Lang Stadium for the better part of a half-hour.2. They...
Published: 07/12/18
Glass Animals cancel sold-out Tampa concert after life-threatening crash

Glass Animals cancel sold-out Tampa concert after life-threatening crash

Glass Animals' July 24 concert at the Ritz Ybor has been sold out for weeks. But it won't be happening now — and the reason why isn't pretty.The eclectic British alt-rockers have canceled a string of upcoming tour dates, including the one in Ta...
Published: 07/12/18
Twenty One Pilots announce tour, coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa

Twenty One Pilots announce tour, coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa

Tampa's got a long-running love affair with Twenty One Pilots. It's about to get a little longer.The wildly popular alt-pop duo emerged from a yearlong hiatus Wednesday to announce their fall Bandito Tour, which will stop at Amalie Arena on Nov. 3. R...
Published: 07/11/18
SoundBytes: Poppy, Twiddle, Lucero, Machine Head and more

SoundBytes: Poppy, Twiddle, Lucero, Machine Head and more

— Electro-pop singer and YouTube star Poppy is coming to the Orpheum on Nov. 9, her only Florida stop on her fall tour. Kailee Morgue and Jaira Burns will open. Tickets go on sale Friday. Click here.— Crusty alt-rock cowpunks Lucero are r...
Published: 07/10/18
EDC Orlando lineup: Bassnectar, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Kaskade, more

EDC Orlando lineup: Bassnectar, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Kaskade, more

Can you hear bass booming from Orlando in Tampa? We might just find out in November, when EDC Orlando returns to Tinker Field.Orlando's Electric Daisy Carnival outpost announced its 2018 lineup on Tuesday, and it's chock-full of A-list DJs: Tiesto, B...
Published: 07/10/18
Herbie Hancock, Michael McDonald, ‘Generation Axe,’ more coming to Clearwater

Herbie Hancock, Michael McDonald, ‘Generation Axe,’ more coming to Clearwater

It's shaping up to be a sizzling week in Clearwater, as Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday dropped a hot slate of concert announcements on Tampa Bay fans.Herbie Hancock, Michael McDonald, Mary Chapin Carpenter and an all-star tour of...
Published: 07/10/18
SoundBytes: Shemekia Copeland, Sebastian Maniscalco, Lonestar and more

SoundBytes: Shemekia Copeland, Sebastian Maniscalco, Lonestar and more

— Blues great Shemekia Copeland is coming to the Attic in Ybor City on Nov. 10. Tickets are $35 and up. Click here.— A couple of new singer-songwriter shows coming to the Capitol Theatre in February: Paul Thorn on Feb. 8 ($26 and up, clic...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/10/18
A day after his Florida arrest, Chris Brown takes the stage at Tampa concert

A day after his Florida arrest, Chris Brown takes the stage at Tampa concert

There were flashing police lights, wailing sirens and yellow crime scene tape at Chris Brown’s concert in Tampa Friday night, but it was all part of the show — videos projected on stage during his performance of Yellow Tape, on which he s...
Published: 07/07/18
Updated: 07/09/18