SoundBytes: Gavin DeGraw, Skysaw, Framing Hanley and more
-- According to their Twitter feed, the Ritz Ybor will host Gavin DeGraw on June 2. Tickets are $20. We wonder if former St. Pete Times kid movie critic Billy Norris, who has played bass on tour with DeGraw in the past, will be on the bill?
-- File this under "We Had No Idea": When Minus the Bear comes to the Ritz Ybor on May 25, the opening band will be Skysaw, the new project of former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. He's one of the best drummers around, so get there early. Click here for details on the show.
-- If you're as stoked as we are that Carolina Chocolate Drops are playing Tropical Heatwave Saturday in Ybor City, good news: You'll have a chance to see them Friday as well. The Drops, as well as fellow Heatwave headliners Caravan of Thieves and Bachaco. Tickets are $12-$15. Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*