SoundBytes: Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Say Anything, John Prine and more
-- Are we ashamed to admit we once bought a ticket to see Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Offspring back in the late '90s? No, not in the slightest. So we wholeheartedly support anyone going to see the Mighty Mighty Bosstones when the come to the Ritz Ybor on May 4. Tickets are $23, and they go onsale Friday -- or at least, that's the impression that we get. Knock on wood. Click here for details.
-- One Night Rodeo, the winners of Great American Country's The Next GAC Star, will headline the kickoff party to this year's Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay (formerly the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am), on April 10 in Tampa.
-- This is fantastic. The Elwins, a Canadian indie-rock group who performed with Jukebox the Ghost on Saturday at Crowbar, wrote a song about Ybor City. They're the new Hold Steady! Check out the video for it here.
-- This is worth keeping an eye on: A "Downtown Digital" block party/festival with DJs and house music on June 2 at Jannus Live. Details are slim, with no artists announced yet, but The first batch of tickets go onsale this week for $25. Click here for more info.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*