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SoundBytes: Rusko, Hunter Hayes, Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt and more

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-- Listen, we know all you country fans are foaming at the mouth about Little Big Town coming to the Dallas Bull on March 23. But we're here to tell you, THIS is the show you should be excited about. Country-blues prodigy Hunter Hayes, whose single Storm Warning makes him seem like the next coming of John Mayer, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban rolled into one, is coming to the Dallas Bull on March 11. The best part? It's an all-ages afternoon show, and kids are welcome. Tickets are just $5 for kids 12 and under, $10 for 13 and up. Click here for details

-- Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are teaming up for an acoustic tour, and it'll hit Ruth Eckerd Hall on March 22. Expect lots of folksy story songs about the difficulty of life in this modern age. Tickets, which will be priced at up to $125, will go onsale Saturday. Click here for details.

-- Dubstep DJ Rusko has become such a force of nature that he played the mainstage at last summer's Identity Festival, to a rapturous reception. He's coming back to Tampa on May 17, with a gig at the Hawaiian Village at the Stadium Green Iguana. Tickets are listed for $26 on his website. Click here.

-- According to a few different sites, rapper Tyga is bringing his first headlining tour to the Ritz Ybor on Feb. 23. Tickets are listed at $20-$45 on this site.

-- Gainesville punk legends Less Than Jake will once headline Durty Nelly's annual St. Patrick's Day Party in St. Petersburg, alongside A Wilhelm Scream and other acts. At least one more national band is still to be added. Click here.

-- Alt-pop-folk group Over the Rhine will perform an acoustic concert at the Straz Center on April 15, alongside Lucy Wainwright Roche. Tickets start at $22.50, and they go onsale Friday at noon. Click here.

-- In case you missed it, Glen Hansard of The Swell Season will open for Eddie Vedder at Ruth Eckerd Hall on May 10. Tickets go onsale this week. Click here.

-- Jerry Seinfeld is performing at the Lakeland Center on March 30. Tickets start at $45. Click here.

-- It's not Montreal, Vancouver or SF Sketchfest, but the South Beach Comedy Festival is still a plenty good reason to head down to Miami. Among this year's performers: Lewis Black, Aziz Ansari, Donald Glover, Jeffrey Ross, Shaq's All-Star Comedy Jam, Key & Peele, Rob Delaney, Hannibal Buress, Amy Schumer and the world premiere of the new Will Ferrell movie, Casa De Mi Padre. For info on tickets to the festival, which runs Feb. 29-March 3, click here.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Monday, January 30, 2012 3:02pm]

    

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