Thursday, April 14, 2011

Buzzworthy modern rockers Paper Tongues

Paper Tongues, Mix Master Mike headlining Buccaneers' Kickoff Party

It seems odd for a band whose most famous song is titled Ride to California to help launch the new season of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But that's what'll happen when the Bucs' annual Kickoff Party takes place Sept. 10.

Buzzworthy modern rockers Paper Tongues and Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike will take the stage at Jannus Live for the annual event, which is free and open to the public. As always, Bucs players and coaches will make appearances and toss beads and goodies into the crowd.

Interestingly, this is the first year since the Kickoff Party began in 2005 that it hasn't been held at Channelside in downtown Tampa. Previous concert headliners include Trapt (2009), Saving Abel (2008), Shinedown (2007), Edwin McCain (2006) and Sister Hazel (2005).

Far be it from Soundcheck to question the concert-booking abilities of a National Football League Team, but over the past four seasons, the Bucs have gone 4-12, 9-7, 9-7 and 3-13. Maybe a new musical direction is needed. How about these guys?

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

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