Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Soundcheck

SoundBytes: Poppy, Twiddle, Lucero, Machine Head and more

— Electro-pop singer and YouTube star Poppy is coming to the Orpheum on Nov. 9, her only Florida stop on her fall tour. Kailee Morgue and Jaira Burns will open. Tickets go on sale Friday. Click here.

— Crusty alt-rock cowpunks Lucero are returning to Tampa. Their fall tour with Ben Cowles will hit the Ritz Ybor on Sept. 23. Tickets are $23 and up. Click here.

— More rock coming to the Ritz: California metalheads Machine Head on Nov. 14. It's billed as an "evening with" performance, so no openers just yet. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Click here.

— Florida's own Trick Daddy and Trina are teaming up for a tour, and it'll hit Jannus Live on Oct. 5. Tickets are $40 and up. Click here.

— The recently sold State Theatre has added another show to its fall calendar: Midwest funksters the Main Squeeze on Nov. 16. Tickets are $17 and up. Click here.

— Jam-fusionists Twiddle are coming to Crowbar on Sept. 21. Tickets go on sale Friday. Click here.

— Also coming to Tampa: Locally raised pop-punks Set It Off on Sept. 15. Chapel and Dewayne Jackson are also on the bill. Tickets are $17. Click here.

— And one more at Crowbar: Indie folk act Saintseneca on Sept. 13. Tickets are $12 and up. Click here.

— Jay Cridlin

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