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  1. Bluesapalooza finds its way in downtown Brooksville

    Music & Concerts


    One could say that Bluesapalooza has found its way.

    Music got some in the audience up on their feet to sing and dance at last year’s Bluesapalooza. 
  2. Ticket window: 97X Next Big Thing, Megan Hilty, 'Phantom of the Opera'

    Music & Concerts

    Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:

    Megan Hilty
  3. Tom's Top 25: Our ultimate list of Tom Petty songs

    Music & Concerts

    By SEAN DALY | Times Pop Music Critic

    Tom Petty has compiled a vast catalog of hits, which means our list of the top 25 may leave a few hearts broken.
  4. Review: You get what you pay for with free U2 album

    Music & Concerts

    Imagine if Bono threw a surprise party (hooray!) but the fancy three-tiered cake was made of sawdust (oh). That's my downer mood after U2 released new album Songs of Innocence on Tuesday in conjunction with Apple's new-product hullabaloo. I couldn't wait to eat this one up.

    Mouthwash, please.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, greets Bono from U2 after they performed at the end of the Apple event on Tuesday.
  5. Not quite Prince performing 'Purple Rain,' but close

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    Chances are good, if depressing, that many of us will never get to see Prince perform his epic 1984 album Purple Rain in its entirety. If "the Kid," as Prince was known in the accompanying movie, ever resurrects his Grammy- and Oscar-winning masterpiece in full, it would no doubt take a let's-go-crazy expenditure …

    Prince and Apollonia Kotero in a scene from Purple Rain.
  6. Prolific punk Ty Segall set to perform at the Skatepark of Tampa

    Music & Concerts

    Theater. Music hall. Skatepark?

    Those venues are all part of the current tour itinerary for garage and glam-inspired rocker Ty Segall, who plays the Skatepark of Tampa on Friday.

    Ty Segall performs onstage at the April 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

2014 Tampa Bay Ultimate Local Music Guide


Welcome to tbt*'s 2014 Ultimate Local Music Guide!

There is much to love about this year's Ultimate Local Music Guide (you really do need to pick up a hard copy for the full interactive experience), butall the highlights are here. So take a tour of this page to hear music from 2014 top local bands, watch performances and read the stories!

Tampa Bay Local Music Quiz: Which music venue is perfect for you?

If you are seeking a live …


Three bands, one man: Interview with Singer-songwriter Mark Etherington