SoundBytes: They Might Be Giants, Hippie Sabotage, Sabaton and more
-- Nerd-rock icons They Might Be Giants are coming to town on Jan. 27. Ticketmaster says they'll be at the State Theatre, and tickets go on sale Friday -- although the duo's own website somehow lists the address for the Ritz Ybor. Either way, clear your night for a night of fun, geeky goodness. Tickets are $26 and up. Click here.
-- Hippie Sabotage is coming to Jannus Live on March 9. Tickets go on sale Friday. Click here.
-- Metal heroes Sabaton and Kreator will be at Jannus Live on March 10. Tickets are $30 and up. Click here.
-- Busch Gardens has just unveiled the lineup for its 2018 Real Music Series, featuring free concerts several times daily in the Stanleyville Theatre: Cirque Vertigo featuring the Wallenda Duo (Jan. 8-13), Michael Cavanaugh (Jan. 15-20), the Diamonds (Jan. 22-27), Herman's Hermit's starring Peter Noone (Jan. 29-Feb. 3), Pam Tillis (Feb. 5-10), Arrival From Sweden: The Music of Abba (Feb. 12-17), the Temptations' Glenn Leonard, the Platters' Joe Coleman and the Drifters' Joe Blunt (Feb. 19-24) and the Irish dance revue Rhythm In the Night (Feb. 26-March 3). Click here.
-- U.S. Bombs is performing at Crowbar on Jan. 13. Tickets are $15 and up. Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin