Veil of Maya/ The Devil Wears Prada on Friday the 13th
There are many old superstitions regarding Friday the 13th, dating back to the story of Genesis, when Adam and Eve were ejected from the garden of Eden on a Friday, to the thirteen present at the last supper, and the fact that a pope ordered the killing of all of the Knights Templar on the cursed date. But it is perhaps the possibility that most of my life is already a series of unfortunate events that exclude me from most other people in that the day always seems to bring me good luck.
Every so often an artist comes to town who you’ve wanted to see for a long time. Occasionally, it is without much pomp or circumstance, or even much warning. This was the case when I discovered that a friend was interested in attending an event on Facebook. That event? Otep playing the Haven Lounge in Winter Park. I had to go.
Stone Sour have done it again. They have put together another album titled Hydrograd, which will be available everywhere June 30th. Stone Sour is Corey Taylor’s first band, though he is more famous for being Slipknot’s vocalist.
When you pull into the parking lot of the Central Florida Fairgrounds at ten in the morning and see groups of people adorned with piercings, tattoos, and multi-colored hair drinking beer by their cars, you might think: “I might be in the wrong neighborhood!” Or, if you’re like me, you think: “This is going to be one hell of a party!”
As if you didn’t know, Earthday Birthday 24, presented by WJRR, Orlando’s rock station, is this Saturday. WJRR has just released the set times for all of the acts on this year’s stacked lineup, except for the acoustic stage, which will be featuring prominent local acts like Soulswitch and Dark Summer.
A Central Florida Rock Tradition: Earthday Birthday 24 on April 22
Spring is in the air here in Central Florida: Pollen, love bugs, smoke from brush fires, and the sweet sounds of rock music. ‘Tis the season for music festivals, and we’ve got some great ones- Gasparilla, Florida Music Fest, 98 Rockfest, and of course, Earthday Birthday 24, put on by Orlando’s favorite station, 101.1 WJRR.
So this group of emo kids walks into a bar, then another, then more, and even more after that. No, it’s not the beginning of a bad joke, but what actually happened at The Social in downtown Orlando, until it was packed to capacity on February 4th.
The hottest band in rock ‘n roll came to Orlando over the weekend and delivered a fantastic show.
The venue was the House of Blues, in the heart of the recently rebranded Disney Springs. I arrived as the sun went down and though the line of The Pretty Reckless fans wrapped around the building, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly myself and the other concertgoers made it inside. I have to give credit to the HOB staff for being super-efficient and always friendly.