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News: Carolina Liar, OneRepublic, Springsteen tickets and more




-- OneRepublic and Carolina Liar, above, will be the openers for Rob Thomas when the former Matchbox Twenty singer comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sept. 26.

-- Ticket prices have been announced for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on Sept. 12 at the Ford Amphitheatre, and surprise, surprise: They're very reasonable! Tickets are $36, $55 and $98. Bruce Springsteen tickets for Tampa go onsale at on July 24. Buy them here.

-- Chris McCarty of Gainesville's Chris McCarty Band is playing a free show July 24 at Push Ultra Lounge to raise money for Share a Little Sunshine, a grass-roots tourism program for the state of Florida. But there's a catch: You have to invite a friend to visit you in Florida through this site. Bring a printed invitation confirmation to Push, and you'll get in for free.

-- Bigger Than the Beatles and Third Rock From the Sun singer Joe Diffie is playing the Dallas Bull on July 24. Tickets are $9.95-$15.

-- Two nice concert announcements from THX MGMT: Tigercity is coming to New World Brewery on Oct. 3, and the lineup for their annual Summer Jam on Aug. 30 at NWB is shaping up nicelyThe Honorary Title, Good Old War, Cory Branan, Morningbell, the Beauvilles, Guiltmaker, Mogul Street Reserve, How Dare You, Larcen, Blind Man's Colour, Infarel and more.

-- You can listen to Matt Hires' album Take Us To The Start at before it comes out, not to mention pre-order it on iTunes. And after he tours the country with Paolo Nutini and Erin McCarley, he'll be back in Tampa for another concert at the Orpheum on Sept. 4. If you skipped his last concert at the Orpheum in June, here's what you missed.

-- Via Orlando Weekly: Nathan Chase, drummer for the Pauses, has started a movie-themed Web site called that names two movies, then asks users a simple question: Which would you rather watch? Warning: It can get addictive.

-- Aestheticized's Jack Spatafora is a-bloggin' from the Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend. On his list of bands to see: Yeasayer, Grizzly Bear and Tortoise. Let's hope this means he might be able to bring one of those bands to Tampa Bay.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Friday, July 17, 2009 6:08pm]


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