SoundBytes: Ben Folds, Ingrid Michaelson, Tom Arnold and more
-- Pop singer-songwriters Ingrid Michaelson, above, and Mat Kearney are co-headlining a tour that will hit Ruth Eckerd Hall on March 25. If you can't afford tickets, just stay home and watch Grey's Anatomy. Same diff.
-- WMNF is holding another one of their tribute concerts March 30 at Skipper's Smokehouse -- this time, they're paying tribute to Eric Clapton's Layla. Captain Obvious and the Duh! Patrol, Butternut, Ted Lukas and the Misled and Steve Connelly and the Lesser Gods are on the bill. Tickets are $13-$18.
-- Comedy round-up time! The following boldface names are coming to Side Splitters in Carrollwood: Robert Schimmel on March 18-21; Tom Arnold on April 22-24; Larry Miller on June 10-12; and Andy Kindler on July 29-31. Not to be outdone, the Tampa Improv is bringing in Harland Williams on March 26-28 and Steve Byrne from April 8-11. And the Hard Rock? Well, they're stuck with Crank Yankers' Jim Florentine on March 8.
-- Coming to the Orpheum on April 13: Local H. What is this, 1996? Tickets are $12.50-$15.50.
-- Also coming to the Orpheum, on April 6: The Ataris. San Dimas High School Football Rules!
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*