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 …
Your friendly, neighborhood beach bum pirate just wants to be sure you have a good time.
American Idol Live
With C.J. Harris, Sam Woolf, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson
When I say Lionel Richie is one of the great mood-setters in pop music, I'm not just talking about spinning his records to better heat up date night. (Although that works, too.)
With Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope
Details: Saturday 7 p.m. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $32-$70. (813) 740-2446.
There's absolutely nothing subtle about Robin Thicke, which is both his greatest strength and, well, the reason lots of people think he's a lunkhead. From his elevated hair to his wolfish grin to the audacity of Blurred Lines, the guy is all id, all out there. He definitely shares braggish traits — …
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!
If you are seeking a live …