For all those who know me and my taste in music, there is rarely a day that goes by when I don’t listen to the Melvins. They are just one of those bands that continue to get better with age, continue pushing the envelope, and continue to make records that are consistently different without losing their core sound.
So… when I got the chance to interview Melvins guitarist/vocalist/ and all around badass, Buzz Osborne, I jumped at the chance even though my palms went instantly sweaty and there was a ringing in my head for a month prior to the interview.
As much as it pains me, I have to admit, the Florida Gators fans delivered an impressive tribute in honor of Tom Petty during their game over the weekend. I can pretty much guarantee this will be the last time I get goosebumps at a Gators game, but this was really a nice touch.
I went down to the wonderful Orpheum Theater in beautiful Ybor City, Tampa, I really do think that the Orpheum is one of the best venues in all of Tampa. I generally get there a little early, but not too early, because I don’t like waiting, but I like to see the opening acts.
There is nothing more American than a Tom Petty song.
And…. those perfect moments when it’s mid-summer, top down, two-lane highway straight ahead, “I Won’t Back Down” on the radio would come along and make that picture perfect moment that much better. And most of the time you didn’t realize it, you just sang along to the song. But like a songwriting ninja, that 3-minute moment became indescribably better because Tom Petty filled the air.
I realize I am little late here… But the sheer awesomeness of the Melvins made me do it…
I finally got to see the Melvins live… Yup…. I did it… and it was glorious… And… it was in the intimate setting of The Orpheum in Ybor City, Tampa, which has quickly become one of my favorite venues around town.
It is almost time for one of Orlando’s most distinctive and entertaining music festivals, when Reggae On the Block 4 hits Downtown O-Town on October 7th. This year’s version is brought to us by our friends at 101.1 WJRR, Real Radio 104.1, Foundation Presents, Elixir, Bud Light and by Hard Rock Cafe Orlando, and takes place at Social Pavilion & Washington Street in the heart of the City Beautiful.
The iconic members of Dead & Company are making their first visit to Orlando, and it’s about time, as this notorious band is still delivering legendary performances. The lineup for this tour is star-studded and impressive. More info below.
Over the past two years, you’ve seen a handful of pieces on RARAS Farm about Bay Area rockers SWMRS. That’s because they are one of the best things to happen to rock ‘n roll in the past decade. Today, the punky quartet released a fun video for their hard-driving title track “Drive North.”