SoundBytes: Amos Lee, Porcupine Tree, the Reverend Horton Heat and more
-- Amos Lee was such a big hit during his sold-out show last year at Clearwater's Capitol Theater that they're bringing him back for another show. He'll perform at the Capitol on April 1; tickets are $36-$49 and they go onsale Friday at noon. Click here for details.
-- British prog-rock-electronic-ambient pioneers Porcupine Tree are coming to the Tampa Theatre for what promises to be a very strange evening at 8 p.m. April 25. Tickets are $26-$32. Click here for details.
-- Expect a ridiculous amount of hell to be raised when The Reverend Horton Heat, Cracker and Th' Legendary Shack Shakers come to the Ritz Ybor on June 5. Tickets are $22.50-$25, and they go onsale March 5. Click here for details. (Trust us, the Shack Shakers are not to be missed.)
-- Love this post on NineBullets: "Top 5 songs about your state." Their picks for Florida include songs by Johnny Cash, Mofro and John Anderson.
-- The prize in this "Central Florida's Best Band" contest by Orlando rock station WJRR-101.1 FM is a chance to open for Papa Roach and Korn. That sounds like more of a punishment than a prize to us, but they're sweetening the deal by throwing in some $10,000 worth of prizes, so it evens out. Click here to check out the bands and vote.
-- And remember, tickets to all regular-season Rays games go onsale Friday, Feb. 26, at 9 a.m. You know some of those summer concert series games -- especially ZZ Top on May 1 -- will sell out, and probably sooner than later. So plan accordingly. And click here to buy tickets.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*