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SoundBytes: The Airborne Toxic Event, 2 Live Crew, Upright Citizens Brigade and more




-- Oh yes: 2 Live Crew is headlining a spring break party at the Kennedy in Tampa on March 4. It's gonna be as nasty as you want it to be, and probably a few degrees nastier. The most amazing part? They all still look exactly like they do in that photo. (Not really.) Click here.

-- Literate think-rockers The Airborne Toxic Event are coming to Orlando's The Social on May 27. So sayeth Pitchfork.

-- Have you been waiting for the right project to come along before you dive into the Kickstarter fray? Well, wait no more: Dunedin indie-folk favorites Alexander and the Grapes are trying to raise $3,500 to record their debut album. A truly worthy cause. Click here to find out more.

-- Check out a quality Gainesville experimental chill-soul act, Levek, on Feb. 25 at new World Brewery. Show's at 9, tickets are $7. Click here.

-- As expected, the Tampa Bay Rays have announced Darius Rucker as the first act on their 2011 Summer Concert Series. The postgame concert will take place following the Rays and Orioles on May 14. Click here for the Rays' 2011 promotional schedule.

-- As you might have guessed, Album of the Year Grammy winners Arcade Fire aren't coming within screaming distance of Florida on their upcoming world tour. Time to hop a flight to Memphis or New Orleans, which are probably the closest dates.

-- It's almost festival time in North Florida, and let's not forget Suwannee Springfest, March 24-27 in Live Oak. On the bill: The Avett Brothers, David Grisman Sextet, the Travelin McCoureys and Donna the Buffalo. Click here.

-- Speaking of music festivals: Orlando's ever-expanding Florida Music Festival has scored some pretty solid names for their lineup, including Better Than Ezra, Minus The Bear, the Easy Star All Stars, JJ Grey and Mofro and the Ettes. Click here for all the details.

-- And speaking of Orlando: The UCF Arena will host a pretty big hard rock tour, featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace and Bullet For My Valentine, on May 9. Click here.

-- This is weird: Deadliest Catch's Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers will "swap stories" of "treacherous weather and crew conflicts (and) the triumphs of the team" at 8 p.m. June 25 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Um ... okay. Tickets are $25-$45, and they go onsale at noon Friday. Click here.

-- Here's an intriguing event: Singer-songwriter Michael Tolcher, as well as O.A.R.'s Mikel Paris and Collective Soul's Will Turpin, will be performing and hanging out all weekend at the Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin, of all places. There's a golf tournament, a weekend of events, and a Saturday concert on the beach. Click here for all the details.

-- Speaking of unexpected events: How about touring comics from the Upright Citizens Brigade coming to the Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg on April 19? That's the edgy improv school that brought you artists like Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz and Adam McKay. Click here.

-- Were you hoping to go to Ultra Music Festival this year? Bad news: It might be sold out.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Monday, February 21, 2011 11:26am]


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