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  1. SoundCheck: Donna the Buffalo among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Donna the Buffalo

    With Lanzallamas (Tues.), Under The Willow (Wed.)

    EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times
  2. Best music of 2014: Eight albums and four singles that deserve kudos

    Music & Concerts

    You could be forgiven for thinking the year in pop music began last December with Beyonce's Beyonce and ended in October with Taylor Swift's 1989, and nothing released in between even mattered. We'll give you Drunk in Love and Blank Space, fine. But here are eight albums and four singles that …

    WASHINGTON - JANUARY 17:  U2 bandmembers, (L-R) Adam Clayton, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr and The Edge pose after arriving January 17, 2009 in Washington D.C. U2 is scheduled to perform at the first of many events planned to mark the inauguration of United States President-Elect Barack Obama. The band is due to play the "We Are One" concert at  Lincoln Memorial tomorrow alongside a host of U.S. artists, such as  Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, James Taylor, John Legend and (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
  3. Singer Joe Cocker dies of cancer at age 70

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    LONDON — British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70.

    British Rock and Blues legend Joe Cocker performs on stage of the Stravinski hall during the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, in 2002. Cocker, best known for the songs, "You Are So Beautiful," and the 1980s duet "Up Where We Belong," with Jennifer Warnes, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 of lung cancer in Colorado. He was 70. [Associated Press]
  4. Tampa record label New Granada celebrates 20 years with three-night concert

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    Searching for CDs or mp3 players makes the music industry's changes over the last two decades feel very real. These days, Virgin and Tower megastores are just Wikipedia pages. Record execs still scratch their heads about the digital revolution that ruined profit margins forever because, as it turns out, selling plastic …

    In his Seminole Heights record store, Microgroove, Keith Ulrey has a listening station stocked with albums from his label, New Granada Records. Photo by Ray Roa.
  5. A holiday concert, and a new conductor, for the Hernando Symphony Orchestra

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    SPRING HILL — It was 1982 and Michele DiLuzio was fresh out of high school when she and 12 others founded a community orchestra in Hernando County. The small group started out playing light classical music at ice cream socials at the local Methodist church and at events at the Atria Evergreen Woods retirement …

    Michele DiLuzio, one of the 13 people who started the group in 1982 that became the Hernando Symphony Orchestra, and who served as its principal trumpeter for 32 years, replaces retired conductor Wayne Raymond. “Working with them full time has been an amazing experience,” DiLuzio said of the orchestra.
  6. Pharrell has worn many hats in his career, from pop singer to hip-hop producer

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    What's the perfect Christmas gift for the man who has it all? If that man is Pharrell Williams, how about a new hat? • Nothing against his trademark Vivienne Westwood Buffalo lid, of course — Pharrell rocks the freshest Mountie look this side of Saskatoon — but one hat is nowhere near enough to cover …

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05:  Recording artist Pharrell Williams performs onstage during KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2014  powered by LINE at Staples Center on December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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