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  1. SoundCheck: Aaron Carter, Anberlin among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Aaron Carter

    With the Crazy Carls, Eden Shireen, the Infinite Eights

    Aaron Carter will be at Crowbar in Ybor City on Friday.
  2. Interview: Garfunkel and Oates on bingo and bad dates

    Music & Concerts

    Garfunkel and Oates aren't the rock 'n' roll hall of famers you may think they are. Even if they were, that musical pairing likely wouldn't be as weird, and definitely not as funny.

    Kate Micucci, left, and Riki Lindhome are the musical group Garfunkel and Oates. (Getty Images) 
  3. Get better sounding music from your phone

    Music & Concerts

    You've probably heard musicians like Neil Young complain over the past few years about the sound quality of digital music. But thanks to a new generation of audio enhancement apps, your music's quality doesn't have to entirely depend on your smartphone.

    New York Times
  4. Thousands mob Universal Orlando to catch One Direction performance

    Music & Concerts

    An estimated 15,000 screaming fans packed Universal's CityWalk in Orlando for a free performance Monday by the wildly popular boys from One Direction performing on NBC's Today show.

    Matt Lauer and One Direction (without band member Zayn Malik) appear on NBC’s Today Show at Universal’s CityWalk in Orlando on Monday to celebrate their new album release.
  5. Florida Orchestra review: 'Carmina Burana' thrilling, hypnotic, but where was text?

    Music & Concerts

    When I first heard Carmina Burana, on a vinyl LP when I was in college, I was transfixed. I'd never heard anything like it.

  6. Gin Blossoms bring their food-fest road show to the Capitol Theater

    Music & Concerts

    If you've seen the Gin Blossoms lately, you've probably done so with a plastic fork in your hand.

    Handout photo

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