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Hey Monday, Grizzly Bear, a free Coldplay giveaway and more

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-- Fresh off a tour with Fall Out Boy, West Palm Beach pop punks Hey Monday are coming to the State Theatre July 18 with This Providence, The Friday Night Boys, Stereo Skyline and The Bigger Lights. Tickets are $13 and go on sale Saturday.

-- On May 25, Vinyl Fever in Tampa will host a listening party for the new Grizzly Bear CD, Veckatimest. The Brooklyn band isn't coming to Florida this summer, so this might be the closest thing we get to a concert. Stay tuned to the store's newsletter for details.

-- Going to Coldplay's concert Aug. 9 at the Ford Amphitheatre? Be sure to pick up a free live CD while you're there. Or download it on the band's official Web site starting May 15.

-- Miami/Atlanta stoner metal rock fiends Torche are coming to Czar on Aug. 2 with House of Lightning and Averkiou.

-- A late addition to Saturday's tbt* Ultimate Music Showcase: Bluegrass Parlor Band. They'll go on at 6:15 p.m., followed by Tailgunner Joe and the Earls of Slander (7 p.m.), Will Quinlan and the Diviners (7:45 p.m.), Geri X. (8:45 p.m.), Have Gun, Will Travel (9:30 p.m.), the Beauvilles (10;15 p.m.) and Triptico (11 p.m.). Get your tickets here.

-- What was Jennifer Hudson doing at a wrestling match in Dade City Wednesday?

-- Former Soundcheck Artist of the Day Claiborne has joined the Twitter brigade.

-- Speaking of Twitter, NineBullets.net tweeted a review of Tuesday's Katy Perry concert at Jannus Landing. Seriously.

-- The good folks at Crowbar are looking to book some local bands for the summer. Contact them via e-mail, which is available on their MySpace.

[Last modified: Friday, May 1, 2009 11:00am]

    

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