Friday, August 17, 2018

Review: Imagine Dragons light a fire under a new generation at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Review: Imagine Dragons light a fire under a new generation at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Dan Reynolds dressed like a man who didn't care what the world thought: Crinkled navy gym shorts, white socks, white Vans (damn, Daniel!), and that's pretty much it.Granted, the Imagine Dragons frontman is these days cut enough (and then some) to pul...
Published: 08/11/18
SoundBytes: Jacuzzi Boys, Emily Kinney, Michael Ray, Stick to Your Guns and more

SoundBytes: Jacuzzi Boys, Emily Kinney, Michael Ray, Stick to Your Guns and more

— Jacuzzi Boys are returning to Tampa on Sept. 25, this time at the newish venue Hooch and Hive. Tickets are $7. Click here.— The Walking Dead actress Emily Kinney is returning to the Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sept. 26. Ticket...
Published: 08/10/18
Dickey Betts, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Dickey Betts, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Ever since it was announced this spring that Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts was returning to the stage after a retirement of several years, we've been waiting for him to announce a quasi-hometown show north of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge....
Published: 08/10/18
The Alarm’s Mike Peters talks early tours with U2, surviving multiple cancer battles and more

The Alarm’s Mike Peters talks early tours with U2, surviving multiple cancer battles and more

It has been more than three decades since post-punk band the Alarm last played in Tampa Bay. But Mike Peters hasn't forgotten it. You don't forget shows you played with U2 in their young prime."As a musician from a small town in Wales, dreaming of Am...
Published: 08/10/18
Cecily Strong from ‘Saturday Night Live’ headlining USF’s free Round Up comedy show in Tampa

Cecily Strong from ‘Saturday Night Live’ headlining USF’s free Round Up comedy show in Tampa

The cast of Saturday Night Live is coming to Florida. Well, some of them, anyway.SNL star Cecily Strong will headline this year's USF Round Up, the annual back-to-school comedy show for students at the University of South Florida, the school's Campus...
Published: 08/09/18
Andy Grammer concert moved from the State Theatre to the Ritz Ybor

Andy Grammer concert moved from the State Theatre to the Ritz Ybor

We'll have to wait a little longer to get our first look at the reconfigured State Theatre.Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer has moved his Sept. 28 concert from the State in St. Pete to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa. This comes on the heels of news that the Ma...
Published: 08/09/18
The Dollyrots’ Kelly Ogden talks Hollywood exposure, returning home to Tampa and more

The Dollyrots’ Kelly Ogden talks Hollywood exposure, returning home to Tampa and more

Rock stardom took the Dollyrots around the world — major festivals, TV appearances, advice sessions from luminaries like Joan Jett.What brought them back to Tampa?Kids."The actual moving-away process was bittersweet," said singer and bassist Ke...
Published: 08/09/18
Review: Janet Jackson runs through precise, powerful concert at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Review: Janet Jackson runs through precise, powerful concert at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

People, we are reaching a Janet Jackson underappreciation level of epidemic proportions.At her concert Tuesday at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, the entire lawn was closed off. A crowd of 9,000 isn't shabby, but no fans whatsoever on t...
Published: 08/08/18
SoundBytes: The Breeders, High on Fire, Moe., Michael Franti and Spearhead and more

SoundBytes: The Breeders, High on Fire, Moe., Michael Franti and Spearhead and more

— The Breeders are coming to Tampa! The '90s alt-rock act led by Kim and Kelley Deal will play the Ritz Ybor on Oct. 18. Tickets are $28.50 and up. Click here.— Also coming to the Ritz Ybor: Hip-hop duo Atmosphere on Nov. 28, alongside De...
Published: 08/07/18
SoundBytes: Mike Shinoda, Jonathan Davis, Circa Survive, Tech N9ne and more

SoundBytes: Mike Shinoda, Jonathan Davis, Circa Survive, Tech N9ne and more

— For the first time since the death of Chester Bennington, his fellow Linkin Park frontman, Mike Shinoda, is coming to Tampa. He'll perform at the Ritz Ybor on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour on Oct. 19. Tickets go on sale to the public on Fr...
Published: 08/06/18
Updated: 08/07/18