SoundBytes: Killer Mike, Hillsong United, Winger and more
-- This was neat: Before performing at the Mix 100.7 Mistletoe Show on Dec. 14, Rachel Platten visited MacDill Air Force Base, where she visited with families and children, handed out gifts and a performance at the base's medical clinic.
-- Globe-conquering worship group Hillsong United has added a second show at the USF Sun Dome in February. In addition to performing Feb. 13, they'll also perform Feb. 14, both times with Rend Collective in tow. Tickets are $27.50 and up. Click here.
-- Rapper, activist and Run the Jewels co-founder Killer Mike will speak at the University of South Florida on Jan. 20. Click here.
-- SWMRS is coming to the Local 662 with the Frights. Tickets are $10-$12. Click here.
-- The Reggae Rise Up Festival, which in 2014 brought Rebelution to Raymond James Stadium, is returning to Tampa Bay after a year off. It'll take place March 5 at Vinoy Park in St. Pete. No lineup yet, but early bird tickets are on sale now for $40.05 and up. Click here.
-- Hair ballad alert: Winger and Firehouse are coming to England Brothers Bandshell Park in Pinellas Park on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine's Day. Tickets are $19.95 and up. Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin