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The Chainsmokers — DJ duo Drew Taggart, left, and Alex Pall — are on the lineup for Sunday.Photo by Frank Apollonio

Music Planner: Sunset Music Festival, 97X BBQ, R. Kelly versus Brandy Clark

RAVE REVUE: Sunset Music Festival At this year's Coachella, the Chainsmokers trotted out guests like Tiesto, G-Eazy, Walk the Moon and, no joke, Third Eye Blind. Things might not get that crazy when they play this year's Sunset Music Festival, but Alex Pall, one half of the DJ duo, isn't worried it'll feel like a l …


  1. Review: Moby's memoir 'Porcelain' an intimate, incomplete look at the rise of a DJ


    If any one trend has shaped pop music this decade, it has been the rise of electronic dance music in America. DJs are all over the pop charts, all over the festival landscape, even all over the Grammys. You might have Skrillex or Diplo on your workout mix as we speak.

    Moby, who was born Richard Melville Hall and is a descendant of Moby-Dick author Herman Melville, performs at Coachella in California in 2013.
  2. A new era of 'Weird Al' Yankovic launches on tour in St. Petersburg

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    Here is a fact that might astound you: In a career that has spanned the past 40 years of pop music, "Weird Al" Yankovic never once parodied David Bowie or Prince.

    “Weird Al” Yankovic is faux talk show Comedy Bang! Bang!’s new bandleader and co-host.
  3. Show Palace 'specials' to bolster entertainment offerings

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    In March, the Mara family, owners of the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, acquired Richard Nader Entertainment, a legendary producer of rock 'n' roll, classic rock and golden oldies shows. It launched in 1969 with a series of sold-out shows in Madison Square Garden — the first ever done there — and immortalized …

  4. Music Planner: Sunset Music Festival, 97X BBQ, R. Kelly versus Brandy Clark

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    RAVE REVUE: Sunset Music Festival

    The Chainsmokers — DJ duo Drew Taggart, left, and Alex Pall — are on the lineup for Sunday.
  5. Because Madness can be hereditary, we grandfather in 'One Step Beyond'


    In our busy lives, it seems we are one step behind. Yesterday on Lost and Found we were one step ahead, but today we go one step further and go One Step Beyond with Madness.

  6. Split Enz truly was one step ahead with this forgotten tune


    Covering songs that were released 30-35 years might on the surface seem a little tardy, but with so many forgotten songs, it's great to learn about "new" '80s songs in 2016. While many see '80s music as the past - for many of us, the music is still being discovered and we are One Step Ahead.

  7. The Tubes' Fee Waybill talks MTV, Jen Aniston and his BFF Richard Marx


    It's probably safe to say downtown Clearwater has rarely if ever seen the likes of a band like The Tubes, who play the Capitol Theatre on June 3.

    Sure, The Tubes enjoyed …

  8. In the '80s, John Farnham was 'the voice' of anti-war sentiment too


    As we learned this week, '80s artists were not afraid to tackle the tough subjects of war and PTSD among its soldiers. However, '80s artists were also equally optimistic and encouraging on overcoming the brutality of war with songs of hope like You're The Voice by John …

  9. Support for armed conflicts hit the Skids with this tune


    While there is mostly respect for the military in America, there are those who don't always trust the motives of all our military actions and that sentiment is represented by The Skids and their post punk hit Working For The Yankee Dollar.

  10. Music Planner: Hey, hey, it's the Monkees; plus AlunaGeorge, Screaming Females and more

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    The Monkees are no longer everywhere. For a long time it felt that way, from the eponymous NBC sitcom that made them stars to the decades of syndicated reruns that followed — not to mention all those sunny, golden hits like Last Train to Clarksville and Daydream …

    The Monkees, with Micky Dolenz, left, and Peter Tork, will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday.