All posts by Cretin

East Coast guy who's first words were "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" from the Beatles "She Loves You." Grew up listening to British Rock 'n Roll courtesy of some thoughtful and hip uncles and aunts. Loved the Alternative bands from the 80's and 90's, and still enjoy lots of new stuff.

Carly Jo Jackson Interview

Interview with Orlando’s Carly Jo Jackson

Carly Jo Jackson is a vibrant young performer who stole the show at Florida Music Festival with an invigorating showcase that left the Orlando crowd thirsting for more. Jackson is a “local kid” who is on the cusp of great things.  She’s a free spirit just gushing with talent.

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Welcome To Rockville Bands

Bands That Shined at 2017’s Welcome To Rockville

The 2017 incarnation of Welcome To Rockville was another one for the ages. There was a bit of negative buzz about the lineup beforehand, but I suspect the great majority of fans who left Metropolitan Park on Sunday night, left the venue thoroughly satisfied.  Like me…

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Eddie Money Rocks Velvet Sessions

Eddie Money Velvet Sessions Show Review

In front of a packed house at Hard Rock Hotel’s Velvet Sessions, classic rock legend Eddie Money put on a hell of a show Thursday Night.  Money’ seventy-five set was filled with fan favorites that left the appreciative crowd well-satiated.

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Three Welcome To Rockville Gems

Welcome To Rockville Bands on the Rise

Well, Day 1 at Welcome To Rockville is in the books, and as I get ready for another day in the sweltering fields of Metropolitan Park, I thought I’d squeeze in a quick post on three of the smaller acts from Day 1 who caught my attention.  There were some monstrous performances from bands you would expect, but these three acts are new on my radar, but three bands I will make sure to see again.

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FMF 2017: Florida Music Festival

FMF 2017 Featured great Music and Content

The Rarasfarm team invaded this year’s Florida Music Festival over the weekend and truly soaked in all that this unappreciated festival has to offer.  I’ve attended the artist showcases the last several years, and love discovering new music.  This year was no different as far as the music was concerned, but I also drank in the panel discussions and industry events – and I was just as impressed with those offerings.

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Eddie Money Interview

Shakin’ With the Money Man Before He Rocks Orlando’s Velvet Sessions

Eddie Money is a legendary performer who ruled rock music airwaves for long stretches of the 70’s and 80’s.  Despite some well known struggles with addiction, he’s stood the test of time and is doing better than ever.  Simply put, Eddie has got his act together. He’s happy, he feels great and he still has that iconic voice. Orlando rock fans are the beneficiaries, as he’s headed to The City Beautiful for this week’s Velvet Sessions.

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SOTD: Dez Money

Dez Money: Take Me Down

I just wrapped up an interview with the eminently likable Eddie Money. During our chat, Money proudly mentioned the musical accomplishments of a few of his children, and I was intrigued to hear more from his son Dez who is working on new music with his band Dez Money & The Faze. What I discovered when I played “Take me Down” was an intoxicating song that seems perfectly suited for radio.
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Mike Peters is Love, Hope, Strength

The Alarm’s Mike Peters Talks About Love, Hope, Strength and more

A this year’s Van’s Warped Tour Lineup announcement, I was fortunate to bump into legendary front man Mike Peters, of The Alarm.  The Welsh rocker is a fantastically caring person as you’ll discover in the interview below.  His participation in this summer-long tour across the US serves two purposes.  It’s a way to introduce a new generation to the music of The Alarm and more importantly to Peters, it’s a chance to save lives.

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