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La Roux coming to Czar in Ybor City


Well, here's a concert announcement we didn't see coming.

British electronic act La Roux, one of the hippest electronic pop acts of 2009, is coming to Czar in Ybor City on Aug. 3. Tickets are $17-$19, and they go onsale Saturday at

Described by Gawker as "the thinking person's Lady Gaga," La Roux -- flame-haired singer Elly Jackson, above, and producer Ben Langmaid -- have been climbing the Billboard charts with their new single Bulletproof, topping a year in which they've been racking up awards and magazine covers here and in the U.K. They recently played a jam-packed set at Coachella. They've been courted by Rihanna and praised by Gorillaz, and they're appearing on a handful of dates on this year's Lilith Fair Tour (not Tampa, though).

Oh, and the songs on their self-titled debut -- which was nominated for the Mercury Prize and received four stars from Rolling Stone -- are catchy and danceable as all get out.

Kudos to No Clubs Productions for bringing in this show. We didn't think Tampa was cool enough for an artist like La Roux. Your move, The xx.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:19pm]


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