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SoundBytes: B.B. King, Souls of Mischief, The Romantics and more




-- A moment in the lifespan of this blog that your humble Soundcheck editor will never forget: Standing in the pit at Club Skye during DJ Christion's Birthday Bash in 2009 while Liberty City rapper Bizzle, above, made it rain with $1,000 in dollar bills. On Monday, Bizzle, a.k.a. Robert Labranche, was shot and killed during an argument outside a car wash. He was 37.

-- The thrill is back! The one and only B.B. King will return to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Jan. 5. Tickets are $39.50-$79.50, and they go onsale Saturday. Click here.

-- Details are a bit slim, but it appears Souls of Mischief and Killer Mike will headline the Skatepark of Tampa's 2012 Tampa Am party at Czar in Ybor City. The show doubles as a 20th anniversary bash for SPoT. Tickets are $15-$20. Click here and here.

-- The Romantics (What I Like About You, Talking In Your Sleep) will play a free outdoor concert as part of Clearwater's Blast Friday celebration on Oct. 26. Click here for info.

-- Due to overwhelming demand, Underoath's Jan.26 show at the Ritz Ybor has been moved to Jannus Live. It's the last show on their Farewell Tour, so expect it to be a big one. Click here.

-- Queensryche singer Geoff Tate will perform at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre on Dec. 8. Tickets are $25-$35 and they go onsale Friday. Click here.

-- Teen pop group R5, featuring Ross Lynch from Disney's Austin & Ally, will perform at the Capitol Theatre on Dec. 21. Tickets are $17.50-$24.50. Click here.

-- On Nov. 3, California soul group Vintage Trouble will open for the Who at Orlando's Amway Center. On Nov. 4, they'll play at the Local 662 in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $10. Click here.

-- Luis Santana, tbt*

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 5:25pm]


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