SoundBytes: Lupe Fiasco, Donna The Buffalo, Rock Bottom and more
-- Quick, let's do a short roundup of some new and notable names coming to Orlando (click on each link for more details): Atari Teenage Riot (Sept. 14, Firestone Live), Never Shout Never (Oct. 12, House of Blues) The Sounds (Oct. 13, Firestone Live), Bush, Chevelle and Filter (Oct. 19, House of Blues) Lupe Fiasco (above, Oct. 22, venue TBA); Datsik (Oct. 29, House of Blues), Boris with Asobi Seksu (Nov. 2, Firestone Live), Manchester Orchestra, The Dear Hunter and White Denim (Nov. 22, House of Blues)
-- If you love Sevendust, you're probably going to this weekend's Uproar Festival at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre. And you'll probably also want to pick up tickets for Sevendust's just-announced gig Nov. 23 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, along with Eye Empire. Ticekts are $20-$25, and they'll go onsale Sept. 9. Check Ticketmaster on that date for tickets.
-- According to his website, Mike Pinto has a $5 show on Sept. 25 at Jannus Live.
-- WMNF's next big tribute concert at Skipper's Smokehouse will pay tribute to a Tampa Bay legend: Blues great Rock Bottom. On Sept. 25, the 10th anniversary of his death, a slew of local blues favorites will perform at Skipper's Smokehouse. Doors open at 4 p.m., tickets are $10-$13. Click here for details.
-- A few other interesting shows coming to Skipper's: Cajun king Buckwheat Zydeco on Oct. 7, bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley on Oct. 9, jam guitarist Tim Reynolds and TR3 on Oct. 14, longtime favorites Southern Culture on the Skids on Nov. 19, and a highly intriguing three-day residency by Donna The Buffalo on Dec. 30, 31 and Jan. 1. Click here for details.
-- Two late-breaking Labor Day Weekend shows to tell you about: On Saturday, Niles Mason, a vocalist for Afrojack and David Guetta (Louder Than Words, All She Wanna Do Is Dance), will perform at the Kennedy in Tampa. Click here for details. And on Sunday, David Christophere of Rabbit in the Moon will perform a DJ set at the Hyde Park Cafe in Tampa. Click here for info.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*