SoundBytes: Eric Church, Surfer Blood, Chrisette Michele and more
-- Eric Church has played to a packed house at the Dallas Bull, so he's got some fans in Central Florida. But if you want to see him on his next tour, you'll have to head north. He's headlining the Jagermeister Country Tour, which hits Florida on March 10 (Sanford), 11 (Ocala), 12 (Panama City) and 13 (Jacksonville). He'll be joined by Josh Thompson. Click here for details.
-- Two budding R&B divas who recently rocked Clearwater -- Chrisette Michele, who opened for Maxwell at Ruth Eckerd Hall; and Laura Izibor, who played the Capitol Theater -- are coming to the Straz Center on March 7. Tickets start at $32.50. Click here for details.
-- As part of their "Live from NAMM" weekend at the 2010 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., Clearwater's Dean Guitars is joining up with Revolver magazine to get L.A Guns and Collective Soul to headline a concert that fans can view via Webcast. Dave Mustaine, Vinnie Paul and members of Korn, Shinedown, Slayer and more are expected to participate in the Webcast. Click here for details. Also, here.
-- An update from the studio from Light Yourself On Fire: "From now on we plan on posting all our new songs on line for free."
-- Tampa's best-known music blog has a concert in the works. NineBullets.net is bringing the .357 String Band, Bob Wayne and Dear Old Liar to the Emerald on Jan. 28. Tickets are $5. Click here for details.
-- West Palm Beach's hypeable Surfer Blood landed a song, Swim, at No. 37 on Pitchfork's list of the 100 best singles of 2009. Their January-February tour will take them to six cities in Florida ... but not Tampa or St. Pete. Bummer.
-- If you think you can dance, you might want to head to Miami for So You Think You Can Dance? Auditions on Jan. 18-19. Yes, Cat Deeley and Nigel Lythgoe will be on hand. Click here for details.
-- Finally: No Joanna Newsom for us. TEARDROPS.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*