SoundBytes: Acoustic Alchemy, Chromatic Flights, One eskimO and more,
-- Chromatic Flights -- a.k.a. Kyle Wyss from Blind Man's Colour -- is back with a new 5-song EP, Too Beautiful For Smiles. Download it here under the Radiohead pricing model.
-- Speaking of Orlando: Underoath -- now featuring 100 percent less Aaron Gillespie! -- is coming to the House of Blues on July 12, with Between the Buried and Me, As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, the Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats and War of Ages.
-- Good Old War is coming back to Ybor City -- they'll be at Orpheum on June 18.
-- Isn't Parks and Recreation awesome? The Hillsborough County Parks and Conservation is pretty good, too -- they're having a May Day Music Fest on May 8 (which is not May Day, but whatevs) at Lake Park, 17302 N Dale Mabry Highway. Artists include Johnny G. Lyon Band, Envy, Bill Lindsey, David Kruger and Real Empire. It's 2 to 6 p.m.; admission is $5 per car. Click here for details.
-- Gulfport's Industrial Arts Center is having a battle of the bands to raise funds. You have until April 26 to enter. Click here to do so.
-- Check out this commercial for the 600 Block Party on May 8 in downtown St. Petersburg.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*