SoundBytes: Franz Nicolay, Lou Gramm, The Birthday Massacre and more
-- Franz Nicolay: Formerly of the Hold Steady (go Ybor City!), currently of Against Me! (go Gainesville!) and about to head out on tour to promote his solo album, Luck & Courage. He'll also be headlining one of the biggest concerts to hit Transitions Art Gallery in some time, on Oct. 27, alongside Fake Problems and the Gay Blades in the first half of a two night Fest preview show. Tickets are $10. Click here for all the details.
-- Speaking of Nov. 27: Lou Gramm, the lead singer of Foreigner, will perform at The Club at Treasure Island on that night. Whether you're Hot Blooded or Cold as Ice, it's Urgent that all you ladies go, because that Dirty White Boy is just Waiting for a Girl Like You. (We can go all day with this.) Click here.
-- Want a free download of Automatic Loveletter's acoustic version of Heart Song? Click here.
-- Want tickets to that Oct. 21 Andrew W.K./"Most Interesting Show in the World" concert we told you about last week? Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev.