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Check Out the New Single From Atlas Genius

Atlas Genius Releases Stockholm

Atlas Genius Release New Song, “Stockholm” in advance of their second album.

The Australian Alt-rockers who exploded on the scene two years ago with their addictive hits “Trojans” and “If So” are about to release their second full-length release Inanimate Objects on August 31st. In the meantime, they’ve gifted us with this free preview of their next single “Stockholm.”
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This is How You Do Free Shows

 

The Maine Thank Their Fans With A Free Tour

Over the course of their eight year, five album career, The Maine have developed a very special relationship with their avid fans, The Maine-iacs. They’re about to kick that commitment up a notch with their 100% Free For All Tour, which hits 13 cities, including two in our area later this year. No details available yet on their website about how the free tickets will be distributed, but they are playing some decent sized venues, which is great news for area fans.
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Rolling Stones Reflections

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Rolling Stones Return to Citrus Bowl

Sadly, The Rolling Stones declined our offer to cover their historic show at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl last week, so we have no first hand review or information to share, but we do have some interesting information from the venue’s PR team…

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Normally, we wouldn’t really cover a show we did not attend, but this is The Stones, and with 50 years of touring under their belt, we can forgive them for not realizing just how special our website is. 🙂

So here’s the press release, and it really does have some cool little tidbits – give it a read:

ORLANDO, FLORIDA [June 17, 2015] – Last Friday, legendary rock ‘n’ roll band, The Rolling Stones, delivered a performance of epic proportions to a sold out crowd at the Orlando Citrus Bowl, a venue they last played in 1997. As soon as the band hit the stage, fans were entranced with a Rolling Stones state-of-mind and never looked back.

The ZIP CODE Tour marked the inaugural concert in the newly reconstructed stadium that reopened in November 2014. Prior to playing Orlando in 1997 during their Bridges to Babylon Tour, the band had two shows in October 1981 during Rock Superbowl XII. Performing almost 20 years later, The Stones’ showmanship was still an unrivaled, stunning display of stamina and musical prowess.

“The ‘World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band,’ the Stones simply would not have returned to Orlando – their only stop in Florida – on their 15-city ZIP CODE Tour unless there was a suitable venue to host them,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “I’m proud to say our modernized stadium has become the draw we knew it had the potential to be. These events are amazing to experience and when they take place in our state-of-the-art venues, it increasingly elevates our city’s status as a truly top-tier destination. The sizable economic impact on the local economy continues to drive our city forward.”

“There’s no better band to play the Orlando Citrus Bowl’s inaugural concert than The Rolling Stones,” said Allen Johnson, executive director of Orlando Venues. “This is exactly the type of milestone programming we envisioned for the stadium. Through our partnership with AEG Live and Concerts West, we were able to stage the biggest concert to play Orlando in well over a decade.”

“We knew Orlando was long overdue for a Rolling Stones show. That fact, along with a new stadium, warm weather climate and convenient location right in the middle of Florida, made our decision to bring the tour here easy,” said Doug Clouse, AEG Live senior vice president of touring. “Everything came together naturally and we’re thrilled the fans got to be a part of history.”

The capacity crowd helped the stadium gross over $1 million in total concessions sales, setting a new record besting the inaugural Orlando City Soccer MLS game vs New York City FC ($736,453 – March 8, 2015). Sales included, 6,600 food items, 8,100 soft drinks, 11,910 bottles of water and 50,500 beers and alcoholic drinks.

Orlando and Florida Rolling Stones fans got more than just satisfaction; this one was made for the history books. Thanks for the memories, Mick, Keith, Ronnie & Charlie.

Muse Release New Album Drones

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Masters of Arena Rock Release their 7th Album Today

 

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been treated to a few glimpses of excellent new material from Muse, including the huge alternative rock hit “Dead Inside.” The single has sat atop the modern rock charts for the past month and for good reason. It’s another killer dose of anthem rock from the UK trio who have made a habit of delivering powerful rock ‘n roll anthems.

