SoundBytes: Kenny G, Leon Russell, Black Veil Brides and more
-- What an amazing spring of concerts we have lined up in Tampa Bay! Barry Manilow! Yanni! Glenn Miller Orchestra! Michael Bolton! And now, saints be praised, Kenny G is coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall on March 7! How lucky we all are! Click here for details.
-- If you read about Leon Redbone coming to the Capitol Theatre, and thought to yourself, "Wait, which one is he again? Is he the one who sang with Elton John?" This won't help your confusion. Leon RUSSELL is also coming to the Capitol, on Feb. 24. So to recap: Leon Redbone at the Capitol, Feb. 18; Leon Russell at the Capitol, Feb. 24; Kings of Leon, probably not coming to the Capitol anytime soon. Tickets to Russell are $29.50-$45, and they go onsale Friday. Click here.
-- We have the details on the 2011 AP Tour: Black Veil Brides, Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, VersaEmerge, Conditions and I See Stars, April 22 at the State Theatre. Tickets are $16.50-$17, and they go onsale Jan. 15. Click here.
-- They're calling it a "den of depravity!" "St. Pete's first absinthe bar!" And skulls play a prominent theme! Sounds dark and dangerous, right? Then you learn the Crystal Head Lounge at Jannus Live was created in partnership with Dan Aykroyd, and all that edge goes right out the window. Click here for details on the new bar.
-- Everyone knows that '60s song Spooky ("Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you..."). But do you know who originally sang it? They're called Classics IV, and they're from Jacksonville. And you can check them out Jan. 16 at the Largo Cultural Center. Tickets are $33-$38. Click here.
-- Well, here's an interesting show: Ed Verner, co-owner of the Dallas Bull, is performing an acoustic concert Jan. 20 at the Plant City Photo Archives and History Center. Who knew? Click here.
-- When we heard Girl Talk was coming to Sarasota, this isn't what we had in mind.
-- But you know who IS coming to Sarasota? Tony Blair, on Feb. 23. Wait, what? And Malcolm Gladwell on March 21. Wait, how? And Regis Philbin, on Jan. 26. Huh? What is in the water in Sarasota these days?
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*