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  1. Round out the Thanksgiving weekend with a little bluegrass music

    Music & Concerts

    SPRING LAKE — Those looking to round out their Thanksgiving weekend with a little American roots music might want to head to the scenic Sertoma Youth Ranch on the Hernando-Pasco county line.

    The Spinney Brothers, out of Canada, perform Saturday.
  2. To infinity and beyond: Florida Orchestra takes on Pixar catalog

    Music & Concerts

    The keys to Pixar's animation domination are myriad: narratives that deftly seduce all ages (Up, Finding Nemo); cutting-edge images that advance the form yet retain unmistakable warmth (The Incredibles, Wall-E); exceptional vocal turns from bold-faced actors who understand they're working for …

    Thomas Newman goes for New Age-y sounds. He had a hand in Finding Nemo.
  3. Wild 94.1's WiLD Wheels brings top new hip hop talent to Tampa

    Music & Concerts

    This weekend, Wild 94.1 will attempt to solidify a relatively new brand, its WiLD Wheels car and bike show, enters its second year on Sunday. Headliner YG, a West Coast rapper with a Southern drawl, should be a big draw to the Florida State Fairgrounds.

    Rapper YG brought this tricked-out trike to the American Music Awards. Maybe he’ll bring it to WiLD Wheels, too.  Kevin Winter/Getty Images
  4. SoundCheck: Hall & Oates, Kenny Rogers among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Hall & Oates

    Details: Wednesday (Dec. 3) 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $49.50-$175. (727) 791-7400.

    Daryl Hall and John Oates will play Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Wednesday (Dec. 3).
  5. One Direction, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards

    Music & Concerts

    American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.

    Liam Payne, from left, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Harry Styles of the musical group One Direction accept the award for favorite pop/rock album for “Midnight Memories” on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) CACJ316
  6. SoundCheck: Aaron Carter, Anberlin among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Aaron Carter

    With the Crazy Carls, Eden Shireen, the Infinite Eights

    Aaron Carter will be at Crowbar in Ybor City on Friday.

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