Monday, August 13, 2018

Music News, Concert Reviews

Pop-punks the Dollyrots return from Hollywood home to Tampa, toddlers in tow

Pop-punks the Dollyrots return from Hollywood home to Tampa, toddlers in tow

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 Kelly O...
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
Florida Orchestra adds ‘Home Alone’ movie to Christmas concert lineup

Florida Orchestra adds ‘Home Alone’ movie to Christmas concert lineup

The Home Alone series of movies recalls hits such as Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and Jingle Bell Rock, but Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ charming score has the lilting nostalgic tone that makes it a Christmas classic. And now the F...
Published: 08/07/18
Bob Dylan coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Bob Dylan coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

We've already had a Pulitzer Prize winner come to town this year in Kendrick Lamar. How about a Nobel Prize winner, too?Bob Dylan and his Band are returning to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater for the third time in four years, the venue annnounced on i...
Published: 08/06/18
Review: Kesha, Macklemore stage a gloriously wild, redemptive party at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Review: Kesha, Macklemore stage a gloriously wild, redemptive party at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Kesha descended from a UFO birds a-blazing, snarling "I'M A M—–F—ING WOMAN!" in white chaps with a  barely-there backside."This is the last night of tour, so f— it, I'm just going to scream until my voice is no longer the...
Published: 08/06/18
Review / photos: Vans Warped Tour brings bittersweet emotions at penultimate tour stop in Tampa

Review / photos: Vans Warped Tour brings bittersweet emotions at penultimate tour stop in Tampa

Travis Clark sneaked into his first Vans Warped Tour in St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park. The next year, his Bradenton pop-punk group We the Kings won a band battle to play a single Warped date, also in St. Pete.More than a decade and 300-plus Warped show...
Published: 08/04/18
Review: We’re all frands with Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Review: We’re all frands with Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Friday nights are for frands — sorry, friends, there's still a little twang in my voice — and Tampa got to hang out with five of them at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Little Big Town joined Ms. Miranda Lambert f...
Published: 08/04/18
Best concerts this week: Van Warped Tour, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, the Cult

Best concerts this week: Van Warped Tour, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, the Cult

LAST THRASH: Vans Warped TourIt’s fitting that this is where the Vans Warped Tour ends. Florida, and the punk bands it has produced over the years, has played a big role in Warped’s evolution since 1995. New Found Glory, above, Less Than Jake, We the...
Published: 08/01/18
Updated: 08/03/18
Kristin Chenoweth reschedules spring concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Kristin Chenoweth reschedules spring concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Kristin Chenoweth has taken over for John Lithgow as the lead defendant in the second season of the the NBC sitcom Trial & Error. Good for her! But also, bad for us.The Emmy- and Tony-winning actress was slated to perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall on F...
Published: 08/03/18
American Football’s Steve Lamos talks about reuniting, vinyl, his day job as a college professor and more

American Football’s Steve Lamos talks about reuniting, vinyl, his day job as a college professor and more

Steve Lamos is bringing homework on tour. He has no choice. Days after his indie/emo band American Football plays Tampa for the first time, he has to be back at school for his day job: English professor at the University of Colorado."As an academic, ...
Published: 08/03/18