SoundBytes: Angie Aparo, Portugal. The Man, Gasparilla music and more
-- Creatively punctuated indie rockers Portugal. The Man, above, will be a long, long way from home -- they're natives of Wasilla, Alaska, same as Sarah Palin! -- when they play Crowbar on March 10 with Port O'Brien and The Dig. Tickets are $12-$15. Click here for more.
-- Good news from one of tbt*'s 2009 Ultimate Local Bands, Have Gun, Will Travel: Their new album, Postcards from the Friendly City, will be distributed by Suburban Home Records. Click here for the official announcement.
-- From the Where Are They Now File: Angie Aparo, of Spaceship fame (well, maybe "fame" is too strong a word) is playing two shows this weekend at odd venues in Pinellas County: He'll be at the Sloppy Pelican in St. Pete Beach on Friday, and the Garden in downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday. Both shows are 21 and up. Click here for details.
-- Coming to Bourbon Street on March 20: W.A.S.P.!
-- Gasparilla Pirate Fest organizers have unveiled the bands that'll perform alongside Collective Soul at this year's event, and aside from Gainesville's Chris McCarty Band, most of them are local -- Save The Radio, Highway to Hell, The Knot. Click here for the details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*