SoundBytes: Screaming Females, Ira Glass, Curren$y and more
-- If this is old news, we missed it, but it looks like New Jersey punks Screaming Females, above, have been added to the lineup for Big Pre-Fest in Little Ybor, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at venues in and around Ybor City. 'Bout time we got some of guitarist Marissa Paternoster's patented mega-shredding in our own backyard. Click here.
-- The Straz Center has unveiled a large slate of its 2014-15 season, including several notable comedians (Jay Mohr on Sept. 20, Anjelah Johnson on Oct. 16, Ron White on Nov. 8), classical crossover acts (Black Violin on Jan. 30, 2Cellos on May 9) and Club Jaeb alt-folk acts (Brendan James on Oct. 27, Heather Maloney on Nov. 17, Chris Pureka on Dec. 8, Jeffrey Foucault on Jan. 12, Seth Glier on Feb. 9, Kris Delmhorst on March 2, John Gorka on April 20 and Lief Vollebekk on May 11). Click here for many more shows.
-- NPR superstar and This American Life host Ira Glass is coming to the Mahaffey Theater on Sept. 13 for a talk called "Re-inventing Radio." Tickets start at just $23 and are on sale now. Click here.
-- Speaking of speakers at the Mahaffey: Comedian Mark Curry has been added as the opening act for Morris Day and the Time on July 11. Click here.
-- Rapper Curren$y is coming to the Orpheum in Tampa on Aug. 1 with Spitta Andretti. Tickets are $30-$50. Click here.
-- And in case you were wondering: No, that was not Anthony Bourdain you ran into at Kahwa Coffee the other day.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*