Thursday, November 23, 2017

Harry Belafonte to speak at the University of South Florida in Tampa

Harry Belafonte to speak at the University of South Florida in Tampa

Singer, actor and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte is coming to Tampa.The renowned cultural figure will speak at the University of South Florida on Jan. 16 as part of the school's student-run University Lecture Series. It'll take place in the Marsha...
Published: 11/15/17
Vans Warped Tour, a staple on St. Petersburg’s waterfront, ending after 2018

Vans Warped Tour, a staple on St. Petersburg’s waterfront, ending after 2018

For fans and bands alike, the Vans Warped Tour is a sweaty, smelly, screamy rite of summer.Every year, like clockwork, the fest swings through Tampa Bay, almost always at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, where hordes of tattooed teenagers, punks and met...
Published: 11/15/17
The Castle, Ybor City’s goth paradise, celebrates 25 years of darkness and weirdness

The Castle, Ybor City’s goth paradise, celebrates 25 years of darkness and weirdness

The Castle, the multi-story, gothic nightclub where it's not uncommon to see someone on the dance floor in a Batman cape, a leather corset or a Peter Pan costume — or really anything you can think of — turned 25 this year, which...
Published: 11/15/17
The Wizards of Winter’s Guy LeMonnier talks Trans-Siberian Orchestra, creating their own holiday sound and more

The Wizards of Winter’s Guy LeMonnier talks Trans-Siberian Orchestra, creating their own holiday sound and more

Guy LeMonnier had an idea of what his job might be like when he joined the holiday rock ensemble the Wizards of Winter."You always want to be in a cover band of a band you've already been in before," said the singer.That band he came from? A little g...
Published: 11/15/17
2018 Hangout Festival lineup: The Killers, Kendrick Lamar, the Chainsmokers, more

2018 Hangout Festival lineup: The Killers, Kendrick Lamar, the Chainsmokers, more

We're officially in the throes of 2018 festival-announcement season. Last week came Welcome to Rockville; this week came Tortuga, Wanee and the Florida Strawberry Festival. And the Okeechobee Music Festival is right around the corner.Today, though, w...
Published: 11/14/17
Et Cultura preview: Fast growth for festival with Slowdive, Talib Kweli, Waxahatchee and more

Et Cultura preview: Fast growth for festival with Slowdive, Talib Kweli, Waxahatchee and more

Don't be alarmed if you find yourself paralyzed by the jam-packed schedule for St. Petersburg's 2017 Et Cultura festival. Organizers know it's a lot."It might seem overwhelming when you look at it all, but the other way to look at it is, there's all ...
Published: 11/14/17
SoundBytes: Elizabeth Cook, JJ Grey, Mike Epps and more

SoundBytes: Elizabeth Cook, JJ Grey, Mike Epps and more

— Alt-country singer Elizabeth Cook is coming to the Attic in Ybor City on Feb. 11. Tickets are $25 and up. Click here.— Also coming to the Attic: JJ Grey, for a two-night stand on Dec. 2-3. Tickets are $45 and up. Click here and here....
Published: 11/13/17
Taylor Swift coming to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

Taylor Swift coming to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

Are you ready for it?Taylor Swift is returning to Raymond James Stadium next Aug. 14, it was announced Monday. It is one of two tour dates in Florida; the other is at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on Aug. 18.Tickets to the Tampa show are being sold throu...
Published: 11/13/17
Willie Nelson coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

Willie Nelson coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

We should know better than to think any tour might be Willie Nelson's last.When he played the Florida Strawberry Festival this spring, it came on the heels of a handful of canceled dates, which made you start to wonder. But of course, Willie rocked t...
Published: 11/13/17
2018 Wanee lineup: Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh, more coming to Florida

2018 Wanee lineup: Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh, more coming to Florida

Once again, Tampa Bay jam-band fans will have to head north for Florida's biggest gathering of the year.The Wanee Festival at Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak just unveiled its 2018 lineup, and right at the top are two big names — W...
Published: 11/13/17