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SoundBytes: Natalie Merchant, Framing Hanley, Sing It Loud and more

-- First we blog about Hole, now Natalie Merchant is coming to town. What's next, a joint tour by Elastica, Juliana Hatfield and Natalie Imbruglia? (Actually, we would sign up for that in an instant.) Anyway, Merchant's coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Aug. 24. Sean Daly's got the details.

-- Love emo? Then check out Framing Hanley on June 25 at the State Theatre. Tickets are $18.50. Click here for details.

-- Love pop punk? Then check out Sing It Loud on July 13 at the State Theatre, alongside The Secret Handshake and more. Click here for details.

-- Florida's own Less Than Jake are coming to Bourbon Street in New Port Richey on June 12, with Ninja Gun and Meet Me Overboard. Tickets are $18. Click here for details.

-- He swooned last time they came through town. Now Stuck in the 80s is reporting that Air Supply is returning to Tampa Bay, this time at the Palladium on Aug. 28. Click here for details.

-- Goodbye to American Idol's Aaron Kelly, the pride of Hernando and Pasco counties.

-- Congrats to Tampa metalheads Catalysis, who are now fully sponsored by Jagermeister, and will play at this year's Mayhem Festival in West Palm Beach.

-- You know that Clear Channel performance studio we've been telling you about? It now has a name -- the Best Buy Musical Instruments Theatre -- and a website. They've also just added a show by The Spill Canvas at 2 p.m. Monday.

-- Music students at the University of South Florida may find this interesting: The school is becoming an All-Steinway School, meaning only Steinway & Sons pianos will be in use at USF's College of the Arts. Click here for details on the school's Steinway Piano Series.

-- Want a discount on tickets to Carole King and James Taylor, Maxwell and Jill Scott or Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at the St. Pete Times Forum? Donate food and supplies to Metropolitan Ministries' "Community Friendly Friday" at the St. Pete Times Forum from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also win Storm tickets, Disney On Ice tickets and more. Click here for the details.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:19pm]


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