SoundBytes: Chicago, Jo Dee Messina, Jacuzzi Boys and more
-- A noteworthy last-minute show at New World Brewery: One of Florida's buzzy young indie bands, Miami's Jacuzzi Boys, will be there on Jan. 30, alongside Alias Punch and Florida Night Heat. It's an early show (8 p.m.) and tickets are $7. Click here.
-- No offense, Chicago, but can't we have one six-month stretch where you DON'T perform in Tampa Bay? The classic rockers will return to Ruth Eckerd Hall on April 20. Stuck in the '80s has the details.
-- 93.3-FLZ isn't throwing their annual "Meet Ball" concert this year. Instead, flip down the dial to 98.7, which is throwing "That Guy" Kramer's Bitter Ball on Feb. 14 at the Hawaiian Village at the Stadium Green Iguana. Scars on 45 and Mikey Wax will perform around 8 p.m. Admission is free, with limited VIP tickets available. Click here for info.
-- Bruce Springsteen has enough power to turn the entire Tampa high-society scene on its head. His concert at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 23 has forced the American Cancer Society to move its annual Cattle Baron's Ball fundraiser from March 23 to April 20. Country singer Jo Dee Messina is still the headline entertainment. For info about the event, click here.
-- Hope you enjoyed having a face your whole life, because it's about to get metalled off its skull. The Decibel Tour is coming to the Orpheum on May 1, with Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood and In Solitude. Tickets are $22-$25, and they go onsale Feb. 3. Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*