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Central Florida June Concert Calendar


June Rock Music Calendar

Not quite the incredible month we saw in this area in May, which was highlighted by two amazing Paul McCartney shows, but still a bunch of stuff to choose from.

Orlando

06/01 – The Supervillains, West End Trading (Sanford). RARA’s Farm has not caught this band yet, but everyone raves about their fun live shows. Catch them in one of our favorite local venues.

06/03 – Killswitch Engage with Darkest Hour, House of Blues

06/04 – Fall Out Boy with New Politics, House of Blues. These guys from Illinois have amazingly already been around for a dozen years and keep getting better.  The opener is a cool band from Denmark.

06/05 – The Postal Service, Hard Rock Live – It’s Ben Gibbard’s (Death Cab For Cutie) new electro-synth project, and it’s good stuff. Sold Out

06/07 – The Front Bottoms, Will’s Pub
06/07 – The Menzingers and Fake Problems, The Social – Punk rock

06/08 – The Airborne Toxic Event, The Beacham.  Mikel Jollett’s vocals might be the best in today’s Alt-Rock landscape, and the band is fantastic.

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06/11 – The Neighborhood with The 1975, The Social. Two up and coming Alt-Rock artists worth seeing.
06/11 – The Tallest Man on Earth, The Beacham. Creative rock from Sweden renowned for their entertaining live shows.

06/12 – Say Anything, House of Blues

06/14 – Night Beds, Will’s Pub. Winston Yellen is Night Beds; catch this talented young artist from Nashville at a cozy local joint.
06/14 – Whole Wheat Bread, West End Trading (Sanford). Punk, funk, reggae, rock… See our recent review

06/20 – Inner Circle, The Social. Girl I’m gonna make you sweat…”

06/25 – Daniel Tosh, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center. Yeah, it’s not rock, not even music, but Daniel is hilarious.

06/27 – Shinedown. WJRR Presents An Evening with Shinedown Acoustic with Brent Smith and Zach Myers. These guys are the heart and soul of the band and magical on stage together (check out our recent review)

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Jacksonville

06/01 – Peter Frampton, St. Augustine Amphitheatre

06/03 – Ours, Jack Rabbits

06/05 – Goo Goo Dolls, Florida Theatre. Always put on a good show.

06/06 – The Front Bottoms, The Roc

06/08 – The Menzingers and Fake Problems, The Phoenix Taproom

6/10/13 – The Airborne Toxic Event, Freebird Live

6/12/13 – Billy Idol, St. Augustine Amphitheatre. One of the biggest modern rock acts of the eighties makes a trip to Florida’s oldest city.

6/15/13 – The Neighborhood and The 1975, Jack Rabbits

6/19/13 – Capitol Cities, Jack Rabbits

6/21/13 – Anberlin, Freebird Live – Back in their old stomping grounds. See our recent review.

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Tampa Area

06/02 – Peter Frampton, Ruth Eckerd Music Hall (Clearwater)

06/07 – Fleetwood Mac, Tampa Bay Times Forum
06/07 – The Supervillains, 1509

06/09 – The Airborne Toxic Event, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

06/10 – Say Anything, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

06/12 – The Neighborhood and The 1975, Local 662 (Saint Petersburg)

06/18 – Billy Idol, Ruth Eckerd Music Hall (Clearwater)
06/18 – Heart and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. The “Heartbreaker” Tour – very intriguing…

06/19 – Thousand Foot Krutch, Southeastern College (Lakeland). These guys put on a great and powerful live show.  See our recent album review.

06/21 – Robert DeLong, Push Ultra Lounge. Hot new talent, worth checking out.

06/22 – Pat Travers, Music Ranch (Lakeland). Never been to this family owned venue, but this might be the show that gets me out there.

06/27 – Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. It’s one of rocks biggest legend headlining The “Americanarama Festival Of Music.”

Paul McCartney’s Orlando Setlist


Paul McCartney Amway Center Setlist

Paul McCartney kicked off his US Tour in Orlando last night, and the show was spectacular  He made his first visit to Orlando in thirty years a memorable one, featuring 38 songs in a three hour set, including 25 Beatles songs!  Below is the setlist.  Follow Us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook to get notifications when the show review is published.

