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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Impressive Lineup Highlights 3 Day Orlando Festival
We cover many Florida festivals here at RarasFarm, most of them have bigger bands, bigger budgets and bigger crowds, but this longtime Orlando fixture is always one of the highlights of our year. 2018 was no exception, as the music was as good as ever.
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Festival Features Florida’s Up and Coming Talent
This year’s Florida Music Festival kicked off Thursday night in Downtown Orlando and as usual there was plenty of talent on display. Below is a quick photo gallery from Day 1, but first, some thoughts on who to catch the next two nights.
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California Quartet has a Bright Future
If you read my Welcome To Rockville recap, you already know that I was quite impressed with Southern California’s Joyous Wolf. The quartet is an infectious new band just oozing with talent, and they capitalized on the sweet opportunity to play in front of the sizable Rockville crowd by delivering a passionate and energetic set that left everyone in attendance impressed.
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