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SoundBytes: Enrique Iglesias, the Script, 311 Pow Wow Festival and more


-- Let's not bury the lede: Curtis Ross, longtime pop music critic for the Tampa Tribune and a musician in his own right (the Peabodies) has been laid off after nearly a quarter century at the paper. What a quality dude. Sad to see this.

-- We ain't gonna front: We thought Enrique Iglesias, above, put on a terrific show at the 93.3 Jingle Ball in December at the St. Pete Times Forum. So we're definitely considering making the roadie to Orlando on Oct. 21, when he'll be performing at the Amway Center alnogside Pitbull and Prince Royce. Tickets are $18.50-$87.50, and they go onsale Friday. Click here.

-- Irish pop-rockers The Script keep bumping up their venue sizes. First it was the Venue, then it was Jannus Live. Now they'll be performing at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Breakeven is just that catchy of a song, we guess. The group announced a tour Tuesday that will hit Ruth Eckerd Hall on Oct. 5. Tickets are $38-$43, and they go onsale Friday. Click here for details.

-- Three big shows are coming to the Venue in Clearwater in the next few weeks: DJ BT on Friday, DJ Jazzy Jeff (!) on June 24 and a full concert by Flo Rida on June 25. Click here for the details on all the shows.

-- If Langerado isn't your thing, there's another major festival coming to Florida later this summer. The group 311 is launching their own rock-reggae-hazy-metal-stoner festival at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak. Among the bands performing at the inaugural 311 Pow Wow FestivalSublime With Rome, G.Love, Soja, the Dirty Heads, Reel Big Fish, Ozomatli, Streetlight Manifesto, the Supervillians, Ballyhoo, DJ Soulman and DJ Trichrome. And of course 311, who will perform two sets each night, including the album Transistor in its entirety. Click here for details.

-- The Dear Hunter (not to be confused with Deerhunter or Deerhoof) is performing at Orpheum on Aug. 18 at the Orpheum – presumably the new Orpheum in Ybor City, which we hear will open up on Seventh Avenue sometime before then. Tickets are $13.50. Click here.

-- According to this, Electric Six is also coming to Orpheum, on Oct. 21.

-- Local dance-punks and recent album releasers Paranoia Dance Party! are heading out on a U.S. tour. They’ll kick it off with a concert Thursday night at Transitions Art Gallery, alongside Joystick, the Caffiends, I and I and Unchecked Aggression.

-- Augustana, best known as the perennial supporting act for Counting Crows, will open for Jack's Mannequin and Guster on Aug. 23 at the Ritz Ybor. Click here.

-- Punk singer-songwriter Frank Turner is coming to Crowbar. He’ll perform in Ybor City on Sept. 30. Click here.

-- A few notable shows coming to the Largo Cultural Center in the coming months: The Fixx (July 30), The Kingston Trio (Jan. 27) and tribute shows to Led Zeppelin (Aug. 12), Abba (Aug. 13) and the Doors (Dec. 10.

-- One of the best acts we saw at last year’s Warped Tour, punk legends Alkaline Trio, will perform at Orlando’s House of Blues on Aug. 19, alongside mewithoutyou and The Drowning Man. Click here.

-- Jannus Live is hosting a foam party! Because … raves seemed too outdated, and they’re not hip to the paint-party movement yet? Whatever; this still sounds fun. It’s at 4 p.m. June 18 with DJ Erik Velez and others manning the decks. Click here for details.

-- Congrats to 10th Concession, the winners of this year’s tbt* Ultimate Local Band contest!

-- Finally: Who said Avril Lavigne wasn't punk?

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Luis Santana, tbt*

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 4:19pm]


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