Mike Peters and The Alarm Deliver a Legendary Show
Any frequent visitors to RarasFarm realize that I am a huge Mike Peters fan. Strength is in my Top 25 albums ever, “Walk Forever By My Side” was my wedding song, and a fortuitous meeting at a Warped Tour event led to my favorite interview ever… with the endearing, compassionate front man from The Alarm.
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August 16th at The Social in Orlando
We caught the recent show from The Alarm, featuring a great night of music from Mike Peters and his new band. The review will follow soon, but here are a few photos to whet your appetite.
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Way back in ’88, I was engaged to the wonderful woman who would eventually become my sweet wife. But, before we tied the knot, there was the occasional concert experience where our deep-seeded love was put to the test. This was not one of those moments…
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WXPN’s NonCommvention Spotlights Challenges for Women in the Music Business
The Non-Commercial Radio industry rolled into Philadelphia for four days at the 18th Annual NonCommvention 2018. Along with industry producers, station managers, radio hosts, and a cadre of other professionals, came over thirty bands in a show of unity and promise that seems to be missing in our country these days.
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WXPN’s Annual Festival Features Music the Matters
The 2018 Non-Commercial Radio Convention (NonCommvention), a whirlwind of music and discussion, descended upon World Café Live at WXPN Studios in Philadelphia for the 18th straight year last week. Once again, proving the power of music.
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Thirst Offers Hard-Charging Set at Orlando’s FMF 2018
This year’s Florida Music Festival had a slot for Special Guest at 11:00 on the Main Wall Street Plaza Stage. It is a prime time slot, requiring a powerful performance, and on Friday night, we witnessed just that with the debut appearance of Will Hunt’s new band THIRST.
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The Most Impressive New Bands at Florida Music Festival
FMF 2018 featured more than 100 talented artists showcasing their talent across Downtown Orlando last weekend. There was a copious supply of great, creative music, but here are seven bands that dominated our attention.
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Impressive Lineup Highlights 3 Day Orlando Festival
We cover many Florida festivals here at RarasFarm, most of them have bigger bands, bigger budgets and bigger crowds, but this longtime Orlando fixture is always one of the highlights of our year. 2018 was no exception, as the music was as good as ever.
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