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.
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.
Bow down: Beyoncé was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.
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 …
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 …
Details: Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $10-$15. (813) 987-2855.
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 …