The Warner Bros. Records release is available today on iTunes:

 
Drones was co-produced by the band and the lefendary Robert John “Mutt” Lange. Frontman Matt Bellamy shared, “To me, ‘Drones’ are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behavior with no recourse. The world is run by Drones utilizing Drones to turn us all into Drones. Drones explores the journey of a human, from their abandonment and loss of hope, to their indoctrination by the system to be a human drone, to their eventual defection from their oppressors.”

Additionally, today the band revealed a new music video for the song “Mercy.”


 

Drones Track Listing
1. Dead Inside
2. [Drill Sergeant]
3. Psycho
4. Mercy
5. Reapers
6. The Handler
7. [JFK]
8. Defector
9. Revolt
10. Aftermath
11. The Globalist
12. Drones

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Blaine The Mono’s Capsize Video Event


 

Blaine The Mono Releases “Capsize” Video

Our favorite Orlando hard rockers, Blaine The Mono are doing something pretty cool around the release of their new video for “Capsize,” the first single off of their recent album release of Jellyfish . Check it out, as it could result in some cool prizes for you…

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As you will see in the official announcement from the band below, prizes include City Walk passes, Jellyfish swag and tickets to see the band with Dreaming (Stabbing Westward) at one of our favorite local music venues, West End Trading Co. in Sanford.

Check out the video below and start sharing!!!!

If you are interested in learning a little bit more about the song meaning, as well as a tour through every other track on the album, check out our interview with the band that we published earlier (Part One, Part Two)  Here’s a little teaser from lead singer Randi Stickles, “It’s kind of a one night stand perspective and then somebody taking it further than a one night stand and just becoming ridiculously obsessed with you and you have no idea why…”

Following are the full contest details from the band’s Facebook Page, which you can Like here: Blaine The Mono Facebook

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Participate in the online ‘Capsize Video Contest’ to WIN (4) Orlando City Walk VIP passes or (4) AMC movie passes, a full Blaine the Mono merchandise package, free tickets and more!!!!!

In an effort to promote our latest video “Capsize” and our upcoming show with The Dreaming (formerly Stabbing Westward) we are holding a 4 week online contest in which you the fans participate by sharing the Capsize video far and wide across the social biosphere!

You don’t need to live in the Orlando Area to participate and all prizes will be shipped to you anywhere in the US.

Extra credit will be given to attendees of the show (see below)

Entry Actions:

  1. Share the Capsize video on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites and include the hashtags #blainethemono and #capsizecontest. (Each site share counts as an entry, one site share per day)
  2. Take a photo of the band on stage at The Dreaming show and share it with the same hashtags (Counts for ten entries)
  3. Take a photo with the The Blainettes at the merch table at The Dreaming show and share it with the same hashtags (Counts for ten entries)

Each action counts as an entry into the contest and at the end of the contest all the entries will be placed in a hat and a grand prize winner will be drawn at random. Participation prizes will be given to the most creative and active participants throughout the contest.

Contest Prizes:

Grand Prize- Four (4) Universal Orlando City Walk VIP Party Passes (each ticket provides free entry into all City Walk nightclubs) and a full Blaine the Mono merchandise pack. If winner is under 21 years old or lives out of town four (4) AMC movie passes will be substituted for the City Walk passes.

Participation Prizes – Free tickets to the Dreaming (formerly Stabbing Westward) show at West End Trading, Sanford FL on June 20th, 2015, Free Jellyfish CDs, Free Jellyfish Shirts.

IMPORTANT! In order for an entry to be tracked and ultimately counted both hashtags must be included in the social media post.

 

Of Monsters And Men Premiere New Music

Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir from Of Monsters And Men photographed by RARAsFArm
Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir from Of Monsters And Men photographed by RARAsFArm

Of Monsters And Men “Crystals” Video Premiere

RARAsFarm favorites, Of Monsters And Men debut their new video one month before releasing their much anticipated Sophomore release.

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Our favorite Icelandic rockers, Of monsters And Men have just released their brand new video for “Crystals,” the lead single off of their soon to be released album Beneath The Skin.

Check out the stunningly creative video which was shot in their homeland of Iceland by Arni & Kinski. It’s the perfect accompaniment to another breathtaking release from this deftly talented band. The band offered “Working with Icelandic directors and an Icelandic crew was a new and enjoyable thing for us. Being able to communicate in Icelandic made this a relaxed experience. Now it’s time to share the video with the world and we hope people like it!”