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Setlist
Eight Days a Week (The Beatles song)
Junior’s Farm (Wings song)
All My Loving (The Beatles song)
Listen to What the Man Said (Wings song)
Let Me Roll It (Wings song) With a nice piece of Foxy Lady thrown in
Paperback Writer (The Beatles song)
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five (Wings song)
The Long and Winding Road (The Beatles song)
Maybe I’m Amazed
Hope of Deliverance
We Can Work It Out (The Beatles song)
Another Day
And I Love Her (The Beatles song)
Blackbird (The Beatles song)
Here Today
Your Mother Should Know (The Beatles song)
Lady Madonna (The Beatles song)
All Together Now (The Beatles song)
Mrs. Vandebilt (Wings song)
Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles song)
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (The Beatles song)
Something (The Beatles song)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (The Beatles song)
Hi, Hi, Hi (Wings song)
Band on the Run (Wings song)
Back in the U.S.S.R. (The Beatles song)
Let It Be (The Beatles song)
Live and Let Die (Wings song)
Hey Jude (The Beatles song)

Encore:
Day Tripper (The Beatles song)
Lovely Rita (The Beatles song)
Get Back (The Beatles song)

Encore 2:
Yesterday (The Beatles song)
Helter Skelter (The Beatles song)
Golden Slumbers (The Beatles song)
Carry That Weight (The Beatles song)
The End (The Beatles song)

Central Florida May Concert Calendar


May Rock Music Calendar

It’s a great month Rock And Roll Animals with a diverse appetite for rock music.  The weekend of May 17th in Orlando is a whole month’s worth of great, and very different rock music packed into three fantastic nights – from the ultimate in classic rock, to some great new punk and a killer free show.  Over the rest of the month there is amazing alternative rock all over the schedule.  Lots of stuff to choose from, especially when you add in Jacksonville and Tampa area shows.  Nice…

Orlando

05/01 – The Black Crowes, House of Blues

05/02 – The Airborne Toxic Event, The Beacham. One of the most talented rock bands touring today. This show is a must see. Rescheduled to 6/8

05/02 – Willie Nelson, Savannah Center (The Villages)

05/03 – Suicidal Tendencies, The Plaza Live.  Remember catching these guys in Philly just as they were starting out. fun show…

05/04 – Of Montreal, The Social

05/05 – Crosby, Stills & Nash, Hard Rock Live – Legendary.

05/06 – The Joy Formidable, The Social – Excellent live Alt-Rockers we got to check out in a short festival set last year. Looking forward to their headlining set. See our review.

05/08 – Phoenix, House of Blues – This band is HOT. This will likely be your last chance to see them in a small venue.

05/10 – Cheap Trick, Hard Rock Live – Always a great show!
05/10 – Alkaline Trip, House of Blues

05/17 – The Bastard Suns, The West End (Sanford) – This Atlanta-based group is fantastic live. Punk, ska, reggae mix at one of our favorite local venues. See a recent review.
05/17 – Bloc Party, The Beacham.  Fun Alt-rock.

05/18 – Paul McCartney, Amway Center. The biggest show ever in Orlando. His first of two amazing night. See our preview.
05/18 – Brett Michaels, Downtown Orlando
05/18 – Starship Starring Mickey Thomas, Epcot Center – Another rock legend on a two night Orlando gig. See our show review.

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05/19 – Paul McCartney, Amway Center – Night two, and then he’s off to tour the world.
05/19 – Starship Starring Mickey Thomas, Epcot Center

05/21 – The Hush Sound and Hockey, The Social

05/23 – Bad Veins, The Social – Ben Davis’s band. Good stuff.
05/23 – The Original Wailers, Milken’s Reef (Port Canaveral)

05/24 – Yngwie Malmsteen, The Plaza Live

05/30 – The Fixx, Hard Rock Hotel. Hard Rock’s Velvet Sessions, Orlando’s Best (and only) Rock And Roll cocktail party.

05/31 – Ours, The Social

 

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Jacksonville

05/02 – The Smashing Pumpkins, St. Augustine Amphitheatre

05/03 – Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent, St. Augustine Amphitheatre – Three excellent midwestern American classic rock acts.

05/05 – Bob Dylan, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
05/05 – Donna the Buffalo, Freebird Live

05/08 – Black Francis (aka Frank Black), Jax Underbelly

05/11 – Imagine Dragons, St. Augustine Amphitheatre.  Super hot Alt-Rockers.

05/17 – Crosby, Stills & Nash, Florida Theatre

05/24 – Sevendust, The Roc Bar

 

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Tampa Area

05/01 – The Airborne Toxic Event, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg) Rescheduled to 6/9
05/01 – Peter Murphy, Orpheum
05/01 – Willie Nelson, Ruth Eckard Hall (Clearwater)

05/03 – Funshine Music Festival, Florida State Fairgrounds. Train, The Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick, Youngblood Hawke and more, and at a fantastic price!

