SoundBytes: Gojira, Hillsong Worship, Nahko and Medicine for the People
-- Gojira is coming! No, not the Pacific Rim monster, but the French metal band. They'll perform at the Ritz Ybor alongside Tesseract (no, not the one from the Avengers movies) on Sept. 27. Tickets are $27.50 and up. Click here.
-- Adding to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre's busy summer slate is a night of Christian rock featuring Hillsong Worship (a sibling group of Hillsong United), Kari Jobe, Rend Collective, Housefires, Urban Rescue and Chad Veach. The Outcry Tour will hit Tampa on Aug. 11. Tickets are $18.95 and up, and they go on sale Friday. Click here.
-- The Dixie Chicks uncorked a cover of Beyonce's new Daddy Lessons over the weekend in Europe, and they're not done with their pop experimentation. They've plucked energetic soul-rock group Vintage Trouble to open their Aug. 19 show at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Americana act Smooth Hound Smith is also on the bill. Click here.
-- Buckcherry will get Jannus Live all Lit Up again when they perform in St. Petersburg on June 24 alongside Adelitas Way and Stitched Up Heart. Ticket prices haven't been released, but they'll go on sale Friday. Click here.
-- World music/jam-pop collective Nahko and Medicine tor the People are coming to Jannus Live on June 26. Tickets are $20-$25, and Satang will open. Click here.
-- Two Cow Garage are performing at Crowbar on Aug. 13. Tickets are $10. Click here.
-- Underhill Family Orchestra is coming to Crowbar on July 16 with the Sh-Booms. Click here.
-- Still bumming out over the deaths of Prince and David Bowie? We hear you. So get ready for an amazing night of music on June 4. A Central Florida supergroup calling themselves Not Prince and the Revolution will perform the soundtrack to Purple Rain at Crowbar -- an encore of their "Reel Deal Thursday" film/soundtrack performance from a few months back. Opening the show will be Acho Brother, performing some David Bowie songs in Portuguese, which he did in honor of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Tickets are $10-$13. Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin