Reneé Phoenix Discusses Her New Single and Forthcoming EP
You know Reneé Phoenix as the dynamic singer of Florida’s hard-rocking Fit For Rivals. Today, Phoenix is about to expand her impact, as she’s about to release her debut solo effort. I had the opportunity to sample the new EP and it is fantastic. Last night I sat down to chat with Reneé on the cusp of the premiere of her infectious first single, “Godless,” which you can hear at the end of the interview.
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New Music and Florida Tour from Dorothy
I caught Dorothy at Earthday Birthday 23 back in the Spring of 2016, when they were one of the best bands to take the stage on a day that was packed with killer rock music. Since that time, they’ve been on my new music radar, and my ears have been entertained with some torrid alt-rock as their reputation has continued to grow.
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Irish Songstress Dies Unexpectedly
Sad news today in the rock universe, as Dolores O’Riordan, the magnificent voice of The Cranberries died suddenly in London at the youthful age of 46. Continue reading RIP Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries
Moody Blues Orlando Show Review – CFE Arena
On a chilly Philadelphia night on November 20, 1981 my life changed. Along with a childhood friend, I made my first trek to the aging Spectrum where we caught The Moody Blues on their Long Distance Voyager Tour – my first rock ‘n roll concert. Struck by the magnificence of live rock ‘n roll, I’ve probably seen 1,000 bands since that fateful night, as the Moody Blues sparked a flame in me that still burns strong today.
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The Moody Blues at CFE Arena in Orlando
Photos by Bob Creedon, Rarasfarm.com
Video tribute to the late Ray Thomas.
John Lodge delivered an energetic performance.
Graeme Edge on drums for The Moody Blues in Orlando.
Read our concert review here: Moody Blues at Orlando’s CFE Arena
Bon Jovi Orlando Announcement – Amway Center, April 18th
The (other) pride of New Jersey is celebrating their recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with a huge North American Tour. The This House is Not For Sale Tour runs from March to May and includes a stop at Orlando’s Amway Center on April 18th, which will be the band’s first show after becoming freshly minted Rock & Roll Hall of Famers! Continue reading Bon Jovi Announces New Tour with Show in Orlando
The Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas Succumbs to Prostate Cancer
I’ve mentioned before that the Moody Blues were the first band that snatched my confused adolescent brain and transformed me into a lifelong rock music fanatic. Today, one of the founders of the legendary band was lost to us, but thankfully, like so many of his disappearing classic rock compatriots, his timeless music will last forever.
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Gasparilla Music Festival March 10 – 11
One of Florida’s most diverse music festivals returns to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa this March, and boasts a fantastically appealing lineup. We highlight our five can’t miss bands, but there’s not a weak act in the lineup’s first ten acts (more to be released soon).
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