SoundBytes: Tokyo Police Club, No Age, Talib Kweli and more
-- When stylish Toronto indie rockers Tokyo Police Club, above, opened for Passion Pit this summer at the Ritz Ybor, lots of people thought they could probably headline their own concert in Tampa Bay and do really well. Looks like we'll get a chance to find out. Tokyo Police Club and Two Door Cinema Club are performing at Crowbar on Jan. 26. (Maybe they should get Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or Tom Tom Club to round out the bill.) Click here for details.
-- When a No Age concert was announced for Jan. 19 at Backbooth in Orlando, we called it "the first big hipster concert of 2011." We take it back, because it looks like No Age will actually be coming to Tampa first. Yep, the L.A. fuzz-punks will hit Crowbar on Jan. 17. Click here for show details.
-- Did you enjoy Joshua Radin when he performed with The Script Saturday night at Jannus Landing? Well, you won't have to wait long to see him again. The singer-songwriter is slated to perform at the State Theatre on Feb. 11, according to ticketmaster. Tickets start at $19.50. Click here.
-- From the Department of 'Bout Time: Continually on-the-rise Florida pop-punks VersaEmerge, featuring Sierra Kusterbeck of Redington Shores, are overdue for their own Tampa Bay show, following consecutive stints on the Warped Tour. According to Pollstar, it'll happen on Dec. 29 with a show at Orpheum.
-- If you couldn't get tickets to the sold-out (!) Wiz Khalifa concert Friday at the Ritz Ybor, another pretty great hip-hop show is coming to the Ritz Soon: Reflection Eternal, a.k.a. Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek. The show is Nov. 19; tickets are $15-$20, and they go onsale Nov. 5. Click here to purchase.
-- Finally: Let's not go crazy getting our hopes up, but Florence + The Machine are coming to Florida next summer, opening for U2 at Miami's Sun Life Stadium on June 29. If we're going to see them in 2011, this might be our best chance. Keep your fingers crossed.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*