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SoundBytes: Battles, Jake Shimabukuro, David Allan Coe and more



-- Astute readers may recall the song Atlas, by the mind-bending indie-prog band Battles, from a few years ago. The video, above, was an astonishingly unique performance video, showcasing the band's live skills and hypnotic sound. Good news, locals: Battles are coming to Tampa on Oct. 26. Tickets are $12-$15. Click here.

-- Speaking of awesome fall shows: As we've already noted, Peter Bjorn and John are coming to Czar on Sept. 24. We promised you ticket details, and here they are: $20. Click here.

-- Lock up your daughters and hide your boys in the barn. One of the last original country outlaws, David Allan Coe, is coming to the Dallas Bull on July 8. Tickets are $10-$15. Click here.

-- It's awfully early to start making concert plans for 2012, but any Hawaiians in the audience might be interested to learn that ukulele hero Jake Shimabukuro says on his website that he's coming to Clearwater's Capitol Theatre on March 12. We don't expect an official announcement from the Cap anytime soon, but hey, Jake seems like a pretty cool braddah -- we trust him.

-- Daddy Kool Records is hosting two big in-store signings next weekend. On June 24, look for Yellowcard to pop in starting at noon, before their show at Jannus Live. And on June 25, it'll be metal group Otep signing merch starting at 4 p.m., with singer Otep Shamaya reading some of her original poetry. Click here for details on both events.

-- Speaking of Daddy Kool: Through Sunday, all used CDs are 25 percent off.

-- Add another show to the new and (hopefully) improved Orpheum: Hardcore legends Agnostic Front, Nov. 14. Tickets are $13.50-$15.50. Click here.

-- Chinese punk legends Demerit will be performing at the St. Pete stop of this year's Warped Tour on July 31. They had us at "Chinese punk legends." 

-- If you want to catch Bryan Ferry's first U.S. tour since 2002, you better head south. He'll be at Miami's Fillmore on Sept. 29.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Thursday, June 16, 2011 6:34pm]


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