Category Archives: Concert Reviews

Our impressions from shows that we get to witness in person.

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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The Biggest Party with the Best Soundtrack in Central Florida (A.K.A. EDBD24)

Our Recap of EDBD24 (A.K.A. Earthday Birthday 24)

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!”

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FMF 2017 Showcase Highlights

The Artists Who Caught Our Attention at FMF 2017

We had most of the Rarasfarm team out at this year’s Florida Music Festival on Friday and Saturday.  There was a lot of buzz around acts like Fiery Sushi, John.K and Beemo, but the following are the artists who most impressed each of us.  Our apologies to the Thursday acts, but these are the bands who made an impact to our eyes and ears on Friday and Saturday.

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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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Interview with Alex Di Leo

Rockin’ Performance + Interview with Alex Di Leo

Singer and songwriter Alex Di Leo was one of the artists to make an appearance at the Florida Music Festival in Orlando this weekend. He played the Church Street stage on Saturday, and put on a lively show that got the audience moving. Starting out the show with his most popular hit, “So We Go”, Alex’s performance was an energetic blend of alternative and pop that captivated fans.

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Panic! Tidbits

Brendon Urie, Saint Motel, Setlists…

One of the most anticipated shows of the year took place over the weekend when Panic! At the Disco played a rousing show to a sold out crowd at Orlando’s Amway Center. Rarasfarm contributor Jaydee Grice was there and provided this review: Panic! At the Disco Delivers Memorable Show. Now, we also have the opportunity to share the viewpoints of two local high school students with a deep appreciation for Alternative rock music. Read on for thoughts on dynamic front man Brendon Urie and show openers Saint Motel.

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Panic! at the Disco Gives Energetic Performance at Amway Center

Panic! At the Disco – Orlando Show Review

Panic! at the Disco, a band which has increased in popularity since the early 2000s, filled Amway Center with thousands of excited fans Friday night. Opening for the band was Saint Motel, who brought an Indie pop vibe to the concert, and MisterWives, who performed both original and cover songs.

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Explosions in the Sky Rocked Jannus Live

Show Review: Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky, an indie rock band from Austin, Texas, gave a captivating performance April 12th at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. With sounds that range from chill bass to exploding guitars and drums, Explosions in the Sky absolutely live up to their name. They are one of those rare bands that actually manage to sound better live than in a recording studio.

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