Compelling New Rock From Tampa / St. Pete
I recently caught Jordan Esker at the Florida Music Festival, both solo, and with his full band The Hundred Percent. I came away from the event impressed by his soulful, guitar rock and was looking forward to the release of his new album Fail To Learn last week.
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New Single from the Alt-Rock Legends
We got our ragtag group of music reviewers, The Union of Dunces back to listen to the new offering from Good Charlotte, “Actual Pain.” The band has begun to fade from the rock scene over the past five years after the marginally received Your Authority. They are about to release their seventh studio album Generation Rx and our crew was anxious to see what we had in store…
Generation Rx hits the streets on September 14th, and we will be waiting to check it out, as this band has certainly earned the right for another chance…
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Sham Pain – FFDP
Our esteemed panel of experts, The Union of Dunces is back to take a listen to the new single from Five Finger Death Punch. Lead singer Ivan Moody has been through a ton of crap the past few years, primarily around his addiction problems. It almost broke the band apart, but here they are with new music, as they tour the country. We’ll let our panel decide whether it was worth the wait…
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New Song, New Album, New US Tour
The Alarm just might be my favorite band ever. It’s a painful admission, because the Welsh rockers were making meaningful rock ‘n roll music and surging in popularity, when in 1991, lead singer Mike Peters, literally walked off stage in a Blaze of Glory. That moment quickly and shockingly ended their ascent to the pantheon of rock bands almost as soon as it began.
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Our Union of Dunces Review “How Can You Stand There”
Nearly four decades after breaking into the UK Alternative scene with a lovable blending of ska, punk and pop, Dave Wakeling and The English Beat are back with a new album, Here We Go Love, which hits the streets June 15th. Members of our newly anointed panel, the Union of Dunces shares their quick reviews of the new song “How Can You Stand There.”
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Just Like Before, Only Totally Different
With all apologies to John Kennedy Toole, I wanted to introduce you to a new idea here at Rarasfarm. We are a rock music blog who have been toiling around the rock music scene for years. As it turns out, no one really cares about my long-winded reviews from the past, so we will be shaking things up a bit.
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Thirst Offers Hard-Charging Set at Orlando’s FMF 2018
This year’s Florida Music Festival had a slot for Special Guest at 11:00 on the Main Wall Street Plaza Stage. It is a prime time slot, requiring a powerful performance, and on Friday night, we witnessed just that with the debut appearance of Will Hunt’s new band THIRST.
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The Most Impressive New Bands at Florida Music Festival
FMF 2018 featured more than 100 talented artists showcasing their talent across Downtown Orlando last weekend. There was a copious supply of great, creative music, but here are seven bands that dominated our attention.
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