SoundBytes: Shooter Jennings, Great White, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and more
-- Soundcheck fell in love with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes this year at Bonnaroo. Find out why when they come to the Ritz Ybor on Oct. 16. WILL THESE HIP OCTOBER CONCERTS EVER END?!?!? Tickets go onsale Friday, and are $16. Click here.
-- This announcement blew right by us, but the Village People will perform a free postgame concert Aug. 13 at Tropicana Field, on "Turn Back the Clock" night. With Adam Lambert and the Village People performing free postgame concerts at the Trop this season, we can now safely say the Rays are baseball's gayest team. Hooray!
-- Don't ever let anyone tell you we don't have nice things in Tampa Bay. The St. Pete Times is the fourth-best arena in the United States, and the 12th-best in the world, when it comes to ticket sales, according to Pollstar. Or, put it another way: Of the top 10 grossing North American tours of the past year, the Forum hosted six of them.
-- Another familiar face in Ybor City, Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos, are coming to Crowbar on Oct. 8.
-- Don't forget to check out this week's Battle of The Bands contest at the Ritz Ybor on Thursday night. This week, the local artists on the bill -- ANEW, Ettison, Retro Light and Shakemode -- will be covering songs by Prince.
-- Doing anything on March 16, 2011? No? Good. Colin Hay is coming to the Largo Cultural Center.
-- Florida's Lauris Vidal went and got himself signed by P is for Panda. Congratulations! To celebrate, download this seven-song P is for Panda sampler, featuring artists like Vidal, Mike Dunn, Gasoline Heart and more.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*