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SoundBytes: The Head and the Heart, Bishop Briggs, Portugal. The Man, Krewella and more

Bishop Briggs

Chad Kamenshine

Bishop Briggs



Catching up some notable concert announcements from the past few weeks...

-- An artist to watch in 2017 is alt-pop singer-songwriter Bishop Briggs, above, who brought the house down at 97X Next Big Thing in December. She'll return to Tampa Bay with a headlining show at the State Theatre on May 16. SHAED and Manatee Commune open. Tickets are $18 and up. Click here.

-- Another 97X Next Big Thing artist is also coming to St. Petersburg: The Head and the Heart, playing their first local headlining show on May 16. Tickets are $28 and up. Click here.

-- More new shows coming to Jannus Live: Portugal. The Man on April 8 (click here), the Long Beach Dub Allstars on April 23 (click here), Coheed and Cambria on April 30 (click here) and Tech N9ne on May 4 (click here).

-- Also coming to the State Theatre: The Maine with the Mowgli's and Beach Weather on April 18. Tickets are $21.50 and up. Click here.

-- A few new shows announced at the Capitol Theatre in recent weeks: Paula Poundstone on March 10 (click here), Robert Earl Keen on March 13 (click here), Edgar Winter Band and Rick Derringer on March 14 (click here), Olivia Newton-John on April 20 (click here), Christopher Cross on May 5 (click here), Herb Alpert and Lani Hall on May 6 (click here) and the Marshall Tucker Band on May 27 (click here).

-- And a few announced at Ruth Eckerd Hall: Idina Menzel on May 25 (click here), the Gipsy Kings on June 16 (click here), Bill Maher on July 9 (click here), Australian Pink Floyd on Aug. 11 (click here) and John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring celebrating the music of the Mahavishnu Orchestra on Nov. 25 (click here).

-- A handful of big new EDM shows are coming to the Ritz Ybor, just in time for Spring Break season: Krewella on March 3 (click here), Dash Berlin on March 10 (click here) and Slushii on March 11 (click here).

-- Meanwhile, over at another Spring Break hotspot, Shephard's Beach Resort in Clearwater Beach, you'll have Dada Life spinning on March 12 (click here), and Borgeous on March 19 (click here).

-- LoCash will open for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on Oct. 20 at Amalie Arena. Click here.

-- Blink-182's upcoming tour will hit the Orlando Amphitheatre on May 4. Click here.

-- Another big Orlando show just got announced: Blondie and Garbage on Aug. 9 at Hard Rock Live. Click here.

-- Country icon Loretta Lynn has rescheduled her upcoming show at the Mahaffey Theater for Nov. 3. Click here for details.

-- Teenage YouTube pop-rap sensation MattyB is coming to the Straz Center on April 1, alongside the Haschack Sisters. Tickets are $18 and up. Click here.

-- Elusive Tampa indie rockers Merchandise have a rare St. Petersburg show coming up, at the live-in artists' space and venue Paper Crane on March 10. Click here. And commemorate your excitement by checking out their new video for the song Right Back to the Start.

-- Legendary punk forebears Death will have an in-store meet-and-greet at Daddy Kool Records at 3 p.m. Friday, hours before they play the Local 662. Click here.

-- Tampa death metal heroes Morbid Angel have a hometown show on May 24 at the Orpheum, alongside Suffocation, Revocation and Withered. Tickets are $22 and up. Click here.

--Monkees singer Micky Dolenz will be at Busch Gardens' Real Music series of free in-park concerts Feb. 20-25 (included with park admission; click here). But for a more personal touch, you can buy a meet-and-greet pass for $100 Feb. 21 and the money goes to Make a Wish. There's a limit of 50 and you get an utographed 8x10, one of your items to be autographed and a picture with Micky. Click here to meet a Monkee.

-- The Tampa Theatre is wrapping up its "Bestsellers on the Big Screen" series with a visit by Michael Connelly, one of Hollywood's favorite scribes who also calls Tampa home On Feb. 19 the author of The Lincoln Lawyer, and will answer audience questions after seeing the Matthew McConaughey flick based on his novel. Tickets are $10 ($8 for Tampa Theatre Members). Click here.

-- Want to win a contest to play Mario Kart 64 against Twenty One Pilots' Tyler Joseph before the duo's concert in Tampa on Feb. 28? 97X has you covered. Click here.

-- Finally, the upcoming Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival in South Florida is going to be swimming in Tampa Bay talent. Not only are local alt-rockers Merchandise and Polyenso booked to perform, but rap collective the Real Clash won a local band battle to earn a slot on the bill. Congrats!

-- Jay Cridlin and Sharon Kennedy Wynne

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 3:16pm]


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