SoundBytes: The Roots, Cursive, Sophie B. Hawkins and more
-- The best band in late night, the legendary Roots crew, is the latest, and final, band to be added to Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras concert series. The Roots will perform at Universal Orlando on March 19. Click here for details.
-- Well, how about this? The Local 662, arguably the most improved concert venue in Tampa Bay over the past year, has another national name coming in: Pop singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins (Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover, As I Lay Me Down) on March 18. Click here for details.
-- Color us shocked to learn that Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs concerts outside of Christmastime. But they'll be performing "Beethoven's Last Night" on April 23 at the Lakeland Center. Showtime is 8 p.m.; tickets are $28-$58, and they go onsale Friday (2/4). Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*