SoundBytes: Manchester Orchestra, Pretty Lights, Men Without Hats and more
-- Frequent performers in these parts, Georgia modern rock outfit Manchester Orchestra are returning to Tampa Bay. This time they'll be at the State Theatre on Aug. 25. River City Extension will open the show. Tickets are $16.50-$20. Click here.
-- Also coming to the State: Tone Loc on Oct. 5. Tickets are $16. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold go toward the cost of Tone Loc doing the Wild Thing. Click here.
-- The Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham will be performing at G.Bar in Ybor City on Saturday night for a post-Pride concert. Cover is $5.
-- The WTF Concert of the Year candidates just keep coming! Men Without Hats, the band behind unkillable '80s radio hit The Safety Dance, is coming to the Orpheum on Nov. 21. (You know, that dance wasn't as safe as they said it was.) Tickets are a pretty incredible $8.88, and they go onsale July 6.
-- One Direction's Harry Styles was in the crowd at Coldplay's concert Thursday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. During Yellow, Chris Martin tossed in a short "That's what makes you beautiful!" Styles tweeted a link to a video clip of the moment, calling it "the best video I've ever seen. This was incredible."
-- Static-X has booked a relatively late-notice show for July 24 at the Orpheum in Ybor City.Tickets are $20-$25. Click here.
-- Speaking of DJs, DJ Skribble will be performing Monday night at the Royale Ultra Lounge, a newish club on Morgan Street in downtown Tampa (south of Kennedy, a few blocks north of the Tampa Bay Times Forum). Doors open at 9 p.m.; click here for info.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*