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Emo Nite LA Presents Emo Nite Orlando

Show Review: Emo Night Orlando

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.

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The Pretty Reckless Concert Review

Pretty Reckless Concert Review at HOB Orlando

Photo: Andrew Lipovsky
Photo: Andrew Lipovsky

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.

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The Pretty Reckless Album Review

Pretty Reckless Album Review – Who You Selling For

Pretty Reckless Album ReviewTaylor Momsen has the blues – and I don’t mean she’s sad, or melancholy, either, I mean she’s got rhythm, she’s got soul, hell she even has a little funk; but above all Taylor Momsen has the blues. This hard rock heroine and her band, The Pretty Reckless, have just released an album, Who You Selling For, that is the embodiment of all of those conditions she has.

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Fenix TX: Cre.eping Out of the Past

Fenix TX: Cre.eping Out of the Past – Album Review

Fenix TX CreepWhat is it about 2016 that has Fenix TX and other legendary punk bands putting out new material? Perhaps it is the current political climate in America, maybe it is the ice caps melting, or it could be that the message they have been spreading for years has finally become front page news?

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Ghost’s Popestar: Preview of What’s Coming?

Ghost’s Popestar Album Review

I have been a fan of Ghost since I first heard a song called “Ritual” off their debut album Opus Eponymus about four years ago. So naturally, when the chance came to review their new e.p. Popestar came up, I was super excited. New Ghost, I thought, this is gonna be great!

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Metal for the Masses: The Fall of Summer

bfv2016 (753x753)I waited for this show the entire month, eager to see the finest metal bands Central Florida has to offer. They showed up and rocked it, much to my delight. The Haven in Winter Park was the venue for this free show, small and cozy, but with enough room between the bar and the stage for all the concertgoers to enjoy the show and even enough space for an impromptu mosh pit.

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Blackout Balter: Debut EP Twist & Bend

“They have taken this gem out the rubble and polished it to brilliance.”

(Editor: This is so odd – this was one of our most read album reviews ever with well over 1,000 Likes on Facebook, but the damn Facebook widget got stuck on 4 Likes. Rest assured Phil, this one was pretty damn popular – well done!)

Check out this mention from the band, and note that this link had over 1,000 Likes!
Check out this mention from the band, and note that this link had over 1,000 Likes!

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Vans Warped Tour Orlando 2016

Fans, Bands, Sun, Fun, Rain, Pain

The title just about sums up the experience. Despite the fact that Warped Tour has been going on for twenty years, this was my first time attending. The lineup had a few acts I wanted to see, and I was happy to see some other bands as well.

Ian Grushka, New Found Glory's colorful bassist at Vans Warped Tour
Ian Grushka, New Found Glory’s colorful bassist at Vans Warped Tour

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