Things to do this week
The temperature may be cooling off, but the fall concert season is just heating up. Here's the best concerts this week:
The Eagles: No, no, they're not playing here this week, but tickets for their Super Bowl Week concert (Jan. 29) at the St. Pete Times Forum go on sale today. $47.75-$187.75.
Pepper: Get into the groove with the Hawaii-native funk rock band. Part reggae, part hip-hop, part jazz and funk, Pepper should have no trouble keeping you boogeying into the night. 7 tonight. Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N St., Petersburg. $20-25.
Dolly Parton: Her Dixie Stampede dinner theater in Orlando may be gone, but the Queen of Country returns to Florida with her Backwoods Barbie tour. Expect plenty of the classics along with new material from her new album of the same name. 8 tonight. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $65-$150.
Avett Brothers: Talk about genre-bending: with the Avett Brothers bluegrass goes mariachi, folk goes punk, acoustic goes gospel and country goes indie. Bold vocals, vigorous cello, big banjo and piano fuels a wild ride, suited for fans of Wilco, My Morning Jacket or those who just have a short attention span. 8 p.m. Thursday. Cuban Club, 2010 Ave. Republica De Cuba N, Tampa. $17 advance, $20 day of show.
Neil Diamond: Better save your voice for this one, because we're sure the crowd will be singing along to all the classic hits. Sweeeeet Car-o-line... Bum! Bum! Bum! But like Parton, this will be no throwback show. His latest album, Home Before Dark, was the first Billboard No. 1 of his career. 8 p.m. Friday. St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $55-$120.
The Faint: Maybe something a little more high-tempo is your style. This dance-punk/new-wave band from Omaha originally included Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst as a member. Techno-folk? We're not sure how that would have worked out. 8 p.m. Friday. Jannus Landing. $20.
— Adam Newman [email protected]