Bonus SoundBytes: The Fifth Dimension, Bobby Long, Glassjaw and more
-- Treasure Island has officially let the sunshine in. In celebration of Friday's concert featuring Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. of The Fifth Dimension, Mayor Bob Minning has declared today, Jan. 14, "Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. Day" in the city of Treasure Island. They received a plaque and a key to the city. May the Age of Aquarius live on in eternity! McCoo and Davis will perform at The Club at Treasure Island Friday night. Click here for details.
-- Grace Potter and the Nocturnals have selected Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights as the opening act for their March 4 show at the State Theatre. We're sensing a theme here: "Blank and the blanks." Which would actually be a good band name in and of itself.
-- Ruth Eckerd Hall has announced a partnership with Ceviche, the excellent regional tapas restaurant that has a location on Gulf to Bay Boulevard in Clearwater. It'll become the afterparty hub for 1UP, the new "social concert club" for young professionals at Ruth Eckerd Hall. It's an intriguing idea -- although the first few 1UP events listed for 2011 are musicals, not concerts (Rock of Ages on Jan. 20, Young Frankenstein on Feb. 10, Spring Awakening on March 18). Click here for the official release about the partnership between Ceviche and Ruth Eckerd Hall.
-- We here at SoundcheckCorp. used to play the trombone, many years ago. So it is with a tear of pride streaming down our cheek that the University of South Florida will hold its second annual USF Trombone Day on Jan. 29, with trombone-related clinics, readings and a concert. Click here for all the details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*