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This week’s top concerts: Jason Isbell, Bret Michaels, the Descendents, more

This week’s top concerts: Jason Isbell, Bret Michaels, the Descendents, more

HIS PEN IS MIGHTY: Jason Isbell and the 400 UnitIs there a better singer-songwriter working today than Jason Isbell? For my money, I doubt it. His latest album, The Nashville Sound — nominated for Album of the Year at the CMAs, winner of Best America...
Published: 04/12/18
5 Seconds of Summer coming to the House of Blues in Orlando

5 Seconds of Summer coming to the House of Blues in Orlando

Here's a show that might actually sell out in five seconds.Australian pop-punk boy toys 5 Seconds of Summer are playing a string of undersized venues on their upcoming tour of North America, and they just announced one in Florida: Sept. 18 at the Hou...
Published: 04/12/18
Review: Lorde dances her way into Amalie Arena for rousing Tampa debut

Review: Lorde dances her way into Amalie Arena for rousing Tampa debut

It took half a decade for Lorde to get to Florida. Once she arrived, it took all of a day for her to think about getting a condo."This is paradise," the 21-year-old New Zealander told nearly 8,000 fans at Tampa's Amalie Arena on Wednesday, after an o...
Published: 04/12/18
SoundBytes: Jamey Johnson, Kill the Noise, Edwin McCain and more

SoundBytes: Jamey Johnson, Kill the Noise, Edwin McCain and more

— Shaggy country outlaw Jamey Johnson is coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall on May 3. Tickets are $42.75 and up. Click here.— Byrds frontman Roger McGuinn is coming to the Capitol Theatre on June 30. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here.— Edw...
Published: 04/11/18
2018 Big Pre-Fest lineup: Cursive, Piebald, more coming to Ybor City

2018 Big Pre-Fest lineup: Cursive, Piebald, more coming to Ybor City

We just passed Easter, but it's already time to start thinking about Halloween — not to mention Fest, the annual punk extravaganza it brings to Gainesville each fall.For the past few years, Fest has also given Tampa music fans something to cele...
Published: 04/11/18
Here’s why Lorde’s first Tampa concert will be worth the half-decade wait

Here’s why Lorde’s first Tampa concert will be worth the half-decade wait

It’s nearly 13,000 miles, as the crow flies, from Auckland, New Zealand, to Tampa. So perhaps we should forgive young Ella Yelich-O’Connor, the pop phenomenon better known as Lorde, for not making her way here sooner.Still, though: What took her so l...
Published: 04/11/18
If loving CDs is wrong, I don’t want to be right

If loving CDs is wrong, I don’t want to be right

I wish I could tell you the name of the place. Record Bar, Record Barn, Record Bunker — someplace with a name that suggested records might meet there for drinks after work. There used to be a million stores just like it in shopping malls acros...
Published: 04/10/18
Updated: 04/12/18
Hudson’s Thursday Musicale returns with new director, new enthusiasm

Hudson’s Thursday Musicale returns with new director, new enthusiasm

HUDSON — It was a rocky start when the Thursday Musicale entered its 70th season in October.It started with the loss of longtime director Jim Urbanski and his wife, Ruth, the longtime accompanist. Both died earlier this year. The women’s chorus hired...
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TLC stops time with nostalgic show at Busch Gardens Tampa

TLC stops time with nostalgic show at Busch Gardens Tampa

The little red and yellow cars of Air Grover rattled over their track, chugging upwards, then tilting right and left in the momentum that followed the drop – giving more thrill in under a minute than expected for a coaster planted in the kids s...
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Freestyle Explosion with Taylor Dane, Expose, Stevie B., Lisa Lisa and more ‘80s stars returning to Tampa

Freestyle Explosion with Taylor Dane, Expose, Stevie B., Lisa Lisa and more ‘80s stars returning to Tampa

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Freestyle Explosion concert festival, returning to Tampa’s Amalie Arena on Sept. 15 with headliner Taylor Dane (”Tell It to My Heart,” “Don’t Rush Me,” “Love Will L...
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