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Review: John Legend kicks off crisp Christmas tour with style at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Review: John Legend kicks off crisp Christmas tour with style at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

What does an EGOT get you these days?If you're John Legend, wining an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony gets you your very own Christmas tour. It gets you a five-piece band, three horns and three backup singers. And it gets you an array of snazzy suits cr...
Published: 11/16/18
SoundBytes: Morbid Angel, Camper Van Beethoven, Joyryde, the Floozies and more

SoundBytes: Morbid Angel, Camper Van Beethoven, Joyryde, the Floozies and more

— Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, the two main bands of singer-songwriter David Lowery, are playing together at Skipper's Smokehouse at Jan. 4. Tickets are $22 and up. Click here.— Tampa death metal legends Morbid Angel are playing a ho...
Published: 11/15/18
98 Rockfest lineup: Godsmack, Three Days Grace, more coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa

98 Rockfest lineup: Godsmack, Three Days Grace, more coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa

Get your earplugs ready.The 2019 edition of 98 Rockfest has unveiled its lineup for next year's festival, taking place April 14 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, with a couple of bone-rattling hard rock groups leading the way: Godsmack and Three Days Grace. ...
Published: 11/14/18
John Legend talks Christmas songs, Chrissy Teigen, EGOTs, political activism and more

John Legend talks Christmas songs, Chrissy Teigen, EGOTs, political activism and more

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen get invited to a lot of holiday parties. This makes sense. Who wouldn't want one of Hollywood's most crushable power couples to come over for eggnog and gingerbread?"We don't end up going to a lot, just because we don't...
Published: 11/14/18
Review: Christina Aguilera brings arena-level range, production to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg

Review: Christina Aguilera brings arena-level range, production to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg

Take your pick from all the regal imagery Christina Aguilera brought on stage: The flowing robes, the elaborate crowns, the giant thrones high at center stage.Or just read the words that splashed across the video screen behind her: QUEEN. IS. BACK.Wh...
Published: 11/14/18
SoundBytes: Julia Michaels, Backstreet Boys, Pete Yorn, Candlebox and more

SoundBytes: Julia Michaels, Backstreet Boys, Pete Yorn, Candlebox and more

— Hit singer-songwriter Julia Michaels (Issues) will open for Pink on March 3 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Click here.— In case you missed it, the Backstreet Boys are coming to Orlando on Aug. 24. Tickets are $26 and up. Click here.— C...
Published: 11/13/18
Santana coming to Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg

Santana coming to Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg

Al Lang Stadium just got its first concert of 2019. And it's a big one.Guitar god Carlos Santana will bring his band to Al Lang on April 18, he announced Tuesday morning. Tickets are $44.50 and up, and will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Saturda...
Published: 11/13/18
Katharine McPhee cancels Thursday’s concert in Clearwater

Katharine McPhee cancels Thursday’s concert in Clearwater

Here's some news that might make you want to Smash some stuff.Katharine McPhee has canceled her fall tour, including Thursday's concert at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, due to doctor-mandated vocal rest. The American Idol and Waitress alumna has...
Published: 11/13/18
SoundBytes: Punch Brothers, Diana Ross, Dropkick Murphys, Whitesnake and more

SoundBytes: Punch Brothers, Diana Ross, Dropkick Murphys, Whitesnake and more

— Progressive bluegrass outfit the Punch Brothers, led by Live From Here host Chris Thile, will finally play a local show next year, with a concert at the Capitol Theatre on March 29. Tickets are $49.50 and up. Click here.— Also coming to...
Published: 11/12/18
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic symphony tour coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic symphony tour coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Last year, "Weird Al" Yankovic took a different approach to touring. Instead of a costume-heavy show filled with popular parodies like Fat and Like a Surgeon, he played mostly original tunes like Dare to Be Stupid and UHF.For his next trick, he's thi...
Published: 11/12/18