SoundBytes: Ted Nugent, Sugar Hill Gang, Zane Lamprey and more
-- Ted Nugent will murder everyone with a tomahawk perform hits like Cat Scratch Fever and Stranglehold when he comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall on June 30, alongside opener Pat Travers. Tickets are $27-$57, and they go onsale Friday at noon. Click here for details.
-- Also coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall, according to their Web site; Crosby, Stills and Nash. They'll be in Clearwater on Sept. 29.
-- Big-time ticket deal for this weekend's Country Throwdown Tour featuring Montgomery Gentry at the Ford Amphitheatre: For $30, you can get a full carload of people into the concert. All you have to do is get to the FordAmp by 4 p.m. on Friday, and you'll get a voucher with the number of people in your car when you enter the parking area. Take that voucher to the box office, and you'll get your tickets for $30. Whether you drive a pickup, a station wagon or a van, that's a heck of a deal.
-- Zane Lamprey is a cult hero for his drinking-around-the-world travel series, Three Sheets, seen most recently on the Travel Channel. But is he funny? Find out when he brings his stand-up tour to the Ritz Ybor at 8 p.m. May 20. Steve McKenna and Marc Ryan are also on the bill for what Lamprey describes as “one part education, one part comedy and two parts kick ass — shaken and poured over ice.” Tickets are $25-$30. Click here for details. Then take him to Tampa Bay Brewing Company afterward.
-- If American Idol's Big Mike Lynche makes it to the final three this week, Idol producers will bring him to town for a free hometown concert on Friday. Mayor Bill Foster has decided this would be a perfect opportunity to show off the finest assets St. Petersburg has to offer, so the concert will take place at ... The Pier. All together now: TOURISM FAIL.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*