SoundBytes: Demi Lovato, Erasure, Duncan Sheik, the Afghan Whigs and more
-- If you can't wait for Demi Lovato to return to Tampa Bay, you'll have to head to Orlando. The tween-pop queen will play the Amway Center on Sept. 15, with openers Christina Perri and MKTO. Ticktes are $27.50-$67.50 and they'll go on sale June 6. Click here.
-- Synth-pop heroes Erasure will play the Mahaffey Theater on Sept. 14. Tickets are $29-$59, and they'll go on sale June 6. Click here.
-- What is Duncan Sheik doing at the Largo Cultural Center? Booking the Grammy- and Tony-winning songwriter (Barely Breathing, the Broadway musical Spring Awakening) is quite a coup for the venue. He'll play there on Sept. 20; tickets are $19.50-$34.50, and they go on sale June 5. Click here.
-- Also coming to the Largo Cultural Center: Jazz singer Jessy J (not to be confused with the British pop singer Jessie J; now THAT would be a crazy booking) on July 16. Tickets are $16.50-$19.50 and they go on sale June 5. Click here.
-- The Afghan Whigs are coming to the Beacham in Orlando on Sept. 18. Tickets are $25-$30. Click here.
-- Crocodiles are coming to Crowbar on Aug. 22. (The band Crocodiles, not actual crocodiles ... we think). Tickets are $10-$13. Click here.
-- WMNF-88.5 is staging a book and record sale from 10 to 4 a.m. June 14 at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 111 W Fortune St. in Tampa (next to the Straz Center). Admission is $3, but for $8, you can get in an hour early to snoop for the best bargains. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*