SoundBytes: Pepper, Dream Theater, Death Cab For Cutie and more
-- The Summer of 2011 will stretch into late September -- at least if the beach-rock-reggae-ska groups Pepper (above), Ballyhoo! and the Expendables have anything to say about it. They'll perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at Jannus Live.
-- In Flames has had to drop out of the Rockstar Mayhem Tour, which hits the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre on Aug. 13. "Due to a serious terminal illness of one the band’s immediate family members they feel they have no option," the tour said in a statement.
-- Some bum news about one of Soundcheck's all-time favorite bands: Death Cab For Cutie will not be stopping in Orlando or Tampa en route to the Langerado Music Festival in Sunrise. Instead, they'll play a show in Jacksonville on Oct. 7. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*