We Now Welcome You (and us) to the 21st Century

If you’re a loyal reader of Tampa Calling or if you just happened by, thanks for your interest. We’ve got something very cool to announce: Creative Loafing has launched a new website specifically geared to music.

If you're one of those itchy types, and would rather go directly to the site than read the rest of this highly informative post, click here.

For those who are still with me, this overhaul had to be done. Until now, the Music section of the CL site had been on a weekly schedule, just like the paper. That meant a lot of stories, features and info that just sorta sat there for days on end.

Now the music site is live, as in live, updated constantly with all sorts of news and info. And everything — features, interviews, record reviews, the latest Amy Winehouse debacle — is easy to find.

We have links to breaking news under This Just In at the top right, an Upcoming Concerts list updated daily with our picks for the best upcoming concerts, and all the latest posts from Tampa Calling. Reviews of the latest albums, DVDs, and books, as well as access to our massive archive, can be found on the bottom right of the page. You can watch videos on CLTV, listen to tracks and podcasts on CL Radio, and browse through pics from last night’s show at the State.

OK, here’s the most important part: We want this site to be more than user-friendly and dynamic; we’re making a big push for it to become a vibrant forum for discussion and the exchange of information and ideas. We’ve already recruited several bloggers from the local music community with a range of interests and emphases. And we want more.

If you’re interested in becoming part of our wide-ranging blog community, by all means contact us. The more voices the better. If you think it’s a cool idea but aren’t sure about committing, use the comments field on Tampa Calling to post your stuff. We’ll feature the best ones under New User Comments. Don’t be shy. We love snarky one-liners, but feel free to write longer comments as well.

Have a suggestion for the new site? Shoot us an email here

Thank you for reading to the end. NOW, you can check out the site.

About The Author

Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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