05/04 – Donna the Buffalo, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg)
05/04 – Funshine Music Festival, Florida State Fairgrounds.  REO Speedwagon, Styx, Ted NugentWe The Kings, New Found Glory and more.

05/05 – The Joy Formidable, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)
05/05 – The Wallflowers, Funshine Music Festival, Florida State Fairgrounds.

05/07 – Crosby, Stills & Nash, Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall (Sarasota)

05/18 – Bryan Adams, Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall (Sarasota)
05/18 – The Original Wailers, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

05/22 – Bad Veins, The Crowbar

05/23 – The Hush Sound and Hockey, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

05/26 – Sevendust, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)
05/26 – Yngwie Malmsteen, Orpheum

05/30 – Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge, Mahaffey Theater (Saint Petersburg) – Part of the bands’ Summerland Tour.  Everclear always puts on a killer set. Live and Filter are great live artists, too.

05/31 – The Fixx, Capitol Theatre (Clearwater) – Cy Curnin is an excellent and talented front man, definitely worth checking out live.

 


 

Paul McCartney is Headed to Orlando

Paul McCartney Concert Announcement

The world’s biggest rock icon is coming to Orlando – Paul McCartney has announced that he will be kicking off his all-new 2013 “Out There” tour right here in Central Florida at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on May 18th. This is a huge coup for the Amway Center, which is a great arena to catch a show. It’s also one of the few locales where you won’t be in an outdoor stadium environment, which will offer local fans a rare intimate setting for the Beatles’ legend.

McCartney is famous for his three hour rock spectaculars and has been creating amazing rock experiences for fifty years. At a spry 70, he still puts on a great show, and is a performer that just can’t be missed. This trip will be McCartney’s first performance in the city in twenty years, and will be his only Florida performance on this tour.

McCartney’s “Out There” tour is a brand new, never-before-seen production featuring hours of material from the greatest catalog in rock history. McCartney will be performing songs spanning his entire career: as a solo artist, member of the Beatles and from his days with Wings. Simply put, it’s a show that can’t be missed by any rock fan.

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From the press release:

The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity. For approximately three hours, many of the greatest moments of the last 50 years of musical history–not to mention the soundtracks of entire lives–are magically brought to life as only McCartney’s can do. Last year marked 40 years since McCartney’s premiere tour as a solo artist and these past four decades have seen him play in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people and even a performance beamed into outer space. Having played with his peerless band of Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens (keyboards), Rusty Anderson (guitar), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums) and Brian Ray (bass/guitar) for over ten years, Paul never disappoints.

Paul McCartney Out There Tour hits Orlando
Paul McCartney Out There Tour hits Orlando

McCartney is throwing himself into 2013 with full force following yet another landmark year in 2012, which saw him conclude his record-breaking “On The Run” tour, release his Grammy®-winning “Kisses On The Bottom” album, accept a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, play at both the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics Opening Ceremony, be named MusiCares Person of the Year and headline 12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief–to highlight just a few memorable moments. With the “Out There'” tour and a new studio album in the works, it looks like 2013 will show no signs of McCartney slowing down.

Ticket Information

  • Tickets on sale beginning Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com.
  • American Express® Card members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, April 11 at 10 p.m EDT.

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Mike G

PAUL McCARTNEY – OUT THERE U.S. TOUR 2013 (more dates will be added soon)

May 18 – Orlando FL – Amway Center
May 22 – Austin TX – Frank Erwin Center
May 26 – Memphis TN – FedEx Forum
May 29 – Tulsa OK – BOK Center
July 9 – Boston MA – Fenway Park
July 12 – Washington DC – Nationals Ballpark
July 19 – Seattle WA – Safeco Field

Central Florida April Concert Calendar

April Rock Music Calendar

Not many shows in the Central Florida rock scene this month at a national level. But we will get Rush and some excellent festivals in all three primary cities: Two full days of Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, Earthday Birthday in Orlando and 98 Rockfest in Tampa. Other than those killer shows, it might be a good month to check out some of the great local rock in your own backyards.

