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  1. SoundCheck: Uproar Festival among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Uproar Festival

    With Godsmack, Seether, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Escape the Fate, Within Reason, Sons of Revelry, These Raven Skies, Tattered, more

    Godsmack is among the bands on the Uproar Festival lineup at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday.
  2. Country singer Jo Dee Messina coming to Ritz Ybor

    Music & Concerts

    In what we can't help but think is one of the oddest marriages of artist and venue we've seen this year, Jo Dee Messina is coming to Tampa's Ritz Ybor club.

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  3. Review: Ariana Grande's 'My Everything' likable but tame

    Music & Concerts

    Ariana Grande is polite in lieu of provocative, a reigning pop princess with scant interest in pushing buttons a la the Mileys and Nickis around her.

    Ariana Grande, shown performing Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards, seems comfy playing the wailing good-girl wallflower next to the party stars on her new album.
  4. Beyoncé reigns at VMAs; Minaj dress malfunctions (w/video)

    Music & Concerts

    Bow down: Beyoncé was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

    VMA Video Vanguard recipient Beyonce and daughter Blue Ivy Carter onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum onSunday in Inglewood, California.  [Getty Images]
  5. The Pals: Tampa pop-rock band seeks meaning in melody

    Music & Concerts

    The Pals are Clearwater quartet of mid 20-somethings who deliver catchy, sing-along, stick-in-your-head melodies. Their music teeters on the edges of traditionalism and modernism, taking listeners to a place that sounds simultaneously familiar and foreign — think the sonic foundations of Copeland and Death Cab For …

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  6. Local acts, national spotlight

    Music & Concerts

    Benjamin Booker, 'Benjamin Booker' (ATO)

    Release date: Aug. 18

    Last year, it looked like Booker was a shoo-in to become Tampa's long-awaited breakout artist. Then he and drummer/co-conspirator Max Norton packed up and took their game to New Orleans. Oh, well. Hard to argue the move didn't work out for …

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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