Music & Shows

  1. SoundCheck: Totally '90s Under the Sun Tour among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Under the Sun Tour

    With Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Uncle Kracker (pictured clockwise from top left)

    "Sugar Ray" singer Mark McGrath performs at the Modjeska Theatre as fans reach out trying to touch him Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, in Milwaukee. The Orange County, Calif.-based quintet, is best-known for its hit single "Fly.'    (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jeffrey Phelps)
  2. Ever mysterious, Maxwell comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall prepared to shed some light

    Music & Concerts

    Five years ago, I was at Ruth Eckerd Hall for a typically incendiary concert by the magnetic, mercurial soul singer Maxwell, when an older man nearby saw me taking notes and grabbed my arm.

  3. Review: On 'Sound of Change', Dirty Heads liven up laidback vibe

    Music & Concerts

    With Sound of Change, the Dirty Heads charge up their signature laidback rock-rap with big, beat-dropping instrumentals that crash and groove around club-ready rhythms.

    The Dirty Heads perform a sold-out show in St. Pete on Friday.
  4. Review: Tom Petty returns to fun, sing-along form on 'Hypnotic Eye'

    Music & Concerts

    There is nothing that startling or spectacular about American Dream Plan B, the opening track on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' new LP, Hypnotic Eye. And yet the attitudinal song, the catchiest cut he's crafted in years, is a jangly revelation nonetheless. It's been awhile since our beloved Gainesville …

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at the Times Forum in 2010.
  5. Pregnant Midori cancels Florida Orchestra performances

    Music & Concerts

    Midori is having her first baby! While that's delightful news for her, it's bad news for the Florida Orchestra.

    Classical violinist Midori. [Handout Photo/ Special to the Times]
  6. Not the first Warped Tour for many bands

    Music & Concerts

    For its 20th edition, the Vans Warped Tour seems to be taking a look in the rear view. Most of the big names on this year's tour, which returns to St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park on Friday, are playing their third, fourth, even eighth (!) edition of Warped. While not exactly a greatest hits package, it certainly has a taste …

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