Do It Today: Music madness, from Melissa Etheridge in Tampa to Crowded House in Clearwater, SOJA in St. Pete and The Fixx in Largo

We all know Melissa Etheridge for her raspy, throaty wail in commanding ‘90s-era AC rock ballads like “Come to My Window,” “I’m the Only One” and “I Want to Come Over.” The rockin’ singer-songwriter has been nominated for 15 Grammys (she won two), took home a “Best Original Song” Oscar in 2007 for “I Need to Wake Up,” a number she wrote for the documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, and is currently on tour in support of her 10th studio album, Fearless Love, which dropped in April. (Pictured: Melissa Etheridge. Photo by Lester Cohen) Weds., July 28, Straz Performing Arts Center, Tampa, —Leilani Polk

Admittedly, up until a few weeks ago, the only songs I knew by Australian melodic rock/alt pop foursome Crowded House were the two 80s-era ones that were Top 40 hits in America — “Don’t Dream It’s Over” and “Something So Strong.” But when one of my writers used words like “adventurous” and “intricate” and “creative peak” when he recommended the band’s just-released sixth album, Intriguer, my interest was piqued.