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SoundBytes: Mastodon, Hall and Oates, Paul Oakenfold and more




-- Mastodon, a.k.a. possibly the best young metal band on the planet, is coming to the House of Blues in Orlando. The gig is Dec. 1, and they'll be playing alongside the Dillinger Escape Plan and Red Fang. Tickets are $24-$26. Click here. And if you're holding out for a Tampa Bay gig, don't despair -- this is the last date on their upcoming fall tour, so they could easily tack on a date at the end ... say, maybe at 97X Next Big Thing, which we assume will be Dec. 4 in Tampa. Someone make this happen?

-- Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold is returning to Tampa Bay. He'll perform at the Venue in Clearwater on Oct. 15. Tickets are $15-$20. Click here.

-- For the Amphitheatre in Ybor City, it's good news/bad news time: DJ Fedde Le Grand has canceled his show on Oct. 27 due to "studio time requirements." The Amp says they'll let people know when a makeup date is scheduled. However, dubstep duo Zeds Dead have added a show on Oct. 13. Tickets are $10; click here for details. And DJ Morgan Page will perform Dec. 3; click here for more.

-- Doesn't it seem like Buckcherry was just here? Why yes, yes it does. If you missed them, you can see them again when they perform with Hinder on Nov. 20 at the Straz Center (um, okay?) in Tampa. Tickets start at $28.50. There's no direct link yet, but tickets go onsale through the Straz box office on Sept. 16.

-- Hall and Oates are once again coming back to Tampa Bay -- and if you're keeping score at home, this'll be the sixth time they've played Ruth Eckerd Hall. Their show is scheduled for Dec. 3; tickets are $49.50-$100, and they go onsale Friday. Click here.

-- Throw another huge metal concert onto the pile at the Hawaiian Village at Tampa's Stadium Green Iguana: Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans, D.R.U.G.S., Hollywood Undead and (why not?) dubstep DJ Borgore, on Nov. 19. Tickets start at $26.50; click here to get 'em.

-- Unwritten Law is coming to the State Theatre in St. Petersburg on Oct. 19. Tickets are $15. Click here.

-- Former Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones is performing at Jackson's Bistro in Tampa on Sept. 16. Click here.

-- According to their website, southern rappers Nappy Roots are performing at Janus Live in St. Petersburg on Nov. 5.

-- Anyone who's excited about Stryper in St. Petersburg on Wednesday may also be interested in this show: Dokken with L.A. Guns, Dec. 2 at Jannus Live. Tickets are $15 advance. Click here for details.

-- Sting has announced a "Back to Bass Tour" featuring stripped-down versions of his biggest hits, and so far there's only one Florida date: Nov. 12 at the Fillmore Miami Beach -- though there are a few open dates around it, so keep your eye out for possible future announcements. ("Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks," he promises.) Tickets start at $57. Click here.

-- The mind reels at the horror of a mass shooting this weekend at Club Elite in Palmetto, in which two were killed and 22 were wounded.

-- Meanwhile, at Palmetto's other big club, The Hall, two concerts are on the books for September: Country singer Chris Cagle on Sept. 15, and rapper Gucci Mane on Sept. 23. Talk about range. Click here for details.

-- And just a reminder: Harry Connick Jr. will be in town this week to promote his new movie Dolphin Tale, though he won't be performing. If any of you cats spot him out and about in Clearwater, drop us a line, will you?

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Monday, September 12, 2011 4:05pm]


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