We’ve been anticipating the release of Beneath The Skin, their second full-length album for three years… since the release of their hugely successful debut release My Head Is An Animal, an exquisite rock album that ended up on our Top 5 Albums list for 2012 (See the list here). The new offering will be available in the US on June 9th, but pre=orders are available now.

You can pre-order Beneath The Skin here:

Beneath The Skin Track Listing:
Standard:
Crystals
Human
Hunger
Wolves Without Teeth
Empire
Slow Life
Organs
Black Water
Thousand Eyes
I Of The Storm
We Sink
Included on Deluxe:
Backyard
Winter Sound
Black Water (Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear Remix)
I Of The Storm (Alex Somers Remix)

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Faith No More News

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Faith No More Returns In An Epic Fashion

Bay area rockers announce Tour Dates, free online concert, and advance streaming of their new album.

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It’s been a long time, but after an eighteen year hiatus, Fatih No More is going to explode back into the rock ‘n roll conscience with an epic summer tour and a new album, Sol Invictus, which hits the streets in a week!

There’s a crapload of exciting stuff going on over the next two weeks, and if you want it all, you can have it. Details:

  • May 7 – Tour kicks off in Chicago at The Concord Music Hall (full dates below)
  • May 8, 9:15pm – live  concert from The Fillmore in Detroit via Yahoo! Live
  • May 11 – Sol Invictus streams on NPR
  • May 13 – Sol Invictus played on Pandora
  • May 13 – The band performs on The Tonight Show
  • May 18 – Sol Invictus released to the masses (pre-order it below)


 

The tour includes two trips across North America, starting in cozy venues during the first leg, as well as journeys throughout Europe and a few big shows in SOuth America. Highlights: August 5 at Madison Square Garden and a headlining spot at Heavy Montreal on August 8. Bumbershoot recently announced Faith No More as one of the headliners of the venerable Seattle festival.

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Faith No More tour dates:
w/ Les Butcherettes!
May 7 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall +
May 8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore +
May 9 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts +
May 11 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre +
May 13 New York, NY Webster Hall +
May 14 New York, NY Webster Hall +
May 15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory +
May 29 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Rock Im Revier
May 31 Munich, Germany Rockavaria Festival

June 2 Milan, Italy Sonisphere
June 4 Vienna, Austria Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Rock For People Festival
June 6 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle Spandau
June 8 Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
June 10 Bratislava, Slovakia Aegon Arena
June 12 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 13 Donington, UK Download Festival
June 14 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
June 17 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 18 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
June 23 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
June 26 Norrkoping, Sweden Bravalla Festival
June 27 Seinajoki, Finland Provinssi
June 28 Odense, Denmark Tinderbox

July 26 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
July 27 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
July 28 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
July 30 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park ++
July 31 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater ++

August 1 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts ++
August 2 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion ++
August 4 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ++
August 5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden ++
August 7 Toronto, ON Ricoh Coliseum ++
August 8 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal

September 6 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
September 18 Bogota, Columbia Royal Center
September 24 Santana, Brazil Anhembi Arena
September 25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio

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Leaving Haven Unleashes New Single

Miss Emma the new single from Leaving Haven
Miss Emma the new single from LEaving Haven

Miss Emma Is Here

Leaving Haven Releases Miss Emma on May 5th.

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RARAs Farm favorites, Leaving Haven are about to release a brand new single. Fresh on the heels of consecutive festival appearances at Earthday Birthday and SunFest, the Orlando quintet will be releasing “Miss Emma” to the masses today.

The song is a vibrant rocker highlighted by nicely layered guitars throughout and a soaring guitar solo during the bridge. The song also offers a nice canvas for Trevor Hastings’ versatile voice. It’s a great listen and a track that is well suited for active rock radio.

Download your copy of the song on the iTunes link above and support an excellent Orlando rock band poised to breakthrough.

Leaving Haven is Trevor Hastings (Vocals), Michael Strippoli (Guitar), Luke Melsenti (Guitar), Madison Macko (Bass) and Benjamin Melsenti (Drums).

You can listen to the song here:

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