SoundBytes: Newsboys, The Maine, Vertical Horizon and more
-- The Maine! We've been wondering when this retro-'90s pop-rock throwback group were going to come back to town, because we really dug their debut album, Black & White. They'll be at the Orpheum on April 22, alongside Lydia and The Arkells. Tickets are $20. Click here. And click here for our review of their 2010 show at the State Theatre.
-- Would you pay $80 for tickets to see Vertical Horizon? How about if we sweeten the deal by telling you that the Everything You Want pop-rockers are headlining the Taste the Best of Tampa Bay fest on April 21 at the Straz Center? Local acts The Groves, Rebecca Zapen, Trumaine Lamar and 7 Years Past will also perform. For details, click here.
-- One of the Three Tenors, Jose Carrerras, up and canceled his current U.S. tour -- including a March 2 date at the Straz Center in Tampa. The venue is offering refunds at the ticket office or, if you prefer, gift cards that can be used for meals or upcoming concerts. For info, call the ticket office at (813) 229-7827.
-- Tim Barry will perform April 25 at the Local 662 in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $10.
-- If you didn't get your tickets to Young the Giant and Grouplove at the Ritz Ybor on March 17, bad news: It's sold out.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*