Saturday, November 17, 2018

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Jay Cridlin, Pop Music/Culture Critic

Jay Cridlin, Pop Music/Culture Critic

Jay Cridlin is the Pop Music/Culture Critic for the Tampa Bay Times and tbt*, and the editor of Soundcheck, a blog about music and concerts in Tampa Bay. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2002 and has been with the Times ever since. Twitter: @JayCridlin and @tbtsoundcheck



John Legend performed at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Nov. 15, 2018. (Jay Cridlin | Times)

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

The first of the crooner's holiday concerts opened in Florida on Thursday.
Published: 11/16/18
David Lowery of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven. Photo: Jason Thrasher.

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

Catch up on today's Tampa Bay concert announcements.
Published: 11/15/18
Singer, songwriter and actor John Legend will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday. (BRONTE WITTPENN   |   Times)

John Legend, Barry Manilow, Trans-Siberian Orchestra lead Tampa Bay’s packed Christmas concert season

John Legend’s Clearwater show kicks off a six-week holiday hit parade: Barry Manilow, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Michael McDonald, For King and Country, Jane Lynch, Kenny G and more. Plus: Nutcrackers!
Published: 11/14/18
Singer, songwriter and actor John Legend sings “Ordinary People” during an event supporting Florida’s Amendment 4 at Maynard Evans High School auditorium in Orlando on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The amendment would grant convicted felons, who’ve served their time, the right to vote.  (Bronte Wittpenn | Times)

Weekly concert picks: John Legend, Roy Orbison’s hologram, St. Pete Beach BikeFest and more

What to see live in music this week around Tampa Bay.
Published: 11/14/18
Godsmack. Photo: Troy Smith.

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

Motionless In White, Rival Sons, P.O.D. and more will also perform.
Published: 11/14/18
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen will host

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

The Grammy (and Emmy and Oscar and Tony)-winning crooner's first holiday tour kicks off Thursday in Clearwater.
Published: 11/14/18
Christina Aguilera performed at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Nov. 13, 2018. (Jay Cridlin | Times)

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

The onetime Mouseketeer is mounting something of a comeback, and it's quite a sight to see.
Published: 11/14/18
Julia Michaels. Photo by Catie Laffoon.

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

Catch up on today's Tampa Bay concert announcements.
Published: 11/13/18
Carlos Santana. Credit: Maryanne Bilham

Santana coming to Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg

The guitar icon is the first act announced of a planned summerlong concert series.
Published: 11/13/18
Singer Katharine McPhee performs onstage during The Grove Christmas with Seth MacFarlane at The Grove on November 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Caruso)

Katharine McPhee cancels Thursday’s concert in Clearwater

The 'American Idol' alum is under doctor's orders to rest.
Published: 11/13/18