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SoundBytes: Newsboys, The Maine, Vertical Horizon and more




-- One of the biggest Christian bands in the biz, Newsboys, is coming to Clearwater's Countryside Christian Center on April 13. Tickets are $20-$40, with group discounts available. Click here.

-- 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.

-- Speaking of cancellations: Jane Dear Girls have pulled out of this year's Florida Strawberry Festival. Taking their place at 3:30 p.m. March 3 will be former American Idol finalist Lauren Alaina.

-- Pop-dance dude Outasight (Tonight Is the Night) will perform at Push Ultra Lounge on March 2. Click here.

-- SWOON ALERT: Official Soundcheck Crush Lights is performing a free in-store set at Daddy Kool Records at 3 p.m. March 9, hours before her show at the State Theatre. Click here.

-- 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*

[Last modified: Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:13pm]


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