SoundBytes: Steve Miller Band, Arrested Development, Freelance Whales and more
-- Hey, remember 2008, when Freelance Whales were everyone's Next Arcade Fire? And then they somehow got lapped by Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men and about a dozen other bands? Well, they're still pretty good, and they'll be at the Social in Orlando on Jan. 24 along with Gainesville's Hundred Waters. Tickets are $15. Click here.
-- Steve Miller Band will bring their hefty classic-rock catalog back to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Feb. 13. That's just before Valentine's Day, and of course, there is no more romantic song in the world than Abracadabra. Tickets are $49.50-$89.50, and they'll go onsale at noon Saturday. Click here.
-- Having the words "Arrested Development" in a blog headline is always probably good for a few extra hits, but we're not talking about the show. We're talking about the mid-'90s hip-hop collective, which is returning to St. Petersburg for a free concert on Dec. 2 at Jannus Live. Limited tickets are available at Detroit Liquors, The Kitchen and Daddy Kool Records. Click here and here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*