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News: Neko Case, Doug E. Fresh, funky49 and more



-- Doug E. Fresh, a popular guest at various Tampa Bay hip-hop events over the years, has confirmed to Essence magazine that he's a Scientologist. Says he's the first rapper to come out in support of L. Ron. (H/T to Sandman.)

-- More tours to file under "Coming to Orlando, but not Tampa Bay": Neko Case (above), Blitzen Trapper, White Denim, Greg Proops with Chip Eston, Chevelle, Mute Math, Colbie Caillat, Train with Uncle Kracker, A.F.I., Taking Back Sunday with All American Rejects, Peaches, HansonTrombone Shorty, 311, Steven Wright and Dashboard Confessional with Meg & Dia (twice!).

-- Anyone want a free download of nerdcore king funky49's album Starblazer? Of course you do. Click here to get it.

-- Country dude James Otto is this year's voice of ACC football, and as a result, he'll headline a pregame concert at Raymond James Stadium before the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 5.

-- Apple-approved indie rockers Chairlift will open for the Killers on Oct. 2 at the USF Sun Dome.

-- Awesome Tampa metal outfit Light Yourself on Fire is gearing up for a Euroepean tour with Fight Amp.

-- In case you missed it, check out Stuck in the '80s' interview with Bruce Springsteen's guitarist, Nils Loftgren, here. The Boss plays Tampa on Saturday.

-- Hey, remember we told you how recent Soundcheck Artist of the Day Rebecca Zapen of St. Pete was nominated for five Just Plain Folks Music Awards? Well, she won two, for Best Cabaret Album and Best Cabaret Song, for the album and song Japanese Bathhouse.

-- Click here to find out how to get three free mp3s from St. Petersburg's 9th Evolution ... but only for a limited time.

-- Click here to check out a peformance Underoath did exclusively for ... the TV Guide Channel? Huh?

-- Modern Skirts, who played this year at Tropical Heatwave, will open for Vivian Girls at Czar.

-- Crossbreed's new album KE101 is on iTunes RIGHT NOW. Get it.

-- Now that their new single Heaven Can Wait is available on iTunes, Bradenton's We the Kings are hard at work on a new album. If you're in L.A., you can be in their video on Monday.

-- Finally: Some new music from Tailgunner Joe and the Earls of Slander!

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Jason Creps.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:13pm]


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