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.
-- 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*