SoundBytes: Travie McCoy, Wisin and Yandel, Michael Tolcher and more
-- Despite the fact that we're now BFFs with Daddy Yankee, we confess, we don't know much about reggaeton superstars Wisin and Yandel. But we're gonna have to get familiar, because the bestselling, Grammy-winning duo is coming to the St. Pete Times Forum on July 25. Tickets are $40.25, $60.25 and $89.25, and they go onsale Friday. Based on this description, they sound like Puerto Rico's answer to the Black Eyed Peas, selling out both Madison Square Garden and L.A.'s Staples Center. Click here for details.
-- This show sneaked up on us: Singer-songwriter Michael Tolcher, who has toured with artists like Maroon 5 and Dave Matthews Band, and has landed music on Scrubs and other shows , is playing Saturday night at the Hideaway Cafe in St. Pete. The show is being recorded, too. Tickets are $25. Click here for details.
-- What's the opposite of South by Southwest? North by Northeast, natch. It's going on as we speak in Toronto, with artists like Eagles of Death Metal, Warpaint, De La Soul, Best Coast ... and Tampa's own Sleepy Vikings! Congrats, guys. Check out this nice review they just got from the well-read blog Chromewaves.net.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*