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SoundBytes: Clinton Sparks, Caspa, Linkin Park and more




-- DJ/producer Clinton Sparks, above, who's made a name for himself in the past year or so working with the likes of Lady Gaga, Pitbull and LMFAO, is coming to Push Ultra Lounge on Saturday. Click here for details.

-- Speaking of hot DJ shows: British dubstep star Caspa, who was name-checked in Spin magazine's recent cover package about the rise of electronic music in America, is coming to the Amphitheatre in Ybor City on Oct. 28. Will the club kids who turned Skrillex into a sellout show three months in advance turn out for this one, too? No doubt. Tickets are $10. Click here for details.

-- Canadian prog-metal group Protest the Hero is coming to the State Theatre on Dec. 14, alongside Scale the Summit and Last Chance to Reason. Tickets are $15-$18. Click here.

-- Huge bummer for anyone traveling to DeLuna Fest 2011, from Oct. 14-16 in Pensacola: Sunday headliner Linkin Park has withdrawn due to shoulder surgery on the part of singer Chester Bennington. It was to be Linkin Park's biggest concert of the fall. DeLuna Fest officials are scrambling to fill the spot. Click here for details.

-- Need more proof that We the Kings singer Travis Clark is a Tampa Bay Rays fan? Click here.

-- Get down your fiddle, and get down your bow; kick off your shoes and throw 'em in the floor: Old-school country singer Don Williams will perform at the Straz Center on Feb. 14. Yes, Valentine's Day! When the kinfolks leave, and the kids get fed, you and your woman can sneak off to this show, and have a little fun when they turn out the light. (Okay, we'll stop, lest we invoke the ire of any Mel McDaniel fans out there). Tickets start at $34.50. Click here.

-- More old-timey Straz Center goodness: Kansas will perform in Ferguson Hall on Feb. 11. Tickets start at $32.50. Click here.

-- Speaking of the Straz: Was Black Star's concert there on Sunday a historic one? Mos Def and Talib Kweli have canceled their remaining tour dates for 2011.

-- Hey, Fat Joe is performing in Tampa Bay, and it's not even DJ Christion's birthday! He'll be at the Kennedy in tampa on Oct. 17. Click here for details.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:44pm]


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