SoundBytes: Shelby Lynne, Dicky Betts, Blue October and more
-- Here's one of the coolest tidbits of international attention we can remember a local artist getting. Apparently, there's a Bulgarian edition of Rolling Stone. And in a recent issue, the mag devoted a decent amount of space to a profile of St. Pete's own Bulgarian-born Geri X. Our Bulgarian is a little rusty, but it has something to do with them labeling her "Best of Indie." How neat is that? Click here for a cleaner scan.
-- This is quite a week for Allman Brothers fans. Ruth Eckerd Hall announced Monday that tickets to Gregg Allman's show on Jan. 14 will go onsale Sept. 9 for $35-$69.50. (This gig won't be affected by Allman's newly announced concert cancellations.) Click here for details. Meanwhile, the Straz Center just announced that Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts and Great Southern will perform Dec. 7 in Tampa, and opening the show will be Devon Allman's Honeytribe. Tickets to that show start at $29.50. Click here for details. Man, seems like Derek Trucks should come back this fall to round things out, huh?
-- Radio station 97X is throwing another "Freebie Weebie" concert on Aug. 27. This one will feature modern rockers Blue October who have, shall we say, a star-crossed history when it comes to performing in Tampa Bay. It's free, and it's at Jannus Live. Click here for details.
-- Speaking of radio-sponsored shows: We don't know yet who'll be headlining this year's Last Damn Show 13, but we do know it'll be Sept. 24 at the St. Pete Times Forum. We also know they'll cost $25-$175. Stay tuned for details.
-- An excellent autumn of old-school punk continues with a show by OFF! -- fronted by former Black Flag and Circle Jerks singer Keith Morris -- on Oct. 22 at the State Theatre. Tickets are $15. Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*