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SoundBytes: Free Energy, Lisa Lisa, Less Than Jake and more



-- One of the biggest buzz bands of this spring is Philadelphia garage rockers Free Energy -- Rolling Stone says soSpin says so. And pretty soon, you can see them for yourself -- that is, if reports on some blogs are to be believed. Free Energy supposedly has a show at Crowbar on June 5, though it's not listed on their Web site, or Crowbar's. Either way, stay tuned here for updates.

-- Jannus Live's got another concert up its sleeve, and it's a big early '90s flashback: Lisa Lisa and Rob Base on May 7. Details are pretty slim, but click here for the announcement.

-- According to Pollstar, reggae/dancehall artist Barrington Levy will be at Jannus Live on May 28.

-- Also according to Pollstar: Yes and Peter Frampton are teaming up for a tour that'll hit Ruth Eckerd Hall on June 9. It's also on Yes's Web site, but further details are slim at this point.

-- What did we do to deserve two nights of shows by The Devil Wears Prada, Aug. 11 and 12 at the Orpheum? (We mean that in a good way, of course.)

-- Speaking of announcements: The Florida Music Festival finally unveiled this year's headliners: Parachute on April 21, Anberlin on April 22, Less Than Jake on April 23 and Rusted Root on April 24. Click here for details. Here's a list of the other bands performing at FMF 2010, including familiar names like GreyMarket and Not Tonight Josephine.

-- This seems like a worthy cause: A group of artists, including Have Gun Will Travel, GreyMarket and Will Quinlan and the Diviners, are coming together for a benefit for Fuma Bella bartender Rob McArdle, who's having heart problems. It's April 30 at Crowbar, with a requested donation of $10. Click here for details.

-- Tickets to Jack Johnson's concert Aug. 25 at the Ford Amphitheatre are $35-$55, and they go onsale Saturday. Click here for details.

-- More fallout on Aaron Gillespie leaving Underoath: He elaborates on The Almost's blog.

-- Finally, this doesn't have much to do with music, but you know who's coming to Tampa? Mike and Mike. ESPN's Golic and Greeny have a book tour stop at Inkwood Books at 6 p.m. May 20.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Cass Bird.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:18pm]


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