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SoundBytes: LMFAO, Washed Out, Dan Aykroyd and more

Published Feb. 29, 2012

-- How do we feel about LMFAO making the leap to arenas? Not great, right? Okay, cool, just making sure we're all on the same page. The Party Rock Anthem bros will be performing at the Amway Center in Orlando on June 23, alongside Far East Movement, the Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simmons and Natalia Kills. Tickets start at $27.50, and they go onsale Saturday. Click here.

-- How many of y'all love the IFC sketch show Portlandia? Do you dig the fantastic theme song? It's Feel It All Around by chillwave artist Washed Out, and if you want to hear it live, you should check 'em out when they hit Crowbar on May 13. we've been on board the Ernest Greene train for a couple of years now (check out our review of Washed Out's performance opening for Yeasayer at the State Theatre) Tickets are $10-$13. Click here for details.

-- Singer Olivia Newton-John will join Moffitt Cancer Center's physician-scientists for the 13th annual Sarasota Women's Cancer Awareness Luncheon at noon March 19 at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota. The singer-songwriter and breast cancer survivor will be the keynote speaker for the event benefitting breast and gynecologic cancer research. Newton-John is a member of Moffitt's national Board of Advisors. Tickets are $125 each; sponsorships start at $1,000. Click here.

-- This doesn't qualify as a WTF Concert of the Year candidate, but: Actor Dan Aykroyd will be hanging out at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino from 9 to 11 p.m. March 9, signing bottles of his Crystal Head Vodka. It costs $80 for a 750-mL bottle. For details, call the casino at (813) 627-7625.

-- Maps & Atlases will perform at Crowbar on May 26. Tickets are $10-$13. Click here.

-- Two noteworthy hard rock and metal shows coming to the State Theatre this spring: Framing Hanley on April 7 ($15) and Fear Factory on May 5 ($22). Tickets to both shows go onsale this weekend. Click here.

-- This is cool: Epitaph Records post-hardcore group Falling In Reverse apparently filmed their latest video, for the song Raised By Wolves, during a sold-out show at the State Theatre in January. Click here to check it out. (H/T to 97X.)

-- The Gasparilla Music Festival schedule is out. Kind of a long day, but Ra Ra Riot will be worth it at the end. We defy anyone to attempt Childish Gambino and Wild Splash in Clearwater, then Hunaphu's Day at Cigar City in Tampa, then Ra Ra Riot at the Gasparilla Music Festival, all in the same day on March 10. Matter of fact, now that we think of it, that sounds like a pretty good idea...

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*


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