SoundBytes: Matisyahu, Diamond Rio, Architecture in Helsinki and more
-- Remember what a great time everyone had with Matisyahu on Valentine's Day weekend at the Tampa Theatre? Get ready to relive some of those good vibes when Matisyahu performs on New Year's Eve at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Tickets are $34.50, and they go onsale Sept. 9. Click here.
-- Because we have sworn to inform you of any and all Jersey Shore castmates coming to Tampa Bay, we have no choice but to inform you that Deena Cortese will be at the Bishop Lounge in St. Petersburg on Sept. 10. Tickets are $10, and you can get 'em here.
-- Speaking of Jersey Shore: DJ Pauly D is still coming to the Venue on Sept. 14. And get ready for even more live music at the Venue, because on Sept. 24, they're hosting a "grand re-opening." "The lower level dance floor and stage have been enlarged to better accommodate national acts," the Venue says on its website. We'll keep an eye on this.
-- Canadian country band Emerson Drive is coming to Jannus Live on Sept. 23. Tickets are $10. Click here for details. (And between this, Thompson Square at the Round Up and Craig Campbell at the Dallas Bull, Sept. 23 is turning into a big night for country music in unconventional locations.)
-- Remember Mims? Of This Is Why I'm Hot? He's coming to Jackson's Bistro on Sept. 2 for a Labor Day weekend party. For details, call (813) 265) 1234.
-- R&B singer Bobby Valentino, a.k.a. Bobby V., is hosting a Labor Day Weekend party on Sept. 4 at Vanity Ultra Lounge in Tampa. Dwyte, K. Thomas Musik and Ladies of Flava are also on the bill. Tickets are $25-$150. Click here for info.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*