News: Laura Izibor, Galactic, Crystal Antlers and more
-- Irish R&B ingenue Laura Izibor, above, who's been dubbed an artist on the rise by both VH1 and Rolling Stone, is coming to the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Nov. 14. Tickets are $27.50. Click here for details. And bonus points to anyone else who can use the phrase "Irish R&B ingenue" in a sentence.
-- Speaking of the Ritz, trip-hoppers Thievery Corporation are playing there on Friday. The official after party, with musical guests Ancient Astronauts, follows the concert at the Roosevelt up the street. Click here for details.
-- Speaking of Club Firestone, Orlando Weekly says its name has been changed to Firestone Live.
-- What have we been telling you people? Tampa's GreyMarket went to the PLAY:stl Festival in St. Louis, and straight-up rocked the joint. "Without a doubt, this Tampa electronic-rock duo wore the crown of the fest," wrote a reviewer. "Who could have believed two guys would make such a production? ... This is arena-sized rock on a small stage...but not for long." Here's the review. Like we've said, you need to catch these guys before they move on to bigger and better things.
-- Speaking of video, check out this video interview the Postmarks did with Blender.
-- Finally, it must be said: DJ Sandman's Wu-Tang pumpkin is pretty dope.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*