Soundbytes: Rebelution, Dickey Betts, Cold War Kids and more
-- Before they hit the State Theatre tonight. Fitz and the Tantrums, above, stopped by the Play 98.7 studios in St. Petersburg for an intimate but hellraising three-song set, including their hit single Moneygrabber. If the preview is any indication, it's gonna be a fun night in the 'Burg. Get tickets here for $20.
-- Rebelution has played Jannus Live; now they're crossing the bridge into Tampa. According to this tweet from promoters State Media, he reggae-rockers will peform at the Ritz Ybor on Jan. 25 along with The Grouch and Pep Love. Tickets are $20-$23, and they go onsale Friday. Click here.
-- Dickey Betts will headline a benefit for guitarist Dangerous Dan Toler, who suffers from ALS, from noon to 11 p.m. Nov. 12-13 at the Herschberger Ranch, 13010 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Also scheduled to appear are Bo Bice, BlackHawk and more. Tickets start at $20 for one day and $35 for both days. Click here for details.
-- Hey, a Bay area band has FINALLY been added to the lineup for Orlando Calling! Bradenton's Have Gun, Will Travel will take the place of Quiet Company, who had to drop out. Look for them at 2:40 p.m. Sunday on Stage 4. Here's the full schedule that day.
-- Emo forebears Saves The Day will play an acoustic in-store set at Daddy Kool Records prior to their Nov. 9 show at the State Theatre. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. Click here for details. And then, on Nov. 13, We Are The In Crowd will play in the store between 4 and 7 p.m., prior to their show at the State. Click here for details.
-- A few weeks ago, Last Call With Carson Daly sent a camera crew to the DeLuna Fest in Pensacola. All this week, they're showcasing music and interviews from the beach. It kicked off Tuesday night with Cold War Kids, and continues all week with Weezer, Jane's Addiction and Manchester Orchestra. Click here for a schedule.
-- Wow: First Odd Future brings Waka Flocka Flame onstage in Atlanta, then they allegedly punch a photographer in New Orleans, then they bring Lil Wayne onstage in a wolf mask during Monday night's concert in Miami. Wonder what they'll have in store for tonight at the Ritz Ybor?
-- Reminder: Tonight is the final Pulp the Party at Czar in Ybor City. If you're feeling amped up after Odd Future, cross the street and say g'bye to Pauly and company with some vodka shots.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*