Category Archives: Concert Reviews

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

Emo Nite LA Presents Emo Nite Orlando

Show Review: Emo Night Orlando

So this group of emo kids walks into a bar, then another, then more, and even more after that. No, it’s not the beginning of a bad joke, but what actually happened at The Social in downtown Orlando, until it was packed to capacity on February 4th.

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Carbon Leaf Show Review

Carbon Leaf Show Review: The Social, Orlando FL

On Thursday night, Orlando’s Social became headquarters for the near annual Carbon Leaf family outing. When this Richmond quintet comes to town, their loyal fans ooze through the woodwork and fill the cozy Social for a night of familiar and comfortable rock ‘n roll. This year’s visit was highlighted by stellar musicianship, familiar indie rock hits and a few nicely timed surprises.

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Stephen Kellogg Show Review

When I first heard Stephen Kellogg’s masterful Blunderstone Rookery in 2013, I quickly realized he was an artist I needed to see in concert. I was new to the music of Kellogg , but immediately impressed by his distinctive music and purposeful lyrics.  Unfortunaately, the stars never aligned and he lingered near the top of my must-see list for a few years.  Earlier this week, at the cozy Social in Orlando, I finally had the chance to catch him live, and it was well worth the wait.

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A Florida State of Mind

Billy Joel Orlando Concert Review – Amway Center

Billy Joel OrlandoI was born on Long Island and have spent most of my life surrounded by longtime fans of Billy Joel, but until this weekend, I had never caught the legendary performer in concert.  Friday night, in a hit-filled two-hour set, I had my first chance.  So, does Billy Joel enter my pantheon of all-time great “Can’t Miss” rock performers?

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TSO Show Review

TSO Show Review – Amway Center, Orlando

TSO Show ReviewTrans Siberian Orchestra brought their popular Christmas show to Orlando’s Amway Center for two weekend shows. As their loyal fans have come to expect, they delivered a multi-sensory extravaganza that highlighted why this talented troupe are metamorphosing into an annual “can’t miss” event for rock fans of all ages.

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Anyone’s Guess CD Release Show Photos

Anyone’s Guess CD Release Show Photos from Venue 578

Anyone’s Guess held a festive CD release show in Orlando over the weekend and invited a few of Orlando’s best Alternative rock bands to join them on stage for the big event.  We were able to catch a handful of cool photos from each band, as well as a few crowd shots.

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Anyone’s Guess CD Release Show

Anyone’s Guess CD Release Show Recap – Venue 578

Anyone's Guess CD ReleaseIn celebration of the release of their excellent new album, Commitment Issues, Anyone’s Guess threw a memorable party at Orlando’s Venue 578 this weekend.  The Orlando rockers put together a killer line-up of local bands to share the stage on their big night.

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