The Summer doldrums are over. Lots of excellent rock headed Central Florida in the next month or so.
8/30, Flock of Seagulls – Hard Rock Hotel – The latest installment of the 2012 Velvet Sessions schedule. This band is so much more than a one-hit wonder, and you already know how much we love the Velvet Sessions venue. We’ll be there.
8/31, Cowboy Mouth – House of Blues. These guys are absolutely great live. Good music from The Big Easy, and one of the best front men in rock music today. Here’s our interview with the aforementioned drummer/singer to whet your appetite: Fred LeBlanc Interview.
9/1, Seven Mary Three – The Garage Bar at Rte. 46, Stanford
9/2, Pepper – House of Blues
9/5, Bombay Bicycle Club – The Social
9/7, Owl City – The Beacham
9/8, Thousand Foot Krutch – Disney World’s Night of Joy. We love this band’s latest album, The End Is Where We Begin.
9/8, Reliant K – Universals Rock the Universe
9/15, Citizen Cope – House of Blues
9/15, Matt Hires – BackBooth
9/15, Swellers and Strung Out – The Social. Excellent hard rock from Swellers.
9/15, Chris Isaak – Hard Rock Cafe
9/18. Go-Go’s – Hard Rock Cafe
9/19, Guided By Voices – The Beacham
9/20, Green River Ordnance – The Social. Touring in support of their latest album, Under Fire, which is a damn good listen. We’ll be there.
9/22, Atari’s – Will’s Pub
9/22, Ian Anderson – Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre – The front man from legendary Jethro Tull is a musical genius
9/23, Jackie Bristow opens for Euge Groove – Plaza Theatre – We love Jackie Bristow and her fantastic Kiwi-Country voice. Check out our recent concert review.
9/27, Metric – Hard Rock Cafe
9/28, Night Ranger – Epcot – This show requires park admission and they play through 9/30.
9/29, Adam Ant – Hard Rock Cafe
9/29, John Waite, The Romantics, Modern English – WMMO’s Downtown Concert – these are usually excellent shows from classic rockers, and they are FREE! We’ve seen Waite a few times recentlyand he’s excellent live. Check out our review.
9/30, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes with Clay Your Hands Say Yeah – The Beacham – Nato Bardeen loves the band, so they must be worth checking out, right?
9/1, Sublime with Rome, Matisyahu, Pepper – English Brothers Park, Pinellas Park
9/13, Citizen Cope – Jannus Live, St. Petersburg
9/13, Strung Out and Swellers – State Theatre, St. Petersburg
9/13, Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Thousand Foot Krutch. Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater
9/14, Arrested Development – State Theatre, St. Petersburg
9/14, Elton John – USF Sun Dome. This seems like a nice opportunity to see Sir Elton in a relatively small venue.
9/15, Grand Funk Railroad – Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. A rare area appearance from an under-appreciate rock band.
9/16, Chris Isaak – Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg
9/19, Go-Go’s – Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. Do they still have the beat?
9/20, Ataris – Crowbar
9/23, Blondie and Devo – English Brothers Park, Pinellas Park
9/23, Ian Anderson – Ruth Eckard Hall, Clearwater
9/24, Stevie Nicks – Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg
9/25, Florence and The Machine and The Maccabees – USF Sun Dome
9/30, Metric – Ritz Ybor
8/31, Against Me! – Cafe Eleven, St. Augustine. This band out of Gainesville is excellent live and has a big sound.
9/6, Black Joe Lewis – Jack Rabbit’s. We got to see them earlier, a fun live band.
9/6, Train – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
9/12, Citizen Cope – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
9/13, Chris Isaak – Florida Theatre
9/16, Strung Out and Swellers – Freebird Live
9/21, Ian Anderson – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
9/22, Blondie and Devo – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
9/25, Stevie Nicks – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
9/25, Adam Ant – Freebird Live
9/30, Joe Cocker – St. Augustine Amphitheatre. One of rock’s biggest legends and most distinctive voices. Always puts on a great show.