SOTD: Fireflys – Grace

New Americana from The UK: Fireflys “Grace”

I’ll admit that I first listened to this track because I noticed an endorsement from Mike Peters.  Those who read here regularly know that I hold a very a special place in my rock ‘n roll heart for  the former Alarm front man.  Of Fireflys, he described them as “a good mix of REM and The Gin Blossoms.”

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Veil of Maya Rocks Orlando

Veil of Maya/ The Devil Wears Prada on Friday the 13th

There are many old superstitions regarding Friday the 13th, dating back to the story of Genesis, when Adam and Eve were ejected from the garden of Eden on a Friday, to the thirteen present at the last supper, and the fact that a pope ordered the killing of all of the Knights Templar on the cursed date. But it is perhaps the possibility that most of my life is already a series of unfortunate events that exclude me from most other people in that the day always seems to bring me good luck.

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New Album from TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb

TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb – Dancing Out the Door

TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb are a sweltering, sweaty, August New Orleans evening. As the humidity smothers the Decatur Street denizens, this is the soundtrack for the locals ducking into a cozy neighborhood bar where they are greeted with filthy, soulful music.

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TBT SOTD: Lawyers Guns and Money

Warren Zevon – Lawyers, Guns and Money, 1978

For this week’s Throwback Thursday Song of the Day, we dug up this timeless Warren Zevon hit.  The lyrics seem just about perfect for the troubled times we find ourselves in today…  These lyrics sound just as appropriate 39 years later…

I’m a desperate man
Send lawyers, guns and money
The shit has hit the fan

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Self Help Festival Photos

Self Help Festival Photos by Ben Costa

A Day To Remember’s Self Help Festival made its first trip to Orlando when they took over the Central Florida Fairgrounds last week.  Our intrepid photographer Ben Costa spent some quality time in the pit, as you can see below.  Enjoy the photos!

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Orlando’s Raising Cadence with our SOTD

Raising Cadence – “Never Tell Me the Odds”

Today we feature another talented Orlando rock band about to release a new album.  “Never Tell Me the Odds” is a tasty pop rock offering off of Raising Cadence’s forthcoming EP Take Me Higher.

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Gainesville Tom Petty Tribute

Tom Petty Tribute at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

As much as it pains me, I have to admit, the Florida Gators fans delivered an impressive tribute in honor of Tom Petty during their game over the weekend.  I can pretty much guarantee this will be the last time I get goosebumps at a Gators game, but this was really a nice touch.

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Self Help Fest Visits Orlando

Self Help Fest Helps the masses in different ways!

One day after the Self-Help Festival and I was in recovery mode. Yes, there was so much excitement over the thirteen bands that played, I was completely depleted of energy. I was storing energy before this event but I feel like I didn’t adequately assume how much I would need.

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