Music & Shows

  1. 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]
  2. 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 …
  3. As they come to Tampa, Fall Out Boy, Paramore discuss the tough road for bands after Warped Tour

    Music & Concerts

    Pete Wentz learned some important life lessons during his salad days on the Vans Warped Tour.

    [ CAMERON COTTRILL   |     Times ]
  4. SoundCheck: Johnnyswim among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts


    Details: Saturday 7:30 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $20. (813) 229-7827.

  5. A Kiss and tell moment with Gene Simmons

    Music & Concerts

    One of the proudest — or at least weirdest and most unseemly — moments of my pop critic career was when Gene Simmons, the exceptionally tongued bassist in Kiss, suggested during an interview that he had (ahem) dated my mother. It was at the end of a video conference and the metallic Detroit Rock City …

    (2012)  Gene Simmons of KISS performs on stage in Tampa.
  6. Beach Bum Pirate to play in Ruskin

    Music & Concerts

    Your friendly, neighborhood beach bum pirate just wants to be sure you have a good time.

    Scott Ramsey performs as the Beach Bum Pirate in Ruskin this Sunday.

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