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.
-- 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.
-- 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."
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*