SoundBytes: Kitty Pryde, Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock and more
-- She may be, in the words of Orlando Weekly, "Internet famous" -- we prefer to think of her as the hip-hop Lana Del Rey -- but Daytona rapper Kitty Pryde just scored a big review of her New York City debut by Rolling Stone, so, y'know, scoreboard, haters. Want to see what all the fuss is about? Kitty Pryde has lined up a free show for July 11 at Back Booth in Orlando. Click here for info.
-- Zac Brown Band has been added as the third headliner for this year's DeLuna Festival, Sept. 21-23 in Pensacola Beach. Wonder what they'll have to talk about with Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters? Also added: Fitz and the Tantrums, Honey Island Swamp Band, Astronautalis, The Canvas Waiting, High on Fire, Brass-a-Holics and a familiar face in these parts, the Legendary JC's. Click here for the full lineup.
-- According to Politico, a handful of concerts are in the works for the Republican National Convention in August: Lynyrd Skynyrd (Aug. 26), Trace Adkins (Aug. 28), Kid Rock (Aug. 29) and possibly Robert Randolph, Night Ranger, Ronnie Dunn and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. No word yet on venues, or if the concerts will be open to the public.
-- Speaking of country stars: Not only will former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery be at the Dallas Bull in Tampa this week, but former AI finalist Casey James will be there on Aug. 24. Click here for info.
-- Great news for Tampa's Tallhart: They'll be opening for Dashboard Confessional on three dates in August, including an Aug. 18 gig in Brooklyn.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*