SoundBytes: Everclear, Uh Huh Her, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and more
-- We're all for pretending the '90s never ended, but this might be taking it a step too far: Masters of swing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are coming to Clearwater's Capitol Theatre on April 15. Tickets go onsale Friday (3/18) at noon. Click here.
-- Ah, now THIS is what we're talking about when it comes to re-igniting the '90s: Everclear is coming to the Hard Rock Cafe inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Come and watch the world die on June 23. Tcket info has been hard to come by, but we'll keep you posted. (Man, between Everclear, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Third Eye Blind and House of Pain, we're in high school heaven at the moment.)
-- Speaking of the Hard Rock: Eighties rockers Warrant are coming to the Hard Rock Cafe, too. The show is April 16 (so all those fans of both Lady Gaga and Warrant will have a choice to make that night). Bring your lighters for Heaven, and your pasties for Cherry Pie. Tickets are $25, and they go onsale at 10 a.m. March 23. Click here for details.
-- "Dirt Nasty." Great name for a rapper, right? It's definitely a step up from his real name, Simon Rex. Yes, THAT Simon Rex, the former MTV veejay. he'll pop into the Kennedy in Tampa on March 23 for a quick performance. Click here for all the details.
-- A nationally known band coming to Westchase? It's happening on St. Patrick's Day, as Maloney's Local Irish Pub will host the Dave Matthews Tribute Band, along with green beer, a cornhole tournament, giveaways and more. Click here for details.
-- Congrats to former Soundcheck Artists of the Day Seven Years Past, who won the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's local Hard Rock Calling Battle of the Bands competition. They'll move on to the next round of competition, in which they'll have a chance to open for Bon Jovi at the Hard Rock Calling Festival this summer in London.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*