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RIP Avicii, an EDM superstar who helped break rave culture in America
Superstar DJ Avicii brought a massive stage setup to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on June 7, 2012. He became the first DJ to headline Tampa's largest arena. (Luis Santana | Times)
Here's all you need to know about this decade's explosion of electronic dance music in America.In September of 2011, Swedish DJ Avicii played a late-night show at a...
The newest trend for Tampa date nights? Indoor axe throwing

The newest trend for Tampa date nights? Indoor axe throwing

If bowling doesn’t involve enough sharp objects for your liking and playing darts just isn’t sufficiently evoking your inner lumberjack, a new business in Tampa may have the solution.Hurling axes across a room is perfect for date nights, family outin...
Published: 04/18/18
Four new restaurants in Tampa Bay: Brazilian steakhouse, Chinese, juice bar and more

Four new restaurants in Tampa Bay: Brazilian steakhouse, Chinese, juice bar and more

TERRA GAUCHATerra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse, a classic churrascaria-style Brazilian meatery — you know, where the guys in South American cowboy attire walk around with the swords of meat until you capitulate in a carnivorous haze — has opened a loc...
Published: 04/18/18
Shinedown’s Barry Kerch talks Jacksonville, rock festivals, the demons that inspired their new album and more

Shinedown’s Barry Kerch talks Jacksonville, rock festivals, the demons that inspired their new album and more

There was a time in the lifespan of Shinedown when Barry Kerch wasn't all that keen on festivals."Backstage for the bands has gotten a lot better," he said by phone before Shinedown was set to play a biker festival in Arizona. "It used to be an extre...
Published: 04/18/18
Bring yourself back online: ‘Westworld’ returns with a vengeance and even more head-spinning narratives

Bring yourself back online: ‘Westworld’ returns with a vengeance and even more head-spinning narratives

The violent delights and violent ends have returned.Westworld premieres a second season Sunday on HBO, and this time the artificial intelligence "hosts" are in charge of the high-tech theme park.If you thought the first season was brutal, you're in f...
Published: 04/18/18
The Flaming Lips have a Record Store Day beer. Here’s where to get it in Tampa Bay

The Flaming Lips have a Record Store Day beer. Here’s where to get it in Tampa Bay

It's no surprise the Flaming Lips are behind one of the most unusual collectible items this Record Store Day. This is a band, after all, whose past Record Store Day stunts include an album encased in a life-size chocolate skull and another infused wi...
Published: 04/18/18
Review: Jason Isbell breathes life into masterful lyrics at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Review: Jason Isbell breathes life into masterful lyrics at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday, and a more deserving recipient you'd be hard-pressed to find. He's the best songwriter in America, and it was nice to see that reflected in a way the straw-spined Grammys never will.But if you want to ta...
Published: 04/18/18
How much water do I need? Plus, other H20 facts

How much water do I need? Plus, other H20 facts

Okay, really, how much water do we need? The Mayo Clinic says there’s no one-size-fits-all answer for this because of differences in exercise, environment, overall health and factors like pregnancy or breast-feeding. The National Academies of Science...
Published: 04/18/18
A taste test for drinking water? They can be surprisingly different

A taste test for drinking water? They can be surprisingly different

BROOKSVILLEThey brought it in glass carboys, in jars, in 2-liter bottles. It stacked up at the entrance to the auditorium, some of it just slightly murky but most of it crystal clear.Water. For more than 15 years the members of Region IV Florida Sect...
Published: 04/18/18
Ruskin Tomato Festival readies for fun while retaining outside tomatoes

Ruskin Tomato Festival readies for fun while retaining outside tomatoes

RUSKIN — The Ruskin Community Development Foundation plans an even bigger and better Ruskin Tomato Festival this year even though this year’s local tomato crop is significantly smaller than it has been in the pastFields that once produced a bumper cr...
Published: 04/17/18
Updated: 04/18/18
Taste of Brandon converts to community focus for nonprofits

Taste of Brandon converts to community focus for nonprofits

BRANDON — When Rick Lewis took over as president and CEO of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce last year, he knew he needed to shake things up.Brandon, a fast-growing business community, lacked an event to call its own – one that each year would...
Published: 04/17/18
Updated: 04/18/18