SoundBytes: House of Pain, Drake Bell, Suwannee Springfest and more
-- You can say what you want about House of Pain possibly coming to the State Theatre on April 2. But we'd bet dollars to doughnuts that the second they launch into Jump Around, it'll be the concert party moment of the year in Tampa Bay. This is a fully reunited House of Pain, including Everlast, DJ Lethal and Danny Boy. Opening the show are Swollen Members, Big B and Slaine. Tickets are $25, and according to Live Nation, they go onsale Friday. Click here.
-- Drake Bell, the teen-pop star who plays either Drake or Josh on Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh (it's either one or the other; we're not sure which), is coming to Jannus Live on March 18. Opening the show will be Emily Osment (the sister of Haley Joel) and Action Item. Tickets are $25-$29; click here for details. Between this and Miranda Cosgrove/Greyson Chance at the Tampa Theatre, it seems more and more teen stars are aggressively pushing for artistic concert cred. We look forward to seeing Zack and Cody at the Brass Mug any day now.
-- House DJ and producer Morgan Page was just nominated for a Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, for his work on Nadia Ali's Fantasy. He's also worked on tracks by Madonna, Katy Perry and La Roux. And he'll be at Scene Premium Nightclub in St. Petersburg on Feb. 4. Tickets are $10-$15; click here to get 'em.
-- Jon Secada is planning a return to Pinellas shores on Valentine's Day weekend. The friend of promoter Bill Edwards will perform an intimate set at at The Club at Treasure Island on Feb. 12. Tickets start at $65. Click here for details.
-- Early bird tickets are still available for this year's Suwannee Springfest, March 24-27 in Live Oak. Among the headliners: Avett Brothers, Jesse McReynolds, Donna the Buffalo, David Grisman Sextet and more. On Tuesday, weekend tickets go up from $125 to $15. Student tickets ($110) will be available for a little while longer. Click here for details.
-- Tropical Heatwave 2011 has added three more acts: Afrobeat/electronic/hip-hop artist Chico Mann, gypsy folkists Caravan of Thieves and cowpunks Two Cow Garage. This is shaping up to be a pretty great lineup.
-- Wait a minute -- late-night, easy-listening, love-advice-giving radio icon Deliliah was in Tampa this week, and we missed it? Dammit!
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.