SoundBytes: Megan and Liz, Chief Keef, Big Freedia and more
-- New Orleans bounce music queen Big Freedia, above, is coming to the Orpheum on Jan. 20, and if that news doesn't immediately excite you, here, the New York Times will be happy to tell you why it should. Tickets are $15-$18. Click here.
-- Comic and SNL veteran Jim Breuer will return to his old stomping grounds of Tampa with a show at the Straz Center on April 12. Tickets start at $24.50. Click here.
-- To ring in the new year, Jannus Live is bringing a Silent Disco to stretch until 3 a.m. in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $20-$25. Click here.
-- Classic rockers Johnny Winter and Yes have announced local dates: Winter on Feb. 17 at the Capitol Theatre (tickets are $39.50-$47.50, click here) and Yes on April 2 at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($49.50-$250, click here).
-- The full lineup's still a long way off, but at least we have a date for next year's Vans Warped Tour: July 26 at Vinoy Park in St. Pete. A few bands have been announced: Woe Is Me, Go Radio, I See Stars, The Story So Far, Like Moths to Flames and Big Chocolate. Early bird tickets start at $23.50, and include a Warped compilation CD. Click here.
-- Speaking of Warped-esque bands: Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain and more are coming to the Orpheum on Feb. 24. Tickets are $17-$20. Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*