SoundBytes: Toots and the Maytals, Paul McCartney, Tears for Fears and more
-- Speaking of reggae: Hernando County is planning another Reggae Sunfest on April 17 in Hernando Beach. Click here for the details.
-- Tears for Fears are coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall! The show is scheduled for Sept. 1. Crazy. Stuck in the 80s is all over this one.
-- Paul McCartney's blockbuster concert Saturday at Sun Life Stadium in Miami was a massive hit, according to the Miami Herald. Over the course of 40 songs, he played a massive array of Beatles hits ranging from Eleanor Rigby to Hey Jude to Paperback Writer to Let It Be to Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.
-- Coming to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on May 10: Louie Anderson. Two shows, 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 at Ticketmaster and at the Hard Rock gift shop.
-- Tickets to Robert Plant's July 30 concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall go onsale at noon Friday, April 9, and they'll be priced at $49.50-$9.50. Click here for details.
-- Is the Tampa Theatre one of the "Top Ten Iconic Show Places in the World," alongside venues like Radio City Music Hall, the Sydney Opera House and the Colosseum in Rome? The unassailable travel authority known as Delta Sky Magazine thinks so. Click here to read why.
-- We haven't been to Skipper's Smokehouse in a while, but they've got a pretty amazing lineup of bands coming soon: Blind Boys of Alabama, Igor and Red Elvises, Cowboy Mouth, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, the Connells, American Aquarium, Toubab Krewe ... and of course tbt*'s Local Music Showcase on April 17, with Greymarket, Grecian Urns, Sons of Hippies, Jim Morey Band, the Semis and King of Spain. Click here for details on all those shows and more.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*.