Coral Skies Music Festival
With Cage the Elephant, Julian Casablancas and the Voidz, Bleachers, City and Colour, Manchester Orchestra, the Hold Steady, Bombay Bicycle Club, Tokyo Police Club, Wild Cub, Benjamin Booker, Junior Prom, Good Graeff
April passed, then May and June, and there was still no word about Variety Entertainment's Funk Fest Tampa Bay. It was unclear if the R&B and soul concert series, now in its 20th year nationally, would return for its fifth year in this market.
If you want to scope out the ideal spot for your white tablecloth picnic — heck, we've even seen tables, chairs and china — for the Florida Orchestra's wildly popular Pops in the Park concert, you have to get to Vinoy Park on St. Petersburg's waterfront early. You and 10,000 other people, by some estimates. …
Beauty, brains and a broke-down pickup. A platinum blond with a gold-plated conscience. Mostly classy, sometimes trashy, never dumb. That's the Miranda Lambert aesthetic, and it's the hot trend in Nashville.
With Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, Fantasia, Doug E. Fresh, 112, Jill Scott, more
Earth, Wind & Fire's September, arguably the feel-good-iest song of all time, was actually released in November — Nov. 18, 1978 to be exact. And for the past 36 years, the upbeat R&B classic with gibberish as its main hook has been a pop culture juggernaut. It's still a staple in dozens of TV shows …
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 …