SoundBytes: The Civil Wars, Carl Cox, Drake and more

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-- Here's a show we've been hoping to see for months: One of the best new alt-country acts of the past year, The Civil Wars, are coming to the Straz Center's Ferguson Hall on Feb. 2. Taylor Swift and Adele are both fans, but that doesn't do justice to the gritty, hard edge proffered by Joy Williams and John Paul White. Do not miss this show. Tickets start at $22.50. Click here for details.

-- Last-minute concert alert: Miami metal band Black Tide, who opened for Iron Maiden at the St. Pete Times Forum in April, are playing Friday at Jannus Live. The show is free for 21 and up, $10 for those under 21. Click here.

-- Iconic DJ Carl Cox is coming back to Tampa after a long absence. He'll be at the Kennedy in Tampa on Nov. 10. Tickets are $30. Click here.

-- Not to be outdone, the Venue is hosting three big-time club acts in the next few months, too: DJs Alesso on Nov. 4 and Arty on Nov. 18 and singer Nadia Ali on Nov. 11. Click each artist's name for more details.

-- Want to hang with Drake following Last Damn Show on Nov. 18? Scene Premium Nightclub is hosting a "Drake Live & Up Close" afterparty following the show in Tampa. Tickets start at $25. Click here.

-- Speaking of Scene: Flyers are going around promising an appearance by Trick Daddy and Blood Raw on Oct. 27. For details, call (727) 565-6584 or (727) 678-9369.

-- What do we have to do to get Evan Longoria to sit in on the drum kit at this show? Grunge rockers Tantric, who perform Longo's at-bat walk-up song, the fiddle-centric Down and Out, will play the State Theatre on Nov. 19. Tickets are $15. Click here.

 -- Obituary. The Brass Mug. For a Tampa death metal fan, does it get any better than that? The legendary group will play the legendary venue on Nov. 11. Click here for info and East Coast tour dates.

-- Metalcore fans will love this one: August Burns Red, Silverstein, Texas In July and Letlive, Jan. 22 at the Ritz Ybor. Tickets are $18. Click here.

-- Nashville singer-songwriter Don Schlitz has composed some of the biggest country hits of all time: Kenny Rogers' The Gambler, Keith Whitley's When You Say Nothing At All, Randy Travis' Forever and Ever Amen, Mary Chapin Carpenter's He Thinks He'll Keep Her and many, many more. He'll perform some of his biggest hits at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Palladium in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $21.50-$26.50. Click here.

-- The massive annual Christian music fest known as Winter Jam returns to the St. Pete Times Forum on Jan. 14, with a pretty solid lineup: Skillet, Sanctus Real, Peter Furler, Kari Jobe and more. Admission is just $10 at the door. Click here for details.

-- Unusual venue alert: Sister Hazel is performing in St. Pete Beach. But it's no beach-bar gig. Look for them at a charitable concert for Lyrics for Life, a charity founded by Sister Hazel singer Ken Block, on Nov. 18 at the Don CeSar Hotel. Admission is $75-$250. Click here.

-- Get ready for some funk: Galactic will perform at the State Theatre on Jan. 7, with guests Corey Glover of Living Colour and Corey Henry of Rebirth Brass Band. Tickets are $23. Click here.

-- Musician, comic and TV host Zane Lamprey came to Tampa Bay recently to tape an episode of his HDNet series Drinking Made Easy, and you can catch the results at 8 p.m. Nov. 9. Among his stops: Cigar City Brewing, the Columbia, Mandarin Hide and Bern's. Click here for more on the show.

-- Tony Lucca and Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers were scheduled to perform at the Straz Center's Jaeb Theater on Dec. 19 ... but that show has been moved to March 6. Tickets are still $28.50 and up. Click here for details.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 2:40pm]

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