SoundBytes: Andy Grammer, TobyMac, Shabazz Palaces and more
-- A sweet Pacific Northwest show is coming to the State Theatre in January: Atmospheric indie group and Sub Pop signees The Helio Sequence are teaming up with Seattle rappers Shabazz Palaces, above, on Jan. 24. Tickets are $13. Click here.
-- The huge annual Christian music tour known as Winter Jam will make its annual January stop at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Jan. 14, with headliners TobyMac, RED, Matthew West, Jamie Grace, Sidewalk Prophets, Jason Castro and others. Tickets are $10. Click here for details.
-- Curtis Hixon Park keeps making its play as a viable concert venue. Pop singer-songwriter Andy Grammer will headline MartiniFest, a day of music, food and drinks, at Curtis Hixon on Nov. 17. Tickets start at $50, which includes a drink and plenty of food. Click here.
-- Yo: Will the weather on Feb. 2 be too cold for a Cold Beverage? We'll find out, as G. Love and Special Sauce will return to Jannus Live on that date, along with Swear and Shake. Tickets are $23.99, and they'll go onsale Friday. Click here.
-- Michelle Shocked has a habit of playing unusual venues in Tampa Bay (the Beach Theatre, Craftsman House Gallery). She'll play another with an intimate gig at the Hideaway Cafe this Saturday. Tickets are $20-$25. Click here.
-- Man as soon as Stuck in the '80s' head honcho heads to Orlando, this happens: Rick Springfield is coming to the Hard Rock Cafe in Tampa on Jan. 10. Tickets are $46, and they go onsale Nov. 8. Click here.
-- Speaking of Stuck in the '80s: They got the scoop on Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson dining at Bern's before their concert Saturday at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre!
-- Rickie Lee Jones has canceled her Nov. 11 performance at the Palladium in St. Petersburg due to a schedule conflict. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*