SoundBytes: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Washed Out, Glen Phillips and more
-- One of the bands pegged for a possible mainstream breakout in 2010 was Vermont jam-folk-rock band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, above. They may not have reached the top 40, but they definitely have the chops. Check 'em out for yourself when they hit the State Theatre on March 4. Tickets are $16-$19.50, according to Potter's website. Click here.
-- We dug Washed Out's chillwave sound when they opened for Yeasayer at the State Theatre in October. So we're happy they're coming back to town so soon. Look for Washed Out to perform Jan. 20 at Crowbar in Ybor City. Tickets are $8-$10. Click here.
-- Jim Belushi is the grand marshal of this year's Gasparilla parade. He and his band, Sacred Hearts, will perform the night before at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. *sigh* These are the end times, people.
-- Seems like Badfish - A Tribute to Sublime is always here. They played the Ritz Ybor in November. And on March 18, they're returning to Tampa Bay, this time with a show at the State Theatre. Tickets are $16-$18. Click here.
-- What is with The Ready Set? Don't get us wrong, we're glad they like us, but man: They performed at the State Theatre in October. They're performing at the St. Pete Times Forum at this Sunday's Jingle Ball. And in March, they're performing at the Orpheum as part of the Glamour Kills Tour, alongside Allstar Weekend, The Downtown Fiction and We Are The In Crowd. Tickets are $16-$17.50. Click here.
-- Anyone who missed Toad the Wet Sprocket's Glen Phillips performing in St. Petersburg's insanely intimate Hideaway Cafe last year has another chance to get in on some Toady fun. Phillips will perform solo on Feb. 11, with an extremely limited number of tickets available for $30-$35. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin. Photo: Adrien Broom.