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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: Marc Cohn on July 16. Walking in Memphis? More like Walking in Clearwater! (crickets) Um ... 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.

-- According to the Twitters, Jannus Live is bringing Sugar Hill Gang and Shannon to St. Pete on June 11. Stay tuned for details.

-- Got a local women's charity you'd like to see Lilith Fair support when Sarah McLachlan and company come to Tampa in August? Check out their Facebook page for details.

-- Underoath have announced their new drummer. Former Norma Jean drummer Daniel Davison will replace Aaron Gillespie on the band's upcoming tour, which kicks off July 12 at Orlando's House of Blues.

-- We here in Tampa have yet to get our first live look at hometown hip-hop prodigy Dominique Young Unique. But if you're up for a roadie, she's making her New York City debut on June 12.

-- 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*

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:19pm]


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