-- Say goodbye to that face, which belongs to Select Start's Matt Reisinger. He held a Twitter poll this week asking his Tweeps: Should the beard stay, or should it go? By a margin of 38 to 30, the winner was ... SHAVE. "I haven't had a completely shaven face for almost ten years," he Tweeted Wednesday. "I'm nervous."
-- Apparently, Taking Back Sunday rocked the Ritz Ybor so hard the other night they blew the freaking lights out.
-- Matt Hires' big solo concert at the Ritz Ybor on June 26 has been moved to the Orpheum. Same bat time (7 p.m.), same bat openers (Alexander and the Grapes, Scott Harrell). Get your tickets here.
-- Steel Magnolia, who are managed by local honchos Steele Management, will appear on the next season of CMT's Can You Duet.
-- After they open for the Hold Steady, Soundcheck faves GreyMarket will spend August doing one of those 10-mall Hot Topic tours around Tampa Bay. What on earth will they sound like acoustic?
-- After a six-month break, Orlando emo-hop-hop troupe (you heard us) Daylight District is back in action.
-- First Animal Collective, then Bon Iver ... now Hannah Montana's Michael "Smokin' Oaken" Musso is coming to the State Theatre on Sept. 20. Tickets are $18-$20 and go on sale Saturday. Get 'em here.
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