The Langerado Music Festival, set for Oct. 8 and 9 in Sunrise, with headliners like Death Cab For Cutie, Trey Anastasio, Ween, Ben Harper and more, has been canceled. No information was immediately given, but we suspect slow ticket sales. And the arrival of an even bigger festival in the Sunshine State, Orlando Calling, probably didn't help.
This isn't the first time this has happened. In 2009, Langerado was canceled due to less-than-enthusiastic ticket sales. At any rate, we suspect this is the last we'll be hearing about Langerado for a while.
As for us music fans in Tampa Bay? It's poachin' time!
A handful of Langerado bands were already planning to stop by Tampa Bay on their way to and from Sunrise (Arctic Monkeys, Yuck, Das Racist). Now all these other groups may suddenly have an unexpected opening on their schedule. What can we do to convince Death Cab to come to Tampa Bay instead of Orlando?
At least one band has decided to skip Florida altogether. Alt-funksters Ween have canceled their Oct. 8 concert at Jannus Live. Tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase.
• Goth-rock pioneer Peter Murphy of Bauhaus is returning to Tampa Bay. This time he'll be performing at the Ritz Ybor on Nov. 12 alongside one of Bauhaus' sonic descendents, elecro-gothsters She Wants Revenge, who we bet would be simply ecstatic about being referred to as "electro-gothsters." Tickets are $24.50, and they go on sale Saturday.
• Another mini Warped Tour is coming to Orpheum: Of Mice and Men, iwrestledabearonce, I See Stars, Abandon All Ships and That's Outrageous. The show is Nov. 12.
• WMNF's next big tribute concert at Skipper's Smokehouse will pay tribute to a Tampa Bay legend: Blues great Rock Bottom. On Sept. 25, the 10th anniversary of his death, a slew of local blues favorites will perform at Skipper's. Doors open at 4 p.m., and tickets are $10-$13.