Orlando

04/12 – Anthrax, House of Blues. Metal Alliance Tour
04/12 – Umphrey’s McGee, The Plaza Live

04/13 – Sister Hazel, House of Blues. Gainesville rockers always put on a fun show
04/13 – WJRR’s Earthday Birthday, Tinker Field. Excellent line-up of hard rock powers, featuring Offspring, Papa Roach and Stone Sour

04/17 – All Time Low and Pierce the Veil, House of Blues
04/17 – Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, West End Trading Co (Sanford)

4/18 – 4/20 – Florida Music Festival, Downtown Orlando at various venues. Lots of good new music and plenty of the yet to be discovered.  Local favorites Blaine the Mono and The Dropa Stone, and fun Indie act Reverend Peyton’s Bog Damn Band highlight the schedule: Florida Music Festival.

04/21 – Dick Dale, The Plaza Live. Dale is the father of surf guitar and a legendary guitar player

04/24 – GWAR, The Beacham

04/25 – ASIA, featuring John Payne, Hard Rock’s Velvet Sessions – always a great cocktail party, this time with some great rock.

04/26 – The Wailers, House of Blues

04/28 – Rush, Amway Center. The legendary Canadian rockers visit the big house in this month’s highlight show in Orlando.

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Jacksonville

04/01 – Marron 5 with RARA’s Farm favorites Neon Trees (see our concert review) and Owl City, Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena

04/03 – Yes, Florida Theater. This incarnation features Steve Howe, Christopher Squire and Alan White!

04/11 – Unphrey’s McGee, Freebird Live

04/24 – The Wailers, Freebird Live

04/25 – GWAR, Freebird Live

04/26 – Saliva, Jax Underbelly. Welcome To Rockville kick-off

04/27 – Welcome to Rockville, Metropolitan Park. This is a great rock line-up at an excellent venue for a festival: Limp Bizkit, Three Days Grace, Alice in Chains, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Papa Roach

04/28 – Welcome to Rockville, Metropolitan Park Day 2! More great rockers: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Three Doors Down, Shinedown (see our recent review), Buckcherry, Thousand Foot Krutch and many more

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Tampa Area

04/02 – Yes, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)

04/13 – Foghat – Manatee County Fairgrounds (Palmetto)
04/13 – Umphrey’s McGee, Jannus Live (St. Petersburg)

04/16 – All Time Low and Pierce the Veil,  Jannus Live (St. Petersburg)

04/19 – Dick Dale, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

04/25 – The Wailers, Jannus Live (St. Petersburg)

04/26 – 98 Rockfest, Tampa Bay Times Forum. Nice line-up of rockers: Three Days Grace (see our review and photos here), Alice in Chains, Stone Sour, Halestorm and more.

04/27 – Relient K with Mike Mains & The Branches, State Theater (Saint Petersburg)

04/30 – The Black Crowes, Mahaffey Theater (Saint Petersburg)

04/30 – Suicidal Tendencies, State Theater (Saint Petersburg)


iPod Essentials for Classic Rock Fans


Classic Rock iPod Selections

Rock ‘n Roll has been around for 50 years, for thousands of bands and millions of songs. Therefore it’s totally understandable that a few great classic rock tunes have slipped through the cracks and somehow eluded your iPod.  Have no fear – I’ve started up an occasional article focused on a few of these classics that belong on the iPod of every rock fan.

Here’s a six pack of tracks for your Spring sampler:

Stranglehold – Ted Nugent – This one is purely and simply an amazing rock song.  Eight minutes and 22 seconds of fantastic guitar licks and kick ass vocals. We caught The Nuge performing it live last year, and this one stands the test of time, still a great track today.

The Story In Your Eyes – The Moody Blues – These guys have been rocking themselves for nearly fifty years, and still tour today. This classic off of their Every Good Boy Deserves Favour album is one of their greatest rock tracks, and a song that never received proper recognition.

Subdivisions – Rush  – This was the first of many synth heavy hits for these Canadian icons, and they definitely made the transition masterfully. Check it out for yourself when they visit The Amway Center on April 28th.

Change Your Mind – Sister Hazel – These boys from Gainesville tore it up at the turn of the century, and this one was their best. It’s a great song. and the perfect rock and roll singalong.

Police On My Back – The Clash -From the band’s royalty-free triple-album Sandanista, this is one of the band’s best cuts. This one features Steve Jones on lead vocals, and is surprisingly a cover of an Eddy Grant song – yes, that Eddy Grant!

Free Four – Pink Floyd – Released just before Dark Side of the Moon, this one is totally different. It’s the equivalent of a Roger Waters meets The Monkees kind of groove. A fun little ditty…

SO, how many are on your iPod? Check the others out and download the ones you need to shape up your iPod. Also, let me know which classic rock treasures you think need to be in our next six pack.

