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Metallica in Tampa, a free mp3, and more




A quick roundup of morning news and notes for ya...

-- Is Metallica coming to the St. Pete Times Forum on October 3? Pollstar says yes. (UPDATE: And the Forum confirms it. Tickets go on sale April 4 at $52.25 and $72.25, with a VIP package available for $175. Get the details here.) 

-- YouTube-friendly folkie Sheila Kirsten Hughes of Wesley Chapel is offering a free mp3 of her song First Flight. Give it a listen in our jukebox, then head here for the download link.

-- Tbt* columnist Julie Garisto has the scoop on a cool contest organized by Largo High graduate and NYC-based producer to the hip Barb Morrison to find a great unsigned band. First prize is a chance to write music with Morrison's producing team, Super Buddha (Franz Ferdinand, Debbie Harrie, Lily Allen). The only catch: You gotta have a MySpace page. Head here to get all the contest details.

--In addition to opening for Matt & Kim this weekend, tbt* Ultimate Local Band candidate Select Start is gearing up for a series of Hot Topic in-store performances. All shows begin at 7 p.m.:

• March 25: Sarasota Square Mall, Sarasota
• March 26: DeSoto Square Mall, Bradenton
• March 31: Gulf View Square Mall, Port Richey
• April 1: Countryside Mall, Clearwater
• April 2: Tyrone Square Mall, St. Petersburg

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 6:30am]


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