Category Archives: Concert Reviews

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

Third Eye Blind Highlights Impressive Jacksonville Lineup

Third Eye Blind Brings Classic Show to New Jacksonville Amphitheater – Liz Pena

Third Eye Blind’s recent appearance in Jacksonville, FL was a fun throwback for fans of nineties hits like “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Jumper.” The group played at the new amphitheater attached to the Jacksonville Jaguars stadium, Daily’s Place. The venue has some of the most expensive drinks I have seen outside of Aspen or Miami, but it is nicely set up whether you want a family experience with a seat and some popcorn or a more personal experience in the pit. Daily’s Place is spacious and smoothly operated so the venue itself has a bright future.

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An Iron Maiden Virgin No More

Iron Maiden – Book of Souls Tour Tampa

As a twenty-year-old college DJ, I got my first taste of a hellacious British act that was the perfect fit for my late night heavy metal show. “Two Minutes to Midnight” was my first Iron Maiden go-to record, but there were plenty of other songs from the prolific UK quintet pouring through my headphones over the ensuing late nights cramped in my cozy booth.   In the decades that passed, I never saw the iconic band live, but on a dreary Sunday night in Tampa, that all changed.

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Otep Impresses Local Fans

Otep Highlights Stacked Lineup

Every so often an artist comes to town who you’ve wanted to see for a long time. Occasionally, it is without much pomp or circumstance, or even much warning. This was the case when I discovered that a friend was interested in attending an event on Facebook. That event? Otep playing the Haven Lounge in Winter Park. I had to go.

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Bayside Show at The Beacham

This week I caught a killer show at Orlando’s Beacham Theatre. Baside is an American rock band hailing from New York created back in 2000 by front man Anthony Raneri and they are still going strong today nearly two decades later.

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Magical Moments at the 17th Annual NON-COMMvention

The array of performers in support of non-commercial radio is in excellent hands – and  hearts and minds and voices – as 28 bands descended upon the city of Philadelphia to celebrate the music and each brought their own unique sound, perspective, and magic.

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From the 2017 NON-COMMvention, World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA

I’m afraid Don McLean was was wrong about the day the music died.  Last week it was alive and well at the 17th annual NON-COMMvention at the World Café in Philadelphia.

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Famous Last Words Photo Gallery

Thursday, May 18 Famous Last Words
Backbooth Orlando

On a comfortable Florida Thursday night, ascending rock band Famous Last Words electrified downtown Orlando with a powerful set of passionate rock ‘n roll, and we were there to capture the vibe in photos.

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