SoundBytes: Jamey Johnson, Interpol, Rihanna and more
-- Is Lady Antebellum too Nashville, too corporate for you? Ruth Eckerd Hall's got a backup plan. Try hard-edged singer Jamey Johnson, above, who will take time out from tending the grounds at Hogwarts to perform in Clearwater on Nov. 6, according to his website.
-- Florida won't see Stars. We can't cross off The xx. But one cool band that IS returning to Florida is Interpol. The New York mope-rockers are coming to the House of Blues at Downtown Disney in Orlando on Aug. 19, according to their website.
-- Jannus Live's next big local show (after this weekend's Monsters of Sludge, that is): "Rock For Research," featuring Not Tonight Josephine, Trace of Day, Southside Serenade, Drew Street Mary, Rise of Saturn and many more. Tickets are $12-$15. Click here for details.
-- Jimmy Buffett is planning a big-time Gulf oil spill relief concert with the likes of Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Sonny Landreth and Allen Toussaint on July 1 in Gulf Shores, Ala. CMT will air the concert live. Click here for details.
-- Last Comic Standing is bringing its tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Dec. 30. Tickets go onsale Friday at noon, and they'll cost $29.50 to $49.50, even though we don't know who's going to be on the bill. It won't be host Craig Robinson or any of the judges like Andy Kindler or Natasha Leggero, though -- just contestants. Click here for details.
-- RIP local music promoter J.C. Schaffer.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*