Ooomph. That extra day in July really pushed cltampa.com/music over the edge as far as web traffic goes as the end of July found our site taking a 19-percent bump in traffic compared to last month.
In reality, the push probably had less to do with the extra 24 hours and more to do with what Ms. Lauryn Hill didn't actually do in the Bay area (read: play a concert). For all the online dissing of Ms. Hill, the world sure does still care to read about what's going on with her, and her string of cancelled dates was easily our most trafficked post of the month.
Coming behind it was Creative Loafing's Music Issue and many of the "30 under 30" artists who are (re)making a scene in Tampa Bay area. For some reason, a review of Rod Stewart's July 2017 concert keeps showing up in the rankings, too (it probably has to do with the fact that the same tour with Cyndi Lauper is still out there on the road), but Lakeland musicians, the Smashing Pumpkins and Orlando rapper GlokkNine showed up on the July charts, too.
Have a look below.
10. Orlando rapper GlokkNine is going to have to live up to the hype at St. Petersburg's Jannus Live
09. At Tampa’s Amalie Arena, Billy Corgan shows 8,000 fans that there’s plenty of life left in the reunited Smashing Pumpkins
08. Copeland's Aaron Marsh has curated the ultimate Lakeland local music playlist
07. There’s a big noise coming out of Lakeland, and Emily Jones playing a huge part in making it
06. At 22, Bradenton metal guitarist and producer Austin Coupe already has a lifetime of music memories
05. Depression hangovers led Kat Mata to start Tampa folk-punk band Bendy Straw
04. Review: Rod Stewart shows his age in Tampa, but leaves more than 12,000 fans in bliss at Amalie Arena (w/photos + setlist)
03. Lauryn Hill, who is headed for St. Petersburg on July 29, gets plug pulled at Detroit show
02. Meet 30 young Tampa Bay musicians who are (re)making a scene
01. Lauryn Hill cancels shows in St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Charlotte, Raleigh and more