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SoundBytes: Kenny Chesney, Hayley Williams, Bowling for Soup and more



-- Two notable metal shows coming to the State Theatre in the span of two days. First is Tampa Bay's own Deicide on March 13, with From the Embrace and Shades of Twilight; tickets are $15-$20. Then it's Otep, above, on March 14, alongside Bury Your Dead, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Destrophy, Unkempt, Chamber the Chartridge and Catalysis. Tickets to that one are $18. Click here for details on both shows.

-- Is it possible we won't see a Kenny Chesney tour at the Ford Amphitheatre this year? According to Entertainment Weekly, the country uberstar is mostly planning to sit out the summer of 2010.

-- Coming to the Orpheum on Feb. 28: Bowling for Soup. Tickets are $18. Click here to buy.

-- In the midst of what sounds like intra-band chaos, local punks Steady State are calling it quits -- at least under that name -- after their gig Feb. 6 at Fubar.

-- Per Consequence of Sound: Matt Pond PA, Japanther and others have been added to Harvest of Hope Fest 2010, March 12-14 in St. Augustine.

-- The upcoming Alesana concert at the State Theatre has been moved from March 22 to March 24.

-- Jam-blues supergroup The Word -- John Medeski, Robert Randolph and North Mississippi Allstars -- have been added to the lineup at Wanee. North Mississippi Allstars are also playing their own set.

-- Apparently, our old pal Hayley Williams of Paramore was in Tampa last week.

-- Comedy news: Kathleen Madigan is coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall on April 24. Tickets are $39.50-$49.50.

-- Digging this story about a Facebook group called "South Tampa Survivors," where longtime Tampa residents gather to reminisce about old-school Tampa locations and events like a riot-heavy 1973 Led Zeppelin concert. People are posting old concert tickets by artists like Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton and Deep Purple.

-- Tampa's new Curtis Hixon Park, home of this weekend's Collective Soul Gasparilla concert, is open for business.

-- Remember Michael Lynche of St. Pete, who supposedly made the top 24 of this season of American Idol? Yeah ... not so much.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:16pm]


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