OVO – Worthy of the Buzz

ovo-logoFor the first time in recent memory, Orlando entertainment aficionados were treated to a traveling extravaganza from Cirque du Soleil.  The legendary company brought their fantastically lavish OVO show to the cozy theatre setting at Amway Center. OVO is a sumptuous serving of creative, and sometimes breathtaking, acts focused on a kingdom filled with interesting insects and a mysterious egg (or Ovo if you’re Brazilian).

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Album Review: The Slang – Night and Day

the-slangThe Slang are a duo with a shiny gloss of pop spraypaint, catchy hooks, and radio-friendly alterna-rock. The duo of John Bobo and John Newsome took their talents to a Nashville studio and followed the prescription for feel good rock destined for a sunset trip down a California coastal highway. The group found their footing with their songs featured on the HBO and USA networks, and showcased slots at premier industry acronyms including MPMF, CMJ, and INXE.

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Set It Off Announce Special Area Show

Set It Off during their recent stop on the Vans Warped Tour
Set It Off during their recent Vans Warped Tour stop.

They are one of Central Florida’s most successful rock acts over the past decade, and Set It Off the Tampa quartet is putting on a special event in the Orlando area to celebrate the upcoming release of their new album.  The Tampa quartet is offering local fans a killer opportunity to share in the excitement of the release for Upside Down which hits the streets on October 7th.

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New Alt-Rock from Green Day and more

green-dayA few fun Alt-Rock offerings on the radar for this Hump Day. Among the many dozens of songs floating across our eyes and ears in our InBox over the past week, these are our favorites from the Alt-Rock universe. Because you love this new music as much as we do, check out our Spotify playlist at the bottom of this post to sample a slew of our other favorites from over the past year.

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Album Review: Wilco – Schmilco

wilco-2Wilco is one of the greatest bands of their generation. At this point in their career, they can put out just about anything, much like Radiohead, and it will be met with fanfare, and immediate classic status.

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Excellent New Rock from The Rival

The Rival Sands album coverPowerful and moving, indie rock band The Rival, bring their A-game to listeners on their new EP Sands.  The EP is the Nashville duo’s second in a planned three release set, and it is a collection definitely worthy of more attention.

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Getting Social with Anthony Green

Anthony Green at The Social - Photo: Ronni VillanuevaAnthony Green at The Social - Photo: Ronni Villanueva
Anthony Green at The Social – Photo: Ronni Villanueva

If you weren’t at the Anthony Green show this weekend, you sure missed one hell of an entertaining night. On his current tour for his freshly released album, Pixie Queen, Green made a stop at Orlando’s The Social. It was a night of pure fun, singing your heart out, and celebration.

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New Music Friday – A Fistful of Rock

snippetIt’s Friday. And as we have been doing lately, we’ve decided to celebrate with some killer new hard rock that has just recently hit the streets. A few tracks from some big names and a few from some bands you probably need to get to know. Check them out and enjoy!

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