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  1. SoundCheck: Michael Bolton, the Baseball Project, Talib Kweli among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Michael Bolton

    Details: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $74-$130. (727) 791-7400.

    Michael Bolton brings his extensive song list to the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday.
  2. Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles (w/video)

    Music & Concerts

    LOS ANGELES — Joni Mitchell was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, but details on her condition have not been released.

    Joni Mitchell has released 19 original albums and received eight Grammy Awards, including a lifetime achievement award in 2002. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
  3. Giant 'sonic sculpture' Fin Harp opens Wednesday at Straz Center


    Starting Wednesday, music will no longer be confined to the stage of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. With the help of artist Luke Rothschild, the building itself will be part of a gigantic interactive musical instrument, known as the Fin Harp. The "sonic" sculpture will be on display through May 3 as a piece …

    The first Fin Harp, is a sonic sculpture by String Theory's Luke Rothschild , who is building a similar structure Tampa's Straz Center. The huge harp will be a giant interactive musical instrument on display on the River walk April-1-May 3. CREDIT Straz Center
  4. No Rolling Stones, but Tampa books an even bigger prize: Garth Brooks

    Music & Concerts

    In the end, the dice didn't tumble Tampa's way for a concert by the Rolling Stones. But how's this for a make-up prize: two shows by Garth Brooks instead.

    Garth Brooks played six shows at the Veteran's Memorial Arena in Jacksonville last October. He's booked two shows at Tampa's Amalie Arena but could easily add more. (St. Augustine Record)
  5. Jay Z reveals plans for Tidal, a streaming music service (w/video)

    Music & Concerts

    As Jay Z sees it, there is a clear solution to the problems facing musicians in the streaming age. They should band together — behind him, of course.

    From left, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West, JAY Z, and J. Cole onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. [Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation]
  6. Rolling Stones tour dates coming Tuesday; Orlando likely, but what about Tampa?

    Music & Concerts

    If you were hoping the Rolling Stones might announce a tour date in Tampa this week, brace yourself for a little dissatisfaction.

    Orlando getting a Stones concert would not necessarily preclude Tampa from getting one too, but two Central Florida stadium shows in one summer does seem unlikely, even for a band as big as the Stones. [Getty Images]

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