SoundBytes: Gallagher, 3OH!3, SunFest and more
-- Noted watermelon-smasher Gallagher is one of the most famous alumni of the University of South Florida. It's fitting that such a local legend would be chosen to play the final show at the Capitol Theatre before the historic venue closes for renovations. Gallagher, who is embarking on a "Last Smash" retirement tour this summer, will perform at the Cap on March 24. Tickets start at $19.21 (in honor of the Cap's opening year) and will go onsale Monday. (Of note: This may or may not be Gallagher's final local show, as his website does mention a private gig in May at the University of South Florida.)
-- One of the biggest pop-rock festivals in Florida, West Palm Beach's SunFest, has announced the lineup for this year's event, May 1-5: Train, Smashing Pumpkins, the Offspring, Ed Sheeran, the Black Crowes, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Big Sean, Phillip Phillips, Barenaked Ladies, Jimmy Cliff, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Gary Clark Jr., Cheap Trick, Slighty Stoopid and many more. One-day passes start at $30 for ages 13 and up; click here for details.
-- Honestly, though, we'd have to say the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala., is looking like the best Southeastern festival this spring. Stevie Wonder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, Baauer (Harlem Shake!) and Afrojack are among the names just added to a bill that already included Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kings of Leon, Trey Anastasio Band, The Shins, Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Bloc Party, Public Enemy and many more. The festival is May 17-19; click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*