Mike G.

Central Florida March Rock Calendar


March Rock Music Calendar

Lots of good Alt-Rock in March.  Twenty One Pilots, Against Me!, The Rocket Summer, Mother Mother, AWOLNATION… And, one killer show at the Amway Center on March 9th with Shinedown, Three Days Grace and P.O.D.

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Orlando

03/02 – Daryl Hall & John Oates, the “Bands, Brew & BBQ Concert Series” Sea World Orlando Adventure Park
03/02 – Bruce Cockburn, The Plaza Live
03/02 – Dropkick Murphys, Hosue of Blues

03/03 – REO Speedwagon, Downtown Orlando. Another excellent free concert from the good folks at WMMO. Visit their website for VIP seats.
03/03 – Darius Rucker, the “Bands, Brew & BBQ Concert Series” Sea World Orlando Adventure Park

03/07 – Coheed And Cambria, House Of Blues (Lake Buena Vista)

03/09 – Shinedown, Three Days Grace, P.O.D. at Amway Center – Some of the biggest rock acts today, this one is the show of the month.  Shinedown was one of our Top 5 albums in 2012.
03/09 – Sunbears!, Will’s Pub

03/10 – Pinback, The Social

03/13 – Faster Pussycat, No Edge Saloon (Edgewater)

03/14 – AfroMan – The West End (Sanford) – A fun local venue…

03/15 – Great White, No Edge Saloon (Edgewater)

03/16 – Matchbox Twenty and Matt Hires, Universal Studios

03/17 – Bad Religion, Against Me! and Polar Bear Club, House of Blues. Great line-up on St’ Patty’s Day, Against Me! is just great live.

03/20 – The Rocket Summer, The Social – great live show – check out our review of their 2012 show
03/20 – Twenty One Pilots, The Beacham – saw these guys in Jacksonville this summer (see the review here), and they are fantastic live.

03/22 – Bruce Hornsby, The Plaza Theatre
03/22 to 3/24 – The Guess Who, “Flower Power Concert Series” at Epcot
03/22 – Queensryche, House of Blues
03/22 – Chuck Ragan, “The Revival Tour” The Social – Chuck is a great performer, with a soulful rock voice.

03/30 – Maroon 5, Owl City and Neon Trees, Amway Center. Do not miss Neon Trees, they are fantastic live, check out our recent review for an idea of what to expect.

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Jacksonville

03/03 – Bruce Cockburn, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Ponte Vedra Beach)

03/06 – Current Swell, The Standard (Saint Augustine)

03/08 – Sister Hazel, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Ponte Vedra Beach) – always put on a good show.

03/12 – Orgy, The Roc Bar

03/14 – Pinback, Freebird Live

03/16 – Awolnation, Blondfire, Mother Mother – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Ponte Vedra Beach). This is a fantastic line-up. Three great new Alt-Rock bands. Here’s our review of Mother Mother’s latest album, The Sticks

03/17 – Matchbox Twenty and Matt Hires, St. Augustine Amphitheatre (Saint Augustine)

03/21 – Twenty One Pilots, Jack Rabbits

03/23 – Chuck Ragan “The Revival Tour,” Jack Rabbits

03/26 – Eric Clapton and The Wallflowers, Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena

03/29 – Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Florida Theatre

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Tampa Area

03/03 – Dropkick Murphys, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg) – Great Irish punk – always a fun time.
03/03 – Goo Goo Dolls Willie Nelson, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

03/06 – Coheed and Cambria, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg)
03/06 – Daryl Hall & John Oates, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater) – Daryl strays from his house for a few shows this month.

03/08 – Sunbears!, The Crowbar

03/10 – Orgy, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

03/15 – Queensrÿche, The Ritz Ybor

03/16 – Bad Religion, Against Me! and Polar Bear Club, The Ritz Ybor

03/17 – The Moody Blues, Mahaffey Theater (Saint Petersburg) – Under-appreciated legends of rock ‘n roll.

03/18 – Leonard Cohen, Carol Morsani Hall

03/21 – Bruce Hornsby, Capitol Theatre (Clearwater)

03/22 – Roger Hodgson, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater). The voice of Supertramp and an excellent performer.

03/23 – Twenty One Pilots, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

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Central Florida February Rock Calendar


This month sees the concert scene heat up tremendously. Lots of good stuff and many classic rock bands joining the snowbirds this month.

