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SoundBytes: MGK, Fuel, Ra Ra Riot, Saves the Day and more



-- In his ongoing quest to play every single venue in Tampa Bay -- he's already hit the State Theatre, the Amphitheatre, Vinoy Park, Coachman Park, Tampa Bay Times Forum and Hawaiian Village -- Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly will perform at Jannus Live on July 28. That's just around the corner from the club where he was arrested in early 2011. Given MGK's penchant for outlandish stage theatrics, we'd say it's a lock he'll try to climb the courtyard tree. Click here.

-- Did you get a kick out of the Summerland Tour, featuring Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge? Then you'll probably love 98 Rock's similiarly '90s-themed Big Night Out, featuring Fuel, Hoobastank, Lit and Alien Ant Farm, along with Cowhead's band Pitbull Toddler. Tickets start at 98 cents ('cause it's 98 Rock, see?) and go up to $29.50. The show is Aug. 18 at Vinoy Park in St. Pete. Click here.

-- Also coming to Jannus Live: JJ Grey and Mofro. Tickets are $24. Click here.

-- Charming alternapop outfit Ra Ra Riot, who headlined the inaugural Gasparilla Music Festival in 2012, are coming back to Tampa Bay with a show at the Orpheum on Sept. 24. Tickets are $8-$18. Click here.

-- Pop-punk-emo favorites Saves the Day are returning to the State Theatre on Oct. 3 with Into It. Over It. and Hostage Calm. Tickets are $15-$18. Click here.

-- The Dallas Bull has announced its full slate of summer concerts: X Factor winner Tate Stevens on June 28, Brian Davis on July 12, Chris Janson on July 26, Greg Bates on Aug. 3, Chase Rice on Sept. 21 and Tyler Farr on Sept. 27. Click here.

-- Beach Day are quickly becoming local favorites, and the '60s girl-garage-rock group is coming back to town on Sept. 24, performing at Crowbar. Click here.

-- Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander is gearing up for another intimate concert with his new side project, Robin Zander Band, at the Hideaway Cafe in St. Pete. The tiny venue will host the group at 8 p.m. June 29; tickets are $30. Click here.

-- RIP country crooner Slim Whitman, one of the most famous voices ever to come out of Tampa.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:33pm]


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