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SoundBytes: Burden of a Day, Whole Wheat Bread, N.O.R.E. and more



-- Guitarist Josh Sommers of Sarasota's Burden of a Day is in Port au Prince, Haiti, helping to coordinate earthquake relief efforts. Taht's him, second from left, above.

-- When a big-name rapper makes a club appearance in Ybor City, it sometimes slips past our radar. However, we have heard N.O.R.E. will be at Club Tantra Friday night, alongside Heavy Grindaz. For details, call (813) 458-5125.

-- Jacksonville punks Whole Wheat Bread are coming to the State Theatre on Feb. 19, alongside Hero of Our Time and Spirits Down. Tickets are $10. Click here for more.

-- Also coming to the State: Scary Kids Scaring Kids, alongside Dance Gavin Dance and more, on Jan. 29. Tickets are $13-$14. Click here for more.

-- Did St. Pete native Michael Lynche, a Gibbs High graduate, make the top 24 of this season's American Idol? That's what some folks are saying.

-- Nothing to do this Sunday? Check out the Red Carpet Independent Artists/DJs Awards, Sunday at Club Skye in Ybor City. Aside from a Texas artist named Lil Baby, we can't find anything online about anyone actually being nominated, but still, it's an awards show, so I think it's safe to assume James Cameron will probably show up.

-- Tampa's New Granada Records are getting an official South by Southwest showcase! Performers will include The Tenant, New Roman Times, Jen Wood, Zillionaire, King of Spain and Rec Center.

-- Finally: The Hold Steady may not be from Ybor City, but they sure do like singing about it. So it is with a heavy heart that we must report that keyboardist Franz Nicolay is leaving the band.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:16pm]


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