With our Candlebox interview published today, we’ve finally dug through our huge backlog of Welcome To Rockville features. You can use this page to find all of our reviews, interviews and photo collections.
We recently caught up with Filter’s frontman Richard Patrick as he readied for his sound check backstage in New York’s Gramercy Theatre. He’s an amazing talent, and a guy who never hesitates to share an opinion. Over our thirty minutes, we hit on a bunch of timely and often contentious issues, which he was more than eager to opine on…
The RARA’s Farm team decided to divide and conquer this year’s two day Welcome To Rockville festival and I have to think we had the more melodic day, as we enjoyed a magnificent Saturday of excellent rock ‘n roll at the newly configured Metropolitan Park.
Damn – that was one hell of a way to kick off a festival. On a beautiful, warm Florida day, thousands of fans at Jacksonville’s newly arranged Metropolitan Park were treated to some killer live rock ‘n roll.
…Backed by a brutal, punishing band… and a massive fan base, Filter is set to release their best collection since, dare I say, Short Bus…
The World’s Loudest Month kicks off on April 30th at Jacksonville’s first rate hard rock festival, Welcome To Rockville. The lineup for the weekend event, announced today is headlined by iconic artists Disturbed, Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch and A Day To Remember. (Click more to see the full lineup)
After a rocking March, we’re in for another great month for Rock And Roll Animals who love live Rock ‘n Roll There are a few interesting shows headed to Central Florida, as well as a cool festival in a beautiful part of the state.
Yup, they’re still together after six weeks on the road. I’m surprised, but that’s good news for Floridians. They’re one of the rare big acts to hit all three major Central Florida venues. Thu, Apr 12 in Orlando at Amway Center, Sat, Apr 14 at Tampa Bay Times Forum and Mon, Apr 16 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. When they are on top of their game they are one of the best acts around.
4/12, Daughtry – saw him just after his American Idol success and the band put on a good show. He’s at The Hard Rock Cafe for those folks not headed out to see Van Halen.
4/13, Marshall Tucker – the classic rockers are at The Orlando Jai Alai. Interesting venue selection, but sometimes these shows are nice surprises.
4/19 – 4/21, Florida Music Festival – Diverse festival at locations around the area. The Dirty Heads, Filter and Candlebox are the big attractions, but there’s tons of offerings for new and emerging artists, too such as two of our favorites The Dropa Stone and Jackie Bristow. Check out their site here: Florida Music Festival
4/25, Say Anything – they’re at The Beacham with Kevin Devine and Fake Problems
4/26, Lit – this month’s Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel is a good one. These guys rock and put on a great show. And you know how much we love this intimate little gathering place.
4/11. Daughtry – Ruth Eckard Hall in Clearwater
4/12, Marshall Tucker – this time they hit the fairground circuit with WAR. Sounds cool to us; Manatee County Fairgrounds
4/20, Candlebox – they hit Jannus Live in St. Pete.
4/20, Dick Dale – this one is intriguing. Dick Dale is the greatest surf rock guitarist ever, and is just basically a guitar god. He’s at State Theater in St. Pete.
4/21, Filter – Another good live act with a powerful show. You can catch them at State Theater, too.
4/24, Elvis – This guy is hit or miss. We’ve seen Mr. Costello rock and also seen him kind of suck. If you want to roll the dice, he’ll be at Ruth Eckard Hall in Clearwater.
4/27, Lit – State Theater
4/28, 98 Rockfest – The Tampa Bay Times Forum will be rocking. Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch and Evanescence headline this big show.
4/28, Sister Hazel – Gainesville rockers head West. They usually put on a solid show.
4/28. Greg Lake – fantastic and under-appreciated musician. Highly recommended. He’s also at The Capitol Theater in Clearwater on the 30th.
4/6, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Fun, fun stuff, and a BIG sound. They are a blast and you can see them at Cafe Eleven
4/10, Candlebox – Maverick’s
4/15, Daughtry – Moran Theater
4/27, Elvis Costello – Florida Theater
4/28, Rise Against – Help is on the way, Jacksonville! Get your hard rock fix at St. Augustine Amphitheater
4/29, Greg Lake – continues criss-crossing the state; he’s at Florida Theater
4/29, Welcome to Rockville – take Tampa’s 98 Rockfest and kick it up a notch or two by adding Korn and P.O.D. Powerful. They’ll all be at Metropolitan Park.
Rock By The Sea
How about a rock festival with a good line-up, a great cause and a fantastic location? It’s Rock By The Sea in Panama City. Sister Hazel and Shawn Mullins are two headliners, but we’re really stoked about Stroke 9. These guys rarely play in Florida and are phenomenal live. They alone might be worth the trip. Get more information on the festival and this year’s charities at: Rock By The Sea