SoundBytes: Hyper Crush, Gary Numan, Everything is Terrible and more
-- Pop group Hyper Crush, above, are breaking heretofore unapproachable records in the field of hypercolor and neon (eat your heart out, LMFAO and New Boyz!). For some reason, they're also in Tampa tonight, partying at AJA Channelside at about midnight. Tickets are $10. Click here for details.
-- If you're not familiar with Everything is Terrible, it's a Web site that catalogs everything that's terrible in the world. (Huh. That was easier to explain than we thought.) Its leaders are embarking on a national tour, bringing their weirdo found footage festival -- it's been described as like Tim and Eric, Awesome Show, Great Job!, but REAL -- to clubs across the country. That tour stops at Crowbar in Ybor City on Aug. 10. Click here for a preview of the show.
-- When will Last Comic Standing stop effing with our lives??!? Acclaimed comic Andy Kindler, one of the show's judges, has pushed his show at Side Splitters in Tampa from July all the way to Sept. 9-11, to accomodate a change in his taping schedule. Click here for details.
-- Well, look at this: New World Brewery has a website!
-- In the wake of WMNF's firing of music director Lee "Flee" Courtney, local music scene fixture Jeremy Gloff offers a bleak and uncompromising take on the local scene: too clicquey, no radio or club support, very little positive press (although he did say some nice things about Soundcheck ... thanks, Gloffy). After Courtney's firing, he's considering leaving Tampa Bay for good. He writes: "One is faced with the following options. Leave. Keep this as a homebase and f--- the local scene. Or be content with the level of success one is currently at." Comments are closed on his blog, but we'll allow them here. What is the state of the local music scene?
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*