SoundBytes: The Roots, Snarky Puppy, Cloud Nothings and more
-- Indie rockers Cloud Nothings are coming to Crowbar in Ybor City on April 22. Ticket prices haven't been announced, but they'll go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Click here.
-- Instrumental fusion group Snarky Puppy scored a major Grammy upset last month when a recording with Lalah Hathaway, Something, defeated songs by such better known artists as Miguel, Anthony Hamilton and Tamar Braxton in the category of Best R&B Performance. Fresh off that win, they'll be at Crowbar on Feb. 24; tickets are $18. Click here.
-- The Roots may be moving on up to the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but they're not too big-time to come down to Florida every now and again. The hip-hop outfit will perform at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras concert series on May 17, the park has announced. Rounding out the park's music lineup is Kelly Rowland on March 28. Click here for details.
-- Tampa death metal icons Deicide will perform at the State Theatre on April 6. Tickets are $16. Click here.
-- A few of the musical acts at this year's Chasco Fiesta in New Port Richey are starting to trickle out, including Gloriana and Jon Pardi on Country Night, March 29; Selwyn Birchwood on Blues Night, March 27; and Aaron Shust, Jonny Diaz, Mikeschair and Lauren Daigle on Contemporary Christian Night, March 21. Click here for all the details on the 2014 Chasco Fiesta.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*