SoundBytes: Goo Goo Dolls, the Warped Tour, 'Mythbusters' and more
-- The Vans Warped Tour is going to have a more local flavor than we originally knew. Added to the bill for the July 23 St. Petersburg show are Bradenton's We the Kings, VersaEmerge (featuring Redington Shores' Sierra Kusterbeck) and, for the first time in Tampa Bay, Tampa's own Automatic Loveletter, above, who has played Warped in the past, but never the local show. Click here for the full St. Petersburg Warped lineup.
-- Coming to the State Theatre: tweeny pop-rockers The Honor Society on March 19 (tickets are $20.50), This Providence on April 6 (tickets are $15.50) and post-hardcore act Alexisonfire on April 29 (tickets are $17.50).
-- Speaking of clubs in Ybor City: Indiana gothic alt-country rockers Murder By Death are playing at Orpheum on April 23.
-- Coming to Orlando's Hard Rock Live: the Goo Goo Dolls! Man, that takes us back. The show is April 27.
-- The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists is throwing a Haiti relief fundraiser with spoken word, wine tastings and a silent auction, all hosted by DJ Ekin of 95.7 The Beat. Performers include Sharday Jones, L.I.F.E. and Reginald Eldrige. All funds raised during the event go to American Red Cross relief work in Haiti, and TBABJ will match up to $500 in donations. It's $10 at the door (which includes two glasses of wine) from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Winemall, 11246 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. For details, see here.
-- Sarasota's Burden of a Day are playing their last shows under that name, but though they may be stricken down, they shall become more powerful than you can imagine, under another name. Click here for the story.
-- Finally: This has nothing to do with music, but we couldn't resist. Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci from Mythbusters are coming to USF on April 20! Since it's 4/20, we wonder if they'll get any questions about marijuana myths? Naahhh...
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*