Coming this week: It's tbt*'s 2012 Ultimate Local Music Guide!
It's time once again for tbt*'s sixth annual tribute to the Tampa Bay music scene: The 2012 Ultimate Local Music Guide. Huzzah!
If you're reading this blog, you no doubt have some level of interest in the local music scene. You may have your own favorite bands -- you may even BE IN a band -- and you may have your own views of how the scene has evolved over time. Every year, we try to deliver a snapshot of the local scene through the musicians who make it happen.
This year's guide, which hits the street on Friday, will feature more than 100 artists who have made a mark in the Tampa Bay music scene over the past year-plus; many of them are previous Artists of the Day on Soundcheck. And as always, we'll turn a spotlight on 10 of our favorite local artists -- people and bands who are doing cool things in the local scene. Some of them you know, some of them you may not. We'll start rolling out the Top 10 today, but eagle-eyed Soundcheck fans (ahem, Twitter, ahem) may have already gotten a sneak peek of four of this year's Ultimate Local Artists. Feel free to leave your guesses in the comments!
To get you pumped up, click the followings links to flip through our music guides from 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.And if you need a refresher in tbt* Ultimate Local Music Guide history, after the jump is a roster of all tbt*'s Ultimate Local Artists from each year, starting in 2007.
The Tim Version
Trace of Day
The Urbane Cowboys
Bird Street Players
Blind Buddy Moody
November Foxtrot Whiskey
Red Room Cinema
Win Win Winter
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*