SoundBytes: George Clinton, Fat Joe, Majical Cloudz and more
-- George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will perform at the Slice of the Burg Festival, a block party at St. Petersburg's historic YMCA building, 116 Fifth St. S, on June 1. The event will benefit the building as well as All Children's Hospital. Tickets start at just $5. Click here and here for details.
-- Mr. Dream Weaver himself, Gary Wright, will perform at the Largo Cultural Center on Oct. 4. Tickets are $34.50 and they'll go onsale May 30 at largoarts.com.
-- Tech N9ne cohorts Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone and Mayday! are bringing their "Summer of Strange" tour to the State Theatre on July 20. Tickets are $15-$18. Click here.
-- American Idol's Randy Jackson will be in Tampa this weekend, performing for troops at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday and appearing on HSN Saturday to promote his new "American Tribute" line of guitars.
-- On June 15, a host of local bands will come together at the State Theatre and Local 662 in a fundraising concert for Jason Smith, the sound tech at the State, who was hospitalized with critical injuries after his bicycle was hit by a car. Click here for info on the lineup, the event and to donate.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*