Monday, May 21, 2018

Music News, Concert Reviews

Ticket window: Fleetwood Mac, the Piano Guys and WWE Smackdown

Ticket window: Fleetwood Mac, the Piano Guys and WWE Smackdown

Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:• Fleetwood Mac, 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Amalie Arena, Tampa, $69.50-$249.50, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office, 401 Channelside Drive (walk-up only), and through Ticketmaster at Ticketmas...
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This week’s top concerts: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Old Crow Medicine Show and Marian Hill

This week’s top concerts: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Old Crow Medicine Show and Marian Hill

GONE WITH THE WIND: Lynyrd SkynyrdThink of how out of place Lynyrd Skynyrd sounds in today’s music landscape. "Could you imagine a new artist doing Free Bird for nine minutes?" said founding guitarist Gary Rossington. "And the music that would have t...
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Dave’s Aqua Lounge, longtime punk and rock hangout in St. Petersburg, being razed, replaced with 7-Eleven

Dave’s Aqua Lounge, longtime punk and rock hangout in St. Petersburg, being razed, replaced with 7-Eleven

For decades, Dave's Aqua Lounge was a fixture on Gandy Boulevard in St. Petersburg, hosting live bands, disco dances, pin-up contests and even ghost-busters investigating spirits there (the non-alcohol kind).Grammy winner Derek Trucks, a member of th...
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Old Crow Medicine Show’s Critter Fuqua talks about going electric, ’90s country and more

Old Crow Medicine Show’s Critter Fuqua talks about going electric, ’90s country and more

It wasn't quite the same as Bob Dylan plugging in at the Newport Folk Festival. But there was still something surprising about hearing Critter Fuqua play an electric guitar on Old Crow Medicine Show's new album Volunteer, which marks their 20th anniv...
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Old Crow Medicine Show’s Critter Fuqua talks Confederate symbols, bro country and Bob Dylan

Old Crow Medicine Show’s Critter Fuqua talks Confederate symbols, bro country and Bob Dylan

It wasn’t quite the same as Bob Dylan plugging in at the Newport Folk Festival. But there was still something surprising about hearing Critter Fuqua play an electric guitar on Old Crow Medicine Show’s new album Volunteer, which marks thei...
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Third Eye Blind to headline free Riverfront Rock concert in Tampa’s Riverfront Park

Third Eye Blind to headline free Riverfront Rock concert in Tampa’s Riverfront Park

Third Eye Blind has already played Vinoy Park and Coachman Park. They might as well add a Tampa park to their resume, too.The '90s rockers have just been announced as the headliners of the city of Tampa's Riverfront Rock festival, the main event of t...
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Brian Wilson postpones May concert at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall due to surgery

Brian Wilson postpones May concert at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall due to surgery

Anyone who's seen Brian Wilson live lately can tell he's a sensitive cat. His mental and physical struggles over the years have been well documented, and so it's not that surprising to hear he's fallen ill.Still, it hurts to hear that he's having to ...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd talks retirement, the Confederate flag, their Southern rock legacy and more

Lynyrd Skynyrd talks retirement, the Confederate flag, their Southern rock legacy and more

A half century after Ronnie Van Zant formed Lynyrd Skynyrd in Jacksonville, they're about to launch a farewell tour in their home state, including a May 5 concert in Tampa.The world Skynyrd is leaving in 2018 looks little like the one they entered in...
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SoundBytes: American Football, Bush, Tory Lanez and more

SoundBytes: American Football, Bush, Tory Lanez and more

— That WHOOSH you just heard was the sound of hundreds of Tampa Bay emo fans racing to try to buy tickets to American Football, the beloved group that just announced a concert at the Orpheum on Aug. 10. You Blew It! will open the show. Click he...
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IT’S GONNA BE MAY: Justin Timberlake rejoins ‘N SYNC for star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

IT’S GONNA BE MAY: Justin Timberlake rejoins ‘N SYNC for star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

It looked like a scene straight out of Total Request Live, transplanted to Hollywood 20 years later — right down to a cameo by Carson Daly.Throngs of screaming fans gathered in Tinseltown Monday as boy-band hall of famers 'N SYNC got a star on ...
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