Band members include Curtis Roush, guitar, vocals and synths; Jack O'Brien, bass, vocals and synths; and Joseph Mirasole, drums and synths.
The Bright Light Social Hour formed at a time Roush and O’Brien attended graduated school together at the University of Texas in Austin. After graduation, they released their first self-titled LP in 2010. Over the next few years, their songs earned them wide acclaim in their hometown and beyond. They scored six awards at the SXSW 2011 Austin Music Awards.
The band’s new album, “Space is Still the Place,” encompasses the idea of a “Future South,” which was developed by the band after touring across the country, heavily in the South, over the last few years.
Bob Dylan plays Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Mahaffey Theater welcomes Smokey Robinson this April. Tampa Bay area venues, both large and small, will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks.
The Tampa Bay Blues Festival will run Friday through Sunday, April 10-12, at Vinoy Waterfront Park, 500 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Single day tickets start at $35. Gates will open at noon on Friday and Saturday; and at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
CLEARWATER - Cozi Zuehlsdorff, star of the “Dolphin Tale” movies who played Hazel Haskett, performs Saturday, April 4, 3:30 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Zuehlsdorff is the teenage star of the “Dolphin Tale” movies as well as recurring guest star on Disney’s “Mighty Med” and “Liv & Maddie.” She is also an accomplished musician, having studied piano for the past eight years and performing in musical theater productions around Southern California.
CLEARWATER - Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist Michael Bolton returns to the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Bolton has had eight studio albums rank in the top 10, with nine singles hitting No. 1 on the Billboard charts. His No. 1 hits include When A Man Loves A Woman, How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, Time, Love And Tenderness, When I’m Back On My Feet Again, To Love Somebody, Said I Loved You But I Lied How Can We Be Lovers, Soul Provider and the Grammy nominated singles Dock of the Bay and Georgia On My Mind.
CLEARWATER - Due to overwhelming demand, a second date was added for Diana Krall’s stop at the Capitol Theatre. In addition to her show on Friday, April 10, 7:30 p.m., which is already on sale, Krall will also perform on Thursday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
Krall’s Wallflower World Tour is in support of her stunning new album, Wallflower, released on Verve Records Feb. 3. For a complete list of tour dates, please visit www.dianakrall.com.
CLEARWATER - Grammy winning artist John McEuen, a founding member of the iconic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (now in their 49th year) brings his eclectic side of music to the Murray Theatre Thursday, April 9, 8 p.m.
This highly influential and acclaimed multi-instrumentalist string wizard (guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin), winner of many awards as an artist and producer (Grammys, Western Heritage Award, Emmy nominations, others) initiated the classic landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, recently inducted in to Library of Congress.
Caddy's on the Beach 9000 West Gulf Blvd. Treasure Island Ron Scott, 1 to 5 p.m.; Betty Fox Band, 6 to 10 p.m. Call 727-360-4993 or visit www.caddysotb.com
Cricketers British Pub & Restaurant 2634 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin Mr. Lucky & Friends, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Call 727-736-1322 or visit www.cricketerspub.com
JD's Restaurant & Lounge 125 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach Jimmy Allen, 1 to 5 p.m.; Blink & Fritz Duo, 6 to 10 p.m.; Phil Tolotta, piano bar, 7:30 p.m. Call 727-595-1320 or visit www.jdsrestaurant.com