Huzzah! Tbt*'s 2013 Ultimate Local Music Guide is here! Pick up a copy at a box near you, or click here to check it out online.
Inside, you'll find shout-outs to more than 100 local bands of all genres, plus our 25 most anticipated concerts of summer, some of our favorite #tampabaylive submissions and more. And be sure to download the free Layar app so you can experiment with the issue's augmented reality!
If that's not enough, head to our revamped music page, tampabay.com/music. There you'll find music news, concert photos, videos of our top 10 bands and more. Thanks to everyone who made this happen.
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For the third straight year, we're teaming up with Tampa's free monthly Rock the Park, to showcase three of this year's Top 10 artists: Bluegrass jam band The Applebutter Express, fun-loving punks Wolf-Face and genre-pushing rapper-producer Heights NS. They'll all perform in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park Thursday, starting around 6:30 p.m. For details, click here.
All week, we've been spotlighting this year's class of Ultimate Local Artists, who are making some truly excellent music. Want to get caught up? Here's a recap:
-- Wolf Face: Punk that's howlingly fun, and seriously good
-- Heights NS: Studio wizard pushing hip-hop's boundaries
-- The Applebutter Express: Bonnaroo bluegrassers chugging toward the big time
-- Dean Johanesen: At home and abroad, Bradenton singer finds an audience
-- Jun Bustamante: Fiery folk singer brings communities together
-- Rec Center: For folk-pop veterans, perseverance pays off
-- Merchandise: Word is out on Tampa's underground provocateurs
-- Nerd Rage: Pound for pound, Tampa's EDM champ
-- Polyenso: From metal to melodies, an indie band evolves
-- Zulu Wave: Charting a global path to alt-rock success