SoundBytes: Junior Boys, Gin Blossoms, Buckethead and more
-- Dance rockers Junior Boys, above, who have become in around Tampa Bay for their wildly energetic shows, will return to the area on Oct. 4, with a concert at Crowbar. Tickets are $12-$15. Click here.
-- Got $300 lying around, and you want to see the Gin Blossoms? Kill two birds with one stone at the FARA Energy Ball, benefitting the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance and USF Ataxia Research Center. It takes place Aug. 25-27, with a live performance by the Gin Blossoms Aug. 27 at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa. Click here for the details.
-- Well, it's official: The biggest tour of the year, Jay-Z and Kanye West, ain't coming to Florida. Who's up for an Oct. 29 road trip to Atlanta?
-- This year's Clearwater Jazz Holiday will take place Oct. 13-16 in Coachman Park. Find out this year's lineup with the 2011 Artist Line-up Party on Aug. 18 at Jannus Live. Grammy winner Sammy Figueroa, LaRue Nickelson Group, Valerie Gillespie Ensemble and Jazz Juvenocracy will take the stage. Tickets are $10. Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*