SoundBytes: Attack Attack!, Sublime, Colin Hay and more
-- Quick, who's your favorite Sublime tribute band? If you said 40 Oz. to Freedom, good news; they'll be at Crowbar on Feb. 25; tickets are $8-$10. If you said Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, also good news: they're coming to the State Theatre on March 18; tickets are $18. If you said, "Neither, because no offense, but Sublime kinda sucked for the most part," then congratulations! We are friends!
-- Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band is coming to Clearwater in July, and so is one of Starr's former All-Starrs. Colin Hay, formerly of Men at Work, will perform at the Capitol Theatre on April 16, according to his Web site. No word on tickets just yet.
-- Did you miss the To Write Love On Her Arms "Heavy And Light" concert last weekend in Orlando? Alternative Press was there, and they snagged video of Aaron Gillespie, Bryce Avary and others performing Stand By Me during the encore. Check it out here.
-- Before Drag The River's Jon Snodgrass and Cory Branan hit the Harvest of Hope Festival in St. Augustine, they'll apparently be playing the Emerald in St. Pete on March 12. Tickets are $9. More details to come.
-- They're now serving fresh barbecue at New World Brewery! Every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., owner Steve Bird will smoke up some chicken; $5 gets you a plate of meat, baked beans and garlic bread. Yumz.
-- Somehow we missed this when covering the Florida Strawberry Festival lineup, but one of the most decorated musicians of all time -- polka artist and 18-time Grammy winner Jimmy Sturr -- is actually part of the festival's free entertainment lineup. Sturr and his Orchestra will perform at 10:30 a.m. March 4 at the festival grounds. Sure, it's polka, but how often can you say you got to see one of the all-time legends in any genre perform a free concert? Seriously, Sturr was so dominant in the Best Polka Album category that the Grammys disbanded it because no one else ever had a shot at winning. True story.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: PHILLM.com