Bow Wow, Sugar Ray, Alexander and the Grapes and more
-- Why, exactly, did Bow Wow, above, sneak into the King High School cafeteria on Friday afternoon? And why did he stay for only four minutes? Find out here.
-- Don't say we didn't warn you: Sugar Ray is coming to Jannus Landing on Aug. 16. All around the world, statues are crumbling in anticipation.
-- Want to make music for a living? Check out the free Homemade Music Symposium June 13 and 14 in Ybor City, co-sponsored by the Artists and Writers Group and BAAMO. Guests and panelists include Ivan Pena of Mohawk Bomb Records, THX MGMT's Joe D'Acunta, 107-year-old organist Rosa Rio and and tbt*'s own Julie Garisto.
-- The Ritz Ybor continues to reshape the Tampa music scene, bringing reggae legend Beres Hammond July 4 and arty techno outfit Rabbit in the Moon June 19. Get a full lineup here.
-- Finally, we're a day late on this, but Brandon rapper Big Cheese gets all Tupac on us and offers up a Mother's Day tribute to all the mamas in the house. Moms, you are all appreciated.
[Photo by Luis Santana, tbt*]