SoundBytes: Fitz and the Tantrums, Mase, Diarrhea Planet, Summer Jam and more
-- Whoa hey, when exactly did Fitz and the Tantrums become an arena band? The feel-good party rockers behind The Walker and MoneyGrabber are coming to the USF Sun Dome on Sept. 10. Tickets are $25-$35 ($22 for students with ID), and they'll go on sale Friday. Click here for details.
-- We're living in the age of the festival, so it makes sense that Ybor City's long running Summer Jam will celebrate its 10th year with one of its biggest events yet. Scheduled for Aug. 30 at Crowbar and New World Brewery, this year's Summer Jam will feature Reptar, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Million Young, Beach Day, Have Gun Will Travel, Swimm, Good Graeff, Dear & Glorious Physician, Gwan Massive, New Madrid and "maybe a few more surprises," says promoter THX MGMT. Early bird tickets are now on sale for $15; eventually they'll be $20-$25. Click here for details.
-- It's been a minute since Mase sat atop the hip-hop landscape, but the former Bad Boy superstar (Mo' Money, Mo' Problems) may be due for a comeback. Word is he's making an appearance this Sunday at Blue Martini in Tampa. Details are few and far between, but click here and here for a little more info.
-- Also coming to Tampa: Fast-rising hip-hop outfit Migos, July 3 at Club Skye. Tickets are $30-$80. Click here for details.
-- Comic Mike Birbiglia has booked a date at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. The Sleepwalk With Me comic and NPR contributer will perform new material at the Mahaffey on Nov. 21. Tickets are $37.50-$57.50, and they go on sale Friday. Click here.
-- One of the all-time "Great band, horrible name" bands is coming to Crowbar: Punk sextet Diarrhea Planet will play Ybor City on Sept. 10, with St. Pete's Luxury Mane opening. Tickets are just $8-$10. Click here.
-- Speaking of punk outfits, Joey Cape of Lagwagon and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is coming to New World Brewery on Sept. 15 with Chris Cresswell, Brian Wahlstrom and more. Tickets are $10-$13. Click here.
-- BREAKING: Microgroove Records in Tampa now has air conditioning! That is all.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*