SoundBytes: The Glitch Mob, Xiu Xiu, Mary Chapin Carpenter and more
-- On the bright side (well, as bright as this guy can get), the kinda-sorta-emotionally-troubled-sounding Xiu Xiu is coming to Crowbar on Oct. 22. Survey says this qualifies as another official Hip October Concert. Tickets are $10-$12. Click here.
-- Mary Chapin Carptenter's Come On Come On might be Soundcheck's all-time-favorite modern country album. Passionate Kisses, He Thinks He'll Keep Her, The Hard Way and Walking Through Fire are pure, unimpeachable country-pop bliss. So we're thrilled that the semi-reclusive Carpenter will come to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Oct. 7 for the first time in seven years. Tickets are $38-$58, and they go onsale Friday. Click here.
-- Did you miss the Warped Tour in St. Pete? It's cool if so, because a handful of bands from the tour are soon returning to St. Pete. Mayday Parade, Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue, Artist vs. Poet, Go Radio and the Victorious Secrets are teaming up for the "Fearless Friends Tour," which hits the State Theatre on Nov. 27. Tickets are $17-$19, and they go onsale Friday.
-- Busy times for Clear Channel's Best Buy Musical Instruments Theatre, which hosted an acoustic set by Train on Saturday. They're hosting British it girl V.V. Brown on Friday, Michael Franti on Sept. 1 and Paper Tongues on Sept. 9.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Nolan Rudi.