SoundBytes: Yo Gabba Gabba!, Young Jeezy, Peter Bjorn and John and more
-- This is bound to be one of the hottest shows of fall: Swedish indie hitmakers Peter Bjorn and John, best known for the whistleable smash Young Folks, are coming to Czar in Ybor City. The show is Sept. 24, and you should get your tickets early, because many of their recent and future U.S. tour dates have sold out. We'll keep you posted when we hear ticket details.
-- We don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves, but we might be getting an early Christmas present here in Tampa Bay. Colorful kiddie-rock collective Yo Gabba Gabba! says on their website that they're plotting a return to Tampa Bay -- this time at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Dec. 9. Click here.
-- According to one of Soundcheck's most trusted sources -- a dirty old flyer we found in the street -- rapper Young Jeezy is making an appearance in Tampa on June 16. He'll perform at Vanity Ultra Lounge (formerly Studio Inc.), 3603 W Waters Ave., Tampa. Click here for details.
-- Good lineup for this year's Rockstar Energy Scream Like You Mean It Tour: Chiodos, Breathe Carolina, I See Stars, The Color Morale, Tek-One and The Air I Breathe. The tour will hit the State Theatre in St. Petersburg on Aug. 3. Click here for details.
-- We love the description of Dinner At The Thompson's as a "French American electro-soul-hip-hop duo." So we're intrigued by their last-minute show announcement for June 2 at Orpheum in Tampa, alongside Ani Stark. Tickets are $8-$10.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*