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Orlando

02/04 – The xx, The Beacham

02/07 – Reel Big Fish, House Of Blues

02/09 – The English Beat, The Plaza Theatre

02/10 – Old 97’s, The Social – Jeff Tweedy and Company always put on a good show, seeing them in a small venue like The Social is a nice bonus.

02/11 – Flogging Molly, House Of Blues – One of RARA’s Farm’s all-time favorites, they always put on a great show and pack the house.

02/14 – Fishbone, The West End (Sanford)

02/15 – Imagine Dragons with Atlas Genius, House Of Blues – Two excellent Alt-Rock acts playing to a sold out crowd at HOB.
02/15 – Johnny Winter, The Plaza Theatre

02/16 – Alan Parsons ‘Live’ Project, The Plaza Theatre
02/16 – The Beach Boys, Sea World Orlando Adventure Park Bands. Part of the Brew & BBQ Concert Series”
02/16 – Jefferson Starship, Mt. Dora Music Festival. Paul Kantner and David Freiberg lead this version of Starship/Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship in an acoustic set.

02/17 – Anberlin, The Beacham. Strong Alt-Rockers from the Sunshine State, always put on a good show. Check out a recent review of Anberlin.

02/20 – Jukebox The Ghost and Matt Pond PA, The Social

02/24 – Pink and The Hives, Amway Center
02/24 – The Queers, Will’s Pub

02/25 – Muse, Amway Center – They may be the biggest name in rock music today, and they are excellent live.
02/25 – The Irish Rovers, The Plaza Theatre

02/28 – Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project, Hard Rock Hotel. The former Collective Soul front man headlines this month’s Velvet Sessions. Check out our recent review of Collective Soul
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Jacksonville

02/03 – The xx, Florida Theatre

02/05 – The English Beat, Jack Rabbits

02/06 – Soul Asylum, Freebird Live

02/07 – Jimmy Buffett, Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena – Parrotheads invade the East Coast. Check out our recent Buffett review. 

02/08 – Willie Nelson, Florida Theatre

02/10 – Reel Big Fish, Freebird Live

02/14 – Holopaw, Nobby’s (Saint Augustine)
02/14 – Johnny Winter, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Ponte Vedra Beach)
02/14 – Steve Miller Band, Florida Theatre

02/20 – Alan Parsons ‘Live’ Project, Florida Theatre

02/21 – The Queers, Jack Rabbits

02/22 – The Lovin’ Spoonful, Times-Union Center For Perf. Arts

02/27 – The Aggrolites, Cafe Eleven (Saint Augustine)

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Tampa Area

02/02 – G. Love & Special Sauce, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg)
02/02 – Willie Nelson, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)

02/06 – Paul Revere & The Raiders, Stanleyville Theatre

02/07 – The English Beat, Jannus Live (Saint Petersburg)
02/07 – The xx, The Ritz Ybor

02/08 – Reel Big Fish, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

02/09 – Frankie Valli, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)
02/09 – Old 97’s, State Theatre (Saint Petersburg)

02/10 – John Kay & Steppenwolf, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

02/11 – Starship Starring Mickey Thomas, “Florida State Fair” Florida State Fairgrounds. Thomas still has a phenomenal voice, Check out our recent review.

02/12 – Frankie Valli, Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall (Sarasota)
02/12 – Jonathan Richman, Skipper’s Smokehouse

02/13 – Steve Miller Band, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)

02/14 – Sheryl Crow, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)

02/15 – Alan Parsons ‘Live’ Project, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)
02/15 – Jefferson Starship, Skipper’s Smokehouse – four days after the other Starship hits Tampa. Interesting…
02/15 – Sheryl Crow, Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall (Sarasota)

02/16 – The Marshall Tucker Band, Florida Southern College (Lakeland). Unbelievable talent in the band’s current line-up. Check out our recent review of their show in Orlando.

02/17 – The Beach Boys, Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall (Sarasota)
02/17 – Johnny Winter, Capitol Theatre (Clearwater)

02/19 – Jukebox The Ghost and Matt Pond PA, The Crowbar

02/23 – 3 Doors Down and Daughtry, Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)
02/23 – The Irish Rovers, Capitol Theatre (Clearwater)
02/23 – Muse, Tampa Bay Times Forum
02/23 – The Queers, Local 662 (Saint Petersburg)

02/27 – Pink and The Hives, Tampa Bay Times Forum

02/28 – Foreigner – “Florida Strawberry Festival” (Plant City)

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