SoundBytes: Anberlin, All Time Low, Crocodiles and more
-- Like this weekend's Less Than Jake show, here's another free weekend concert event we're just now learning about: To celebrate next week's release of their new album, Dark is the Way, Light is a Place, Anberlin -- who are coming to Jannus Live Nov. 5 -- are holding a free acoustic set and fan meet and greet tonight (9/3) at Vinyl Fever in Tampa. You'll want to be there by about 6 p.m. Click here for details.
-- The one and only Geri X. is holding a "Top Secret SURPRISE" show tonight at the Local 662 in St. Petersburg. The show is to celebrate the release of a new EP that's coming out today. They're only printing 100 handmade physical copies, and you can only get them at tonight's free show. Click here.
-- How is it possible that All Time Low is only performing once in Florida on their upcoming fall tour? They'll be at the Social in Orlando on Nov. 17 along with A Rocket To The Moon and others. Tickets are $16-$85. Click here.
-- Blogworthy San Diego noise-punks Crocodiles are also coming to the Social, on Nov. 2. Click here. Other acts coming to the Social include Meg & Dia on Nov. 23 and Shearwater with Damien Jurado on Nov. 4.
-- We're not going to lie: We're a little behind the times when it comes to Ukranian rock 'n' roll. However, Wikipedia calls Okean Elzy "one of the most successful and popular Ukranian rock bands," and everything Wikipedia prints is obviously true. Astonishingly, the Ukranian sensations are coming to the State Theatre on Oct. 24 in a concert sponsored by the Bay area's top Russian-ish restaurant, St. Petersburg Nights. Tickets are $45-$65 (hey, it's not cheap getting from Kiev to St. Pete). Click here.
-- Not only has Tampa's Dominique Young Unique been accepted into this year's CMJ Music Marathon in October; she's one of the first artists announced in the official lineup announcement. Big things are on the way for this homegrown electro-hop girl ...
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*