Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Music News, Concert Reviews

Ticket window: Barry Manilow, Cirque du Soleil, Petula Clark, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox on sale this week

Ticket window: Barry Manilow, Cirque du Soleil, Petula Clark, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox on sale this week

Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:• Barry Manilow, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, $16-$246 on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling toll-free 1-800-745-3000. • Cirque du Soleil: Crystal, Dec. 19-23,...
Published: 09/05/18
This week’s best concerts: Paul Simon’s farewell, G-Eazy, Lil Uzi Vert and more

This week’s best concerts: Paul Simon’s farewell, G-Eazy, Lil Uzi Vert and more

SUMMER SENSATIONS: G-Eazy and Lil Uzi VertTall drinks of water don’t come much cooler than G-Eazy, inset, the Oakland rapper who’s been sliding up the pop charts the last few years thanks to a string of huge hits (Me, Myself & I; No Limit; Him & I) a...
Published: 09/05/18
More State Theatre concerts moved as venue pushes reopening to 2019

More State Theatre concerts moved as venue pushes reopening to 2019

Shortly after St. Petersburg's State Theatre was sold in June, the venue announced plans for three new concerts this fall.Within a matter of weeks, all three have been forced to move to new venues.First came funk band the Main Squeeze, who moved thei...
Published: 09/05/18
SoundBytes: Amanda Shires, Smoking Popes, Max Weinberg, Jessie Reyez and more

SoundBytes: Amanda Shires, Smoking Popes, Max Weinberg, Jessie Reyez and more

— Amanda Shires, known to some as the wife and bandmate of Jason Isbell but a terrific solo artist in her own right, is coming to the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Nov. 11. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here.— Another good one at the C...
Updated one month ago
As Paul Simon hits Tampa, we asked legendary rockers: What makes a rock star want to retire?

As Paul Simon hits Tampa, we asked legendary rockers: What makes a rock star want to retire?

Musicians aren’t pro athletes. Their livelihoods don’t necessarily hinge on the durability and vitality of youth, so in theory, a successful artist should be able to keep playing for a living into their 70s, 80s, even 90s. In theory. In...
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‘Concerts for a Cause’ returns

‘Concerts for a Cause’ returns

APOLLO BEACH — Communities kicks off the eighth year of its popular Concerts for a Cause series from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 8) at The Lakeside at Waterset, 7250 Parkshore Drive. The Black Honkeys bring their brand of rock, soul and Motown to Apo...
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A weekend of original work at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival opens with laughter

A weekend of original work at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival opens with laughter

TAMPA — Sometimes in neighborhoods, the smallest things can start a war. In Neighbors, a new play about people of different ethnic backgrounds living together, all it took was a dog, doing what dogs tend to do in yards.The comedy plays havoc wi...
Updated one month ago
Review: Charlie Puth makes song craftsmanship pop at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Review: Charlie Puth makes song craftsmanship pop at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Charlie Puth did his best to sound genuine. Maybe he actually was."It's pretty crazy that just four years ago, I was only producing music for other artists. I was only songwriting," he told 9,000 fans at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre F...
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SoundBytes: G-Eazy, Tyler Farr, Better than Ezra, Patterson Hood and more

SoundBytes: G-Eazy, Tyler Farr, Better than Ezra, Patterson Hood and more

— If you're heading to G-Eazy's concert on Sept. 7 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, here's an event you'll want to check out. The rapper is scheduled to appear at a free promotional event for Stillhouse bourbon from 7 to 10 p.m. Sep...
Updated one month ago
Orchestra to blitz area with pop-ups

Orchestra to blitz area with pop-ups

The Florida Orchestra opens its 51st season Sept. 28 with Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. But you might see them around a week before that.For the third year, “TFO on the Go,” a series of free pop-up concerts, will surprise most customers at ...
Updated one month ago