Thursday, September 20, 2018

Music News, Concert Reviews

Review: Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne bring a four-hour party to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Review: Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne bring a four-hour party to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

  On Saturday, Dierks Bentley returned to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre — a place he said "feels like a second home" — for more partying, drinking and antics including a floating stage for Drunk on a Plane and some bananas...
Published: 09/17/18
Review: Scorpions strike Tampa with eager, ageless glee at Amalie Arena

Review: Scorpions strike Tampa with eager, ageless glee at Amalie Arena

It's probably best not to look too closely at the optics of playing Rock You Like a Hurricane while there's actual hurricane battering the seaboard just a few hours away.But what were the Scorpions going to do, NOT play their biggest hit for 7,000-pl...
Published: 09/15/18
John Mellencamp coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

John Mellencamp coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

John Mellencamp is about to R.O.C.K. all across the U.S.A. next spring. And his tour will include two  nights in Clearwater.The heartland rock veteran will bring his next tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall on March 29 and 30 for a "night with" performance...
Published: 09/13/18
T.I. added to Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out Live, Sunday at Amalie Arena in Tampa

T.I. added to Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out Live, Sunday at Amalie Arena in Tampa

To everyone who has a ticket to see Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out Live on Sunday in Tampa: Surprise! You're going to see T.I., too!The superstar rapper was added to the bill for Cannon's live hip hop and comedy tour, which comes to Amalie Arena at 8 p.m....
Published: 09/13/18
To Write Love On Her Arms’ Jamie Tworkowski talks mass shootings, celebrity suicides and more

To Write Love On Her Arms’ Jamie Tworkowski talks mass shootings, celebrity suicides and more

After a dozen years connecting with young minds at music festivals and through social media, To Write Love On Her Arms — the name and organization were inspired by an Orlando teen who was suffering from depression, drug addiction and self-infli...
Published: 09/13/18

Published: 09/13/18
After 21 years and a life-altering illness, Tampa band Pohgoh returns

After 21 years and a life-altering illness, Tampa band Pohgoh returns

Susie Ulrey squints and points across her stable of switchel and chips."You know like when a flash shines in your eye, and you have that little floater?" she says. "I have this little floater in my right eye. Like, I can see it. When I’m looking at y...
Published: 09/11/18
Updated: 09/12/18
Ticket window: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, America, Dennis DeYoung on sale this week

Ticket window: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, America, Dennis DeYoung on sale this week

Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:• Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Amalie Arena, Tampa, $36-$79.50, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at livenation.com or by calling toll-free 1-800-745-3000.e_SBlt Skyway 10K, 6 a.m....
Published: 09/13/18
Weekend concert picks: Dierks Bentley, Scorpions, Freestyle Explosion and more

Weekend concert picks: Dierks Bentley, Scorpions, Freestyle Explosion and more

LONG TAIL: THE SCORPIONS The Scorpions’ longevity, says co-founding guitarist Rudolf Schenker, is due partly to their ability to balance their classic sound with modern trends. Back in the ’80s, "we were surfing on the highest wave in th...
Published: 09/12/18
Pohgoh’s Susie Ulrey talks returning after 21 years, playing through multiple sclerosis and more

Pohgoh’s Susie Ulrey talks returning after 21 years, playing through multiple sclerosis and more

Last week, Tampa indie band Pohgoh released Secret Club, their first album in 21 years; they'll celebrate it Friday with a hometown record release show, followed by an East Coast tour.Secret Club is Pohgoh's first album since singer-songwriter Susie ...
Published: 09/12/18