SoundBytes: The Dear Hunter, Blind Pilot, Yonder Mountain String Band and more
-- Already sensing some "futurebuzz" (trademark pending) about this show by Portland, Ore.'s Blind Pilot, who play warm, passionate indie folk (is there any other kind?). Look for them at Crowbar on Feb. 25. Tickets are $13-$15. Click here.
-- On Nov. 22, indie rockers The Dear Hunter will be performing at the House of Blues in Orlando with Manchester Orchestra and White Denim. If you don't feel like driving all that way, you won't have to wait long for your next chance to see 'em. The Dear Hunter will return to Tampa Bay on Jan. 27, according to JamBase, and they'll be joined by Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green. Tickets are $15.
-- Okay, forget everything we've told you in the past -- THIS might be the best New Year's Eve show in Tampa Bay. Bat-guano-insane cowpunks Th' Legendary Shack Shakers are apparently booked at Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe on Dec. 31. No word on tickets, but man, what a fun, crazy gig that's gonna be.
-- Jam/bluegrass outfit Yonder Mountain String Band is returning to Jannus Live, about a year after their last gig there. They'll perform on Feb. 18, though we have no word on tickets.
-- We're used to seeing krewes in Ybor City in January and February, but not like this. The African-influenced instrumental funk/soul group Toubab Krewe will play Feb. 9 at Crowbar in Ybor City. Click here.
-- According to the Miami New Times, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band are plotting a South Florida show on the next leg of their North American tour, though no dates or venues have been announced. Might we also see a long-awaited, much-anticipated Tampa show on this leg, too? Time will tell.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*