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WATCH SOME 'PARTY' PEOPLE: The Dirty Shame bar, a cool little joint on the edge of Ybor City, is hosting an event associated with the Homemade Music Symposium, a confab meant to provide networking opportunities and insight into the music industry. Spend some time with rock promoter and publicist Tony Michaelides, who has worked with legends like Bob Marley, Elvis Costello, U2, the Police and David Bowie. Michaelides was a staple of the Manchester rock and party scene from the '70s to the '90s. He'll be discussing his book about the music industry, Insights from the Engine Room, and showing clips (with commentary) from 24-Hour Party People, the 2002 flick about the Factory Records/Madchester scene, which spawned Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays. 7 p.m., Seventh Avenue and 20th Street in Ybor City. The talk is free.

BON IVER: Folk-pop's Bon Iver has some of the most eerily beautiful works of late with songs like Skinny Love. Acoustic playing at its best, there's heart and soul in each show. 8 p.m. at the State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $18-$20. (727) 895-3045.

MISHKA: Bermuda-born Mishka brings his soulful blend of reggae, roots, folk and rock to the Orpheum, with R&B singer Zaki Ibrahim. She was nominated for Canada's equivalent of a Grammy, the Juno award, for best R&B/soul recording. He has just released his third album, Above the Bones. Sounds like an adventurous music outing to us. 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1902 N Republica De Cuba, Ybor City. Tickets are $12.

HELP OTHERS: Summertime means lean times for a lot of charity groups. But this year more than ever, the need is still there and growing. We've partnered with a Web site to help you find ways to contribute. Go to and find an organization that needs goods or volunteers now.

MEET THE BAND: Our Soundcheck blog offers an artist of the day each and every day, along with a concert of the day and local news and notes (a sneaker for fans of Tampa's favorite sons of Christian metal, Underoath? We tell you where you can get it). Find it at


'TATTOO HIGHWAY': 10 p.m., A&E. Trading car parts for tattoo work: It's like the American dream boiled down to an hour of TV!

SEASON PREMIERE: Top Chef Masters, 10 p.m., Bravo. Real chefs who own real restaurants get real dirty by engaging in a fight to the culinary death in a new version of the hit show. No Padma, though.

'E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: PATRICK SWAYZE': 10 p.m., E! Okay, we'll DVR it, but maybe we'll skip the last 10 minutes when they hit the pancreatic cancer really hard. We can't watch that.

On the radar 06/09/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 8:43pm]
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