Unlike Coachella or Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo can be a boon to Tampa Bay music fans. Every year, a handful of artists come to Tampa Bay on their way to or from the giant festival in Manchester, Tenn. -- Bon Iver, Animal Collective and Robyn are just a few of the artists who have passed through Florida on their way to Bonnaroo.
This year is no exception. The Bonnaroo 2012 lineup was unveiled to day, and as expected, many of the artists also have concerts in Tampa Bay. Here's a look at some of the Bonnaroo bands coming to town the next few months. Because why drive to Tennessee when you can get the music (and the Taco Bus) right here at home?
-- Blind Pilot: One of the newest, buzziest bands on the Bonnaroo bill will actually be here next weekend, as Blind Pilot performs at Crowbar on Feb. 25. Click here.
-- Needtobreathe: Like Kings of Leon with the Christian sensibilities still intact, these guys will be at the Ritz Ybor on Feb. 26. Click here.
-- Radiohead (above): #radioheadmonth continues on Soundcheck! Our favorite band is headlining Bonnaroo, and they'll also be at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Feb. 29. Click here.
-- Young the Giant and Grouplove: Two of the breakout young rock bands of 2011 will be at the Ritz Ybor on March 17. Click here.
-- The Black Lips: The raucous punk band will headline the Skatepark of Tampa's annual Tampa Pro party on March 23 at the Orpheum. Click here.
-- SBTRKT: The mysterious masked DJ/producer hits the Orpheum on March 24. Click here.
-- Red Hot Chili Peppers: Co-headliners the Red Hot Chili peppers will also be at the Forum on March 29. Click here.
-- SOJA: Reggae group SOJA bring their co-headlining tour with Steel Pulse to Jannus Live on April 24. Click here.
-- City and Colour: The breakout Canadian indie-rock band hits the Ritz Ybor on June 5. Click here.
-- Two Door Cinema Club: Same as above, except sub in "Irish" and "June 6." Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*