Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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SoundBytes: They Might Be Giants, Hippie Sabotage, Sabaton and more

— Nerd-rock icons They Might Be Giants are coming to town on Jan. 27. Ticketmaster says they'll be at the State Theatre, and tickets go on sale Friday — although the duo's own website somehow lists the address for the Ritz Ybor. Either way, clear your night for a night of fun, geeky goodness. Tickets are $26 and up. Click here.

Hippie Sabotage is coming to Jannus Live on March 9. Tickets go on sale Friday. Click here.

— Metal heroes Sabaton and Kreator will be at Jannus Live on March 10. Tickets are $30 and up. Click here.

— Busch Gardens has just unveiled the lineup for its 2018 Real Music Series, featuring free concerts several times daily in the Stanleyville Theatre: Cirque Vertigo featuring the Wallenda Duo (Jan. 8-13), Michael Cavanaugh (Jan. 15-20), the Diamonds (Jan. 22-27), Herman's Hermit's starring Peter Noone (Jan. 29-Feb. 3), Pam Tillis (Feb. 5-10), Arrival From Sweden: The Music of Abba (Feb. 12-17), the Temptations' Glenn Leonard, the Platters' Joe Coleman and the Drifters' Joe Blunt (Feb. 19-24) and the Irish dance revue Rhythm In the Night (Feb. 26-March 3). Click here.

U.S. Bombs is performing at Crowbar on Jan. 13. Tickets are $15 and up. Click here.

— Jay Cridlin

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SoundBytes: Brian Setzer Orchestra, Behemoth, Koo Koo Kanga Roo and more

SoundBytes: Brian Setzer Orchestra, Behemoth, Koo Koo Kanga Roo and more

— After avoiding this marketplace for years, the Brian Setzer Orchestra will bring their wildly popular annual Christmas tour back to Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on Dec. 5. Tickets are $52.75 and up. Click here for details. (And for a review ...
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Penn and Teller postpone Mahaffey Theater performance due to Teller’s back surgery

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Raymond Teller, half of the great magic and comedy duo Penn and Teller, tweeted last week that his recent back surgery "was an even bigger success than I'd expected."Good news for him! But it's still bad news for Tampa Bay fans.While Teller is recove...
Published: 07/16/18
Underoath coming to the Yuengling Center in Tampa

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Underoath's comeback is getting bigger than ever.The (formerly) Christian metalcore band, one of the biggest acts ever to come out of Tampa Bay, broke up in 2013, reformed in 2016, and have been touring the world and playing to huge audiences ever si...
Published: 07/16/18
Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus talks vocal longevity, picking future A-listers as openers and more

Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus talks vocal longevity, picking future A-listers as openers and more

With more than a dozen No. 1 hits like Bless the Broken Road and What Hurts the Most, Rascal Flatts remain one of Nashville's most reliable headliners; their summer tour hits Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday.But two decades in, ...
Published: 07/16/18
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