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As Faith Hill and Tim McGraw come to Tampa, here’s why their love fascinates and endures

As Faith Hill and Tim McGraw come to Tampa, here’s why their love fascinates and endures

ight years ago, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill stood on the sidelines of Raymond James Stadium, waiting for Hill’s cue to perform America the Beautiful before Super Bowl XLIII. He held her hand and they kissed as the Steelers, Cardinals and a television a...
Published: 10/17/17
Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins: Yacht rock paradise at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins: Yacht rock paradise at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Frosty wine coolers and a misty sunset sea breeze. White linen pants and a tilted captain’s hat. Coconut milk and an awful lot of rum. Memories of the smooth, soft-rock ’70s are thick with tantalizing pairings, some best left in the faded, crackling ...
Published: 10/17/17
Reviews: Beck’s ‘Colors,’ St. Vincent’s ‘Masseduction’ thrive in vibrant, alternative pop worlds

Reviews: Beck’s ‘Colors,’ St. Vincent’s ‘Masseduction’ thrive in vibrant, alternative pop worlds

Flash back, if you will, to Aug. 25, 2015, and one of the more unusual stops on Taylor Swift’s 1989 Tour. That night in Los Angeles, Swift brought out guests St. Vincent and Beck to perform the latter’s single Dreams. Swift probably respects both art...
Published: 10/16/17
Updated: 10/17/17

Donald Fagen was a master of music (not video) in the '80s

When Walter Becker died last month, it was sad since Steely Dan was my first favorite band. Unfortunately, Steely Dan only had one album in the '80s and certainly had no intentions of making music videos. However, Becker's partner in Steely Dan, Don...
Published: 10/13/17

The Hawaiian Pups enjoyed the dog days of the '80s

It was just over a year ago, when we had a lot of fun profiling a very little known band called the Hawaiian Pups with their cougar song Young Boys. While there is not a whole litter of Pups songs out there, the fun continues today with their equall...
Published: 10/12/17
Updated: 10/13/17

An '80s tune about terrorism? Listen to 'First We Take Manhattan'

Unfortunately, terrorism is in the headlines pretty much every week these days. Even though we pine for simpler and less threatening days, that doesn't mean terrorism wasn't a topic back in the '80s. In fact, it was even songs like Leonard Cohen's F...
Published: 10/11/17
This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Florida Georgia Line, Hispanic Heritage Festival, more

This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Florida Georgia Line, Hispanic Heritage Festival, more

PARTY DOWN: Florida Georgia Line, NellyThis was supposed to be one of the great pop-country escapes of fall 2017: a tour pairing Florida Georgia Line with Nelly for a night of hip-hop and bro-country hits, including their 2012 joint smash Cruise. And...
Published: 10/11/17
Chris Jericho is a wrestler, author, actor. Now his band Fozzy has a hot single

Chris Jericho is a wrestler, author, actor. Now his band Fozzy has a hot single

His band Fozzy's new single is closing in on the Top 10 of Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart.
Published: 10/11/17
In a world of pop queens, Bruno Mars is the king. He plays Tampa on Thursday

In a world of pop queens, Bruno Mars is the king. He plays Tampa on Thursday

For a few years now, pop music has been completely and utterly dominated by women. Taylor! Beyoncé! Adele! Katy! Gaga! They’re everywhere! And they’re all goddesses, each and every one!Perhaps for that reason, we don’t spend nearly as much time as we...
Published: 10/10/17
Updated: 10/18/17

Yes, that classic '80s tune was by the Everly Brothers

This past weekend, I was listening to the American Top 40 Rewind (as I often do) and Casey Kasem was laying down some chart trivia, which I lap up like ice cream on a hot day. In the show that originally was broadcast in October of 1984, Casey menti...
Published: 10/10/17