SoundBytes: Steve Harvey, Tim Reynolds, Wolfgang Gartner and more
-- Want to meet Steve Harvey? The comic and radio host is co-headlining a comedy and gospel tour with Kirk Franklin on March 26 at the St. Pete Times Forum. But first, on March 25, he'll sign copies of his book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, at the Carrollwood Barnes and Noble, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. The signing starts at 6 p.m., but wristbands will be handed out starting at 2 p.m. Harvey will sign up to five books per person, as long as one of them has a Barnes and Noble receipt. Click here and here for details.
-- Buju Banton, the reggae star who's been an unwilling Tampa Bay resident for most of the last year-plus, performed a concert in Miami on Sunday to raise money for his legal woes. About 10,000 folks showed up. Performers included Shaggy, Sean Paul and Busta Rhymes. Banton "seemed to be in a trance and he went on to mesmerise the adoring audience with hits from the past as well as songs from his latest album." Click here for the full review from the Jamaica Observer.
-- Midsize country shows are rare in this area, so it's noteworthy that The Round Up just booked three of 'em: LoCash Cowboys on Feb. 4, Colt Ford on Feb. 11 and Matt Stillwell on March 25. Click here for details.
-- Want a free 12-song mixtape featuring artists who performed at the 2010 Antiwarpt Fest in downtown St. Pete, including The Semis, Have Gun Will Travel and Florida Night Heat? Click here.
-- If you're hoping to see Lady Antebellum at the Florida Strawberry Festival, you better buy your tickets, like, yesterday.
-- Wait, did longtime local rock band Tres Bien just get played on Jersey Shore? We'll have to ask them on Saturday, when they headline an excellent local lineup at the Jannus Live Blood Drive: Tres Bien, Mighty Mongo, Jeremy Thomas Band, Geri X, Will Erickson and Paint the Town Red. The event is free. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*