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Review: Jason Aldean fires up a country-dude party at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Review: Jason Aldean fires up a country-dude party at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Country music has a dude problem. I’m not talking about the proliferation of mindless bro country over the past half-decade, nor am I referring to the fact that most of Nashville’s best music these days comes not from said bros, from fema...
Published: 08/19/17
SoundBytes: Authority Zero, Kid Cudi, Purity Ring, Rich Chigga and more

SoundBytes: Authority Zero, Kid Cudi, Purity Ring, Rich Chigga and more

-- Arizona punk outfit Authority Zero stopped by Bananas Music in St. Petersburg this afternoon for an in-store acoustic set before their concert tonight at Jannus Live. That's them in the photo! -- Here's one that might be worth the drive to Orlando...
Published: 08/18/17
97X Next Big Thing expands to two days; Paramore, the Lumineers lead lineup

97X Next Big Thing expands to two days; Paramore, the Lumineers lead lineup

This December, 97X is putting the big in Next Big Thing. For the first time, the station’s annual alt-rock festival will expand from one day to two, Dec. 2 and 3 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. Leading the 17th Next Big Th...
Published: 08/18/17
Shania Twain arena tour includes Tampa stop this time

Shania Twain arena tour includes Tampa stop this time

Shania Twain is coming to Tampa as part of a major U.S. tour in support of her forthcoming (and long-awaited) new album Now. Twain will play Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa on June 2, 2018. She'll make one other Florida stop, in Fort Lauderdale on...
Published: 08/17/17
Tupac? Dio? Elvis with the Beatles? Hologram tours could hit Tampa Bay sooner than you think

Tupac? Dio? Elvis with the Beatles? Hologram tours could hit Tampa Bay sooner than you think

When a hologram of Tupac Shakur "performed" at Coachella in 2012, it sparked the idea that hologram tours could revolutionize the concert industry. Michael Jackson! Frank Sinatra! Whitney Houston! Elvis Presley opening for the Beatles! Finally, we co...
Published: 08/16/17
Updated: 08/17/17
Trans-Siberian Orchestra to tour, play Tampa's Amalie Arena after death of founder Paul O'Neill

Trans-Siberian Orchestra to tour, play Tampa's Amalie Arena after death of founder Paul O'Neill

Four months after the death of founder Paul O'Neill, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra has announced it'll resume touring this fall, with a stop in O'Neill's home base of Tampa. The holiday rock spectacular will return to Amalie Arena on Dec. 17, with con...
Published: 08/16/17
Priscilla Presley talks about the 40th anniversary of Elvis's death, his new orchestra tour, more

Priscilla Presley talks about the 40th anniversary of Elvis's death, his new orchestra tour, more

It's Elvis Week in Memphis. It comes around each year, a fresh slate of concerts and memorials and celebrations honoring the life and music of Elvis Presley, who died Aug. 16, 1977. That's almost exactly 40 years gone by. But to Priscilla Presley, it...
Published: 08/16/17
Sound Exchange closing Brandon record store, opening bigger shop in Pinellas Park

Sound Exchange closing Brandon record store, opening bigger shop in Pinellas Park

The Sound Exchange is downsizing. But it’s not quite what you think. The venerable Tampa Bay record-store chain announced Tuesday it is closing its Brandon shop this fall and moving all of its inventory into a much larger Pinellas Park location...
Published: 08/15/17
EDC Orlando lineup: Zedd, Armin Van Buuren, Marshmello, Kaskade, Diplo and more

EDC Orlando lineup: Zedd, Armin Van Buuren, Marshmello, Kaskade, Diplo and more

Orlando's Electric Daisy Carnival may never get as big as its Las Vegas counterpart, but year after year, it keeps gaining steam as one of the top EDM events in the Southeast. The festival just unveiled its lineup for 2017's event, Nov. 10-11 at Tink...
Published: 08/15/17
Et Cultura music festival lineup: Son Volt, Slowdive, Waxahatchee coming to St. Petersburg

Et Cultura music festival lineup: Son Volt, Slowdive, Waxahatchee coming to St. Petersburg

A lot of festivals say they’re going to start slow and then get a lot bigger in Year 2. Too few festivals actually do it. But it looks like St. Petersburg’s Et Cultura fest is actually making that leap. The multi-day downtown music, film,...
Published: 08/15/17