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Shawn Mendes, performing at Amalie Arena on 7/25/17. Photo by James Minchin

This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Shawn Mendes, Kehlani, Strand of Oaks and more

  CANADIAN IDOL: Shawn Mendes Nature abhors a vacuum. That may explain the cometlike rise of 18-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, who comes to Tampa on Tuesday. With the Jonas Brothers dissolved and Justin Bieber off clubbing, Mendes rolled off the Vine factory floor a couple of years ago ready-made …

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  1. Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley talks family, songwriting and more before Tampa show

    Music & Concerts

    A while back at the Grammys, Charles Kelley found himself in the same room as Paul McCartney. The Lady Antebellum singer, a seven-time Grammy winner in his own right, couldn't work up the courage to say hello.

    Lady Antebellum perform at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday. Credit: Eric Ray Davidson
  2. Until this song, Alan Parsons Project stood on much higher ground

    Blogs

    Listening to yesterday's Keats song made me pine for more Alan Parsons Project music and today we dig deeper into their catalogue with Standing On Higher Ground.

  3. Cridlin: Linkin Park's Chester Bennington had a wail that stood apart

    Music & Concerts

    For all the old-timers' talk about how they don't make singers like they used to, about how rock vocalists of the 21st century can't hold a candle to the frontmen of yesteryear, here's a fact no hater could deny:

    Chester Bennington could flat-out wail.

    Chester Bennington of Linkin Park  performs at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa for the 2014 Carnivores Tour. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  4. Let's turn our heart around for this forgotten '80s supergroup

    Blogs

    We love '80s supergroups that flew under the radar on Lost and Found and today we have one that was so far under the radar its almost embarrassing for music lovers. So today let's show some love for Keats and their video for Turn Your Heart Around.

  5. Shawn Brown Band to close New Port Richey concert series

    Music & Concerts

    The New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department completes its Summer Sunset Concert Series with smooth jazz and rhythm and blues, courtesy of the Shawn Brown Band. The concert will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey.

    Shawn Brown and his band will wrap up the New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Sunset Concert Series on Saturday.
  6. 30 years ago on Billboard charts, Heart was alone at top

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    It’s a shame that Nancy and Ann Wilson are struggling with family issues and have put Heart on the sideline for now. Thirty years ago, they were atop the charts with the hit Alone.

  7. This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Shawn Mendes, Kehlani, Strand of Oaks and more

    Music & Concerts

     

    Nature abhors a vacuum. That may explain the cometlike rise of 18-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, who comes to Tampa on Tuesday.

    Shawn Mendes, performing at Amalie Arena on 7/25/17.
  8. Fun they were, now somebody pick up the phone!

    Blogs

    Music videos were fun enough in the '80s but when you add Fun Boy Three, the fun multiplies threefold as evidenced by The Phone Always Rings.

  9. Don't confuse 'Slap Shot' with Sylvia's 'Snap Shot' - only one was an '80s hit

    Blogs

    One of the goals of the Stuck in the '80s blog and podcast is to take an entire decade and break it down to individual snap shot moments that defined the '80s. As far as the styles of the '80s, we need to look no further than the aptly named video of Snap Shot by Sylvia to marvel at the fashions of our …

  10. Adrenaline Mob bassist killed in bus crash en route to concert in St. Petersburg

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    The bassist for New York metal band Adrenaline Mob was killed and other members and crew were injured when the group was involved in a major bus accident en route to a concert Friday in St. Petersburg.

    Adrenaline Mob was involved in a fatal bus accident on Interstate 75. Bassist David Zablidowsky, left, was killed.