SoundBytes: Foxy Shazam, Surfer Blood, Cannibal Corpse and more

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February

Willie Nelson
-- Yeah, that's Willie friggin' Nelson and a bald friggin' eagle at Busch friggin' Gardens on Valentine's friggin' Day. In other words, it's the most American friggin' thing that's ever existed. Get another photo of Willie performing at Busch Gardens after the jump.

-- Spin.com named glam-rockers Foxy Shazam one of its 10 artists to watch in 2010. Wanna know why? Check 'em out when they play the Orpheum in Ybor City on March 26. Tickets are $10.50-$12.50. Click here for details.

-- Everyone's Buzz Band of the Moment, Surfer Blood, is coming to Tampa. (It's not really a long trip, since they're from West Palm Beach, but still -- Rolling Stone is a fan.) The show is April 18 at Crowbar, alongside Turbo Fruits and Sleepy Vikings. Tickets are a very cool $8-$10. Click here for details.

-- Tampa's own Cannibal Corpse is once again ... coming to Tampa Bay. Their upcoming Evisceration Plague Tour will wrap up at the State Theatre on May 15.

-- Holy hell: Some American Idol singer from Orlando named Janell Wheeler is dating Tim Tebow.

-- Want to take drum lessons from Aaron Gillespie of Underoath and The Almost? He'll be giving 'em at All Pro Percussion in Tampa during April and May. Seriously. Click here for details.

-- Saturday's Against Me! concert at the State theatre? Sold out.

-- Going to Sarasota on Saturday? Check out the release party for Noise Ordinance, a 2-disc album featuring dozens of Sarasota's best bands. Lots of good ones here, including Villanova Junction and the Equines. Click here for all the details.

-- Country music hall of famer Charlie Louvin is ramblin' back into town on April 9. He'll perform at New World Brewery. Tickets are $12. Click here for details.

-- Before they hit Harvest of Hope, Matt Pond PA will return to Tampa for a show at New World Brewery on March 13 alongside Stars of Track and Field. Tickets are $10. See here for details.

-- Kudos to Motown Maurice, who's getting a key to the city of Tampa from Mayor Pam Iorio this Saturday.

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-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photos: Matt Marriott, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

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