SoundBytes: Owl City, Ed Sheeran, Arj Barker and more
-- In September, Orlando's Beacham Theatre is getting two pop concerts on back-to-back nights that Tampa Bay fans might wish were coming here: Owl City on Sept. 7, and Ed Sheeran, above, on Sept. 8. Owl City, you know (and are likely sick of, thanks to Fireflies). Singer-songwriter Sheeran (think Jason Mraz meets KT Tunstall) is a star in England, and he has his own fans here, as we saw when he opened for Snow Patrol at Jannus Live in March. Click here for info on both shows.
-- Flight of the Conchords fans, here's your chance to see Dave in action. Comic Arj Barker, who played Bret and Jemaine's pal on the HBO series, is coming to the Improv in Tampa on Sept. 13-16. He's also an accomplished comic in his own right, and he's developed a huge following in Australia. Tickets are $15-$17. Click here for details.
-- The 5th Dimension with vocalist Florence LaRue will perform at the Largo Cultural Center on Jan. 12. Tickets are $34.50-$44.50.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*